Assistant Professor

Rochester, NY


Faculty job description:

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center seeks a full-time psychologist at the assistant professor level interested in evidence-based clinical service and research in transitional care for adults with childhood-onset conditions. The psychologist is an integral member of the UR primary care site team at the Complex Care Center, an innovative interdisciplinary primary care setting targeting adults with a variety of diagnoses, including intellectual/developmental disabilities, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell disease, spina bifida, metabolic disorders, congenital heart disease, childhood cancers, muscular dystrophy, and cerebral palsy. Patients seen at the Complex Care Center have unique behavioral health challenges and needs, including large caregiver circles, the impact of medical illness on cognitive and emotional functioning, early engagement with the health care system, and confronting mortality at a young age. The mood disorder and substance abuse rates are higher in this population than in the general medical primary care clinic site.

The Complex Care Center is a community-based university-affiliated practice that currently provides primary medical care, nutrition services, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, behavioral health services, care management, medical social work, applied behavioral analysis, and dental services to a wide of patients.

The successful candidate will have expertise in treating persons with IDD and chronic illness and experience working in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team. Candidates with experience in grant writing/grant work, research and neuropsychiatric testing (including ADOS), and capacity assessments would be preferred. Interest in working in an evolving, fully integrated program is required.

The candidate is expected to provide direct clinical services approximately 50% of the time, and protected time for research, grants, and teaching based on interest is provided. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or PsyD in psychology and be immediately eligible for licensure in New York.

The University of Rochester Medical Center is in a culturally diverse and vibrant community in upstate New York. There is a long history and strong partnership between Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Medicine with rich opportunities for professional growth. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity. Members of underrepresented groups, including people of color and those with disabilities, are encouraged to apply. A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference should be addressed to the following:

Steven Scofield, MD

Interim Director of Division of Transitional Care Medicine

905 Culver Rd

Rochester, NY 14609

Interested individuals should apply online for the Job posting #243892 at

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

The University of Rochester is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $97,000 - $142,000 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum annual salary for this faculty position. Individual salaries will be determined within the job’s salary range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations. Incentive-based compensation may also be applicable and will be discussed during the hiring process.

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