Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology

Art Institute of Chicago,

Counseling Services
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Last Posted:

Tue, Nov 29th, '22


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Start Date:

August 15, 2023

Last Updated:

Tue, Nov 29th, '22

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  • Full Time

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is offering two full-time post-doctoral fellowship positions for the 2023-2024 academic year. SAIC is one of the largest accredited independent schools of art and design in the country. Providing degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels, SAIC has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top graduate art programs in the nation, and also serves as a national resource for issues related to the position and importance of the arts in society. 

The mission of the Counseling Service at SAIC is to assist students in meeting their emotional, psychological, and mental health needs and to contribute to a campus environment that facilitates the healthy growth and development of students. The Counseling Service is staffed by four full-time, doctoral-level psychologists.

The post-doctoral fellows will gain experience in the primary functions of a college or university mental health professional. Primary responsibilities include serving as staff psychotherapist for undergraduate and graduate students, offering assessments, crisis intervention, brief psychotherapy, and referral linkage to outside mental health providers. Responsibilities include supervision of graduate student externs, provision of outreach programs or workshops to students and staff on topics of interest, and consultation with faculty, staff, and the larger SAIC community. Supervision, mentoring, and professional development experiences for this position will be provided by senior staff, and hours will qualify toward obtaining licensure as a clinical psychologist in Illinois. This is a 12-month position, offering a salary of $40,000 and benefits. 


For more than 150 years, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been a leader in educating the world’s most influential artists, designers and scholars. Located in downtown Chicago with a fine arts graduate program consistently ranking among the top four graduate fine arts programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, SAIC provides an interdisciplinary approach to art and design as well as world-class resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago museum, on-campus galleries and state-of-the-art facilities. SAIC’s undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate students have the freedom to take risks and create the bold ideas that transform Chicago and the world—as seen through notable alumni and faculty such as Michelle Grabner, David Sedaris, Elizabeth Murray, Richard Hunt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cynthia Rowley, Nick Cave, and LeRoy Neiman.



Eligible candidates must have a PhD or PsyD from an accredited (APA) program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. A completed psychology internship is required. Must have strong clinical skills in treatment, assessment and crisis intervention. College or university counseling center experience and an understanding of outreach and consultation activities is preferred. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and high level of attention to detail are essential 

This position starts August 15, 2023 and ends August 14, 2024.  


This is a 12-month position, offering a salary of $40,000 and benefits. 


We offer a competitive, comprehensive benefits package:

  • Generous paid time off
  • Paid holidays (up to 14 days)
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Generous parental, caregiver, and medical leave benefits
  • Competitive retirement plan (up to 9% matching contribution)
  • Tuition remission and Tuition Exchange Program
  • Great employee discounts
  • Complimentary general admission to participating cultural institutions

You will be asked to submit the following as ONE attachment: 

  • Cover letter explaining your interest, eligibility, and experience 
  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Transcript from your program (unofficial is acceptable) 
  • Three letters of recommendation from mental health professionals who are familiar with your clinical work. Writers can choose to email the letters of recommendation directly to Joey Rea, Psy.D., Training Director at or have the applicant include them in the attachment with the other materials. 

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