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Assistant Professor - Psychologist

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

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Assistant Professor - Psychologist - 31079 Faculty

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department: Developmental Pediatrics

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Psychologist

Position #: 00771129 – Requisition #:31079

*This position is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.*

Job Summary:

The Department of Pediatrics, Section of Developmental Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine is seeking a full-time Psychology faculty member at the Assistant Professor level. This position will be at our Children's Colorado Briargate location in Colorado Springs, an extension of the Developmental Pediatrics program located at the main Anschutz Medical Campus. We provide interdisciplinary, and single discipline, developmental assessments and management of children and youth with a wide array of developmental and behavioral problems. Developmental Pediatrics is part of the Neuroscience Institute at Children's Hospital Colorado, which also includes Child Neurology and Neurosurgery. We also work closely with Child Psychiatry, Genetics, Rehabilitation Medicine, and Special Care Clinic, with ample collaborative opportunities.

This Assistant Professor Psychologists will provide clinical assessment and intervention for children with developmental behavioral conditions including but not limited to autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, other developmental disabilities with co-occurring behavioral problems, and neurogenetic conditions. Teaching responsibilities may include interactions with psychology postdoctoral fellows and interns, developmental behavioral pediatric fellows, residents and medical students. Applicants should have a strong commitment to education and clinical care. Scholarly activities are encouraged although not required.

Key Responsibilities:
    Direct psychological consultations, evaluations, integrated behavioral health interventions, psychotherapy and group therapy related to developmental disabilities. Individual and multidisciplinary comprehensive assessment of developmental behavioral concerns. Faculty participates and contributes to the training of psychology externs, interns and post-doctoral fellows as well as medical students, residents and fellows. Training may include supervision and didactic presentations. Faculty contribute to program development including involvement in ongoing quality improvement projects. Faculty encouraged to demonstrate scholarly interest and activity. This may include clinical research, developing new treatments, literature reviews, and involvement in the development of training or clinical guidelines related to the field of developmental behavioral conditions.

Work Location:

Onsite - this role is expected to work onsite and is located in Colorado Springs, CO.

Why Join Us:

Colorado Springs is ranked in the topmost desirable places to live in the United States by US News and World Report. Outdoor enthusiasts can choose from a wide variety of activities ranging from hiking, biking, fishing, camping, golfing, and skiing. Located at the foot of Pikes Peak, America's Mountain, this beautiful city can receive over 300 days of sunshine and offers an ideal climate year-round. Additionally, the city has a robust visual and performing arts community. It is home to the US Olympic Training Center and three universities including The Air Force Academy. All three universities have an active athletic department and performing arts. The Colorado Springs metro area has a population over 700,000 with excellent schools and a robust economy. While Colorado Springs has a lot to do, Denver is only 60 miles north – you can enjoy the benefits of both cities!

Children's Hospital Colorado is ranked among the "Best Pediatric Programs" in Colorado by U.S. News and World Report. The Children's Hospital in Colorado Springs has a level two pediatric trauma designation with 115 hospital beds (16 PICU, 50 NICU, and 49 medicine/ surgery). We have a growing number of subspecialty services available to provide topnotch pediatric care – both inpatient and outpatient.

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition benefits, ECO pass, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays and more. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

Diversity and Equity:

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons within the LGBTQ+ community and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
    Candidates must be eligible for licensure, or a licensed psychologist in Colorado. Graduate of an accredited Clinical, Counseling or School Psychology program or the equivalent Graduate of an APA accredited psychology internship Postdoctoral Fellowship in Developmental Disabilities or the equivalent Complies with hospital and medical staff by-law requirements of the job.

Condition of Employment:
    Must successfully pass a drug test through Children's Hospital Colorado Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal background check

*For questions regarding Children's Hospital drug testing requirements, please contact Children's Human Resources at 720-777-8598. Some positions may require testing if access to Children's Hospital or their systems is needed at any time during employment with the University. If drug testing is required, it will be listed in the job posting.

Preferred Qualifications:
    A history of successful academic and scholarly activity related to the field of clinical psychology. A history of interest and demonstrated success in clinical and scholarly activity in 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. 3 or more years' experience pediatric neurodevelopmental disabilities. 3 or more years' experience as a psychologist doing pediatric diagnostic assessments. Experience with psychological and developmental testing protocols

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. Assistant Professor is able to provide supervision of clinical services and professional development guidance to trainees.

How to Apply:

For full consideration, please submit the following document(s):

1. Curriculum vitae / Resume

2. Five professional references, including name, address, phone number (mobile number if appropriate), and email address

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

Questions should be directed to: Staci Ertzberger, STACI.ERTZBERGER@CUANSCHUTZ.EDU

Screening of Applications Begins:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Anticipated Pay Range:

The starting salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established as HIRING RANGE:


The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation unless it is non-exempt.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

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ADA Statement:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at​.

Background Check Statement:

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus 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.

Vaccination Statement:

CU Anschutz strongly encourages vaccination against the COVID-19 virus and other vaccine preventable diseases. If you work, visit, or volunteer in healthcare facilities or clinics operated by our affiliated hospital or clinical partners or by CU Anschutz, you will be required to comply with the vaccination and medical surveillance policies of the facilities or clinics where you work, visit, or volunteer, respectively. In addition, if you work in certain research areas or perform certain safety sensitive job duties, you must enroll in the occupational health medical surveillance program.

Application Materials Required: Resume/CV, List of References

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora Department: U0001 -- Anschutz Med Campus or Denver - 21457 - SOM-PEDS DEV PEDS-GENOPS

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 5, 2023

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Staci Ertzberger Posting Contact Email: STACI.ERTZBERGER@CUANSCHUTZ.EDU Position Number: 00771129

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