Faculty Position, Clinician Scientist Track - Department of Psychology

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Sean Phipps
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Lead your own innovative research program in an award-winning environment.


At St. Jude, we have one common goal: find cures for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases through research and treatment.

We currently have an opportunity for a highly-motivated, experienced investigator focused on childhood cancer at mid-career to senior level (i.e., at the early Associate to Full level). As a lead member of our Psychology team, you will carry out your own research program with full access to our department and world-class institutional resources. With a primary research focus and a smaller (20%) clinical commitment expected, you’ll also mentor the research activities of other junior faculty in the department.

  • The specific area of research is open, and may relate to any areas of childhood cancer/psycho-oncology. Possible research areas could include adherence, health promotion and health outcomes research, survivorship issues, eHealth/mHealth interventions, sleep, pain, or palliative care/end of life.
  • Joint appointments to the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, and the University of Memphis Department of Psychology are available.

The Department of Psychology at St. Jude conducts a full range of clinical and research activities. Staffing includes 64 FTE’s, including 20 faculty, roughly evenly split between Clinical Track (> 80% clinical effort) and Clinician Scientist Track (> 60% research effort). Additional staff include psychological examiners/psychometricians, research assistants, postdoctoral fellows, and administrative support. We are an active training site, with training provided at the postdoctoral, internship, and graduate student levels.

Why St. Jude?
When you work at St. Jude, you’ll experience the benefits of working in an award-winning environment where patient care and treatment are prioritized above all else. We offer a highly collaborative workplace where all employees, regardless of their role, share the same commitment to make a difference in the lives of the children we serve. St. Jude is consistently ranked on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work For” and Glassdoor’s “Best Place to Work” list for companies with 1,000 or more employees.

We offer a very competitive salary in addition to a startup allowance and a strong ongoing commitment of research support including space and personnel.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should submit a current CV and cover letter with statement of interests directly online.


Alternatively, applications can be submitted to:

Sean Phipps, PhD

Chair, Department of Psychology

Mailstop 740

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

262 Danny Thomas Place

Memphis, TN 38105


Email: sean.phipps@stjude.org.

Minimum Education

Candidates should have a PhD and clinical internship from APA/CPA accredited programs with specialty training in pediatric or clinical child psychology. 
Applicants must be eligible for Tennessee licensure in Psychology.

Minimum Experience

A record of prior academic success, peer-reviewed publications and extramural funding is critical.

Other Information

COVID-19 vaccine:


As of September 10, 2021, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious accommodation, as a condition of employment.


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