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Assistant Professor - Child Development & Psychopathology

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Psychology

Title: Assistant Professor - Child Development & Psychopathology

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Psychology at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor who will examine multiple levels of analysis, such as systemic, contextual, interpersonal, individual and/or neurobiological factors that contribute to children’s social-emotional development, psychopathology, or developmental disability.  Individuals utilizing an integrative perspective in understanding developmental processes, identifying key targets of prevention and intervention, and studying the effects of adversity, social determinants, race/ethnicity, discrimination, or those whose work samples predominantly under-represented or minoritized populations, are encouraged to apply. This position has an anticipated start date of September 16, 2022. Tenure-track or tenured faculty have an annual service period of nine months (Sept 16-June 15). This position will be expected to provide high quality teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and demonstrate a strong commitment to promoting the success of students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in academia. The successful candidate is expected to have or develop a record of high-quality publications and a funded research program. All faculty at the University of Washington engage in teaching, research, and service.  We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive departmental climate. You can learn more about our department at:  


Applicants should have the Ph.D. degree, or foreign equivalent, in Psychology or another relevant field by the start of the appointment.


Applications should include separate, detailed research and teaching statements, a curriculum vitae, three references who can be contacted for letters of recommendation, three reprints or preprints, and a diversity statement of no more than 500 words. The diversity statement should address leadership, commitment, and experiences with diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applications must be submitted electronically through Interfolio.

Review of applications will begin on Oct 17, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications will be reviewed thoughtfully and will remain under consideration 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.

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