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Faculty Position - Pediatric Psychologist, Department of Psychology and Biobehavioral Sciences

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (St. Jude)
Memphis, Tennessee
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
11 Oct 2024

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Health Science
Job Type
Faculty Member
Employment - Hours
Full time

Job Details




The Department of Psychology and Biobehavioral Sciences at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is recruiting for an open-rank clinically-focused faculty position.  We are looking for a pediatric psychologist or health psychologist with interest and experience in working with children with catastrophic illness.  The faculty appointment will have a majority of effort dedicated to clinical service and supervision of clinical trainees. The position can be filled at the Assistant, Associate or Full Faculty level, and can be within the Clinical track (20% protected research time) or the Clinician-Scientist track (40% protected research time) based on candidate preference and goals.


St. Jude is a tertiary care hospital focused on treatment of catastrophic illnesses of childhood including cancer, sickle cell disease and other hematologic disorders, HIV and other infectious diseases, endocrinology, and neurological disorders. Prior experience with these populations is desirable but not required. Also desirable are interests and expertise in cross-cutting issues of pediatric illness such as adherence, health behaviors, and early childhood development.


The Department includes 22 faculty across clinical, clinician-scientist and research tracks, and houses robust clinical and research training programs at the post-doctoral fellowship, doctoral internship, and graduate student practicum levels. The Department also maintains comprehensive clinical-research and data science resources. The Psychology Clinic is staffed by pediatric psychologists and neuropsychologists and masters-level examiners. A full range of consultation, intervention and assessment services are provided to St. Jude patients in the outpatient and inpatient settings. Psychology is a highly valued discipline within interdisciplinary care teams and is well-integrated into medical care. Learn more about the Department at


Candidates must have a PhD or PsyD in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology from an APA-approved program with an APA- or CPA-approved doctoral internship. Completion of a post-doctoral fellowship in applied psychology is expected. The psychologist will be required to have licensure as a psychologist with Health Service Provider designation in the State of Tennessee. Salary and benefit packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


St. Jude is an internationally recognized leader in research for children with catastrophic disease.  It has been consistently rated as one of the 100 best workplaces in the U.S. by Fortune magazine, was recently voted the number one place to work in academia by The Scientist magazine.  It is consistently rated as one of the top children’s hospitals for pediatric cancer by U.S. News and World Report.


Interested candidates should submit a current CV and cover letter with statement of interests and goals directly online.


For more information: Kevin Krull, PhD, Chair, Department of Psychology and Biobehavioral Sciences, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.




Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has a diverse, global patient population and workforce, built on the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our founder Danny Thomas envisioned a hospital that would treat children of the world—regardless of race, religion or a family’s ability to pay. Learn more about our history and commitment.


Today, we continue the mission to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. As we accelerate this progress globally, we believe our legacy of diversity, equity and inclusion is foundational to success. With the commitment of leaders at all levels of the organization, we strive to ensure the St. Jude culture, leadership approaches and talent processes are equitable and culturally responsive. View our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report to learn about the hospital’s roots in diversity, equity and inclusion, where we are today and our aspirations for an even better future.


St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. Please do not call or email. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee or other representative at St. Jude via email, the internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place and approved by HR will result in no fee being paid in the event the candidate is hired by St. Jude.


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