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Clinical Assistant/ Associate/ Professor - Psychology

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Clinical Assistant/ Associate/ Professor - Psychology

Job No: 531809
Work Type: Multi-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Allied Health
Department: 29120000 - MD-PSYCHIATRY

Job Description

Classification Title:

Clinical Assistant/ Associate/ Professor - Psychology

Job Description:

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florida (UF), College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida is seeking a Clinical Assistant/ Associate Professor in Psychology for outpatient practice. The position is a full-time (1.0 FTE), non-tenured multi-mission track faculty position. This position provides traditional or intensive therapeutic services to children, adults, and families in an outpatient setting. As a faculty member in a teaching institution, the position will also provide individual supervision for graduate practicum students, interns, and postdoctoral fellows. The Department of Psychiatry has flagship programs in Obsessive-Compulsive Related Disorders (OCRDs) diagnosis and treatment, with a focus on exposure and response prevention (ERP) and cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT), as well as Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis and treatment, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Expertise in ERP/CBT for OCRDs and/or PCIT is of specific interest for this position. Depending on expertise and experience, this position may also coordinate patient care within the OCRD or PCIT programs.

In addition, faculty in the Department of Psychiatry are engaged in UF and national collaborations that afford rich opportunities for career development. The Department of Psychiatry and Division of Psychology offer an extensive network for clinical research/ scholarly collaborations. There is also the opportunity for program development involving inpatient treatment, outpatient services, and consultation. As a faculty member in the College of Medicine, the candidate will contribute to its educational mission by participating in graduate and/or medical education, particularly the teaching of psychology graduate students, interns, postdoctoral fellows, and mental health counselor interns, as well as child fellows, general psychiatry residents, and medical students during rotations and seminar teaching. Finally, the successful candidate must be willing to engage in service at the level of the department, college, and larger profession.
About the University of Florida (UF), College of Medicine
Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florida are engaged in groundbreaking projects covering a variety of interests through our Centers, labs, and collaborations with other departments. The Department of Psychiatry includes a large outpatient center with various specialty clinics within (including one associated with our Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment), a very active inpatient service, psychiatry collaborative program for primary care practitioners, school consultation program, and community consultation services. The Department of Psychiatry spans services across adult, addiction, and child/adolescent specializations, including a freestanding psychiatric hospital, a large consult liaison service at the main UF Shands Hospital, the Florida Recovery Center operated by our Addiction Division, and multiple research centers including the Center for Addiction Research & Education and the Center for OCD and Related Disorders (COARD). UF is also an active site for the NIH-landmark Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study. Shands Children's Hospital is ranked the number 1 children's hospital in the state of Florida in US News and World Report (USNWR), and the Department of Pediatrics has national rankings in a number of pediatric specialties by USNWR.

UF is an active campus in the heart of a growing city. UF is one of the Top 10 public universities in the nation and one of the largest medical centers in Florida. UF is a leader in the Southeast for innovative, evidence-based treatment programs for a variety of mental health disorders with a strong commitment to the conduct of clinical science. UF College of Medicine is ranked 43rd in the nation by US News and World Report. UF is ranked #19 among public medical schools in the U.S. with $349 million in total research and sponsored program funding and researchers exploring topics across nine research centers and institutes. Why Choose Medicine At UF?
The City of Gainesville holds many distinctions. Located in the northern part of Florida, Gainesville is home to the state's largest and oldest university (UF), and is one of the state's centers of education, innovation, healthcare, arts & culture, sports, and more. You can find the city routinely listed as one of the best college towns, best places to live, and best places to retire. Known for its preservation of historic buildings and the beauty of its natural surroundings, Gainesville's numerous parks, museums, and lakes provide endless entertainment to thousands of visitors and locals every year. Things to do in Gainesville , Visit Gainesville

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with training and experience

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D./Psy.D. in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology. Licensed or license eligible as a psychologist - the applicant must be licensed when the position starts

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Skilled in provision of evidence-based psychotherapy treatment of OCRDs and/or PCIT (e.g., Certified PCIT within-agency, regional, or global trainer) is strongly preferred
  • Strong teaching interest and experience with teaching
  • Experience as a clinical supervisor
  • Completed an accredited psychology program with the American Psychological Association
  • Strong candidates will be motivated mental health providers with a desire for a career within an academic setting
  • Experience with children
  • Possess prior clinical experience in a teaching institution or service setting
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong written communication skills

Compensation and Benefits

As one of the nation's top public research institutions, the University of Florida is dedicated to providing robust benefits options to support the wellbeing of 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 with candidate's experience
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage options
  • 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, winter break, and personal holidays
  • Time to recover - 8 weeks of paid parental and medical leave
  • As a state organization, you might be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. See Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) for more information
  • UF Employees are also eligible for the GatorPerks discount program, which provides valuable savings at various businesses and retailers

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.

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

Health Assessment Required:

Applications Close: Open until filled

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