Assistant/Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

United States

Assistant or Associate Professor WOT (Pediatric Psychologist), Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Seattle Children's Hospital

Position Overview

Organization: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Title: Assistant or Associate Professor WOT (Pediatric Psychologist), Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Seattle Children's Hospital.

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Medicine at the University of Washington is seeking to hire one (1) full-time academic psychologist who will be based at Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH). The position will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor without tenure due to funding (WOT) level in either the clinician teacher or faculty scientist pathway, salary is commensurate with experience. The position is full-time with a 12-month service period [July 1- June 30] . We anticipate a start date on or around January 1, 2022.

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is an integral component of the UW School of Medicine and it shares UW Medicine’s Mission to ‘Improve the Health of the Public.’ We strive to accomplish this by providing the best care we can today, conducting research to develop better treatments for tomorrow, and inspiring and training the next generation of health care professionals for the Pacific Northwest. Our core values include openness, transparency, integrity, engagement, collaboration, and mutual respect. We embrace and value diversity in all of its aspects. The department is the third largest department within the School of Medicine and has a $95 M operating budget. Department faculty members provide clinical services and teach at health care facilities in the Puget Sound area and at several rural locations in the WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho).  The department also has a robust research portfolio nearly $35 M annually in sponsored projects. Educational programs include a required medical student clerkship for 240 medical students per year at 30 sites across the WWAMI region, a nationally competitive psychiatry residency with more than 70 psychiatry residents in Seattle and in two regional residency tracks in Idaho and Montana, subspecialty fellowships in addiction, child and adolescent, consultation-liaison, and geriatric psychiatry, a nationally renowned scientist-practitioner psychology internship program, and post-doctoral clinical and research fellowships. 


Full-time pediatric psychologist to serve as the embedded psychologist within the Heart Failure, Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplant Program at Seattle Children’s Hospital. The Heart Failure, Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplant program is one of the largest in the world. It follows over 350 heart failure and 150 post-transplant patients from the Greater Pacific Northwest and performs around 20 transplants per year. The program also offers durable mechanical circulatory support. It has a dedicated staff of 6 cardiologists, 7 nurse coordinators, 1 data coordinator, 1 social worker, 4 cardiothoracic surgeons, and a program coordinator in addition to the embedded psychologist.

The pediatric psychologist will assume responsibilities for overseeing and providing services to Seattle Children’s population of pre- and post-heart transplant patients and their families, assuring that heart transplant patients and their families are receiving optimal developmental, academic, emotional and social interventions and care, within a developmental and family-oriented context. Included in these services are pre-transplant evaluations done in conjunction with Social Work, and annual psycho-social re-evaluations. Both include collection of standardized data on developmental and psychosocial functioning and quality of life from patients and parents. The pediatric psychologist is responsible for helping arrange pre-transplant and routine, periodic, post-transplant neuropsychological evaluations of the patients, and for liaison with schools and rehabilitation providers so that developmental and academic needs are met. Most importantly, working closely within the Heart Transplant Team, the pediatric psychologist will deliver needed psychosocial interventions to patients and families, including health and behavior interventions, either personally on both an inpatient and outpatient basis, or by helping families access appropriate care both within our system and in their communities.

All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.


Candidates for the position must hold a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from an APA-accredited doctoral program (or foreign equivalent); completion of an APA-accredited pediatric or clinical psychology internship; completion of a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology or clinical psychology; and licensure eligibility in Washington State.

In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.


Please submit a CV, cover letter, and diversity statement and apply via Interfolio

The Department embraces and celebrates diversity in its faculty and trainees across dimensions of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, backgrounds, and interests. Applicants are required to describe in their diversity statement their experiences with and commitment to diversity and inclusion in their teaching, research, and clinical service.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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