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Clinical Assistant Professor or Clinical Associate Professor | Director, Autism Center Community Outreach Program - Seattle Children's Hospital

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Title: Clinical Assistant Professor or Clinical Associate Professor | Director, Autism Center Community Outreach Program - Seattle Children's Hospital

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Director, Autism Center Outreach Program

This position will serve as Director for the Community Outreach Program, which is housed within the Seattle Children’s Autism Center. Community outreach and capacity building efforts are required to meet the clinical needs of our patient population. The Seattle Children’s Autism Center has several projects underway in this area and significant philanthropy funds dedicated to this work. We are targeting recruitment of a faculty lead to continue to develop new projects and scale up existing community outreach and training programming to meet this need (see as an example of ongoing work). Community capacity building would focus both on training in diagnostics and dissemination of interventions and classes so they can be offered by community partners. Our program values the integration of clinical work and research to evaluate the best ways to help autistic youth and families.

A faculty appointment in the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is part of the position. Faculty appointments in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences includes involvement in psychology and psychiatry training, research, and clinical care. While predominately a clinical role, opportunities exist and are encouraged for research. The position includes participation in our University of Washington APA accredited internship program, as well as postdoctoral fellowship program. In addition, the psychologist will provide supervision to clinical and school psychology practicum students and may work with trainees across multiple disciplines and levels of training.

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

The overall role of this position is to provide direct oversight of the Seattle Children’s Autism Center Community Outreach Program. A primary expectation of the position is that the Director will improve the Autism Center’s outreach initiatives in an effort to advace Seattle Children’s mission, which includes the promotion of social justice and community engagement. The Director will lead expansion of community outreach program delivery initiatives in order to increase local community service access and reduce wait times for patients served in our communities.

Specific tasks include:

  • Drive continuous performance improvement, quality improvement, education and research efforts in relation to community outreach efforts
  • Represent the Community Outreach Program to the leadership team
  • Conduct diagnostic evaluations for youth 5 years
  • Provide supervision to practicum students, psychology and psychiatry residents, and program staff

Positive factors for consideration include but are not limited to expertise in working with a inter-disciplinary team, knowledge and experience with the neurodiverse populations.

Seattle Children's Hospital

Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH) is a large tertiary medical center affiliated with the University of Washington School of Medicine and serving a four-state area. Seattle Children’s provides a wide continuum of programming for children in the Pacific Northwest that address community-based care and prevention. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Health is a focus program at SCH and receives extraordinary support for its important role in the Northwest.

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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The base salary range for a Clinical Assistant Professor position will be $8,500 - $10,250 per month ($102,000 - $123,000 annually) commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

The base salary range for a Clinical Associate Professor position will be $10,500 - $12,500 per month ($126,000 - $150,000 annually) 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 an incentive through Children's University Medical Group (CUMG) practice plan.


A PhD or PsyD or foreign equivalent and eligibility for a Washington State license. 


  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • 3 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.

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