Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor Position – Department of Health Psychology, University of Missouri

Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor Position – Department of Health Psychology, University of Missouri

The Department of Health Psychology at the University of Missouri (MU) seeks applicants for a 12-month Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor to join our vibrant department and lead the Health Psychology Inpatient Adult Consult Service at the University of Missouri Hospital. Qualified candidates will have a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology or equivalent from an APA-approved program, and will have completed postdoctoral training in health psychology, rehabilitation psychology and/or rehabilitation neuropsychology. Applicants must be licensed, or eligible to be licensed, in the state of Missouri.

As part of the University of Missouri Healthcare System, the MU Department of Health Psychology has a long tradition of excellence in clinical services, research, and training in psychological services based in medical settings, and particularly rehabilitation psychology and neuropsychology. We are well established as the sole providers of comprehensive rehabilitation psychology and neuropsychology services across the lifespan in the mid-Missouri area, and with recent expansions our clinical activities now include an Inpatient Adult Consult Service.

The faculty member in this position will provide assessment and brief interventions with patients receiving care at University of Missouri Hospital to address a range of issues including: treatment adherence, psychological factors influence care/presentation, non-pharmacological pain management, and substance abuse issues. Supportive family intervention for medical inpatients is also offered. Along with exceptional clinical skills, candidates who will be most successful in this position will have strong interpersonal skills and experience in working with other health care professionals and teams. This position also involves providing outpatient psychotherapy services to patients following discharge from acute hospitalization, acute rehabilitation, as well as other persons dealing with chronic medical issues. Other responsibilities include the supervision of pre-doctoral psychology interns in our APA-approved internship training program (a collaboration with the Truman Veterans Affairs Hospital: http://www.psychologytraining.va.gov/columbiamo/) and of post-doctoral fellows, and participation in research activities. For additional information about the Department of Health Psychology and MU Health Care, please visit:http://shp.missouri.edu/hp/index.phpand http://muhealth.org/.

The city of Columbia, home of the University of Missouri, has been consistently rated as one of the most desirable places to live in the United States. This college town of 110,000+ residents has the best of both worlds – small-town convenience and warmth with big-city sophistication and amenities. Located halfway between St. Louis and Kansas City and 30 miles from the state capital in Jefferson City, the city boasts affordable housing, a moderate cost of living, diverse cultural and economic opportunities and excellent public schools. For more information about Columbia, see http://www.visitcolumbiamo.com/.

For additional information, interested applicants are welcome to contact Renée Stucky, Ph.D., ABPP, Search Committee Chair at StuckyR@health.missouri.edu or 573-882-8876. Applications are to be submitted online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/index.php

Applicants should include a letter of interest, official transcript, curriculum vita, 2 work samples, and 3 letters of reference. Letters of reference may be mailed to: Kassie Wasson, University of Missouri, Department of Health Psychology, One Hospital Drive, DC116.88, Columbia, MO 65212. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The University of Missouri-Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. To request ADA accommodations, please contact our ADA Coordinator at (573) 884-7278 (V/TTY). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.