Assistant Professor of Clinical Child Psychology

Yale University


The Yale Child Study Center has an opening for an Assistant Professor of Clinical Child Psychology.  The successful candidate will be involved in clinical research conducted at the Denis Sukhodolsky lab and the primary responsibilities will include providing cognitive-behavior therapy to children participating in a clinical trial of behavior therapy for irritability adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.  This position also requires conducting psychological assessments and neuropsychological testing with study participants.  Other responsibilities will involve providing training and supervision of trainees in the Sukhodolsky lab including supervising assessments of cognitive functioning, language, and adaptive functioning.  The position will also offer opportunities to contribute to the preparation of research papers and conference presentations based on the recently completed randomized controlled trial of CBT for anxiety in children with autism.

The mission of the Yale Child Study Center is to improve the mental health of children and families, advance understanding of their psychological and developmental needs, and treat and prevent childhood mental illness through the integration of research, clinical practice, and professional training.  The Child Study Center is committed to recruiting, supporting, and encouraging the most gifted clinicians, researchers, and leaders in the field today as well those in succeeding generations in the service of its clinical, research, training, policy, and prevention agendas. 


Successful candidates must possess a doctoral degree in psychology, a postdoctoral fellowship in child psychology, and be licensed in Connecticut.  Training and experience in behavioral and cognitive-behavioral therapy for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder are highly preferred.  

Application Instructions

Please apply through Interfolio via this link  Submit a CV, three letters of reference, and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience, including provision of services in pediatric and consultation-liaison settings for children.  

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.