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Assistant Professor of School Psychology

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School / Campus / College: College of Education

Organization: College of Education

Title: Assistant Professor of School Psychology

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Position Description

Situated on the ancestral and traditional territory of the dxʷdəwʔabš (Duwamish people) and the Coast Salish peoples, the University of Washington, Seattle, College of Education, seeks to fill a nine-month, 100% FTE position for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in School Psychology ( beginning in September 2024. This position will be expected to engage in strong research foundation and school-centered scholarship in areas such as, but not limited to, psychoeducational assessment, multi-lingual learning, consultation, counseling, or intervention in the context of school-based culturally responsive practices. The successful scholar will join a faculty committed to educational equity and social justice and preparing diverse and culturally responsive graduate students pursuing EdS and PhD degrees as scientist-practitioners in a school psychology program that has been NASP approved/accredited since 1995 and APA accredited since 1992. The base salary range for this position will be $9,223 - $11,112/per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Other compensation associated with this position may include a relocation incentive and a limited commitment of summer salary.


The School Psychology Program’s mission is to prepare school psychologists who use culturally-responsive and evidence-based approaches to assessment, intervention, and consultation for effectively serving individuals from all cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Our students are trained as scientist-practitioners who are committed to research, teaching, and service that is inclusive of the needs of diverse populations. Our scientist-practitioner framework allows for two prominent areas of focus: the scientist/scholar (focusing on research design, measurement, efficacy, data analysis) and the practitioner (focusing on implementing evidence-based assessment and interventions). The UW offers two degrees in School Psychology, the Educational Specialist (EdS) Degree and the Doctoral (PhD) Degree. The EdS is a 3-year degree that leads to certification as a School Psychologist and the 6-year PhD degree leads to licensure as a psychologist. The PhD degree is inclusive of the EdS degree.




Our new colleague will be expected to:

  • Pursue an active research agenda with a trajectory for meritorious scholarship and external funding that utilizes school-based engagement and partnership for supporting all children and adolescents and leads to publication in major journals, and that complements current lines of research in the School Psychology Program,
  • Teach, advise, and supervise specialist- and doctoral-level graduate students in the School Psychology Program,
  • Create opportunities for all school psychology graduate students to engage in research, and recruit, educate, and mentor graduate students from historically marginalized communities, in particular,
  • Engage in scholarly work that explores issues of educational justice and equity in relation to race, culture, gender and sexuality, land, migration, ability, health, and/or language with a particular focus on youth, families, and communities,
  • Provide leadership and service in the Program, College, University, and in the field of school psychology,
  • Contribute to the operation and development of the School Psychology Program,
  • Work collaboratively with faculty in the College Area, which includes programs in Special Education and Measurement and Statistics, and
  • Engage in faculty governance.


The UW College of Education, the nation’s 4th ranked public school of education, dedicates its resources to making excellent education a daily reality for all students and is committed to solving real-world educational challenges and closing opportunity gaps. Members of the College maintain a set of active partnerships with more than 300 educational institutions in the region, state, and nation—schools, school districts, community-based organizations, informal educational institutions, and professional organizations. Our College’s mission leads us to invest in recruiting colleagues who demonstrate experience with, knowledge of, and a commitment to working with culturally diverse communities to address pressing educational challenges and foster a more just and caring society. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.


Please visit us on the web to learn more about the University of Washington ( and the College of Education (, and our mission and goals, research and outreach activities, faculty, and academic programs.


All candidates must have (1) an earned doctorate in school psychology from an APA-accredited program, by the date of appointment, and (2) school psychology certification (or eligibility for certification) in Washington State and licensure (or eligibility for licensure) as a psychologist in Washington State.


(1) A detailed letter describing qualifications for the position, including academic preparation and experience, explanation of research agenda, evidence of justice-focused and school-based partnerships, and evidence of leadership in school psychology; (2) A one-page diversity statement describing your identity, experience and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and alignment to the APA's Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Framework ( In addition, describe your philosophy of teaching and learning, including how your work will further the College of Education’s commitment to racial equity and social justice (; (3) Curriculum vitae; (4) Names and contact information for three references. Please do not send letters at this time as the committee will request letters for all semi-finalists; (5) At least two examples of scholarly writing related to the job description; (6) An email address for further communications.


Send queries about the position to Search Chair Dr. Kristen Missall at


Please submit applications electronically to Interfolio at The committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15, 2023. The position will remain open until filled. Appointment to commence on or about September 16, 2024.


Search committee members include Dr. Alexa Matlack,, Dr. Janine Jones,, Dr. Min Sun,, and Graduate Student Representative Clarissa Alfes,

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