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Clinical Assistant Professor, Behavioral Health Clinical Psychologist, Department of Family Medicine, Residency

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Family Medicine

Title: Clinical Assistant Professor, Behavioral Health Clinical Psychologist, Department of Family Medicine, Residency

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington (UW) Department of Family Medicine (DFM) is recruiting applicants to join our growing and dynamic behavioral health team as a full-time clinical psychologist and faculty in the Family Medicine Residency section. The UW School of Medicine is a recognized leader in primary care, family medicine, and rural medicine by U.S. News and World Report. This position incudes many diverse opportunities to contribute to the expansion of integrated behavioral health, including clinical services in integrated primary care, program development and new clinical pathways, and teaching as a behavioral health scientist providing education to Family Medicine residents. In addition, there might be opportunities for scholarly work, such as quality improvement and research initiatives, interprofessional committees and other service. We welcome unique and novel ideas on how to advance integrated behavioral health and innovate our curriculum.

Assistant Professors hold annual appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30) and may be reappointed to subsequent annual terms. 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. The anticipated start date is April 1, 2023, or soon thereafter.

The full-time base salary range for this position will be: $5,287 - $11,954 per month ($63,444 - $143,443 annually) commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

The Department of Family Medicine is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates. The successful candidate will be expected to support the department's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). 

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

Clinical Duties

  • Maintain a clinical practice as an integrated behavioral health psychologist/Behavioral Medicine Consultant (BHC), providing consultation to primary care providers (PCP’s) and attending and treating patients at the University of Washington Neighborhood Clinic Northgate Family Medicine Residency Clinic. Other clinic placements within UW Family Medicine clinics may also be possible.
  • Function as a contributing member of an interdisciplinary team delivering recommendations to PCPs relative to psychosocial intervention strategies and conduct follow-up consultations to reinforce interventions
  • Participate in same-day visit service-delivery to support warm hand-off, integrated behavioral health/primary care behavioral health model of care
  • Provide focused, evidence-based, clinical interventions to patients to promote symptoms management, skill building, and improvement in functioning
  • Develop and deliver population-health based group programming (e.g., chronic pain, diabetes management, sleep improvement, stress management groups)
  • Other positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, experience in integrated primary care, other medical settings, and/or in health psychology and clinical experience with pediatrics


  • Contribute to behavioral health education of UW Family Medicine residents, including didactic teaching of evidence-based behavioral practices within the residency curriculum
  • Provide clinical supervision and evaluation to Family Medicine residents
  • Facilitate in-clinic teaching to multiple learners (e.g., Medicine residents, PA students, medical students) through visit shadowing, direction observation, shared medical-behavioral health visits
  • Support the Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Psychology Residency Integrated Primary Care track by providing clinical supervision for psychology residents/postdocs, supporting psychology resident/postdoc training opportunities in the department, and assisting with new resident/postdoc recruitment
  • Other positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, prior experience in behavioral health education


  • Doctorate in psychology (PhD or PsyD) or foreign equivalent
  • Psychologist license or license-eligible in Washington State

In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduate 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.


Applicants should apply with a letter of interest, statement of past and planned contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (i.e. diversity statement), curriculum vitae and contact information for at least two references.

For informal inquiries, potential candidates should contact Dominika Breedlove, Psy.D., Associate Professor and Director of Integrated Behavioral Health Services at

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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