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Postdoctoral Scholar - Clinical/Multicultural Psychology, Department of Psychology

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School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Psychology

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar - Clinical/Multicultural Psychology, Department of Psychology

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Position Description

The Acculturation, Diversity, and Psychopathology Team (ADAPT; Principal Investigator: Priscilla Lui) in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar. The desired start date of the appointment is September 1st, 2023, but this is negotiable. Topics of interest include sociocultural determinants of mental health and addictive behaviors, culturally responsive treatment considerations, measurement development and psychometric evaluation, and meta-science.       

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in psychology or relevant disciplines by the start date of the position. Consideration for the position will be given to applicants with research interests and a publication track record in human participant research related to minority mental health and health disparities. The ideal candidate will have a record or promising evidence of a productive and innovative research program, independence in tackling issues relevant to minority mental health, alcohol and substance use, and health disparities, and interest in pursuing a research-oriented career.

We encourage applications from scholars who are members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in psychology, and/or whose research interests bring a critical perspective to understanding the experiences of populations that are understudied and underserved.

The primary responsibilities of the Postdoctoral Scholar will be to contribute to ongoing research projects being conducted in the lab and collaborate with the PI on secondary analyses using existing datasets. There will be opportunities to develop independent projects that align with the research interests of ADAPT. Other responsibilities will involve supervising graduate students in clinical psychology, and psychology undergraduate students and research staff. The Postdoctoral Scholar also may receive research mentorship, consultation, and seminar opportunities from collaborating experts in psychology and psychiatry at the University of Washington. The Postdoctoral Scholar will be supported in their career development and submission of grant applications.

This is a full-time (100% FTE), 12 months/year position, with an initial appointment for one year (12 months) and the possibility of renewal subject to performance and funding availability. The base salary range for this position will be $5,457 - $6,202 per month ($65,484 and $74,424/per year), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

Postdoctoral scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website:


  • Doctorate or confirmation of receipt of a doctoral degree in psychology or relevant social science disciplines (e.g., human development and family studies, public health);
  • Interests and research backgrounds in ethnic minority/multicultural psychology and health disparities;
  • Strong and culturally responsive theoretical, methodological, and quantitative skills;                                                   
  • Established productivity in writing and publishing empirical research articles;
  • Experience in recruiting and working collaboratively with socially marginalized groups; and,
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion missions of ADAPT and the University of Washington.


To apply for full consideration, please submit the following via Interfolio:

  • Letter of intent highlighting professional background, research interests, qualifications for this position, and career goals;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • A 1-page diversity statement describing leadership, experiences, and/or interests in engaging in activities that increase inclusion and equity;

  • 2-3 representative publications (preferably as lead author); and,     

  • Contact information of 3 references.

Review of applications will begin immediately; applications are accepted until the position is filled. Any questions should be directed to Dr. Priscilla Lui.

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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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Commitment to Diversity

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