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Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 34824
Job Description

School of Health Professions
Department of Health Psychology


The Department of Health Psychology and the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the University of Missouri-Columbia are seeking candidates for a Postdoctoral Fellowship position. The Postdoctoral Fellowship is a one-year position (with the possibility of a 2nd year) with a start date as soon as possible after a required 30-day posting period. Children seen include those with neurotrauma and other neurodevelopmental disorders, though the emphasis is on children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families. Training is also provided in other important professional skills, such as interdisciplinary practice. This position is funded through the Thompson Center.

Research and clinical training activities will occur primarily at the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the University of Missouri. The Thompson Center is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to research, training, and service innovations to improve the lives of individuals with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders. The Thompson Center is a unique collaboration of colleges and schools that brings together experts from numerous departments across the University of Missouri campus to expand research and services for children affected by neurodevelopmental disorders. The Thompson Center integrates research, teaching, and service in one central location. Clinical services provided at the Thompson Center currently include medicine, neuropsychology, pediatric psychology, occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, applied behavioral analysis, psychiatry, and education. For additional information about the School of Health Professions and the Thompson Center, please visit the following websites: http://shp.missouri.edu and http://thompsoncenter.missouri.edu.

This postdoctoral training experience will include clinical activities focused on children with a range of neurodevelopmental disorders. Clinical activities will include participation in psychological and interdisciplinary evaluations and some intervention with children presenting with a wide array of difficulties, with the majority of clinical work focused on autism spectrum disorders. The fellow may also have opportunities for leading multi-disciplinary evaluations and supervision of less experienced clinicians (e.g., practicum students).


Applicants must have a doctoral degree in clinical psychology or related degree from an APA-accredited doctoral program (verified either by the time of application or by the date appointment begins). Experience with children with autism spectrum disorders is required. Candidates will be evaluated on testing and experience with the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-Second Edition (ADOS-2) and/or the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R).

Application Materials

Applications should be submitted online at https://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic. Applicants should include a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references with their online application.

Three letters of reference should be emailed directly to Dr. Connie Brooks [email protected].

Official transcripts may be sent directly to Aerin Melvin, 506a Lewis Hall, Columbia, MO, 65211 or [email protected]. Due to intermittent mail service availability, emailed official transcripts are preferred at this time.

Direct questions to:
Connie M. Brooks, PhD
Associate Clinical Professor
Director of TIPS, Missouri LEND
Director of Health Professions, Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
205 Portland Street
Columbia, MO 65211
[email protected]
(573) 884-5562

Application Deadline

Review of Applications will begin immediately and is expected to be filled after position has been posted for 30 days.

Other Information

The University of Missouri (http://www.missouri.edu/) is the first public university west of the Mississippi River, is a major land-grant institution, and is Missouri's largest public research university. The University of Missouri is located in Columbia, a progressive community with a population of $100,000+ residents consistently rated as one of the most desirable places to live in the United States. Located halfway between St. Louis and Kansas City and 30 miles from the state capital in Jefferson City, the city boasts a range of cultural and recreational opportunities, affordable housing, a moderate cost of living, and excellent schools. For more information about Columbia, see http://www.visitcolumbiamo.com/.


This position has an annual full-time salary of approximately $47,476.00.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Posted: 11/8/2020
Application Due: 1/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time