Postdoctoral Fellow

Creighton University,

Creighton University-Student Counseling Services
Last Posted:

Thu, Dec 10th, '20


Application review will begin in January 2021 and applications will be accepted and interviews conducted (via zoom) until the position is filled.

Start Date:

August 2, 2021

Last Updated:

Thu, Dec 10th, '20

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  • Full Time

The staff at Creighton’s Counseling Services welcomes applications for a 12 month, full-time psychology postdoctoral fellow position. The successful candidate must be a generalist with significant interest and experience working with a college-age population. This position will serve a general case load providing individual, couples, and group counseling services to a diverse student body presenting with personal, educational, career, and mental health concerns. The postdoctoral resident receives advanced clinical training and supervision in both short-term and long-term treatment approaches. In addition, this position will provide learning disability and ADHD evaluations. The position will also provide crisis assessment and intervention, supervision, consultation, and outreach programming, sharing these responsibilities with other staff. Other responsibilities include maintaining electronic documentation of services, participating in committee work and sharing in weekly staff trainings. The person must be able to work autonomously yet collaboratively. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.

Multicultural competence is highly valued. Working at Counseling Services requires the ability to conceptualize a broad range of clinical issues from a multicultural and social justice perspective. Diversity is recognized and honored among all Counseling Services staff.

The supervision required for postdoctoral hours towards licensure as a psychologist will be provided. This position is not an APA accredited fellowship. However, licensing guidelines per the state of NE are met. EPPP study materials will be made available. University benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, vacation days, sick leave and a fitness center membership.


Department Description

Counseling Services is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS).  The staff consists of five psychologists, three master’s level clinicians, a psychiatrist, two pre-doctoral psychology interns, and three practicum students. The pre-doctoral interns are part of the Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology, which is APA-accredited.

Counseling Services is a highly utilized, fast-paced mental health service with primary responsibility for meeting the mental health needs of Creighton students.

The staff at Counseling Services have a supportive, collegial relationship with one another. Consultation, collaboration, transparency, and diversity of ideas are highly valued, with shared responsibility for center operations being the norm. The staff respect a diversity of theoretical perspectives.

 University Description

Creighton University is a traditional, residential four-year campus with strong graduate and professional programs, including schools of Law, Medicine, Dentistry, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, and Physical Therapy. It is a Catholic, Jesuit University of almost 9,000 students. Our Jesuit vision commits us to form women and men of competence, conscience and compassion who have learned from reflecting upon their experiences of being for and with others. Creighton is committed to welcoming all expressions of diversity in keeping with the Ignatian tradition of fostering an inclusive, compassionate, and respectful environment for our students, staff, and faculty.

Creighton University ranks in the tope third of U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 Rankings for “Best Colleges.” Creighton has a strong commitment to social justice and service, also receiving recognition for service learning, reflecting commitment to volunteering, student- service learning and civic engagement, as well as meaningful community outcomes.

 Region Description

Creighton University is located in Omaha, Nebraska (pop. 838, 855 metro area) on a 130-acre campus adjacent to the downtown business district. Omaha has been rated as one of the nation’s Top Ten best big cities to live in by Money Magazine. Omaha boasts a low cost of living, short commutes, and all the cultural and entertainment amenities of a city twice its size. It has a vibrant downtown located on the riverfront, museums that host national traveling exhibits, one of the country’s most popular zoos, live local and national theater, an internationally-renowned artist colony, and international entertainers and music groups. The four-season climate allows for numerous opportunities for recreation, including cycling, canoeing, golfing, cross-country skiing, and leagues for virtually every sport and for every age. Omaha has become a destination of choice for many immigrants and secondary migrant refugees due to its low cost of living, relatively low unemployment, strong job market, and good schools. 

  • Completion of internship and earned doctorate degree in clinical or counseling psychology by start date is required.
  • Per Nebraska State Law, a postdoctoral fellow must apply for and obtain a provisional mental health license prior to any client contact. The fellow will be given guidance on this process.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and basic computer skills are required.
  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA-accredited training program.      
  • Experience in a university counseling center is preferred.
  • Completion of an APA-accredited or APPIC approved doctoral internship is preferred.   


We are committed to having a counseling service that is diverse and strongly encourage applicants of all identities and abilities to apply to our postdoctoral fellowship program. Applicants must have completed all requirements for a doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning and a predoctoral internship that meets APPIC standards prior to beginning the fellowship on August 2nd, 2021.  

The usual recruitment cycle begins in early-winter. Application review will begin in January 2021 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. All interviews will be via zoom for this application cycle.  

 Completed applications require the following: