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Pediatric Neuropsychologist Position Available (posted 9/5/17)


The UAMS Department of Pediatrics is seeking applicants for a clinical faculty position at the Schmieding Developmental Center in Lowell, AR. The appointment will be in the Department of Pediatrics at UAMS, the largest Department in the Medical School. Desired applicants will have training in pediatric neuropsychology and/or pediatric psychology with experience in pediatric assessment. This faculty member will have primary responsibilities for conducting assessment in an outpatient setting with growing opportunity to assist with inpatient consults and the development of multidisciplinary evaluation teams as Arkansas Children’s Hospital opens in Northwest Arkansas. The program serves a diverse population and accepted referrals include neurological disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, genetic disorders, complex learning and attention problems, social deficits, and children with chronic medical problems. This clinic serves children from birth to 21 years of age. Candidates should be comfortable with all children age 4 and up and willing to extend their skills downward to the evaluation of infants and toddlers. Candidates with a specific interest in a younger age group and comfort with questions related to Autistic Spectrum Disorder are desired. The faculty position would be at a rank determined by years of experience. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from an APA approved program and post-doctoral training in developmental psychology, pediatric psychology, or neuropsychology.

The Schmieding Developmental Center currently employs 7 clinicians (1 child and adolescent psychiatrist, 1 psych examiner, a social worker, a Medical Psychologist, 2 neuropsychologists, a psychometrician, and typically one post-doctoral fellow). The clinic sees over 450 patients per month with additional growth expected.


The UAMS Department of Pediatrics employs over 250 faculty members and 90 residents.  Lowell UAMS occupies a 40,000 square-foot, two-story building, which houses the Schmieding Developmental Center, the Schmieding KIDS FIRST program (a developmental pre-school) and the Arkansas Children’s Northwest Lowell Clinics, with a new children’s hospital scheduled to open January 2018.

Located in the center of the fastest growing area of the state, Northwest Arkansas, and the beautiful Arkansas Ozarks. The region offers Midwestern family values, affordable housing, the best schools and athletic programs in the state (nationally ranked), a mild climate, excellent cultural and artistic venues, endless outdoor recreational opportunities plus extraordinary natural beauty. With a population in excess of 480,000, Northwest Arkansas offers the most desirable features of large cities with a small town atmosphere. Residents of Northwest Arkansas are a diverse mix of people from around the nation and the world. For more information regarding the Department of Pediatrics and the Lowell UAMS programs, see the Department’s web site: http://www.uams.edu/pediatrics. For more information on Northwest Arkansas, please visit: https://findingnwa.com/

To apply for the position, please send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to:

Mary Ann Scott, Ph.D.
Professor and Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Program Director
Schmieding Developmental Center
519 Latham Drive
Lowell, AR 72745
(479) 750-0125 option 1
ScottMaryAnn@uams.edu

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC PSYCHOLOGY (posted 1/22/2017)

 
DEPARMENT OF PEDIATRICS, UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES
ARKANSAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
 
Applications are invited for 4 full-time 12-month postdoctoral fellowship positions, to begin September 1, 2017.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Pediatric Psychology Fellowship is part of a comprehensive interdisciplinary training effort within the Department of Pediatrics at UAMS, and involves medical fellows, residents, students, social work interns, and speech/language pathology interns. The Fellowship is under the direction of the Section of Pediatric Psychology, which consists of 11 doctoral-level psychologists, 4 postdoctoral Fellows, and 2 master's-level psychological examiners. In addition, psychologists are embedded in other sections within the Department of Pediatrics (i.e., Children At Risk, Adolescent Medicine, Behavioral Pediatrics, Center for Applied Research and Evaluation). Fellows receive clinical supervision from psychologists, all of whom are licensed in the state of Arkansas. Typical work hours approximate 45 hours/week with 80% time in clinical service and related activities.
 
Training
Training sites include Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH) and the J.L. Dennis Developmental Center (DDC). ACH is the only pediatric medical center in Arkansas. Known for being one of the largest pediatric medical providers in the United States, ACH proudly provides world-class medical care to children and families throughout Arkansas and surrounding areas. Pediatric Psychology Fellows cover several outpatient medical clinics including Audiology and Hearing Impairment, Brain Tumor, Burn/Plastics, Cardiology, CPAP Adherence, GI/Liver, Headache, High-Risk Newborn, Pulmonary/CF, Sleep, Spina Bifida, and Weight Management. Also, Fellows cover the Inpatient Consultation/Liaison Service for all of ACH. Fellows may select from various elective experiences, which include developmental disabilities, research, medical crisis and loss, pediatric neuropsychology, and various pediatric sub-specialty outpatient clinics.
 
The DDC is an outpatient interdisciplinary evaluation and treatment center that serves a variety of patient populations with a focus on children with developmental, learning, and/or behavioral problems from birth through 13 years of age. In the DDC, Fellows can participate in psychoeducational assessment, behavioral assessment, multidisciplinary team assessment, and psychotherapy.
 
The Fellowship is funded partially by a grant to the Partners for Inclusive Communities. Fellows participate in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) interdisciplinary training program. The LEND program is federally funded through the Maternal Child Health Bureau and currently there are 43 LEND programs nationally. The national LEND objectives are:
·         Advancing the knowledge and skills of all child health professionals to improve health care delivery systems for children with developmental disabilities.
·         Providing high-quality interdisciplinary education that emphasizes the integration of services from state and local agencies and organizations, private providers, and communities.
·         Providing health professionals with skills that foster community-based partnerships; and
·         Promoting innovative practices to enhance cultural competency, family-centered care, and interdisciplinary partnerships.
 
The Fellowship includes a variety of training experiences, such as weekly pediatric grand rounds as well as monthly presentations in pediatric psychology, section administrative meetings, and peer review/case conferences. Numerous additional presentations also are available in various specialty areas. In addition to the above clinical and training experiences, Fellows are encouraged to participate in ongoing faculty research efforts.
 
Compensation and Vacation
The current 12-month stipend is $40,000.  Also, a $2,500 E-fund is available to each Fellow for professional expenses such as conference travel and fees, association dues, and licensure fees. Fellows also are eligible for health care insurance (see UAMS HR). Additional benefits include accrued leave time with 11 UAMS paid holidays, 22 accrued vacation days, and 11 sick days.
 
Eligibility Criteria and Application Process
Candidates must have completed all requirements for their doctoral degree prior to beginning fellowship. Only graduates of an APA or CPA accredited programs will be considered. Applicants should have completed a predoctoral internship accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (AAPIC).
Candidates should have well-established clinical interests and experience in pediatric psychology, child psychology, and/or behavioral medicine.
Applications are January 18, 2017 . Interviews will be conducted in January and February 2017. Offers will be made in accordance with the Unified Notification Date, February 27, 2017 and any open positions will be filled on a rolling basis thereafter.
Applicants must submit the following: letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae, graduate transcripts, and 3-letters of recommendation.  Please send all materials to:
Brandi Whitaker, Ph.D.
Section of Pediatric Psychology
Department of Pediatrics, UAMS COM, Slot 512-21, 1 Children¹s Way
Little Rock, AR 72202-3591

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC PSYCHOLOGY, DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS, UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES/ARKANSAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, Little Rock (posted 12/17/16, deadline 1/16/17)

Applications are invited for 4 full-time 12-month postdoctoral fellowship positions, to begin September 1, 2017.
 
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Pediatric Psychology Fellowship is part of a comprehensive interdisciplinary training effort within the Department of Pediatrics at UAMS, and involves medical fellows, residents, students, social work interns, and speech/language pathology interns. The Fellowship is under the direction of the Section of Pediatric Psychology, which consists of 11 doctoral-level psychologists, 4 postdoctoral Fellows, and 2 master's-level psychological examiners. In addition, psychologists are embedded in other sections within the Department of Pediatrics (i.e., Children At Risk, Adolescent Medicine, Behavioral Pediatrics, Center for Applied Research and Evaluation). Fellows receive clinical supervision from psychologists, all of whom are licensed in the state of Arkansas. Typical work hours approximate 45 hours/week with 80% time in clinical service and related activities.
 
Training
Training sites include Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH) and the J.L. Dennis Developmental Center (DDC). ACH is the only pediatric medical center in Arkansas. Known for being one of the largest pediatric medical providers in the United States, ACH proudly provides world-class medical care to children and families throughout Arkansas and surrounding areas. Pediatric Psychology Fellows cover several outpatient medical clinics including Audiology and Hearing Impairment, Brain Tumor, Burn/Plastics, Cardiology, CPAP Adherence, GI/Liver, Headache, High-Risk Newborn, Pulmonary/CF, Sleep, Spina Bifida, and Weight Management. Also, Fellows cover the Inpatient Consultation/Liaison Service for all of ACH. Fellows may select from various elective experiences, which include developmental disabilities, research, medical crisis and loss, pediatric neuropsychology, and various pediatric sub-specialty outpatient clinics.
 
The DDC is an outpatient interdisciplinary evaluation and treatment center that serves a variety of patient populations with a focus on children with developmental, learning, and/or behavioral problems from birth through 13 years of age. In the DDC, Fellows can participate in psychoeducational assessment, behavioral assessment, multidisciplinary team assessment, and psychotherapy.
 
The Fellowship is funded partially by a grant to the Partners for Inclusive Communities. Fellows participate in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) interdisciplinary training program. The LEND program is federally funded through the Maternal Child Health Bureau and currently there are 43 LEND programs nationally. The national LEND objectives are:
  • Advancing the knowledge and skills of all child health professionals to improve health care delivery systems for children with developmental disabilities.
  • Providing high-quality interdisciplinary education that emphasizes the integration of services from state and local agencies and organizations, private providers, and communities.
  • Providing health professionals with skills that foster community-based partnerships; and
  • Promoting innovative practices to enhance cultural competency, family-centered care, and interdisciplinary partnerships.
The Fellowship includes a variety of training experiences, such as weekly pediatric grand rounds as well as monthly presentations in pediatric psychology, section administrative meetings, and peer review/case conferences. Numerous additional presentations also are available in various specialty areas. In addition to the above clinical and training experiences, Fellows are encouraged to participate in ongoing faculty research efforts.
 
Compensation and Vacation
The current 12-month stipend is $40,000.  Also, a $2,500 E-fund is available to each Fellow for professional expenses such as conference travel and fees, association dues, and licensure fees. Fellows also are eligible for health care insurance (see UAMS HR). Additional benefits include accrued leave time with 11 UAMS paid holidays, 22 accrued vacation days, and 11 sick days.
 
Eligibility Criteria and Application Process
Candidates must have completed all requirements for their doctoral degree prior to beginning fellowship. Only graduates of an APA or CPA accredited programs will be considered. Applicants should have completed a predoctoral internship accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (AAPIC).

Candidates should have well-established clinical interests and experience in pediatric psychology, child psychology, and/or behavioral medicine.
 
Applications are due January 16, 2017 . Interviews will be conducted in January and February 2017. Offers will be made in accordance with the Unified Notification Date, February 27, 2017 and any open positions will be filled on a rolling basis thereafter.
 
Applicants must submit the following: letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae, graduate transcripts, and 3-letters of recommendation.  Please send all materials to:
 
Brandi Whitaker, Ph.D.
Section of Pediatric Psychology
Department of Pediatrics, UAMS COM, Slot 512-21, 1 Children¹s Way
Little Rock, AR 72202-3591
BNWhitaker@uams.edu
 
For further information, please visit http://www.arpediatrics.org/education/fellowships/pediatric-psychology-fellowship or contact Dr. Whitaker at BNWhitaker@uams.edu.
 
UAMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer; individuals from minority and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS (posted 9/25/15)

The Department of Psychological Science at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in CLINICAL psychology. Appointment is set to begin August 2016. We are open to all research areas, but especially encourage applications from scholars whose research addresses multicultural issues/health disparities or focuses on children and families. A competitive startup package is available. Successful applicants must have (1) a PhD from an APA-accredited Clinical or Counseling Psychology program and be license-eligible in the state of Arkansas; (2) a record of scholarship or professional development that will advance diversity in teaching, research, or service, consistent with the campus strategic plan (http://diversity.uark.edu/); (3) an outstanding record of research achievement and evidence of, or demonstrated potential for, external funding; (4) a strong commitment to both graduate-level training and undergraduate instruction; and (5) demonstrated effective interpersonal skills and collegiality. Ability to teach a graduate course in evidence-based therapy is preferred. For the complete announcement, visit the University of Arkansas Human Resources website http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/9245.
 
The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2% of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. The Department of Psychological Science is home to a major private endowment that supports its research mission, and education at the University of Arkansas is supported by the $300 million gift from the Walton Family Foundation. Fayetteville is part of Northwest Arkansas, an area that has a growing population of approximately 500,000. Northwest Arkansas has one of the fastest growing Hispanic/Latino populations, comprising over 30% of the population of Springdale and Rogers, neighboring cities to Fayetteville, and includes the largest Marshallese population outside of the Marshall Islands.
 
Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit (a) a cover letter, (b) a CV, (c) representative publications (Upload to “Writing Sample”) , (d) statements of research plans and teaching interests (Upload to “Research Philosophy”), and (e) three letters of recommendation. Materials should be submitted online via the secure application site at http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/9245. Questions regarding this position can be sent to lham@uark.edu. Visit our website, http://psyc.uark.edu, for more information.
 
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity institution committed to achieving diversity in its faculty. Therefore, the University is especially interested in applications from qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our academic departments. The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity. All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act and persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.
 
This position is subject to a pre-employment background and sex offender registry check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.