November 13, 2014


ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR and ASSOCIATE SCIENTIST or PROFESSOR AND SENIOR SCIENTIST— Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Clinical Child Psychology Program and the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies (LSI) at the University of Kansas invite applications for a tenured position to begin as early as August 18, 2015.  We are seeking a scientist with a national standing and an established record of research with a focus in neuroscience-based translational research on autism spectrum disorders. Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. in psychology, neurosciences, or a related field, and have a demonstrated record of sustained extramural funding.  We are seeking faculty member who can provide leadership among, and collaborate with, faculty members and students in securing and sustaining research projects in keeping with the mission of the LSI. The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge; and (4) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities. See for more information.

The successful candidate will hold a joint appointment in the Clinical Child Psychology Program and the Life Span Institute, and a courtesy appointment at the University of Kansas Medical Center.  The CCPP is an interdepartmental program of the Departments of Psychology and Applied Behavioral Science; the LSI is one of the largest and most highly regarded human development and disabilities research centers in the country, bringing together scientists of diverse disciplines to study human development from its genetic origins through the final stages of life.  The Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training (KCART) is one of 13 centers housed within the LSI.

The University of Kansas is located in Lawrence, 30 miles from Kansas City.  The University of Kansas is a major research university with an exceptional tradition of research and service in child health and development. The LSI fosters a highly collaborative, enterprising environment for scientists, students and practitioners to conduct research on human and community development, disabilities, and aging. More information about the LSI is available at and specific information about KCART is available at  The CCPP has close ties with the LSI, and has received national awards for quality of training in clinical psychological science. More information about the program is available at the website:

For more information about the position please contact Dr. John Colombo, Director, Life Span Institute ( or Dr. Ric G. Steele, Director, Clinical Child Psychology Program ( 

For a complete description and to apply on-line go to  or and search openings by keyword [Autism]. A complete on-line application will include a letter of application, a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of research interest, a statement of teaching philosophy, representative publications, and the full names and contact information for three references. In addition, applicants must arrange to have three letters of recommendation that evaluate scholarly achievement and teaching sent to: Autism Faculty Search, Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, 1052 Dole Human Development Center, University of Kansas, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, Email:   Initial review of applications begins October 27, 2014 and will continue for as long as required to identify a qualified pool.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, retaliation, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and is the University’s Title IX Coordinator: the Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access,, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.

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