Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago,

Counseling Service
Last Posted:

Thu, Nov 30th, '17


Not Specified

Start Date:

These positions starts September 2018-August 2019.

Last Updated:

Thu, Nov 30th, '17

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  • Full Time

Position Summary

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is offering two full-time post-doctoral fellowship positions for the 2018-2019 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 and benefits.


A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate programs to over 3,200 students from across the globe. Located in the heart of Chicago, SAIC's educational philosophy is built upon a multidisciplinary approach to art and design, giving students unparalleled opportunities to develop their creative and critical abilities, while working with renowned faculty who include many of the leading practitioners in their fields. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is one of the largest accredited independent schools of art and design in the country.

The Art Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity, equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace.


Eligible candidates must have 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.


**Application submission special instructions**  Please submit the following as ONE attachment through the online application:

1.Cover letter explaining your interest, eligibility, and experience

2.Curriculum Vitae

3.Transcript from your program (unofficial is acceptable)

4.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 Sara Sirota, Psy.D., Training Director at or include them in the attachment with the other materials