Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology

The Texas Child Study Center, a collaboration of Dell Children’s Medical Center and the University of Texas at Austin, will be offering (2) Pediatric Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship positions for the 2019-2020 training year. Clinical training activities will take place within hospital and specialty care clinics provided by the Psychology Service at Dell Children’s Medical Center. The primary rotations offered are within the inpatient Consultation and Liaison Program and outpatient programs for Behavioral Medicine, Developmental Disabilities, Chronic Diseases, and Adolescent Medicine. Fellows will be provided training in brief evidence-based child and family-focused applications of cognitive-behavioral and behavioral therapies. Other minor training rotations will be available within the Texas Child Study Center’s specialty care clinics (Cancer, G/I, Dermatology, etc.), pediatric primary care, and outpatient clinics (disruptive behaviors, internalizing disorders). Fellows will have opportunities to participate in clinical research relevant to their professional goals. They will also have opportunities to supervise and provide training for psychology interns and graduate students. There is some flexibility in the training experiences as we have a relatively large psychology staff who have different areas of expertise. Thus, fellows will have the opportunity to choose additional rotations and training experiences that fit his or her personal and professional interests.

This is a 12-month appointment at a salary of $47,472.00. In addition, healthcare benefits will be paid by our organization. The Postdoctoral Fellowship year will begin on the first of September and end twelve months later with the option to add a second year of post-doctoral training. Fellows receive the standard vacation and sick time afforded professional staff at the University of Texas. If you have questions about the position, the financial offer, benefits package etc., please feel free to contact the Director of Psychology Training, Dr. David F. Curtis (

Applicants from underrepresented groups and/or with Spanish language abilities are encouraged to apply. Employment is through the University of Texas.

A fully completed application includes:

  1. A letter of interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Three letters of reference. Please send the fully completed application set to Dr. David F. Curtis, c/o Ms. Stacia De Leon at Application materials are due January 1st, 2019.

The Texas Child Study Center strongly values diversity and believes in creating an equitable, hospitable, appreciative, safe, and inclusive environment for all staff, trainees, and families. TCSC welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and believes that a diverse training environment contributes to the overall quality of the program. Applicants who are bilingual in English and Spanish are encouraged to apply. TCSC provides equal opportunity to all prospective applicants and does not discriminate because of a person’s race, color, sexual orientation, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other factor that is irrelevant to success as a psychology intern. The University of Texas is the employer for this position and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

About the Texas Child Study Center

The Texas Child Study Center was created in response to the need for pediatric mental health services and training for future mental health practitioners in the Austin area. The Center is a collaboration between Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas and The University of Texas at Austin and all psychologists are employees of the University of Texas. As of February 2019, The Center will be relocated to reside directly on the Dell Children’s Medical Center campus within a state of the art, newly designed clinical space. The Center provides evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral, and developmental disabilities, ranging from adjustment difficulties to more chronic conditions including major mental health diagnoses, mood, and developmental disorders. Providers collaborate with physicians at Dell Children’s Medical Center to provide psychological support to children coping with acute and chronic medical conditions. Patients seen at the Center come from all socioeconomic strata and ethnic and racial backgrounds.

About Dell Children’s Medical Center

Dell Children’s Medical Center (DCMC) is located in Austin Texas and it is the only freestanding pediatric facility in the region. DCMC is a member of Seton Family of Hospitals, has 176 beds, and serves a 46-county area. The hospital earned the world’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Healthcare (LEED-HC) platinum designation from the U.S. Green Building Council. DCMC values the healing power of the environment and includes a large collection of art, a three-acre multi-level Healing Garden, and several courtyards and gardens that represent eco-systems in the Central Texas Region. The mission of Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas is to improve the quality of life and health of children through family centered and family-oriented care, regardless of the family’s ability to pay for care. Central to this mission is developing partnerships with other organizations that share the mission and vision and providing educational activities that are synergistic with provision of care and meeting community needs.