Assistant Professor (WOT), Rehabilitation Psychologist with MS & Post-COVID conditions focus, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Rehabilitation Psychology & Neuropsychology

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Rehabilitation Medicine

Title: Assistant Professor (WOT), Rehabilitation Psychologist with MS & Post-COVID conditions focus, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Rehabilitation Psychology & Neuropsychology

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington's Department of Rehabilitation Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Psychologist to join our Division of Rehabilitation Psychology & Neuropsychology. This position will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor and is without tenure (WOT) due to source of funding, which is typical of ranked faculty appointments within the department. Except for distinctions related to funding sources, WOT faculty members have the same rights, responsibilities, and obligations as tenure-track and tenured faculty members.

Assistant 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. 

The position may start as early as Fall 2023, but other dates may be considered.

The base salary range for this position will be $8,583 - $9,834 per month ($102,996 - $118,008 annually), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. This range is inclusive of base salary provided through the UW Physicians (UWP) practice plan, in addition to base salary provided by the University. Please note that only compensation provided by the University is included in University benefit determinations and calculations. Compensation provided by UW Physicians (UWP) practice plan may provide eligibility for separate benefits offered by that organization.

Other compensation associated with this position may include any of the following: incentive through UW Physicians (UWP), moving allowance, relocation incentive.

For psychologists whose practice plan compensation makes them eligible for separate benefits beyond those outlined in the general Benefits Information section below, detail about the potential additional benefits may be reviewed at  

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine offers a collaborative and multidisciplinary academic environment. Opportunities will be available for building an academic career that includes teaching, research, and program development.

Duties will include the following:

The successful candidate will spend approximately 80% time on research activities, including but not limited to conducting clinical research, disseminating results in peer-reviewed publications, and securing external funding. Junior faculty commonly have opportunities to join existing research teams to foster collaborations and aid in establishing a research program. This individual will collaborate with psychologists in the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology & Neuropsychology who currently have active, grant-funded programs across a range of populations and conditions, including multiple sclerosis, Post-COVID conditions, spinal cord injury (SCI), traumatic brain injury (TBI), pain, aging, and stroke. The successful candidate also will be expected to pursue new grant funding to lead studies in the areas of multiple sclerosis and Post-COVID conditions. The Assistant Professor will be provided a mentor to guide them in establishing their research program.

Clinical care and training activities will fill approximately 20% of the time. Clinical duties would consist of outpatient individual and group psychotherapy in the Post-COVID-19 Rehabilitation and Recovery Clinic.- Depending on the candidate’s background and interests, other potential clinical duties could include consultation liaison service, inpatient rehabilitation service, supervision of psychology residents and fellows, as well as consultation with members of multidisciplinary rehabilitation teams. Primary patient populations include people with Post-COVID conditions as well as multiple sclerosis, SCI, TBI, stroke, chronic pain, brain cancer and effects of treatment, and traumatic injuries.

Opportunities are available for supervision of psychology predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees within our APA-accredited internship and fellowship programs, as well as lectures at the graduate/medical school level. Opportunities also are available for mentorship, career growth, and leadership.

The individual hired for this position will work with marginalized and culturally diverse communities and with trainees holding a range of worldviews.

The Assistant Professor will be expected to fulfill requirements for advancement along the Clinician-Scientist pathway of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine.

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

US News and World Report consistently ranks the UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine among the top five programs in the country, and our burn center is internationally recognized as one of the best in the world. We are among the nation’s leading recipients of research and training funding from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, including the TBI, SCI, and Burn Model Systems grants. We have a long history of innovative clinical and research programs, strong research infrastructure, active mentoring of junior faculty, and a rich network of potential clinical and research collaborators among faculty within and outside our department. Our predoctoral and postdoctoral training programs in psychology date back more than 20 years and are strong, well-integrated parts of our department.

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is committed to an inclusive environment and to reducing inequities in patient care through education, research, leadership and excellence in clinical care. We strongly believe that diversity enriches training and scientific discovery and promotes the best healthcare.

The greater Seattle area is a great place to live, offering a treasure-trove of natural beauty, quaint neighborhoods in which to reside, year-round outdoor activities, and varied cultural and artistic activities. 


Successful candidates must

  • have a PhD or foreign equivalent
  • have completed an internship in an APA-approved clinical psychology graduate school program
  • have completed fellowship training in rehabilitation psychology or clinical health psychology with a major focus on research activities including conducting clinical research, disseminating results in peer-reviewed publications, and securing external funding.
  • be licensed in the State of Washington


Please upload the following required documents via this link:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Diversity statement that reflects your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as evidenced broadly in such areas as course content, hiring practice involvement, community service, etc.
  • Names, titles, and contact information of four professional references who may be contacted by the committee for inquiries 

Review of applications will begin immediately, but applications will be accepted and thoroughly reviewed and considered for a minimum of 30 days, continuing on an ongoing basis thereafter until the position is filled.

For questions about the position, contact email, Attention: Rehabilitation Psychologist - MS & Post-COVID (RMI 20220701-09)

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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