Open Employment and Student Opportunities

  • Faculty Position Opening, Associate/Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas.

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate level in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Sciences. Position to begin as early as July 1, 2021. The Division is comprised of 10 pediatric psychologists and is active in research, teaching, clinical service, professional service, and leadership in the Department and across the medical center.

Applicants must have a PhD or PsyD in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology with an emphasis in Pediatric Psychology and should have completed an APA-accredited internship and a research-oriented postdoctoral fellowship.  Mid-career applicants should have a demonstrated clear programmatic line of research in health psychology/behavioral medicine. Preference will be given to applicants who have present funding or a strong potential for external grant funding. Additionally, applicants should have passed or be in preparation to take the National Psychology Licensing Exam (EPPP) and be license eligible for Kansas.

Other desirable qualifications include a history of external grant funding, teaching experience in a medical setting, and clinical experience as part of a medical team. The University of Kansas Medical Center is a member of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) consortium and has extensive partnerships with other institutions in the Kansas City area and across the State of Kansas. Research faculty within the Division have a history of cross-institutional collaboration, which is encouraged.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please send a cover letter expressing interest, a CV, a one page research statement, and three letters of recommendation to Ann M Davis, PhD, MPH, ABPP at (with the subject line: Tenure Faculty Position). Information about the Division and Department can be found online at ( We strongly encourage applications from minority and women candidates. KUMC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

  • Child/Pediatric Postdoctoral Two-Year Fellowship for 2021-2023

The Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition is offering a two-year postdoctoral fellowship for the 2021-2023 cycle. Applicants will be accepted from the fields of Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, Public Health, Psychology, Physiology or related fields to work with our multidisciplinary team. This position is fully research, with hours toward licensure only available after specific negotiation. All applicants must have completed all requirements for their doctoral degree prior to beginning the fellowship.
The positions’ start date is expected to begin in the summer/fall of 2021, and salary will follow current NIH guidance. For more information about the Center and how to apply, please click HERE!

  • Research Nurse Coordinator

Overview: To assist with and perform administrative functions for the Division related to both the basic and clinical research programs, to include physical and personnel resource utilization, preparation of regulatory documents pertaining to research involving human subjects, coordination of data associated with clinical trials (including database management, research billing, auditing and reporting) and assisting Division faculty in the preparation of grants and contracts associated with clinical and translational research. To learn more about the position, click HERE to see the job posting and to apply.

  • Position Announcement: Research Assistant II Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition

The Community Impacts on Physical Activity research team ( within the Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition ( at Children’s Mercy Hospital invites applications for one full time (40 hours per week) Research Assistant II. The Research Assistant II will work on multiple federally funded research projects involving community-based physical activity research under the supervision of the PI and project managers. For more information please visit the CMH jobs website ( 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Implementation of day-to-day activities for multiple research studies
  • Recruit, screen, consent, and enroll study participants (children and adults)
  • Conduct data collection visits in adherence with study protocols
  • Communicate with study participants
  • Manage and work with study tracking databases in Microsoft Excel
  • Assist with data quality checks/control and occasional data entry
  • Manage study materials and assessment devices
  • Develop research and communication materials
  • Incorporate formatting and design elements into research documents
  • Manage study websites
  • Conduct literature reviews
  • Participate in team meetings and activities
  • Work cooperatively with other team members and supervisors


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Research experience
  • Independent self-starter
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and professionalism
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills


  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Skills or interest in graphic design


If you are interested in an internship at the Center and would like to apply, you can click here on the Application Survey. If you have been accepted for a position at the Center, please complete this Welcome Survey at your earliest opportunity. We look forward to having you on our team!

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