Title:  Pediatric Psychologist (Assistant Professor)

Division:  Pediatrics
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Requisition ID:  10497

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).


The Department of Pediatrics-Psychology is recruiting for a Generalist Pediatric Psychologist .


The psychologist in this position with join other psychologists providing evaluation and intervention services to children and adolescents in both the inpatient and outpatient setting across medical populations.  Children are referred through their primary medical team including: gastroenterology, pulmonology, dermatology, neurology, allergy and immunology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and rheumatology.  Experience in assessment and treatment of functional disorders is preferred.


Consultation with medical providers and close collaboration with members of multidisciplinary medical teams will be expected for this position, as well as participation in the development of clinical programs.  


Faculty positions are Assistant Professor, clinician-educator positions in the Psychology Division, Department of Pediatrics. In addition to patient care and training learners in our internship and fellowship programs, all faculty members are expected to contribute to the College's academic mission.  Both independent and collaborative research/scholarship opportunities are available through partnership with other Division members, as well as our subspecialty partners.

About the Division of Psychology

The Division of Psychology within the Department of Pediatrics 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. BCM, our academic home, is also home to outstanding psychology training programs at the graduate, internship, and postdoctoral levels.  


The Psychology community at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital is dedicated to promoting an environment of respect, inclusion, equity, and belongingness. We are committed to the recruitment, retention, development, and promotion of Psychology team members of all backgrounds and experiences. Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.  Bicultural/bilingual individuals and those underrepresented in psychology are encouraged to apply.  

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) is 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 for Honor Roll status in pediatrics, currently ranking 3rd overall, and it is situated in Houston, one of the most diverse and dynamic cities in the country.

Job Duties

The psychologist will work with children and adolescents with concerns related to:

  • Adjustment to medical diagnosis

  • Adherence/self-management behavior

  • Management of physical symptoms to promote function

  • Family communication surrounding health and health care

  • Behavior interfering with health care/self-management 

  • Procedural anxiety

  • Pill swallowing difficulty

  • Functional presentations

Minimum Qualifications

  • Clinical (Pediatric) Psychologist licensed or license eligible in TX
  • Training and/or experience in providing multidisciplinary evaluation and intervention. 
  • Experience working in an academic medical center or other institution where children are served
  • Ability to work well in multidisciplinary teams
  • Strong leadership/communication skills
  • Bilingual applications strongly encouraged to apply



  • PhD or PsyD from an APA accredited graduate school
  • Completion of an APA accredited internship
  • Completion of fellowship



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated, subject to approved exemptions against vaccine- preventable diseases including, but not limited to COVID 19 and influenza.


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