The University of Iowa
College of Education
Connie Belin & Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development
Position: The University of Iowa invites applications for a Licensed Psychologist (Health Behavioral Clinic Specialist-PJB3) in the Connie Belin & Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development to work in the Assessment and Counseling Clinic. The Belin-Blank Center is dedicated to nurturing gifted children through research, teaching, and service, with an overall goal of helping students achieve their full academic and artistic potential and training teachers to play a key role in their development. This position is for one year with possible renewal. The preferred starting date is April 1, 2014 but no later than September 2014.
Responsibilities: Duties of the Psychologist include: (1) completing psychoeducational evaluations of high ability students who present with a range of needs related to giftedness as well as challenges related to learning difficulties, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and other mental health issues (e.g., anxiety, depression). These evaluations involve selection, administration, and interpretation of tests related to intellectual abilities, academic achievement, neuropsychological functioning, psychosocial adjustment, and career-related issues; (2) providing counseling for students and parents, as well as consultation with school personnel to promote the attainment of behavioral, psychosocial, and educational goals; (3) may be conducting research as well as assisting in the development and administration of trainings (e.g. webinars, workshops, etc); (4) supervising graduate-level practicum students in assessment, counseling and research; (5) may be assisting with the development of continuing professional educational opportunities for faculty and school personnel; and (6) may be assisting in the development and preparation of research proposals and grant applications.
Required Qualifications: (1) a doctoral degree in Psychology; (2) a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Iowa or license-eligible in the state of Iowa; (3) a Health Service Provider in the state of Iowa or eligible to apply for HSP; (4) experience administering, interpreting, and writing up results of the range of tests related to intellectual abilities, academic achievement, neuropsychological functioning, psychosocial adjustment, and/or career-related issues. Typical experience is 1 -3 years; and (5) experience in providing therapy services to children and/or families. Typical experience is 1 -3 years.
Desirable Qualifications: (1) completion of an APA-approved internship preferred; (2) experience in conducting diagnostic evaluations for learning disorders, attention disorders, autism spectrum disorder, and mood/anxiety disorders; (3) strong clinical assessment writing skills. Clinical writing samples may be requested; (4) specific training in using the Autism Diagnostic Observation System (ADOS) and the Autism Diagnostic Interview—Revised (ADI-R) in evaluating and diagnosing autism spectrum disorder is preferred, but applicants without this training will also be considered; and (5) prior familiarity or experience with high ability and/or twice-exceptional students is desired, but applicants without this experience will also be considered.
Salary: Commensurate with degree and experience. The University of Iowa offers an attractive package of benefits, TIAA/CREF retirement, and a selection of medical, dental, life, and additional options.
Application process: To apply for this position, visit our website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/ and reference requisition #63756. For more information about the Belin-Blank Center, visit our Website at http://www.education.uiowa.edu/belinblank/
The University of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with full domestic partner benefits and a Dual-Career Partner Network. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.