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University of Minnesota Physicians Faculty Physician – Pediatric Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders- Medical Director (Assistant or Associate Professor – Academic Track) in Minneapolis, Minnesota

As the multi-specialty group practice for the faculty of the University of Minnesota Medical School, University of Minnesota Physicians has more than 950 physicians and 1,600 health professionals, providing clinical care in over 100 specialty and sub-specialty areas. Our mission is three-fold: delivering exceptional patient care, advancing medicine through research, and training the next generation of health professionals.

The University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics seeks applicants for a full-time physician in the Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders Clinic in its Division of Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience. Dependent on applicant qualifications and experience, this position can be at the Assistant or Associate rank and will be on the Academic Track. Autism Spectrum and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ASD) Clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic that brings together a campus and community-wide collaboration of clinicians, researchers, and families to foster excellence in clinical care for children and families with ASD.

About the Appointment:

  • The physician selected for this role will serve as a Medical Director for Pediatric Autism.

  • The ideal candidate will have expertise in autism and neurodevelopmental disorders.

  • Clinical aspects of the job include experience with and interest in medication management for conditions related to autism, including challenging behaviors and mental health concerns.

  • Additionally, experience in completing medical assessment protocols specific to autism that would result in deciding further referrals (medical tests, additional specialists) is desired.

  • A good candidate will have expertise with complex medical cases (genetics, fragile X), as well as having experience with anxiety and attentional issues in the context of autism.

  • Knowledge of dietary and supplemental interventions is also desired.

  • This position will include clinical duties working in the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Clinic.

  • In addition to clinical activities, the Autism Physician will be involved with the Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders Clinic programming, assisting with program development, and working on current research projects in the clinic. Research can include being involved with ongoing research and carrying out research protocols, as well as developing research in the area of neurodevelopmental disorders. Interest in submitting proposals to local and federal grants, as well as being open to connecting families to research treatments is desirable.

  • Additional responsibilities will include participation in the teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows, clinical practice through UMPhysicians, and participation in service activities on behalf of the department, the medical school, and your profession.

  • Autism and Neurodevelopment Clinic

  • University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital

  • Academic time will be used to pursue scholarly work in the candidate’s area of specialty/research experience with a goal of developing collaborative or independent, externally funded research.

  • Faculty will be active in their national organizations and foster an academic environment for medical students, residents and faculty.

About the Department:

The mission of the Department of Pediatrics is to generate new knowledge through research, to apply this new knowledge to the highest quality health care for the prevention and treatment of illness in children, and to provide the best possible education of the next generation of medical students, physicians, and other health professionals in childhood disease prevention, treatment, research, and advocacy. Through this mission the Department seeks to improve the lives of children in our community, nation, and the world.

About the Division:

The Division of Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience is comprised of three sections: Pediatric Psychology, Pediatric Neuropsychology, and Autism and Neurodevelopment.

All members of the Division are committed to research, often involving collaboration with faculty members in the Department of Pediatrics, or other areas of the University, to advance understanding of normal and abnormal neurological function. Because of the broad commitment to Clinical Neuroscience, we expect the Division of Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience to enhance all of its programs through the addition of new faculty members as well as the increase in service, educational and research endeavors over the next few years.


  • Graduate of an accredited ACGME Pediatric or Psychiatriy residency and/or Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology, or Child/Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship training program.

  • Board eligible/certified with the ABMS.

  • Licensed or ability to obtain Minnesota Board of Medical Practice Licensure.

  • Ability to obtain/maintain DEA certification in the State of Minnesota

  • Meet threshold criteria/qualifications for Credentialing and Privileges

  • Ability to receive work authorization in the United States from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and maintain legal status according to the requirements of VISA category while in the United States ( if applicable).

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Exception team player skills and priority of patient service

  • Detail oriented and self-motivated

  • Education focused and a creative problem-solver

Additional Requirements:

An application for the corresponding academic component of this position should be submitted through University of Minnesota employment site. https://hr.myu.umn.edu/psc/hrprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRSHRAMFL.HRSCGSEARCHFL.GBL?Page=HRSAPPSCHJOBFL&ACTION=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1


Information about benefits of working at the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians can be found at https://humanresources.umn.edu/benefits & https://mphysicians.org/careers.

M Health and Clinical Partnerships:

University of Minnesota Physicians providers practice at affiliated locations under the University of Minnesota Health (M Health) shared care delivery system. M Health represents a collaboration between University of Minnesota Physicians, University of Minnesota Medical Center and Fairview Health Services to create a nationally renowned academic health system that combines academic and community resources to provide the very best clinical care to patients and communities, while also supporting research and education across the joint healthcare delivery system.

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC):

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

Community Information:

University of Minnesota Physicians is based in the beautiful Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, ranked as the #6 best place to live in America by U.S. News & World Report in 2019. For more information about the vibrant culture, community, and recreation that Minneapolis-St. Paul has to offer, please click on the links below.

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EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

UMPhysicians offers competitive salary and excellent benefits and provides you with the opportunity to enhance your career in the exciting field of health care through rewarding and challenging assignments and the opportunities for advancement.

For more than two decades, University of Minnesota Physicians (M Physicians) has been the multi-specialty group practice for the University of Minnesota Medical School faculty. We serve the land grant mission of the University by providing high quality, innovative and leading-edge care to patients across the state of Minnesota and beyond.

We have world-leading experts in a broad range of specialties and primary care, are committed to the discovery of cures and treatments and provide patients access to the latest evidence-based care. University of Minnesota Physicians owns and operates specialty and family medicine clinics, employs more than 1,200 physicians and 2,400 providers and staff, and contributes a significant portion of operating revenue to support the University of Minnesota Medical School’s research and education priorities.

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