Assistant/Associate Professor: Clinical Psychologist

Nov 22, 2016
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Assistant/Associate Professor

Job Description:

The University of Florida Center for AIDS/HIV Research, Education and Service (UFCARES) at the University of Florida, College of Medicine-Jacksonville, is announcing the availability of an up to full-time faculty position for a Clinical Psychologist. UFCARES is the only comprehensive, multidisciplinary center for HIV care. The Clinical Psychologist will provide psychological services to an HIV/AIDS population. In addition, the Clinical Psychologist will have the opportunity to provide psychological services to youth and adults not affected by HIV who are referred by other hospital clinics and the community.

This appointment will be at the non-tenure accruing level of Assistant/Associate Professor. Major responsibilities will include coordinating psychological services and providing outpatient consultation and screening services to adults, adolescents, and children, provision of individual, group and family psychotherapy, and facilitating program development. In addition, the Clinical Psychologist will be responsible for conducting cognitive and developmental testing with infants and children as part of an ongoing NIH funded research study.

This position will report to the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology and the Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. Following is a general description of duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide psychological services to an HIV/AIDS population at the University of Florida Center for AIDS/HIV Research, Education and Service (UFCARES).
  • Major responsibilities will include coordinating psychological services to the adult, adolescent, and child clinics, program development, provision of cognitive and developmental testing as well as individual, group and family psychotherapy.
  • Provide and maintain a high level of quality patient care in all aspects of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Provide clinical teaching of trainees (residents, fellows, medical students) and participate in the educational programs.
  • Participate in monthly division/department meetings, administrative functions and institutional committees as requested.

The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is the largest of the three UF colleges - medicine, nursing and pharmacy - located on the approximately 110-acre UF Health Jacksonville campus. The college's 15 clinical science departments house more than 400 faculty members and 300 residents and fellows. The college offers 32 accredited graduate medical education programs. In addition to graduate medical education, clinical rotations in all the major disciplines are provided for students from the UF College of Medicine in Gainesville.

For practicing physicians, the college offers a continuing medical education program that recruits national and international speakers who are well known and respected in their fields. The campus' faculty, residents and fellows are active in clinical research. Residents and fellows regularly present their findings at locations across the country and publish their projects in well-known publications.

Residents in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia are offered all the benefits of an academic health center by combining our strengths with that of the UF Health Jacksonville. Together, the University of Florida Health Science Center–Jacksonville and UF Health Jacksonville form the region's premier academic health center–UF Health, a leader in the education of health professionals, a hub for clinical research and a unique provider of high-quality patient care.

With more than 5,000 faculty and staff, the academic health center in Jacksonville is the largest UF campus outside of Gainesville, offering nearly 100 specialty services, including: Cancer services; Cardiovascular; Neuroscience; Orthopaedic; Pediatrics; Poison Center; Trauma and Critical Care; and Women and Families services. At 37 clinical sites throughout Northeast Florida, UF physicians tally more than 600,000 outpatient visits and more than 34,000 inpatient admissions annually.

Additionally, located in North Jacksonville is UF Health North - a state-of-the-art outpatient medical complex with a 24/7 full-service emergency room, outpatient surgery, occupational medicine, a birth center, advanced imaging and other diagnostic services. A 160,000 square-foot, 92-bed inpatient tower is currently under construction adjacent to the existing medical office building. Once completed in mid-2017, UF Health North will be the only hospital in North Jacksonville, providing state-of-the-art medical services for residents of northern Duval County, Nassau County and Southeast Georgia.

Located on Florida's First Coast, Jacksonville is one of the largest cities in land area in the United States. The city provides an eclectic combination of southern hospitality, business and recreational paradise. More than 1 million people live in the five-county area known as Florida's First Coast. The area offers something for everyone, with a temperate climate incorporating seasonal changes, miles of beautiful waterways and beaches, and a myriad of public facilities for work and play.

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Advertised Salary:


Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must possess a doctoral degree in clinical psychology with expertise in child/adolescent, pediatric or health psychology. Candidates must have completed an APA-accredited internship and have experience working in a medical setting. A strong background working with chronic illness, providing consultation liaison services and working with high-risk and underserved populations is preferred. Experience conducting assessments with infants and toddlers is desirable.

Preferred Qualifications:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications will continue to be received until the position is filled. Rank is commensurate with experience and salary is negotiable. Please upload curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three references and a letter of intent addressed to Frank J. Genuardi, MD, Search Committee Chairman, University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville, 653-1 West 8th street, Jacksonville, FL 32209.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

Health Assessment Required: Yes


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