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Faculty Positions

We are proud to offer teaching, clinical, and research positions in child mental, developmental, and behavioral health. You can learn more about all that we do here.

Below are our current faculty opportunities. Yale University offers all employees excellent benefits, including the Yale Home Buyers program, a scholarship program for dependents at any college, loan repayment (based on role), and a 5% match to contributions to your Yale retirement account.

Family Based Recovery (FBR) Clinical Faculty Position

FBR clinicians in the fields of social work, marriage and family therapy, and professional counseling work in teams to provide in-home attachment-based parent-child therapy and contingency management substance abuse treatment. Family-Based Recovery (FBR), an in-home treatment program for families with infants/toddlers impacted by parental substance use. The mission of FBR is to ensure that substance affected children develop optimally in drug-free, safe and stable homes with their parent(s). Therapists also assume responsibility for coordinating the provision of services by other community professionals. Therapists work a flexible schedule to accommodate individual family needs and in order to respond to a crisis, as required by the model, including some evenings and weekends on call (no in-person sessions). Each clinician serves as the parent-child clinician for six of the 12 families on a full caseload and as the individual/substance use clinician for the other six of the 12 families. Must have own car. Clinicians with bilingual capacity in Spanish are encouraged to apply. Experience with children, families, emotional disorders, and/ or substance abuse preferred.

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume specifying the position of interest to : YaleChildStudy.ClinicianPositions@yale.edu

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Faculty Position in Outpatient Clinical Services

The Yale Child Study Center Outpatient Clinical Services has an opening for full-time psychiatric nurse practitioner dedicated to providing integrated mental health supports and services to children, teens, and families in the Tourette syndrome/Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Clinic and to engage clinical assessments related to clinical trials in this area. Successful candidates will be appointed as an Instructor at Yale School of Medicine and will provide psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and mental health treatment services to youth up to 18 years of age and their families. The provider will primarily be treating children with Tourette syndrome, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and body-focused repetitive behaviors and closely related comorbidities such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Depression and Anxiety. Close collaboration with providers from a range of behavioral health disciplines is an important component of the work. As an academic medical center and a training site for psychiatry, psychology, social work, and nursing students, this position provides opportunities for teaching and precepting.

Successful candidates must have completed training as an APRN or NP in psychiatric nursing with specialized training in the provision of child mental health treatment and be licensed or license-eligible in Connecticut. This position requires expertise in providing direct clinical services to children, adolescents, and their families. A preferred candidate would have some experience in clinical trials research and conducting structured assessments of child psychiatric conditions. Candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. A successful applicant should be a strong role model in terms of service provision.

Yale University provides a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including the Yale Home Buyers program, a scholarship program for dependents at any college, and a 5% match to contributions to your Yale retirement account. Our outpatient services are a National Health Corps Loan Forgiveness site.

To apply send your CV and cover letter to yalechildstudy.clinicianpositions@yale.edu. Application deadline is November 15.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The Yale Child Study Center has an opening for a full time or part-time board certified or board eligible child and adolescent psychiatrist dedicated to a career in clinical practice in an academic department. 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.

This clinical track faculty position will be at the level of Assistant Professor. Successful candidates will be excellent clinicians who will provide psychiatric outpatient clinical services, including medication management and therapy, to children and adolescents through our contract with the Yale Center for Behavioral Health and Wellbeing in Westport, CT. Services to families are provided both in person and virtually. Individuals in this position will also be a part of the faculty of the Center with opportunities to engage in educational and scholarly activities.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

Interested parties should send cover letter and resume specifying position of interest.


Intensive In-home Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Services (IICAPS) Clinical Faculty Position

IICAPS clinicians in the fields of social work, marriage and family therapy, and professional counseling work in teams to provide child and family focused mental health treatment to meet the comprehensive needs of children from 4 to 18 years of age who have been discharged from psychiatric hospitals, prevented from entry into hospital or require more than weekly community-based care to treat their severe emotional disorders. Clinicians work in each family’s home and community; each clinician team carries 8 cases and is expected to hold individual child, parents and family sessions each week. Services to be provided include individual and family evaluation, assessment and treatment, clinical collaboration and care coordination, crisis management and intervention. Must have own car. Clinicians with bilingual capacity in Spanish are encouraged to apply. Experience with children, families, emotional disorders, and/ or substance abuse preferred.

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume specifying the position of interest to: YaleChildStudy.ClinicianPositions@yale.edu

Outpatient Clinical Faculty Position

Outpatient clinicians in the fields of social work, marriage and family therapy, and professional counseling are sought to provide a range of mental health treatment services to youth up to 18 years of age and their families. Many of the families served come from economically disadvantaged areas of Connecticut. These youth and families are often at high risk for mental health difficulties. Outpatient services include assessment, crisis intervention, individual psychotherapy, family treatment, group therapy, parental guidance, education and skills training, advocacy and linkage to other services. Clinicians work closely with the youth, parents or other primary caretakers, and significant family members to address problems related to the youth’s behavior, social emotional needs and level of functioning. Clinicians diagnose and treat symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, aggression and other psychological disorders with appropriate treatment modalities, including the implementation of evidence-based treatments. As necessary, clinicians work with other professionals involved with the youth and family (e.g. school, pediatrician, DCF worker, Probation officer, other providers, etc.).

Licensed or license-eligible clinicians with the following skills or experience are encouraged to apply:
  • Two or more years of experience in a youth mental health setting
  • Bilingual clinicians able to provide treatment in Spanish
  • Candidates from diverse backgrounds
Applicants should send a cover letter and resume specifying the position of interest to: YaleChildStudy.ClinicianPositions@yale.edu

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