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University of Utah Neuromuscular Neuropsychologist / Assistant Professor in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank Neuromuscular Neuropsychologist / Assistant Professor

Department 00861 - Pediatric Neurology

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin FY2022


The Division of Pediatric Neurology at the University of Utah School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a neuromuscular neuropsychologist (NN). The NN will be expected to lead research efforts into the imaging, cognitive, and behavioral components of children and young adults with neuromuscular disorders. The NN will also provide a full range of psychotherapeutic, diagnostic and training activities, provide high-level psychological assessment, diagnosis, and evidenced-based treatment services, primarily for children with neuromuscular disorders or other pediatric neurological disorders, in inpatient and outpatient settings. Clinical duties will comprise 25% of the individual’s time commitment. Clinical activities will take place primarily at Primary Children’s Hospital and the Eccles Outpatient Building.

The Division maintains an excellent collegial relationship with our Neuromuscular and neuroimaging colleagues and neuromuscular care and psychological evaluation and treatment is an area of expanding need. Beyond this, the Division provides specialty care in a variety of pediatric and developmental neurological conditions including epilepsy, vascular disease, movement disorders, neonatal neurology, headache and functional neuroimaging. In addition to research and clinical care, the faculty member will participate in education activity, with opportunities in quality improvement and advocacy as well.

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. from an APA accredited graduate program; and must possess research experience in pediatric neuromuscular disorders, including publications; and prior experience in neuromuscular clinical trials. The selected candidate will receive a faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics on the Tenure Track at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The University of Utah/Department of Pediatrics offers a competitive salary and an unmatched benefits program, including non-contributory retirement contributions of 20.2% of annual salary that vest immediately. The Department offers a faculty development and mentoring program designed to help faculty succeed in translational or basic research.

Salt Lake City offers an incredible quality of life with a growing economy, rich cultural scene with ballet, theatre, symphony, opera and museums, outstanding restaurants, and a moderate cost of living. The city is a well-known ski destination and a gateway to the state’s renowned landscapes. In addition to its 14 ski resorts, Utah boasts five scenic national parks (with five more within a day’s drive), a variety of golf courses allowing for year-round play, hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails, a picturesque Lake Powell, and numerous other outdoor activities.

Interested individuals can apply for the position at A cover letter and curriculum vitae are required. For additional information about the position, please contact: Josh Bonkowsky, M.D., Ph.D., Division Chief, at

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 05/03/2021

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02628F

Type Faculty