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University of Colorado Assistant Professor (Psychologist) in Aurora, Colorado


University of Colorado School of Medicine

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Sie Center for Down Syndrome

Assistant Professor (Psychologist)

Position #00756037– Requisition #19418

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  • The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Department of Pediatrics, Sie Center for Down Syndrome has an opening for a full-time (unclassified) Assistant Professor (Psychologist) position.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here .

Nature of Work:

Clinical psychology assessment and intervention for children with Down syndrome, developmental behavioral conditions including but not limited to Autism Spectrum Disorder, intellectual disability and developmental behavioral disabilities. Clinical care is on the Anschutz medical campus in Aurora at Children’s Hospital Colorado, and potentially Network of Care sites. In addition to clinical excellence, faculty is expected to demonstrate skills and efforts in the areas of clinical consultation and training related to developmental disabilities and Down syndrome. Teaching responsibilities may include interactions with psychology postdoctoral fellows and interns, developmental behavioral pediatric fellows, residents, medical students and graduate nursing students.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Direct psychological consultations, evaluations, integrated behavioral health interventions, group therapy and educational sessions related to Down Syndrome and developmental disabilities.

  • Individual and multidisciplinary comprehensive assessment of developmental behavioral concerns.

  • Faculty participates and contributes to the training of psychology externs, interns and post-doctoral fellows as well as medical students, residents and fellows. Training may include supervision and didactic presentations.

  • Faculty contribute to program development including involvement in ongoing QI projects.

  • Faculty is expected to demonstrate scholarly interest and activity. This may include clinical research, developing new treatments, literature reviews, and involvement in the development of training or clinical guidelines related to the field of developmental behavioral conditions inDown syndrome.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates may be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services .

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Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

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Diversity and Equity:

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree from an APA approved program or equivalent

  • Candidates must be eligible for licensure, or a licensed psychologist in Colorado.

  • Graduate of an accredited Clinical, Counseling or School Psychology program or the equivalent.

  • Graduate of an APA accredited psychology internship.

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Developmental Disabilities or the equivalent.

  • Complies with hospital and medical staff by-law requirements of the job.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be willing and able to successfully pass a 10-panel drug test

  • Must be willing and able to successfully pass a national criminal background check

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A history of successful academic and scholarly activity related to the field of clinical psychology.

  • A history of interest and demonstrated success in clinical and scholarly activity in the field of developmental behavioral pediatrics.

  • Demonstrated evidence-based assessment with developmental behavioral conditions.

  • Demonstrated evidence-based treatment/intervention expertise with developmental behavioral conditions.

  • Demonstrated teaching and training experience in psychology and developmental pediatrics.

  • 3 or more years’ experience pediatric neurodevelopmental disabilities.

  • 3 or more years’ experience as a psychologist doing pediatric diagnostic assessments.

  • Experience with psychological and developmental testing protocols.


  • Demonstrable familiarity with a range of developmental behavioral conditions.

  • Familiarity and expertise with assessment instruments used with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities including Down syndrome

  • The ability to create strong and respectful helping relationships with patients and colleagues.

  • Curiosity about the impact of neurodevelopmental conditions and the impact on social cognition, adaptive functioning and cognitive abilities.

  • Ability to appropriately conceptualize for parents and professionals, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, developmental strengths and challenges, and the relationship between test results, functioning and recommendations for intervention.

  • Autism spectrum proficiency including ADOS certification

  • The ability to provide thoughtfully planned evidence-based intervention and treatment for children, adolescents and/or their families with developmental behavioral disorders.

  • The ability to embrace and help to sustain a vibrant, positive team environment with respect for providers, support staff and patients.

  • A people-first, strength-based approach to people living with developmental disabilities to ensure best outcomes.

  • Assistant Professor are able to provider supervision of clinical services and professional development guidance to trainees.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Oct 26, 2020

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Jodi Naylor

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00756037

Req ID: 19418

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.