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Clinical Faculty/Psychologist (Fixed Term)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

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Health & Medical, Medicine
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Psychiatry-TEACCH - 412205

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Open Until Filled:


Position Type:

Permanent Faculty

Working Title:

Clinical Faculty/Psychologist (Fixed Term)

Appointment Type:

Open Rank

Vacancy ID:



Full-Time Permanent

Hours per week:




Position Location:

North Carolina, US

Hiring Range:

Dependent on Qualifications

Proposed Start Date:


Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:

The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care with a mission to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. The UNC TEACCH Autism Program is housed within the School of Medicine. Started in the late 1960s, the UNC TEACCH Autism Program’s mission is to create and disseminate community-based services, training programs and research to enhance the quality of life for autistic individuals and their families across the lifespan. UNC TEACCH currently operates 7 outpatient clinics across North Carolina, a residential program, and an employment program. In addition, UNC TEACCH has a robust community-based research program and internationally acclaimed training program. We are committed to providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse and respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnerships with the UNC Health System and other School of Medicine programs through close collaboration and commitment to service.

Our vision: Our vision is to create a world where all autistic individuals and their families have access to excellent evidence – based services in their home communities.

Patient care: We provide evidence-based services and exceptional clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing disparities in care across North Carolina and beyond.

Education: We prepare tomorrow’s clinicians and researchers who work with autistic individuals by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented education. We cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.

Research: We develop and support clinically and community oriented outstanding research programs and resources. We provide opportunities for collaboration among disciplines across and beyond the University as well as collaboration with community stakeholders to support meaningful and outstanding research that directly impacts autistic individuals and their families.

Position Summary:

The University of North Carolina TEACCH Autism Program has positions for Psychologists/Clinical Faculty within multiple TEACCH regional centers across the state of North Carolina. The selected candidate will hold a faculty position as Clinical Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (fixed-term faculty) commensurate with experience in the Department of Psychiatry, UNC School of Medicine. Positions are potentially available at any of our locations across North Carolina: Asheville, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Greensboro, Greenville, Raleigh, and Wilmington.

Clinical Faculty at TEACCH engage in a combination of clinical, research, and teaching activities. Clinical opportunities include maintaining a diagnostic and treatment caseload of autistic clients across the lifespan consistent with faculty expertise. Teaching opportunities include supervising trainees, providing consultation, and training of other professionals locally, nationally, and internationally. TEACCH faculty engage in a variety of community-based research activities with current research projects covering the lifespan from promoting access to care for Black toddlers, transition to adulthood interventions, and mental health intervention and services research for autistic adults and older adults. The successful candidate’s research activities may range from providing clinical services on an intervention trial, evaluating assessment data from a research database of more than 14,000 individuals diagnosed by TEACCH, and/or pursuing independent research. The blend of clinical, teaching, and research activities will depend on the successful candidate’s expertise and career interests.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Completion of an APA-accredited Ph.D./PsyD in clinical, school, or related doctoral program, and completion of an APA-accredited internship. Candidates must be licensed or licensed eligible as a psychologist in the state of North Carolina. Candidates must have previous clinical training and experience in the assessment and treatment of autistic individuals. Salary will be commensurate with rank and experience.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:

Prior experience in academic medical setting and/or in a high-performing clinical team.

Campus Security Authority Responsibilities:

Not Applicable.

Special Instructions:

Interested candidate may apply by going to and attaching an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a letter of application outlining your interest and fit with the position. In addition, two letters of reference should be submitted directly by your references to the Chair of the Search Committee, TEACCH Clinical Faculty Search via email to


The nation’s first public university is at the heart of what’s next, preparing a diverse student body to become creators, explorers, innovators and leaders in North Carolina and throughout the world. Carolina’s nationally recognized, innovative teaching, campus-wide spirit of inquiry and dedication to public service continue the legacy that began in 1795 when the University first opened its doors to students.

Here, in one of America's most beautiful college settings, we offer exceptional careers in richly diverse fields. Come explore what UNC-Chapel Hill has to offer you.

