Postdoctoral Fellowship - Center for Child Health and Development/University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017


Position:  The Center for Child Health and Development (CCHD) at the University of Kansas Medical Center is recruiting postdoctoral fellows for the 2017-2018 training year. One full time position and one part time position is available. The CCHD is an interdisciplinary university center with a focus on clinical care, training, community outreach, and research related to autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. Fellows are trainees in our Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disability (LEND) interdisciplinary training program.

Applicants are being recruited for two tracks- Clinical Focus and Research Intensive. Fellows from both tracks participate in clinical, research, outreach, and advocacy activities. Time spent in each of these areas is based on the specific track and level of interest. Fellows will participate in an interdisciplinary course with other LEND trainees. Qualified applicants may have the opportunity to provide teaching and supervision to graduate student trainees.

We welcome applicants from the fields of speech-language pathology, psychology, applied behavior analysis, special education, nursing, or other related disciplines. This fellowship provides opportunities to obtain supervised hours needed for clinical licensure. For those seeking for licensure, must be temporary license-eligible in the state of Kansas.

Clinical opportunities include:

  • Interdisciplinary diagnostic teams
  • Developmental behavioral therapy clinic
  • PCIT certification
  • Feeding team
  • Telemedicine consultation
  • Social skills groups for girls
  • Cranio-facial clinic and cleft-lip/palate clinic

Research areas of emphasis include:

  • Sensorimotor processes
  • Cognitive abilities in ASD
  • Structural and anatomical brain alterations associated with ASD
  • Gender differences in ASD
  • Infant/young child social, language, and cognitive development
  • Book-reading interventions for young children
  • Eye tracking in young children


  • Start Date:  Flexible
  • Applying:    Please email CV and cover letter to Leni Swails, PhD at
                        lbwilco@kumc.edu. Additional information about research & clinical
                        experiences available upon request.
  • Benefits:     Stipend of $47,484, university holidays, and 15 days annual leave
  • Application Review Dates:  Until position filled