Associate Professor or Professor (WOT), Center for Mental Health, Policy, and the Law | Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Job at University of Washington, Seattle, WA

  • University of Washington
  • Seattle, WA

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Academic Personnel

Associate Professor or Professor (WOT), Center for Mental Health, Policy, and the Law

School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Title: Associate Professor or Professor (WOT), Center for Mental Health, Policy, and the Law


Associate Professor or Professor, Center for Mental Health, Policy, and the Law

The Center for Mental Health, Policy, and the Law (CMHPL) in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences is recruiting for a full-time (100%) clinical psychologist to join our core faculty as an Associate or Professor. The option of Research Associate Professor/Research Professor is also available. This is a non-tenure track position based at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, WA. As a core faculty of the CMHPL, the individual will be expected to make substantial contributions to the research portfolio, program development and/or evaluation, workforce development efforts, and/or advanced medical and psychology post-graduate forensic mental health training activities. This faculty member will interface and at times collaborate with key stakeholders across the university (e.g., School of Law, Department of Psychology), executive branch (e.g., Office of Forensic Mental Health Services), courts and specialty courts, and legislative branch.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach and conduct research in content areas relevant to forensic mental health and serious mental illness. The faculty will be expected to lead the Research Arm of the CMHPL which will include spearheading sponsored research funding, forging research collaborations with partners at the state, UW schools and departments within the university, as well as inter-institutional partnerships.

Recognizing the unique needs of justice-involved individuals with serious mental illness, their attorneys and care providers, and families, the successful candidate will be expected to navigate the intersection of complex psychological issues and social determinants of health. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in issues related to (1) competency to stand trial and competency restoration; (2) delivering evidence-based treatment in forensic settings; (3) criminal justice system diversion and reentry program development/ evaluation; (4) forensic and psychological assessment and/or teleassessment; (5) crisis intervention services and/or training; or (6) training of law enforcement, correctional staff, and/or forensic evaluators.

Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to:

  • Fluency in another language in addition to English
  • Membership in historically underrepresented reference groups
  • Strong training in and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Experience with training and/or consulting to correctional and/or behavioral healthcare professionals.
  • Familiarity with Washington State forensic systems and Washington case law relevant to area(s) of expertise.

Associate Professor and Professors are eligible for multi-year appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30). Faculty with 12-month service periods are paid for 11 months of service over a 12-month period (July-June), meaning the equivalent of one month is available for paid time off. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research/scholarship, and service.

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is an integral component of the UW School of Medicine and shares UW Medicine’s mission to ’Improve the Health of the Public.’ We 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. Our department is the third largest within the School of Medicine.

As the only academic psychiatry department serving Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho, we are committed to improving access to psychiatric care and consultation throughout the greater Pacific Northwest. Our educational programs include a required medical student clerkship for 260 medical students per year at some 30 sites across the WWAMI region, a nationally competitive psychiatry residency program with more than 90 psychiatry residents in Seattle and in two regional residency tracks in Idaho and Montana, subspecialty fellowships in addiction, child and adolescent, consultation- liaison, perinatal mental health and geriatric psychiatry, a nationally renowned scientist-practitioner psychology internship program, and numerous post-doctoral clinical and research fellowships.

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The base salary range for an Associate Professor will be: $9,500-$12,250 per month ($114,000 - $147,000 annually) commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

The base salary range for a Professor will be: $14,500-$20,875 per month ($174,000 - $250,500 annually) commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

Suitable candidates at junior ranks should feel free to enquire about other potential opportunities.


As a University of Washington employee, you receive excellent benefits including a variety of health plan options, generous retirement plans, life insurance and long-term disability coverage. While many of these programs are administered by the Washington State Public Employees Benefit Board, the UW Benefits team helps new employees understand their options at Welcome Day and provides those preparing to retire resources and guidance.

Summary of Benefits for Faculty with Appointments of 9 - 12 Months.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Doctorate or foreign equivalent in clinical psychology from an APA or CPA-accredited university
  2. Must be eligible for licensure as a Clinical Psychologist in Washington State. Applicants currently licensed in another state will need to become licensed in Washington by the time of appointment. An exception to the licensure requirement can be made for Research-track faculty.
  3. Advanced education, training, and/or research experience in forensic psychology


Please submit the following via Interfolio:

  • CV
  • Cover letter, which includes plans for developing an innovative and high-quality research program for the Center.
  • A statement detailing how your values, experiences, and/or future plans for teaching, research, and/or clinical service has supported underrepresented populations across dimensions of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, backgrounds, and interests. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the Department’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Questions may be directed to Sarah Kopelovich PhD, Chair, Search Committee, by email to cmhpl Consideration of candidates will continue until the position is filled.

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.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at . Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( /). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities ( ).

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Disability Services

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso .

The University of Washington is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application, please check out Interfolio’s help and support section or get in touch via email at help or phone at (877)997-8807.

Title IX Notice

Title IX, Title VII, VAWA, Washington State law, and University of Washington policy collectively prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, pregnant or parenting status, and LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) identity.

Anyone may contact the Office of the Title IX Coordinator about sex and gender discrimination, including sexual or gender-based harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and other forms of sexual misconduct. Anyone who has experienced these behaviors has the right to make a complaint to the University, report to the police, to both, or not at all.

Please see the Title IX website to learn more about how to report or make a formal complaint of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or other sexual misconduct. You will also find information about supportive measures and the grievance procedures that are utilized for complaints of sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct. Students and employees have access to support measures and resources, whether or not they choose to make a complaint.

Office of the Title IX Coordinator

Valery Richardson, Title IX Coordinator
Mags Aleks, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
4311 11th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105

In your application, please refer to and reference  JobID 2891498 .

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