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Department of Health Psychology seeks psychologists

May 10, 2022

May 10, 2022

The Department of Health Psychology seeks a pediatric neuropsychologist and postdoctoral fellows in pediatrics psychology/neuropsychology at the Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders. To learn more or apply for these positions, contact Dr. Connie Brooks at

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

  • Assistant/Associate/Full Professional Practice faculty positions (clinical, non-tenure track)
  • Responsibilities: Conducting neuropsychological evaluations, providing intervention services, clinical training, and community outreach
  • Patients: Children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental, neurological, and complex medical conditions (e.g., seizure disorders, genetic disorders, concussions, autism spectrum disorder, etc.)
  • Referral sources: Neurology, developmental-behavioral, endocrinology, cardiology, pediatrics, schools, child protection agencies, caregivers
  • Supervision: Graduate-level trainees, pre-doctoral psychology interns, and postdoctoral residents; tiered supervision opportunities; state-of-the art recording system to supervise live from your office
  • Research and grant writing is supported through our Research Core, fiscal administration team, and grant writer
  • Psychometrist support on all clinics
  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Qualified candidates:
    • Doctoral degree in clinical psychology or equivalent from APA-approved program
    • Postdoctoral training in pediatric neuropsychology
    • Preference to candidates who are research reliable on the ADOS-2 and/or ADI-R
    • Missouri licensure and MU Health System credentialing required prior to start date

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology/Neuropsychology

3 positions available

  • Positions designed to match candidate interest, training, and experience with focus areas of autism, clinical research, learning disabilities, ADHD and/or neuropsychology
    • Note: Pediatric neuropsychology fellowship is a two-year, APPCN member program
  • Clinical services: Specialty clinics, specifically tailored for patient age and condition
    • Autism diagnostic, pediatric neuropsychology, and concussion evaluations
    • Post-concussion psychotherapy and group therapies (PEERS, Facing Your Fears, RUBI, Incredible Years)
  • ADOS-2 training: Clinical and research trainings onsite (no cost), monthly coding calibrations, support toward the Research Reliable credential
  • Psychometrist support on all clinics
  • Supervision training and experience offered through tiered supervision of graduate-level trainees and interns
  • Regular neuropsychology didactics, group supervision, and a variety of education opportunities through MU Healthcare, University of Missouri School of Medicine, and the University of Missouri are provided
  • 20 days paid time off, 10 days professional development, and professional development funds
  • Flexibility with working from home
  • Other requirements include research and scholarly activity and education services, each of which is supported and allocated through the program
  • Annual full-time salary of approximately $53,760 plus University of Missouri benefits

About the Department of Health Psychology

The Department of Health Psychology in the MU School of Health Professions promotes quality of life for individuals and families throughout the lifespan by addressing the complex interplay of medical and behavioral factors. Their work promotes best outcomes by addressing a range of needs from the individual level to the social policy level. The department is comprised of neuropsychologists, rehabilitation psychologists, and health psychologists, who conduct research as well as provide clinical services and training.

About the Thompson Center

The Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to research, training, and service innovations to improve the lives of individuals with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders. The Thompson Center is a unique collaboration of colleges and schools that bring together experts from numerous departments across the University of Missouri campus to expand research and services for children affected by neurodevelopmental and acquired neurological disorders. Clinical services currently include neuropsychology, developmental-behavioral pediatrics, pediatric psychology, occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, applied behavioral analysis, and psychiatry.

About the School of Health Professions

The MU School of Health Professions is the University of Missouri System’s only school of health professions and the state’s only public health program located on a health sciences campus. Its mission is to improve the health and well-being of others. Every day, Health Professions faculty, staff, and students work towards changing lives through the integration of teaching, service and discovery.

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Connie Brooks

Connie Brooks

Executive Director, Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment