Pediatric Psychologist - Clinical / Assistant / Associate / Full Professor

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Apr 3, 2024

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Pediatric Psychologist - Clinical / Assistant / Associate / Full Professor

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Job Description

The University of Florida, Department of Pediatrics is pleased to announce a faculty opening for a full-time Pediatric Psychologist in the Section of Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics. This position will be a non-tenure track at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary behavioral health team that is co-located and integrated into a large, multi-site general pediatrics practice within an academic medical center. Patients are referred to the team by general pediatrics providers and pediatrics subspecialty providers within and outside of UFHealth.

The psychologist will provide a broad range of outpatient behavioral health services to children, adolescents and their families, including triage, consultation, care coordination, DSM 5 diagnostic assessments, psychological testing, problem-focused, evidence-based interventions, and referrals to other behavioral health and general pediatrics providers at UF Health and in the community as needed. Assignment will be comprised of clinical assessment and evaluation, psychosocial therapies, research, teaching and administrative activities.

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UF Health, the University of Florida’s academic health center, is the country’s only academic health center with six health-related colleges located on a single, contiguous campus. The colleges, major research centers and institutes, and clinical enterprise focus on building collaborative specialized clinical services centered on quality and innovation. The UF College of Medicine, the largest college within UF’s academic health center, is currently the highest-ranked medical school in Florida. UF Health Shands, UF Health’s private, not-for-profit hospital system, includes seven hospitals, a state-designated Level I trauma center, a Level IV neonatal intensive care unit, a regional burn center, and an emergency air and ground transport program.

The Department of Pediatrics clinical services are delivered at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, which was named the #1 Children’s Hospital in Florida in the 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report rankings. Nationally ranked in five pediatric specialties, UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital provides the full spectrum of pediatric specialty services and is in the Top 5 children’s hospital in the Southeast US. UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital provides care for the children of Florida and is a major destination center for pediatric patients, both nationally and internationally, who require specialized attention for complex medical problems.

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital represents the only quaternary-care academic pediatric center in North Florida. The children’s hospital has 208 beds, including fully-equipped pediatric and neonatal intensive care units. UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is part of the Children's Miracle Network's alliance of premier hospitals for children.

The Department of Pediatrics is committed to fostering innovation and advancing discovery in the biomedical and psychosocial aspects of child health and human development, educating and training pediatric scientists, and directly translating basic scientific discoveries into new patient-oriented therapies. In the most recent fiscal year, the department was home to over $30.5M in sponsored research.

UF Health faculty work in multidisciplinary teams with researchers in the five other Health Science Center colleges, as well as those from across the University. The focus of team efforts is often grown out of the Centers and Institutes, including the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute, the UF Genetics Institute, the Powell Gene Therapy Center, and the UF Health Cancer Center.

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience

Minimum Requirements:

Active/Unrestricted license in the State of Florida or license eligible in the State of Florida.

Training in an autism-focused track or track that had a significant component of time spent in assessment/treatment of autism and other developmental disabilities.

Experience providing evidenced based treatment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Experience with clinical interviewing and a variety of psychological testing instruments for children toddler-age through adolescence in the following domain (intelligence, achievement, language, attention, executive functioning, social/behavioral/emotional functioning).

Specific knowledge/training for the following assessments:

  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2) Toddler Module and Modules 1-4
  • Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals, Fifth Edition(CELF-5) or other comprehensive language measures
  • Leiter International Performance Scale, Third Edition (ELeiter-3)
  • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, Third Edition (WIAT-III) or
  • Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement, Fourth Edition(WJ-Ach-IV)
  • Adaptive Behavior Assessment System, Third Edition (ABAS-3) or Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, Third Edition (Vineland-3)
  • Social Communication Questionnaire (SCQ)
  • Social Responsiveness Scale, Second Edition (SRS-2)
Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with interdisciplinary case collaboration with other professionals treating child with autism spectrum disorder, such as developmental pediatricians, child psychiatrists, speech therapists, and occupational therapists.

Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised experience

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three professional references, or three letters of reference.

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 approval by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at (

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. 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). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not apply.

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

This requisition will be used to fill multiple positions.

Health Assessment Required: Yes