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Faculty Position Opening, Associate/Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) invites applications for a tenuretrack position at the Assistant or Associate level to begin as early as July 1, 2020 in the Behavioral Pediatrics Division. The Behavioral Pediatrics Division is comprised of 10 pediatric psychologists and is active in research, teaching, clinical service, professional service, and leadership in the Department and across the medical center.

Applicants must have a PhD or PsyD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Pediatric Psychology and should have completed an APA-accredited internship and a research-oriented postdoctoral fellowship.  Mid career applicants should have a demonstrated clear programmatic line of  research in health psychology/behavioral medicine. Preference will be given to applicants who have present funding or a strong potential for external grant funding. Additionally, applicants should have passed or be in preparation to take the National Psychology Licensing Exam (EPPP) and be license eligible for Kansas. Other desirable qualifications include a history of external grant funding, teaching experience in a medical setting, and clinical experience as part of a medical team.

The University of Kansas Medical Center is one of the nation’s top research universities, a member of the Association of American Universities, and currently holds over $51 million in NIH funding. KUMC also houses over 30 centers and institutes, including a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, an on-campus brain imaging center, and the Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition. KUMC has received a National Institute of Health Clinical and Translational Science Award. As member of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) consortium, KUMC’s Frontier’s has fostered extensive partnerships with other institutions in the Kansas City area and across the State of Kansas, and provides a wide array of research support services to all levels and types of research. Research faculty within the Division of Behavioral Pediatrics have a history of cross-institutional collaboration, which is supported and encouraged.

The Kansas City metro area is home to over 2 million people and is amenable to a variety of lifestyles – urban, suburban, and rural. The metro area boasts some of the top school districts in Kansas and in the country, and communities regularly recognized as “best” places to raise a family. Aside from its reputation as a barbeque capitol of the U.S., Kansas City has a thriving culinary scene, with several previous James Beard Award Winners and yearly contenders. Kanas City has also been recognized for its arts programs and collections, including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts, and numerous independent studios throughout the Crossroads Arts District. Kansas City is also a fervent sports town, and home to the Kansas City Royals, Chiefs, and Sporting KC. Due to its proximity to several major University (Kansas, Kansas State, and Missouri) Kansas City also regularly hosts college sporting events.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received on or before this date are guaranteed to receive full consideration.  To apply, please send a cover letter expressing interest, a CV, a one page research statement, and three letters of recommendation to Ann M Davis, PhD, MPH, ABPP at (with the subject line: Tenure Faculty Position). Information about the Division and Department can be found online at ( We strongly encourage applications from minority and women candidates. KUMC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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Children’s Mercy Kansas City is an independent, 354-bed pediatric health system, serving half a million patients each year from across the country. Children’s Mercy has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” and received Magnet® recognition three times for excellence in nursing services.

In affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City, our faculty of nearly 600 pediatric subspecialists and researchers is actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists. And, our leadership in pediatric genomic medicine and clinical pharmacology is driving research and innovation in heart care, neonatology, cancer treatment and other subspecialities to transform outcomes for children here and around the world.

Kansas City is located in the heart of America. It has small-town friendliness, with big-city dining, a variety of entertainment options, incredible jazz, professional sports, world-renowned museums, great shopping and more fountains than any city in the world, other than Rome. The city, a metropolitan area of more than 2 million people, has some of the best public school districts in the nation.