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Assistant Professor - Psychology/Mental Health Disparities

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School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Psychology

Title: Assistant Professor - Psychology/Mental Health Disparities

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Psychology at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Adult Clinical Psychology whose work focuses on topics related to mechanisms underlying racial/ethnic mental health disparities, the mental health impact of racism/prejudice/discrimination, and prevention/intervention and/or resilience-strengthening efforts aimed at mitigating mental health disparities affecting under-represented minorities, people of color, and otherwise minoritized adults (early to late adulthood) and communities. This position will be expected to utilize multiple and/or innovative and appropriate methodologies targeting multiple units/levels of analysis for studying mental health factors related to underrepresented minority adults and communities are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be expected to provide high quality teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including clinical training/supervision of doctoral students. The department seeks to expand its commitment to promoting candidates who have a strong commitment to promoting the success of students from groups underrepresented in academia. 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.  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:  


The successful candidate is expected to have, or the ability to develop, a record of high-quality publications and a funded research program(s). Applicants should have the Ph.D. degree, or foreign equivalent, in Psychology or another relevant field by the start of the appointment.


To apply, submit electronically through Interfolio 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, equity and inclusion (DEI) statement of no more than 500 words. The DEI statement is an opportunity for applicants to highlight their leadership and other prior experiences with diversity, equity, and inclusion in educational settings, as well as to describe specific ways applicants would help advance the department’s commitments to DEI and anti-racism.  We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive department climate.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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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