Title:  Assistant Professor

Division:  Pediatrics
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Requisition ID:  6923

Baylor College of Medicine and Department Summary:

Baylor (www.bcm.edu) is recognized as one of the nation’s premier academic health science centers and is known for excellence in education, research, and healthcare and community service. Located in the heart of the world's largest medical center (Texas Medical Center), Baylor is affiliated with multiple educational, healthcare and research affiliates (Baylor Affiliates).


Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital is seeking a full time Psychologist at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank in the Section of Psychology, Department of Pediatrics. This Psychologist will be the behavioral health lead for the Foster Care program, as well as provide services to children and adolescents hospitalized for non-accidental trauma.  The Foster Care program is a multi-disciplinary collaboration between the Psychology, Public Health Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Developmental Pediatrics Services at Texas Children's Hospital.  The program is dedicated to providing care for children in foster care as well as those in at-risk social situations, with services including medical evaluations, caregiver support and education, care coordination, and access to mental health screens and trauma informed mental healthcare.  The successful candidate will provide evidence-based screening, assessment, and intervention services within the identified patient populations, and engage in program development, clinical teaching and supervision, multi-disciplinary team activities, and research collaborations.


This psychologist will join a team that includes more than 40 pediatric, clinical, and neuropsychologists practicing across subspecialty areas at Texas Children's Hospital, providing care in both the inpatient and outpatient environments. This is an open-rank clinician-educator position. However, all faculty members are expected to contribute to the College's academic mission, and both independent and collaborative research/scholarship opportunities are available through partnership with other Section members, as well as our subspecialty partners. 


BCM is also home to outstanding psychology training programs at the graduate, internship, and postdoctoral levels. Clinical services are provided within the Psychology Service at Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), the largest children's hospital in the United States and the primary teaching/training center for the Baylor College of Medicine's (BCM) Department of Pediatrics. TCH is consistently designated by U.S. News and World Report in for Honor Roll status in pediatrics, currently ranking 4th overall, and it is situated in Houston, one of the most diverse and dynamic cities in the country.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates for the position will have obtained a doctorate in clinical, counseling, or school psychology with a specialization in pediatric or child clinical psychology and will have completed both an APA-accredited psychology internship and postdoctoral training in pediatric or clinical psychology. The candidate must also be licensed/license-eligible in Texas. Bilingual/bicultural candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.