PEDIATRIC HEALTH PSYCHOLOGIST Job at The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

  • The University of Iowa
  • Iowa City, IA

Job Description

Full/Part Time Status:


Position Description:

University of Iowa Stead Family Department of Pediatrics is seeking to hire a pediatric health psychologist. Appointment rank is open and may be to either the tenure track or clinical (non-tenure) track consistent with clinical experience and research interest.  Appointment rank to Instructor of Pediatrics (non-tenure or clinical track) may also be considered. The individual selected will join the Division of Pediatric Psychology in the Department of Pediatrics.

Clinic services provided within Pediatric Psychology include applied behavior analysis and treatment, neuropsychological assessment and brief therapy for health-related adjustment for a wide range of chronic health conditions. The selected individual will participate in the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents served through the University of Iowa Stead Family Pediatric Specialty Clinics, with opportunities to expand clinical services across divisions including in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Transplant, Hematology, Nephrology, and/or Neurology, depending on the selected individual’s experience and interest. In addition, the Department seeks to expand inpatient consultation/liaison service for pediatric patients who are admitted for acute or chronic medical conditions. The position also includes supervision of psychology practicum students and postdoctoral fellows as available.

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is one of the nation’s top medical schools. It is ranked No. 44 in research in the 2024 U.S. News & World Report listing of “Best Graduate Schools,” and it is ranked No. 23 in National Institutes of Health funding among public institutions by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. The UI Stead Family Department of Pediatrics is currently ranked No. 25 in NIH funding among all public pediatric departments nationwide.

The UI Stead Family Department of Pediatrics comprises the medical staff of UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital, Iowa’s only nationally ranked children’s hospital and home to the state’s only accredited Level 1 Regional Resource Pediatric Trauma Center. The ACGME-accredited pediatric residency program at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital trains 50 pediatric resident physicians. For its 2023-24 edition of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” U.S. News & World Report ranked UI Stead Family Children's Hospital in six pediatric specialties: neonatology, diabetes and endocrinology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, and urology.

For more information contact:

Linda Cooper-Brown, PhD

Clinical Professor of Pediatrics

Interim Director of Psychology

Visit us on the web at:  

Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any misconduct history or pending research misconduct investigation including but not limited to sexual misconduct in prior employment and provide a related release and will be subject to a criminal background and credential check.  This applies to clinical, tenure and research positions.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.


Education Requirement:

Must hold a PhD or PsyD degree in Psychology from an APA accredited doctoral program

Required Qualifications:

Successful completion of an APA accredited internship and postdoctoral residency

License or eligible for licensure in the State of Iowa

Health Service Provider or eligible for Health Service Provider in the State of Iowa

Experience treating children with chronic conditions and their families

Experience as a member of an interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary team

Outpatient and inpatient experience in a hospital/medical center

Desirable Qualifications:

Expertise in evidence-based intervention for youth with health conditions

Clinical experience in Pediatric Psychology in an academic medical setting

Demonstrated excellence in research and clinical care

Clinical teaching of students across a variety of disciplines

Evidence of scholarly activity

Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

Demonstrated experience promoting an inclusive culture in the workforce and academic 


Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest

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Job Tags

Full time, Part time, Interim role, Internship,

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