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Pediatric Psychologist/Assistant or Associate Professor, Pediatric Psychology University of Virginia School of Medicine


Pediatric Psychologist/Assistant or Associate Professor, Pediatric Psychology University of Virginia School of Medicine

  • R0032639
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Faculty
  • The University of Virginia
The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Virginia School of Medicine is seeking a full-time clinical track Assistant or Associate Professor faculty Psychologist in the Section of Pediatric Psychology to help develop and direct a Behavioral Consult-Liaison Service and provide outpatient services through Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Clinical program development and leadership
  • Providing psychological evaluations for children and adolescents admitted for a variety of medical and surgical concerns, including functional disorders and youth with eating disorders or suicidal ideation who are awaiting placement for more intensive psychiatric services
  • Conducting short term interventions for youth admitted to the medical units or awaiting placement in the emergency department
  • Providing consultation to medical and interprofessional teams
  • Providing outpatient psychological evaluation and treatment for youth with gastrointestinal concerns such as functional abdominal pain, inflammatory bowel disease, and rumination disorder
  • Teaching medical fellows, residents, and medical students
  • Participation in departmental and health system committees

Successful candidates must possess a PhD or equivalent from an APA-accredited program, have completed an APA-accredited internship, be licensed or license-eligible in Virginia, and be skilled in interprofessional practice in a complex, academic medical environment. Post-doctoral experience in a pediatric inpatient consult services is preferred. We welcome candidates with multi-cultural experience who will contribute to our mission of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Section of Pediatric Psychology is situated in the Division of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and provides clinical service for the broader Department of Pediatrics and UVA Children’s Hospital. The Section is currently comprised of five pediatric and child clinical psychologists and is excited to expand. The psychologists work closely with pediatrician colleagues, fellows, nurse practitioners, nurses, and multi-disciplined allied health staff. The Department of Pediatrics is an extremely collegial and collaborative department, and the Division of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition have outstanding working relationships with each other, providers in the community, as well as with other pediatric subspecialists and colleagues in other areas of the UVA Health System.

UVA Children’s is ranked as the number 1 children’s hospital in Virginia by US News and World Report and is nationally ranked in five subspecialty areas. The University of Virginia Medical Center and Children's Hospital are located adjacent to the main university grounds of the University of Virginia. The University of Virginia is annually ranked as one of the premier public institutions in the United States and is located in Charlottesville, a picturesque small but cosmopolitan city perennially ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S.

The review of applicants is ongoing, and the position will remain open until filled.


Please apply through Workday at the following URL, https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs , and search for requisition # R0032639. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile and search “Find Jobs,” and search for requisition # R0032639 . Complete an application online and attach the following documents:
  • Cover letter
  • CV/resume
  • Statement addressing efforts and commitment to community diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Professional reference list

The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check and pre-employment health screening. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.

Position may be eligible to convert to tenure-track at an appropriate time in the future, consistent with SOM Promotion and Tenure guidelines and candidate qualifications.

For additional information about the position please contact Laura Shaffer, PhD, ABPP, Section Chief of Pediatric Psychology, at LAS9BZ@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu.

For further information regarding the application process, please contact Michelle Williams, Senior Recruiter/Faculty Search Advisor, via email at mew8js@virginia.edu or Christi Maguire, Academic Recruiter, via email at clm8sd@virginia.edu .

UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more please visit https://dualcareer.virginia.edu/ For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/ .

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Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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