Position Title:

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 position)


Student Counseling Services

About Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University is ranked as one of the most diverse universities 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 neiu.edu.

Region Description:

Northeastern Illinois University is located in Chicago, and its student population reflects the rich diversity of the Chicago metropolitan area. The Chicago area offers many intellectual and cultural opportunities to complement those provided by our university campus setting. 

Position Description

Northeastern Illinois University is searching for one postdoctoral fellow for the 2020-21 academic year. This is a 12-month appointment and begins Aug. 17, 2020.

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

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.

Salary Range:

The stipend for the postdoctoral year is $36,000. 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.

(Each position requires a background check.)

To Apply:

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following within one PDF document to NeiuCSApp@neiu.edu:

  • Employment application
  • Statement of Annuitant Status
  • Resume/Vita
  • Letter of interest/Cover letter
  • Official Graduate School Transcript(s)
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • 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.
  • 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.”

Application Deadline:

The application is due on Jan. 10, 2020. We expect to conduct interviews in February. The Postdoctoral fellowship will begin Aug. 17, 2020 and continue for 12 months.   

Starting Date:

Preferred start date of Aug. 17, 2020.

Send Applications To:

Dr. Miki Koyama


Phone Number
(773) 442-4650

Email Address

Web Address

Northeastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer and Invites Applications from Women and Minorities as well as Other Qualified Individuals.