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Postdoctoral Scholar - Child Clinical, Department of Psychology

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School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Psychology

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar - Child Clinical, Department of Psychology

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Psychology at the University of Washington invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar to work on a NIMH-funded Center grant, IMPACT, focused on optimizing mental health treatment for children and adolescents in under-resourced, publicly-funded settings (e.g., community mental health, schools). We seek applicants with research experience in children’s mental health and/or improving access and mental health care for BIPOC children and adolescents. We seek applicants with interests in building expertise and knowledge in implementation science as a means for optimizing treatment for children and adolescents. Applicants who value and are comfortable partnering with stakeholders (clinicians, supervisors, family members, youth) are encouraged. Our science is improved with diverse team members and perspectives. We welcome and encourage diverse applicants from backgrounds historically underrepresented in academia.

The postdoctoral scholar will join a collaborative team led by internationally-recognized implementation scientists at the University of Washington and Kaiser Permanente (Shannon Dorsey, Cara Lewis, Bryan Weiner, Aaron Lyon, Michael Pullmann). The postdoc will also have the opportunity to develop their own projects, participate in mentoring, and other clinical or research-related training experiences based on the interests of the fellow (global mental health, trauma-focused CBT, etc.).

This position is full-time (100% FTE), 12-months/year, with an initial term appointment of one year (12 months), with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding. Salary will be commensurate with experience and employee benefits will be provided. 

You can learn more about our department at:  Postdoctoral scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply.

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We seek applicants with research experience in children’s mental health and/or improving access and mental health care for BIPOC children and adolescents. We seek applicants with interests in building expertise and knowledge in implementation science as a means for optimizing treatment for children and adolescents.  

  • Applicants should have the Ph.D. degree, or foreign equivalent, in Clinical Psychology by the start of the appointment.
  • Evidence of research engagement/productivity (defined as presentations at conferences, and/or publications, grant submissions)
  • Expertise/experience in children’s mental health
  • Commitment and/or experience partnering with stakeholders in communities
  • Candidates should work well independently and on a team and have strong interpersonal skills



Applications must be submitted electronically through Interfolio.

Applications should include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A 2-3 page personal statement highlighting past (especially relevant) research experience and career goals
  • A 1-page diversity statement describing leadership, experiences, and/or interests in engaging in activities that increase inclusion and equity
  • Names of two faculty members who can be contacted for letters of recommendation (do not send actual letters)
  • A writing sample

*Review of applications will begin on November 15th, but applications will be thoughtfully reviewed and considered until the position is filled. Start date if flexible (i.e., candidates who have already graduated could start as early as January 2022, candidates graduating in spring 2022 could start after their graduation). Applications and questions should be directed to Shannon Dorsey (

The University of Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from applicants who can contribute to the diversity of the university and department. 


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