Training Opportunities in Autism Research at Rowan University


Katherine Gotham, Ph.D., has recently relocated to Rowan University (see below), and is recruiting both a clinical psychology doctoral student and a postdoctoral research associate.

Trainees have the opportunity to join an NIH R01-funded investigation of the structure and measurement of repetitive thinking in autism and in depression. More broadly, Dr. Gotham’s research at the Social, Emotional, and Affective Health Lab (SEAHL) focuses on cognitive and social reward processes as potential contributors to emotional health problems in autism. Our goal is to inform targeted treatment development that will improve quality of life in adolescents and adults on the spectrum.


Clinical Psychology Doctoral Students (for Fall 2020; rolling deadline): The advertised application deadline for the newly APA-accredited doctoral program in Clinical Psychology is extended specifically for those applying to work with Dr. Gotham as a new faculty member at Rowan. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until candidates are identified. Please note: Dr. Gotham has grant funding to cover tuition, fees, and stipend prior to the internship year. For more information, contact and see also:


Clinical Research Post-Doctoral Position: We are also seeking a highly motivated recent or soon-to-be Ph.D. graduate with research experience in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), mood disorders, or affective neuroscience. Start date flexible; by Fall 2020 preferred.

Training opportunities will be related to: diagnostic assessment of adults with ASD using standardized instruments; methods in psychophysiological data collection and analysis (EEG, pupillometry, and eye-tracking); producing mentored research manuscripts for publication. We have potential to tailor additional training opportunities, such as hours for clinical licensure or mentored grant writing.

Requirements: Candidates must have a doctoral degree in clinical psychology, neuroscience, or a related field at the time of beginning the position and be eligible to work in the United States. The successful applicant will be responsible for aspects of study coordination and team oversight. Excellent written and verbal communication, problem-solving, and time management skills are essential, as is the ability to work both independently and within a team.


For more information or to express interest, please contact Katherine Gotham at .


Note: This is an informal announcement based on available funding; Rowan Human Resources processing is necessary for the creation and formal advertisement of a position.


Rowan University is designated a Carnegie R2 (High Research Activity) institution; it has experienced nationally-recognized growth in student enrollment, faculty hiring, and faculty research funding, especially over the past ten years. In 2018 Rowan was the 6th fastest growing research institution in the nation and was ranked #2 in the U.S. on “Social Mobility Index” as compiled by CollegeNET, indicating its commitment to providing high-quality education that contributes to increased socioeconomic status for many students.

Rowan University is situated between several large metropolitan areas. Its main campus (located in Glassboro, New Jersey) is approximately 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford, New Jersey. Rowan is one of only two public universities in the country to offer both M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs, and its infrastructure supports many and varied clinical training opportunities within the newly-accredited clinical psychology doctoral program.