Undergraduate Enrollment: 19,117

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,894

Total Student Enrollment: 30,011

Founded: 1789, as the first state university in the United States

Type of Institution: Public, four-year

Undergraduate Admission: 15,961

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,039

Total Student Enrollment: 26,000

Faculty: 3,000

Percentage of faculty who hold Ph.D.s or the highest degrees in their field: 94 percent

Faculty/student ratio: 1/14

Location: UNC is located in the heart of Chapel Hill, the best college town in America! It's a friendly town of about 40,000 in the geographical center of North Carolina. Chapel Hill is at the western point of the Research Triangle, an area of about one million people, comprised of Chapel Hill, the cities of Durham and Raleigh, and the Research Triangle Park, home of many corporate offices and scientific research centers. Carolina is about 30 miles from the state capital, Raleigh, and 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Chapel Hill's main street, Franklin Street, borders the campus and offers shops, coffee houses, cafés, movie theaters and houses of worship. The town has a historic district, museum, library, parks, malls, and many recreational facilities.

Origins of Carolina's students: 82 percent of UNC's freshmen are from North Carolina and 18 percent are from out-of-state. Our students come from 42 different states and our international students represent 37 countries.

Size of freshman class: Approximately 3,400

Class size: Barely five percent of undergraduate classes contain more than 100 students; two-thirds of undergraduate classes have fewer than 30 students. Forty-one percent have fewer than 20 students, including First Year Seminars, in which first-year students work closely with professors.

Sports and athletic programs: UNC is an NCAA Division I school with 28 varsity teams. Carolina is the proud home of the Dean Smith Center, Kenan Stadium, Carmichael Auditorium, Koury Natatorium, and many other fine athletic facilities. Students join more than 60 intramural and club sports, which include baseball, bowling, crew, golf, lacrosse, rock climbing, rugby, tae kwon do, and ultimate frisbee. The Student Recreation Center offers weight training, aerobics, stair machines, and all the equipment you would expect to find at a great health club! Carolina offers a newly renovated outdoor pool and indoor pools, a golf course, tennis courts, and the longest zipline in America!

Number of residence halls: Incoming undergraduates will live in one of Carolina's 29 residence halls, which are wired for Internet access and cable television.

Scholarships and financial aid: About 40 percent of UNC-Chapel Hill students receive scholarships and/or some form of financial aid.

Special research institutes: Institute for Research in Social Science, Institute of Outdoor Drama, Morehead Planetarium, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Institute of Government, Institute of African American Research.

Career services: On-campus counseling, job fairs, résumé writing service, internships, placement services.

Technological facilities: Students find multiple uses for Carolina's state-of-the-art technological resources. They can access Carolina's computer services through Academic Technology and Networks, which manages academic computing, e-mail, microcomputing labs, interactive media presentation, video and classroom support, and a help desk. The MetaLab oversees the development of SunSITE, one of the world's busiest digital library and electronic publishing projects.

Students may open e-mail accounts, and many use campus computer resources to construct personal Web pages. Students in residence halls have hardwired network connections to the Internet and cable television in their rooms. At the ATN Training center, students may take classes on software packages and utilities. Computer labs are available for student use all over campus.

Carolina Computing Initiative: Beginning with the freshman class of 2000, undergraduates must purchase laptop computers. The University has arranged for IBM to offer computers at excellent prices. Students, faculty, and staff will enjoy cost savings, higher quality compatible equipment, and better technical support through CCI.

The Study Abroad program allows students to live and learn in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Rim, Africa, and the Americas.

The Honors Program offers special seminars, research programs, and the chance to design your own independent studies.

Carolina students spend time in public service through student organizations, the Campus Y, the Carolina Center for Public Service, and courses that incorporate community service.

UNC's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, a national collegiate honor society, is the oldest in North Carolina, dating from 1904. There are many other honorary societies at Carolina.

UNC offers ROTC programs in all branches of national military service.

Through the First Year Seminars program, first year students will understand what it means to study at a premier research university. They will learn from faculty members and share in their research in seminars of no more than 20 students.

Life outside the classroom: More than 370 clubs, teams, and student organizations offer something for everyone! You can choose from among musical and dramatic performing groups, publications, ethnic and religious clubs, the Campus Y and other service organizations, fraternities and sororities, and pre- professional organizations. Whatever your interests, you will find others at Carolina who share them!

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