Postdoctoral Fellow (1 position)

Northeastern Illinois University,

Student Counseling Services
Last Posted:

Thu, Dec 17th, '20


Review of applications will begin on January 11th, 2021. We expect to conduct interviews in February.

Start Date:

Preferred start date of August 16th

Last Updated:

Thu, Dec 17th, '20

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  • Full Time

Northeastern Illinois University is searching for one postdoctoral fellow for the 2021-22 academic year. This is a 12-month appointment and begins August 16th, 2021.

The focus of postdoctoral fellowship in Counseling Services involves the advancement of clinical and supervision skills, multicultural competency, and a professional identity as well as the accumulation of psychology licensure hours in Illinois. In addition, the postdoctoral fellow is encouraged to increase their professional independence and solidify their specialization in a university counseling setting. This is accomplished by joining the clinical team in a variety of activities, including:

-Direct clinical services (intake, crisis intervention, and individual, couples and/or group therapy)

-Provision of individual and/or group supervision as well as involvement with a training seminar and recruitment 

-Outreach and consultation to the university community

-Clinical consultation

-Individual supervision and supervision of supervision


Ranked as the most diverse four-year public university in the Midwest by the Wall Street Journal and US News & World Report, Northeastern Illinois University is a federally-designated Hispanic Serving Institution. Northeastern’s Main Campus is located on 67 acres in a residential area on the Northwest Side of Chicago close to public transportation. Additional campuses served by Student Counseling Services include the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, and El Centro in the Avondale neighborhood. Northeastern also offers more than 40 undergraduate degree and certificate programs and more than 50 graduate degree, certificate, licensure and endorsement programs. Read more about Northeastern Illinois University at


Minimum Qualifications
By the start date of the postdoctoral fellowship, the candidate must have a completed doctoral degree from an APA-accredited program in Counseling or Clinical Psychology. 


Desired Qualifications
Previous experience in a college or university counseling center is desirable.


The stipend for the postdoctoral year is $45,000. Additionally, the postdoctoral fellow is provided the complete State of Illinois employee benefit package, which includes health, dental and life insurance, retirement programs and other features. Faculty-level library privileges and a university-based email account are provided; access to the University's recreational facilities is also available at a reduced fee. 


To apply, please e-mail the following materials in one PDF file in the following order to

  1. Cover Letter

  2. Vita

  3. Employment Application

  4. Statement of Annuitant Status

  5. Personal Statement - In your personal statement, please address the following: What are your goals for the postdoctoral year, and how have these goals developed over the course of your professional training. Also, please describe your approach to your work and how it fits with who you are as a person and as a future psychologist.

  6. Three Letters of Recommendation

  7. Graduate School Transcripts  

  8. Please make sure the subject line of your e-mail reads, “postdoc-app Last name, First name.” For instance, if your name is Sofia Fernandez, your e-mail should be titled, “postdoc-app Fernandez, Sofia.”

  9. You can find Employment Application and Statement of Annuitant Status Forms at…