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Clinical Associate Professor or Clinical Professor | Medical Director, Adult Inpatient Psychiatry - Center for Behavioral Health and Learning

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Title: Clinical Associate Professor or Clinical Professor | Medical Director, Adult Inpatient Psychiatry - Center for Behavioral Health and Learning

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Position Description

Medical Director of Adult Inpatient Psychiatry

The University of Washington School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is seeking candidates to oversee a 75-bed, adult inpatient psychiatry service for patients on long-term (90-180 day) civil commitments. The inpatient units are a core component of our new, $250 Million, Center for Behavioral Health and Learning on the campus of UW Medical Center (UWMC)-Northwest. The person in this leadership position will have the opportunity to develop and implement state-of-the art clinical and educational services for adults with severe and persistent mental illness at one of the nation’s top academic institutions. Opportunities will include working in partnership with a large and diverse faculty from many disciplines, including internationally respected leaders in the basic, clinical, public health and technological sciences. The position will be at the rank of Clinical Associate Professor or Clinical Professor. Rank will be determined commensurate with accomplishments and experience.

Clinical Faculty 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 anticipated start date for this position is Winter 2023–Spring 2024. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research/scholarship, and service.

UWMC Center for Behavioral Health and Learning

The University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC), with funding from the Washington State Legislature, is building a new Center for Behavioral Health and Learning on the campus of UWMC-Northwest. This $250m facility will house 75 psychiatry beds for patients on long-term civil commitment status, a 25-bed geriatric psychiatry unit, 50 medical / surgical beds to serve patients with medical / surgical and behavioral health needs, and a state-of-the-art Neuromodulation Center. The facility was designed to include teaching and team areas to support the education of a wide variety of trainees from various healthcare specialties.

Learn more: Center for Behavioral Health and Learning

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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Living in Seattle

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The base salary range for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Additional compensation associated with this position may include temporary salary supplement, administrative salary supplement (ADS) and/or incentive payments through the UW Physicians (UWP) practice plan. 

The base salary range for a Clinical Associate Professor position will be $19,584 - $21,667 per month ($235,008- $260,004 annually).

The base salary range for a Clinical Professor position will be $20,000 - $25,000 per month ($240,000 - $300,000 annually).


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.


  1. An M.D. or D.O. or foreign equivalent, current medical licensure, and eligibility for a Washington State medical license.
  2. In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates 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.


  • Resume/CV
  • Contact References
  • A statement detailing how your 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 Dr. Ryan Kimmel, Chair, Chief of Service, by email to

Consideration of candidates will continue until the position is filled.

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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.

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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