Assistant Professor

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University of Colorado School of Medicine

PhD/Instructor/Assistant Professor

Department of Pediatrics/Section of Developmental Pediatrics

The Department of Pediatrics, Section of Developmental Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Children's Hospital Colorado invites applications for a licensed clinical psychologist experienced in the field of Developmental Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Developmental Pediatrics is an active and growing clinical, research and teaching program. The section houses an ACGME accredited Developmental Behavioral Pediatric fellowship program, a psychology postdoctoral fellowship program, a psychology pre-doctoral internship, and opportunities for collaborative and independent research. Developmental Pediatrics and JFK Partners are integrated programs and house the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program. Based on the Anschutz Medical and Research Campus, the Section of Developmental Pediatrics is part of the Neuroscience Institute (NSI) at Children's Hospital Colorado, which also includes Child Neurology and Neurosurgery. Developmental Pediatrics benefits from close collaboration with the Pediatric Mental Health Institute, Genetics, Rehabilitation Medicine, Special Care Clinic, and many other clinical services within CHCO allowing ample collaborative opportunities in interdisciplinary professional education, research programs, and clinical services.

Psychologists within Developmental Pediatrics provide comprehensive, evidence-based, interdisciplinary developmental assessment, treatment and consultation for children and youth with a wide array of developmental and behavioral concerns.

Applicants should be experienced with the assessment and treatment of Developmental Behavioral conditions and Autism Spectrum Disorders with a strong commitment to clinical care and education in the field of Developmental Disabilities.

Clinical psychologists within Developmental Pediatrics participate in the clinical program by providing outpatient diagnostic assessment of developmental disabilities, targeted intervention, and therapies to patients within Development Pediatrics. Teaching and research opportunities are available based on interest and experience.

The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is a comprehensive urban research university serving more than 28,000 students in metropolitan Denver and online. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado public institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer 119 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is well known for its distinctive and highly productive research programs, its world-class health facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus and its well-established partnerships in business, industry and government. These campuses currently have over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at our Anschutz Medical Campus, a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver. Denver is one of America's most vibrant urban centers and the downtown campus, located just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District, affords our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002.

A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient's bedside. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Candidates must be eligible for licensure, or a licensed psychologist in Colorado.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrable familiarity with a range of developmental behavioral conditions.
  • Familiarity and expertise with assessment instruments used with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities.
  • The ability to create strong and respectful helping relationships with patients and colleagues.
  • Curiosity about the impact of neurodevelopmental conditions and the impact on social cognition, adaptive functioning and cognitive abilities.
  • Ability to appropriately conceptualize for parents and professionals autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, developmental strengths and challenges, and the relationship between test results, functioning and recommendations for intervention.
  • The ability to provide thoughtfully planned evidence-based intervention and treatment for children, adolescents and/or their families with developmental behavioral disorders.
  • The ability to embrace and help to sustain a vibrant, positive team environment with respect for providers, support staff and patients.
  • A people-first, strength-based approach to people living with developmental disabilities to ensure best outcomes.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A history of successful academic and scholarly activity related to the field of developmental behavioral pediatrics.
  • Demonstrated evidence-based assessment with developmental behavioral conditions.
  • Demonstrated evidence-based treatment/intervention expertise with developmental behavioral conditions.
  • Demonstrated teaching and training experience in psychology and developmental pediatrics.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 07135 When applying, applicants must include: A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications A current Resume/CV The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document (optional) Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact. Questions should be directed to: Rebecca Wilson, PsyD, [email protected]

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20985 - SOM-PEDS JFK-CDU-GenOps

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 10, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Alex Homkes

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00616254





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Posted: 2/21/2017
Application Due: 4/22/2017
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