Assistant Professor / Concussion
Med-Orthopedic Surgery - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (21008104)
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Sports Concussion Program is recruiting a clinical neuropsychologist to join the Sports Concussion Team under the direction of Dr. Michael "Micky" Collins, Executive and Clinical Director. This position will include an academic appointment at the Assistant Professor level (appointment stream track) within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The UPMC Sports Concussion Program is the largest program in the country, with over 20,000 patient visits per year. The program is involved in concussion care across all levels of sport including professional, collegiate, high school, and recreational. The program is primarily housed within clinical space at the UPMC Freddie Fu Sports Medicine Center, one of the largest sports medicine facilities in the country. The state-of-the-art facility is home to UPMC Sports Medicine and includes a training and rehabilitation gym with a plyometric training floor, a therapeutic pool, and a specialized performance training center. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of over 20 healthcare professionals including Neuropsychology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Primary Care Sports Medicine, Neurovestibular Rehabilitation, NeuroSurgery, NeuroRadiology, Behavioral NeuroOptometry, and Physical Therapy, including both musculoskeletal evaluations and sport-specific exertion therapy. The neuropsychologist serves as the head clinician on each case, overseeing care and rehabilitation from injury to return to play clearance.
Primary Responsibilities Include:
Brief and extended neuropsychological evaluations of pediatric and adult athletes with sport-related concussion; neuropsychological evaluations of patients with non-sport-related concussion, as well as other neurological and psychiatric disorders; ongoing management of rehabilitation and treatment planning; supervision of postdoctoral fellows; and involvement in clinical research.
A doctoral degree in clinical psychology;
Completion of an APA-accredited internship and completion of a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology are required;
Eligibility for licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania;
Completion of all necessary Pennsylvania clearances.
Qualified candidates should possess strong clinical, interpersonal, analytical, and writing skills, as well as a history of scholarly publications and presentations, and evidence of interest in and involvement in research. Ideal candidates will demonstrate a successful record of conducting independent research with publications in leading peer-reviewed journals. Academic rank is commensurate with prior academic achievements and experience [Instructor, <3 years of experience; Assistant, 3-5 years of experience; Associate, 6-9 years of experience].
Qualified applicants should apply via Talent Center (Req #21008104). Qualified applicants should include a cover letter detailing their interest in the position and qualifications, a copy of their current CV, and contact information for 3 references addressed to:
William F. Donaldson, MD
Professor and Interim Chair
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
3471 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213-0802
In addition to a cover letter and CV, qualified applicants should provide contact information for 3 references.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category Full-time regular
Required Attachments Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Other (see posting for additional details)