The Postdoctoral Residency is designed for individuals who are interested in providing therapy, training, and outreach in a counseling center to a diverse population of students with an emphasis on underrepresented groups, diversity, and inclusion initiatives. We seek a Postdoctoral Resident with well-developed therapy skills; a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and working with under-represented student groups; and an understanding of outreach and consultation activities. This is a 12 month, 2000-hour Postdoctoral Residency that will meet or exceed state requirements for licensure as a Psychologist. Supervision, mentoring, and professional development experiences for this position will be provided by a multidisciplinary senior staff with primary clinical supervision provided by a licensed psychologist. The position offers a competitive salary of $40,812 with full access to university benefits (e.g., retirement, health, dental, vacation and sick leave). Position responsibilities include:
The successful candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to advancing the vision of a culturally competent counseling center and have a willingness to work with underserved and underrepresented student populations. Finally, we seek a colleague who would strive to work collaboratively with peers, both within the unit and across the campus, who has strong interpersonal skills, and who enjoys building positive working relationships with others.
Applicants for our Postdoctoral Residency should have all of the requirements of their doctoral degree in psychology completed by start date of the residency and professional experience and competence working with multicultural diversity.
Note: Eligibility for employment at Illinois State University requires a background check that verifies that candidates have no criminal record that would preclude employment. A background check is conducted following the initial offer, and the outcome has the potential to preclude appointment, consistent with university policy. For more information regarding the criminal background investigation policy, please see Illinois State University Employee Policy.
The selection of postdoctoral residents is made by a committee comprised of the Associate Director of Training, the Postdoctoral Resident Coordinator and the current Post-doctoral Resident. Applications are reviewed on the basis of background information and stated goals for residency. Finalists are interviewed via Zoom (or telephone if necessary) in late January and early February. On-site visits are not required as part of the selection process. We recognize that some applicants may be interested in visiting the site prior to ranking decisions. This can be arranged if desired, but no preference will be given to those who visit our site in person. This video, also posted on the training program home page, contains footage of SCS.
Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To assure full consideration, please apply between December 1 and the 2nd Friday in January. To locate the current posting, please visit jobs.ilstu.edu .
The postdoctoral resident spends on average, 40 hours per week in activities related to residency. The general time commitment per week would be described as the following:
|Service Delivery/Experiential Learning||Hours per week|
|Daytime Emergency/After-hours on-call||2/varies|
|Outreach Activities||Hours per week|
|Multicultural Outreach Team||2|
|Supervision and Training Time||Hours per week|
|Consultation with Psychiatry and Staff Meeting||1.25|
|Clinical Supervision by Licensed Clinical Psychologist||2|
|Co-lead Diversity Seminar||2|
|Lunch meeting with Post Doc Coordinator||1|
|Diversity, inclusion, equity meeting||1|
|Administrative Area||Hours per week|
|Administrative paperwork and prep time||10.75|
Total: 40 hours
Other Duties: Postdoc search committee, intern selection, presenting materials to interns and externs during seminar time.