Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities


Rush University Medical Center is recruiting for a postdoctoral fellowship designed to provide doctoral level clinical psychology applicants specialized training in neurodevelopmental disabilities within an interdisciplinary clinic, and translational research program. The position provides a joint appointment in the Autism Assessment, Research, Treatment and Services (AARTS) Center in the Department of Psychiatry (75%) and the Department of Pediatrics (25%). The focus on this fellowship will be on diagnostic assessment and treatment of individuals with ASD and related neurodevelopmental disorders. Although specific experiences may be tailored to individual fellowship training goals, below offers a general overview of the breakdown of components and expectations for the fellowship.

AARTS Center (Department of Psychiatry)

Research (25%)

• Conduct diagnostic and study-specific assessments for autism studies

• Serve as study clinician on autism intervention trials

• Participate in collaborative poster presentations, community presentations, and other scholarship activities

Clinical (50%)

• Maintain outpatient therapy caseload

• Participate in interdisciplinary diagnostic evaluations

• Facilitate therapy groups

• Attend weekly individual and group supervision

• Conduct school-based consultations

• Assist in supervision of psychology externs

Department of Pediatrics

Research (25%)

• Conduct clinical/behavioral assessments in Fragile X Syndrome and rare NDD clinics

• Counseling/interventions in Fragile X Syndrome and NDD clinics

• Participate in collaborative poster presentations, community presentations, and other scholarship activities

Additional Opportunities


• Attend weekly clinic rounds; case conference; departmental grand rounds

• Support community-based outreach events

• Teach or co-teach psychiatry residents and fellow courses


• Obtain licensure application materials and study materials

• Begin studying 3-5 months in advance. Rush will grant 2 hours of studying time per week.

• Sit for exam before 1st year of postdoc ends

Salary & Benefits

• The position will run from 7/01/19 to 6/30/2020 (with option to extend to a second year)

• Salary of $50,000

• 22 days professional/personal leave

• LEAP funds, pay for 90% of continuing education expenses and conference attendance (up to $1,000)

• Health & dental insurance

Interested applicants are encouraged to send a C.V. and cover letter to Allie Wainer, PhD at

More about Rush University Medical Center:

Rush University Medical Center is an academic medical center that encompasses a 669-bed hospital serving adults and children. In January 2012, Rush opened a new 376-bed hospital building, known as the Tower, which is part of the Medical Center’s major renovation of its campus.

Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation’s top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research. The Medical Center also offers more than 70 highly selective residency and fellowship programs in medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties.

Rush is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Rush is ranked in 7 of 16 categories in U.S. News & World Report's 2018–2019 “America's Best Hospitals” issue, and is one of the two top-ranked hospitals in Illinois overall.

Rush was one of four hospitals in the country that the American Hospital Association honored for equity of care in June of 2018.

Rush was the first hospital in Illinois serving adults and children to receive Magnet status—the highest honor in nursing—and the first in Illinois to earn a fourth four-year designation.

Rush has been ranked among the country's top 100 hospitals—and 15 major teaching hospitals—four times by Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of health care data and analytics.

The Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights organization that advocates for equality for people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and/or queer/questioning named Rush University Medical Center a leader in LGBT Health Equality for the tenth consecutive year.

Maggie McGauley

Maggie McGauley

Faculty Recruiter

If you’d like to know more about this position, please contact me directly. You can also express your interest through the link below.