Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 22, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 225169-AS
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Instructional, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Department of Neurology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health seeks an adult nontenure neuropsychologist to join the Charles Matthews Neuropsychology Program at the UW Hospitals, VA Hospital and UW Health clinics. This position has its home in the Department of Neurology with an affiliate appointment in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology in the Department of Medicine.

The position includes opportunities for teaching, clinical and research activities in an academic environment with adult and pediatric neuropsychologists, geriatricians, neurology subspecialists and faculty in other services including neurosurgery, neuroradiology, clinical neurophysiology and basic science departments.

Clinical teaching will involve working with medical learners and Neuropsychology, Neurology and Geriatrics fellows with clinical responsibilities across UW Health clinics including the UW Health East Clinic and the Madison VA GRECC (Geriatrics Research and Clinical Center).

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Additional Information:

UW Research:
- Ranked 6th overall across the US in volume of research performed
- $1 Billion spent annually on research initiatives
- 17 individual VCRGE research and service centers

Neuropsychology Section, Department of Neurology
Over the years, faculty within the Section of Neuropsychology have been funded by NIH and private foundations. Research interests include cognitive and behavioral complications of childhood and adult epilepsy, the neurobehavioral outcomes of epilepsy surgery, preclinical Alzheimer's disease and the earliest cognitive, imaging, and lifestyle predictors of incipient disease, depression in temporal lobe epilepsy and understanding the cognitive impact of multiple sclerosis. Faculty staff within the Charles Matthews Neuropsychology Clinic, UW Health clinics and the VA Hospital. Dr. Matthews was a renowned neuropsychologist who has been regarded as "the father of neuropsychology training" by the American Psychology Association, and established a distinguished history of clinical service, training, and research. Faculty provide care in the general neuropsychology outpatient clinic, the dementia specific clinics in Neurology and Geriatrics, the adult and pediatric epilepsy clinics, multi-disciplinary clinics for spina bifida, neurocutaneous disorders, and neuro-oncology, stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis and neurodegenerative diseases. Faculty supervise trainees in neuropsychology at the UW Hospital, American Family Children's Hospital and William S. Middleton VA Memorial Hospital.

Division of Geriatrics Research:
Funding within the Division of Geriatrics has surpassed $100 Million across various NIH, NIA, VA, HRSA, private industry, and other funding sources. Research interests range from Biology of Aging, to pre-clinical research and clinical research studying the impacts of exercise, pharmaceuticals, diet, and other lifestyles on aging and dementia. A large focus of our funded research is on investigating the causes of Alzheimer's disease, and includes high profile longitudinal studies to collect data across generations of research participants.

UW Health Memory Care Clinics:
Memory Care Clinical Team consists of physicians, neuropsychologists in Neurology and Geriatrics, nurses and social workers who collaboratively work to help determine if patients are experiencing age-related memory or thinking declines, to determine what causes cognitive decline, and to provide care management of impairments. The Memory Care Team is dedicated to patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia, including Alzheimer's disease.

Principal Duties:

80% - Conduct brief neuropsychological evaluations to evaluate cognitive function in older adults in Memory Assessment Clinics and collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to formulate diagnoses and direct patient care. Clinical care responsibilities include providing memory care to geriatric patients within UW Health East Clinic and geriatric veterans within the Madison VA GRECC. Clinical activities will be roughly three days per week at UW Health clinics and one day per week at the VA. Opportunities for working with telemedicine technology are available to grow the reach of memory care.

15% - Develop an independent, extramurally funded research program. Protected research time is provided as part of this CHS-track position, providing opportunities for working with ongoing research, including in the areas of Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

5% - Clinical teaching will involve working with medical learners and Geriatrics and Neuropsychology, Neurology and Geriatric fellows, with clinical responsibilities across UW Health clinics including the UW Health East Clinic and the Madison VA GRECC (Geriatrics Research and Clinical Center). Participate in continuing professional development programs.

Clinical, research, teaching and administrative service as appropriate to the rank. The successful applicant will participate in administrative and committee work to support the clinical and scholarly missions of UW Health and the School of Medicine and Public Health. An essential part of these duties will be working in a collegial relationship with other faculty members.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD in Clinical Psychology or Clinical Neuropsychology from an APA accredited program. ABCN/ABPP eligible or boarded in Clinical Neuropsychology required. Training in dementia preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology or 3 years of experience (can include pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship) in Neuropsychology.

Additional Information:

A criminal background check/caregiver check will be conducted prior to hiring.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

SEPTEMBER 01, 2020


ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the "" button. You will be asked to upload a letter of interest and current CV.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is August 23, 2020; however, position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


Jana Jones
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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Applications Open: Jul 22 2020 Central Daylight Time
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