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Psychosocial Oncology Clinical Program Psychiatrist - Assistant or Associate Professor

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Title: Psychosocial Oncology Clinical Program Psychiatrist - Assistant or Associate Professor

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Position Description

The University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is seeking candidates for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor without tenure (due to reasons of funding) to join our Psychosocial Oncology and Consultation and Telepsychiatry Services .

Responsibilities will include being a proactive team member of our psychosocial oncology clinical program at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) (a consortium of the University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Seattle Children’s Hospital), as well as disease-based clinical consultation and treatment of oncology patients in the ambulatory and inpatient settings, and teaching. Experience in consultation-liaison psychiatry and multidisciplinary collaboration are essential. The successful candidate will have expertise in psycho-oncology, diagnostic assessment, psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, behavioral therapies, and family/couples treatment. Applicants with strong academic potential in research or education will be preferred.

The SCCA, which is ranked as one of the Top 10 cancer centers nationally, is housed at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, one of its partner institutions, home to three Nobel Prize winners, and is the only National Cancer Institute Designated comprehensive cancer center in the WWAMI region.

The core values and priorities of the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences reflect the influences of the Northwest, a region of the country that is blessed with remarkable beauty, tremendous natural and cultural resources, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a highly educated populace. In its relatively short history (established in 1945), the UW School of Medicine (SOM) has emerged as the leading public medical school in NIH research funding while simultaneously ranking as the number one rated medical school in primary care training. This is a highly unusual juxtaposition of achievements, due in large part to the energy and talent of the faculty but also because, as the one medical school serving five Northwest states, the SOM has responsibility for the health care and health care workforce needs of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho (WWAMI).The Department is pursuing a balanced commitment to knowledge discovery, teaching excellence, and high-quality clinical care by capitalizing on the resources of our vibrant academic and regional community. As would be expected, our research portfolio is on a trajectory of progressive growth, even in this challenging funding climate. The Department’s research priorities are reflected in our divisions and major programs, as illustrated on our website:


Applicants must have an M.D./D.O. (or equivalent), board certification (or equivalent experience) or board eligible in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, and be licensed or license eligible in Washington State. Successful candidates will demonstrate excellent qualifications in clinical care.


Please submit CV and cover letter. For additional information about this position, please contact Dr. Jesse Fann ( 

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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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