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Clinical Research Assistant Professor in Child Psychology

Clinical Research Assistant Professor in Child Psychology

Job No: 530370
Work Type: Multi-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Allied Health, Early childhood education/Childcare
Department: 29120000 - MD-PSYCHIATRY

Job Description

Classification Title:

Clinical Research Assistant Professor

Job Description:

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florida College of Medicine is seeking clinical research faculty candidate at the Assistant Professor level with clinical and research expertise in the assessment and treatment of young children. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in applied behavior analysis, psychological assessment of young children, autism spectrum disorders, school psychology, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Board Certified Behavior Analysts and/or Ph.D. level psychologists are encouraged to apply. The position requires clinical and clinical research experience in children's mental health and will be a core part of the growing clinical and translational research program in the Department of Psychiatry at UF. Grant experience and the potential for obtaining research funding are required.

Frequent interdisciplinary collaborations are a goal of the Department and such collaborations facilitate and expand potential research opportunities. Department faculty have the opportunity to collaborate with clinical and research faculty from a variety of disciplines, colleges and departments throughout the University of Florida. The successful candidate will develop his/her own area of funded research, in collaboration with established faculty in the Department of Psychiatry, the College of Medicine, and throughout UF. The child and adult inpatient and outpatient services provided by the Department of Psychiatry, which include electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), deep brain stimulation (DBS), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), provide an ideal setting for clinical and translational research in mental health.

Expected Salary:

Salary commensurate with experience

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants with a Ph.D. in Clinical, Counseling, and Educational are encouraged to apply. Candidates should be licensed or license eligible as a psychologist. Clinical and research experience with young children, particularly those with disruptive behavior disorders and/or autism spectrum disorders, is preferred. Candidates from APA-approved psychology programs in Clinical, Counseling, and School/Educational Psychology will be considered.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:
  • A record of research and scholarly achievement
  • Experience with grants, with an emphasis on seeking external funding, such as NIH-funding
  • Collaborative approach to research
  • Expertise and enthusiasm for mentoring, teaching, and clinical supervision

  • Benefits and Compensation

    As one of the nation's top public research university, the University of Florida is dedicated to providing robust benefits options to support the wellbeing their employees. The university offers a range of complementary and affordable benefit options to meet your family's financial, educational, and health needs. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
    • Salary commensurate base on candidate's experience
    • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage
    • Flexible spending accounts, employee wellness program, and employee assistance program
    • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance
    • Plan for your future with retirement savings and investment options that grow with you
    • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and personal holiday, and winter break,
    • Time to recover - 8 weeks of paid parental and medical leave
    • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Interested applicants should submit the following items as part of the online application:
    • Cover letter that states applicant's interest in the position and qualification relative to the credentials listed above, including a diversity statement indicating how your previous experiences have prepared you to contribute to an inclusive institutional culture.
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Reference Names/Contact Information (3). The cover letter should include the names and contact information of three individuals who can provide an evaluative appraisal of the applicant's work, potential in the field, and capacity to be an effective colleague in an academic health sciences center. References will be requested from the Department should the applicant be considered.

    Selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

    The Search Committee will accept applications until the position is filled. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

    The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD).

    Health Assessment Required:

    Applications Close: Open until filled

    To apply, visit

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