Clinical Neuropsychologist

Job description

Position Type:

Permanent Faculty

Working Title:

Clinical Neuropsychologist

Appointment Type:

Fixed Term Faculty

Salary Range:

Commensurate with Experience


Full-Time Permanent

Vacancy ID:


Posting Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Proposed Start Date:


Position Summary:

The UNC Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) is seeking a full-time adult clinical neuropsychologist to join our existing Neuropsychology faculty. Currently, we have two adult neuropsychologists and one pediatric neuropsychologist, as well as a pediatric post-doctoral fellow.
New faculty will provide neuropsychological assessment and consultation services to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with a variety of neurocognitive and neurobehavioral impairments. Clinical services are provided within UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill and in our outpatient clinics. Our neuropsychologists work closely with interdisciplinary treatment teams and other UNC departments/programs, including Neurology,Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Oncology, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Sports Medicine, as well as community providers. Typical diagnoses prompting referral include mild to moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, autoimmune disease, neurodegenerative disorders, cognitive changes associated with cancer and cancer treatment, cognitive changes following COVID-19, and other forms of acquired brain dysfunction. We also provide surgical evaluations for epilepsy, DBS, and organ transplant surgeries, and neuropsychological services to former professional football players. In-patients with acute or chronic neurocognitive impairment are evaluated to aid in patient care and discharge planning. Our Neuropsychology program provides training experiences for graduate students, psychology interns, and fellows as well as resident physicians, and clinical teaching is a valued part of our work. Faculty will also be expected to participate in administrative activities and research associated with their academic appointment and areas of expertise.

Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in clinical psychology/neuropsychology and should be licensed or license-eligible in North Carolina and board certified or eligible for board certification in clinical neuropsychology.

For more information, contact Karla Thompson, PhD at [email protected]

Educational Requirements:

Qualified candidates will have their PhD or PsyD in clinical psychology/neuropsychology.

Qualifications and Experience:

The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a record of interdisciplinary collaboration, and have the desire to be involved in enhancing quality of patient care. Qualified candidates will have completed an APA-approved clinical internship with a neuropsychology emphasis, have at least two years of supervised postdoctoral training in clinical neuropsychology, and will be licensed or license-eligible in the state of North Carolina.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.




Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 1/13/2021
Application Due: 4/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time