Clinical/Pediatric Psychologist
Faculty/Clinical Faculty | Rush University Medical Center – Chicago | Psychology

RUSH University Medical Center (RUMC) is currently accepting candidates for a clinical faculty position as a Clinical/Pediatric Psychologist. This position is 0.8 FTE: three days spent at the RUSH Day School (RDS) and one day spent in an outpatient assessment clinic through the Division of Pediatric Psychology. Opportunities to increase the position to 1.0 FTE may be available contingent upon funding. Anticipated academic rank will be at the Assistant Professor level, or a higher rank commensurate with experience.

RUSH Day School (RDS) is a not-for-profit, therapeutic school that is part of RUMC. RDS utilizes a team approach to provide intensive psychotherapeutic services within an academic program. RDS students present with a complex array of mental health and academic challenges which may include trauma exposure, substance exposure, autism spectrum disorder, bipolar disorder and psychosis in addition to anxiety, depression, ADHD and behavioral disorders. Many RDS students have multiple comorbidities and specific learning disorders as well as significant family and community stressors. The goal for each student is to return to a less restrictive school environment and most students return to a public or private school with accommodation and support. The school serves approximately 32 students in grades K-8 during the regular and extended school year. Staff at RDS are charged with providing a consistent, structured, and caring environment where some of the most vulnerable children can learn and receive treatment. Anticipated clinical responsibilities at RDS will include:

  • Providing individual, group, and family therapy
  • Conducting psychological evaluations to support student IEPs and provide diagnostic clarity
  • Overseeing academic testing and analyzing educational data
  • Providing clinical supervision and consultation for RDS teachers and staff as an active member of the therapeutic milieu
  • Providing clinical supervision of predoctoral psychology residents; psychiatry fellows and medical students if interested
  • Providing consultation to outside school districts
  • Participating in program development and research

The Division of Pediatric Psychology at RUMC provides a wide range of therapeutic, assessment, and consultation services across inpatient and outpatient settings. Our division also supports an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship program. Anticipated clinical responsibilities for this portion of the position will include:

  • Conducting psychological evaluations for patients ages 5-18 to establish diagnostic clarity and provide treatment recommendations
  • Providing clinical supervision of predoctoral psychology residents in our outpatient assessment clinic

Qualified candidates must have a doctoral degree (PhD; PsyD) in clinical psychology with an APA-approved internship, completed a fellowship in clinical child psychology or pediatric psychology, and be licensed or license eligible in the state of Illinois. Candidates with experience conducting autism evaluations are strongly encouraged to apply. Start date is negotiable and applications will be evaluated as they are received.

RUMC is located in the Near West Side of Chicago. We recognize our privilege of caring for historically marginalized and underserved populations and seek candidates who are passionate about addressing and eliminating the structural heath inequities that our patients have and continue to endure. We also strongly believe that patient care is improved through a diverse workforce. As such, we strongly encourage candidates from all racial, ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position.    

RUSH University System for Health (RUSH) is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the individuals and the diverse communities it serves through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, research and community partnerships. RUSH includes RUSH University Medical Center, RUSH University, RUSH Copley Medical Center and RUSH Oak Park Hospital, as well as numerous outpatient care facilities. Rush University, with more than 2,500 students, is a health sciences university that comprises Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College. RUSH University Medical Center is an elite medical community recognized for excellence in patient care, medical discovery and clinical expertise. Our continued pursuits have earned RUSH University Medical Center the distinction of being on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Honor Roll for 2022-2023. This places the Medical Center amongst the top 20 of the more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated. U.S. News & World Report has also recognized ten RUSH programs amongst the nation’s best, including top ten national rankings for neurology and neurosurgery and orthopedics. These accolades, along with many others that include a decade of Magnet® designation, reflect the collective efforts and commitment to excellence demonstrated by our physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses and medical staff. RUSH University Medical Center has received Vizient's Quality Leadership Award, ranking first among 99 academic medical centers across the country. All three RUSH University System for Health hospitals have earned the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation in the Healthcare Equality Index.


Rush University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or Protected Veteran status.


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Best HospitalsRush University Medical Center is an elite medical community recognized for excellence in patient care, medical discovery and clinical expertise. Our continued pursuits have earned Rush University Medical Center the distinction of being on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Honor Roll for 2020-2021. This places the Medical Center amongst the top 20 of the 3,000 hospitals evaluated. U.S. News & World Report has also recognized 11 Rush programs amongst the nation’s best, including top five national rankings for orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery.

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