Academic Medical Psychologist

University of Utah School of Medicine in Utah

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted June 20, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time



The Division of Pediatric Behavioral Health in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah is recruiting for an Academic Medical Psychologist to provide psychological assessment, diagnosis and treatment services of a clinical nature through direct patient care and consultation to medically ill children and adolescents. The Behavioral Health programs are part of a clinical continuum in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Primary Children’s Hospital, and include inpatient services, latency age and adolescent residential and day hospital programs, as well as a general outpatient clinic.  In addition to clinical service, there is an expectation for academic work, including teaching, research, administration and advocacy. 


Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from an accredited program as well as experience in the care of children and adolescents, including psychotherapy and group or family therapy within a clinical setting.  The selected candidate will receive a faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics on the Clinical or Tenure track at the academic level commensurate with experience and qualifications. 


The University of Utah and Department of Pediatrics offers an excellent benefits package that includes 20.2% retirement contributions that vest immediately, and excellent health care choices. The Department offers a departmental research core with mentoring, as well as education and leadership opportunities. 


Salt Lake City is a diverse major metropolitan area with outstanding restaurants, arts and music.  Recreation is unparalleled with 6 ski resorts within 30 minutes and 5 national parks within an easy 4 hour drive. It is serviced by a convenient international airport with direct flights to most major cities. 


Interested individuals can apply for the position at  Cover letter and curriculum vitae will be required.  For additional information about the position, please contact:  D. Richard Martini, M.D.,


The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.


The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a [strong or demonstrated] commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University of Utah Health Sciences Center is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and Respect.  The University of Utah HSC values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to the mission of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.