Pediatric Neuropsychologist
University of Wisconsin Madison, Department of Neurology
United States


Job no: 218602-AS

Work type: Faculty-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Instructional, Research, Scientific


Position Summary:
The Department of Neurology is seeking a Pediatric Neuropsychologist.


The Department of Neurology is a department of almost 60 faculty and 17 advanced practice providers located at 2 main sites: University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics and 20 S. Park. Weekly grand rounds take place at the UW location. This is a diverse group of generalists and specialists that provides primary, secondary, and tertiary inpatient and outpatient care for a Wisconsin and northern Illinois. The successful candidate will join a world-class institution that encourages, values and supports interdisciplinary basic, clinic and population health research, and attracts scholars and students from around the world.


Madison is the state's capitol city and is well known for offering a small town feel in a medium sized city. It is a great place to raise a family and offers an ideal combination of natural beauty, stimulating cultural events, outstanding schools and outdoor recreation.


The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.


Questions can be addressed to or Alanna Kessler-Jones, PsyD at


Principal Duties:
Attending duties on pediatric neuropsychology outpatient, inpatient consult and diagnostic services at UWHC and American Family Children's Hospital. Participate in department teaching activities, including neurology clerkship, first year neuroscience, graduate student and trainee mentoring. Train residents, fellows and medical students. Participate in continuing professional development programs. Develop independent, extramurally funded clinical research programs in neurology and pursue funding for research. Candidates at the rank of Associate Professor (CHS) or Professor (CHS) will hold a leadership role in the department.


For appointment at the CHS Track: Duties will either be approximately 80% clinical, 10% research, and 10% teaching or approximately 80% clinical, 20% research.


For appointment at the CT Track: Duties will be approximately 90% clinical, 10% teaching.


The successful candidate will also participate in professional, public, and university service appropriate to the rank. The successful applicant will participate in administrative and committee work to support the clinical and scholarly missions of UW Health and the School of Medicine and Public Health. An essential part of these duties will be working in a collegial relationship with other faculty members.


Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.


The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.


For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Degree and Area of Specialization:
PhD or PsyD in Clinical Psychology (or equivalent) from an APA accredited program.


Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
2 year postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology.


Academic credentials and experience for appointment at the selected rank. Appointment at the rank of associate or full CHS professor rank requires meeting criteria for appointment level as defined in School of Medicine and Public Health guidelines for promotion or appointment to associate professor or professor on the Clinical Health Sciences track.


License or Certificate:
ABCN/ABPP eligible or boarded in clinical neuropsychology.


Additional Information:
The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.


This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with PVL#218603; please note that only one vacancy exists. Having two positions vacancy listing allows the School of Medicine and Public Health to consider candidates with both CHS-track faculty and CT-track faculty credentials for this position.




Work Type:
Full Time: 100%


Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:
JULY 01, 2020


ANNUAL (12 months)


Instructions to Applicants:
Your application must be received through the Jobs at UW portal to be considered as a candidate. Apply at Search for Job ID: 218602-AS. To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a CV and personal statement/cover letter. This application will also require submission of three professional references, including your current or most recent supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.


The deadline for assuring full consideration is February 4, 2020, however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


Kathleen Shannon
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Employment Class:
Academic Staff-Renewable


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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.


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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.


The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).


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Applications Open: Jan 3 2020 Central Standard Time

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