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Clinical Professor (TEACCH Chapel Hill)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Closing date
Apr 4, 2024

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Organization Type
Psychiatry-TEACCH - 412205
Application Deadline:
Position Type:
Visiting / Part-time Faculty
Working Title:
Clinical Professor (TEACCH Chapel Hill)
Appointment Type:
Clinical Faculty (Fixed Term)
Position Number:
Vacancy ID:
Part-Time Temporary
Hours per week:
Position Location:
North Carolina, US
Proposed Start Date:
Estimated duration of appointment:
1 year
Be a Tar Heel!:
A global higher education leader in innovative teaching, research and public service, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill consistently ranks as one of the nation's top public universities. Known for its beautiful campus, world-class medical care, commitment to the arts and top athletic programs, Carolina is an ideal place to teach, work and learn.One of the best college towns and best places to live in the United States, Chapel Hill has diverse social, cultural, recreation and professional opportunities that span the campus and community.University employees can choose from a wide range of professional training opportunities for career growth, skill development and lifelong learning and enjoy exclusive perks that include numerous retail and restaurant discounts, savings on local child care centers and special rates for performing arts events.
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:
The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care with a mission to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. The UNC TEACCH Autism Program is housed within the School of Medicine. Started in the late 1960s, the UNC TEACCH Autism Program's mission is to create and disseminate community-based services, training programs and research to enhance the quality of life for autistic individuals and their families across the lifespan. UNC TEACCH currently operates 7 outpatient clinics across North Carolina, a residential program, and an employment program. In addition, UNC TEACCH has a robust community-based research program and internationally acclaimed training program. We are committed to providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse and respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnerships with the UNC Health System and other School of Medicine programs through close collaboration and commitment to service.

Our vision: Our vision is to create a world where all autistic individuals and their families have access to excellent evidence - based services in their home communities.

Patient care: We provide evidence-based services and exceptional clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing disparities in care across North Carolina and beyond.

Education: We prepare tomorrow's clinicians and researchers who work with autistic individuals by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented education. We cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.

Research: We develop and support clinically and community oriented outstanding research programs and resources. We provide opportunities for collaboration among disciplines across and beyond the University as well as collaboration with community stakeholders to support meaningful and outstanding research that directly impacts autistic individuals and their families.
Position Summary:
The University of North Carolina TEACCH Autism Program has a position for a Psychologist/Clinical Professor within the TEACCH Chapel Hill Center. The selected candidate will hold a fixed-term faculty position in the Department of Psychiatry, UNC School of Medicine.

Clinical Faculty at TEACCH engage in a combination of clinical, research, and teaching activities. Clinical opportunities include maintaining a diagnostic and treatment caseload of autistic clients across the lifespan consistent with faculty expertise. Teaching opportunities include supervising trainees, providing consultation, and training of other professionals locally, nationally, and internationally. TEACCH faculty engage in a variety of community-based research activities with current research projects covering the lifespan from promoting access to care for Black toddlers, transition to adulthood interventions, and mental health intervention and services research for autistic adults and older adults. The successful candidate's research activities may range from providing clinical services on an intervention trial, evaluating assessment data from a research database of more than 14,000 individuals diagnosed by TEACCH, and/or pursuing independent research. The blend of clinical, teaching, and research activities will depend on the successful candidate's expertise and career interests.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Completion of an APA-accredited Ph.D./PsyD in clinical, school, or related doctoral program, and completion of an APA-accredited internship. Candidates must be licensed or licensed eligible as a psychologist in the state of North Carolina. Candidates must have previous clinical training and experience in the assessment and treatment of autistic individuals. Salary will be commensurate with rank and experience.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:
Prior experience in academic medical setting and/or in a high-performing clinical team.
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities:
Not Applicable.
Special Instructions:
Interested candidate may apply by going to
and attaching an up-to-date curriculum vitae. In addition, two letters of reference should be submitted directly by your references to the Chair of the Search Committee, TEACCH Chapel Hill (Temporary) via email to

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