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Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (WOT), Clinical Neuropsychologist or Rehabilitation Psychologist with TBI focus, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Rehabilitation Psychology & Neuropsychology


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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Rehabilitation Medicine

Title: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (WOT), Clinical Neuropsychologist or Rehabilitation Psychologist with TBI focus, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Rehabilitation Psychology & Neuropsychology


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Position Description

The University of Washington's Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is offering an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Clinical Neuropsychologist or Rehabilitation Psychologist in our Division of Rehabilitation Psychology & Neuropsychology to start as early as Summer 2022. This position has an annual service period of 12 months (July 1 – June 30) and will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position will be without tenure (WOT) due to source of funding, which is typical of ranked faculty appointments within the department, Except for distinctions related to funding sources, WOT faculty members have the same rights, responsibilities, and obligations as tenure-track and tenured faculty members..

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine offers a collaborative and multidisciplinary academic environment. Opportunities will be available for building an academic career that includes teaching, research opportunities, and program development.

The Assistant Professor or Associate Professor will be expected to fulfill requirements for advancement along the Clinician-Scientist pathway of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine.

The successful candidate will spend approximately 50% time on research activities including but not limited to conducting clinical research, disseminating results in peer-reviewed publications, and securing external funding. Junior faculty commonly have opportunities to join existing research teams to foster collaborations and aid in establishing a research program. This individual will collaborate with psychologists in the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology & Neuropsychology who currently have active, grant-funded programs across a range of populations and conditions that may be associated with cognitive dysfunction (e.g., traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, pain, aging, and stroke). The successful candidate also will be expected to pursue new grant funding to lead studies in the areas of TBI, including concussion. The Assistant or Associate Professor will be provided a mentor to guide them in establishing their research program and, for the first three years, will be provided protected time to develop their research program, including writing grants.

Clinical care and training activities will fill approximately 50% of the time. Depending on the candidate’s background and interests, clinical duties could include comprehensive outpatient and brief inpatient neuropsychological evaluations, outpatient psychotherapy, consultation liaison service, inpatient rehabilitation service, supervision of psychology residents and fellows, as well as consultation with members of multidisciplinary rehabilitation teams. Primary patient populations include TBI, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke, chronic pain, brain cancer and effects of treatment, and traumatic injuries.

Opportunities are available for supervision of psychology predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees within our APA-accredited internship and fellowship programs, as well as lectures at the graduate/medical school level. Opportunities also are available for mentorship, career growth, and leadership. The successful candidate is expected to support the department's commitment to working with marginalized and culturally diverse communities and will be expected to work with trainees holding a range of worldviews.

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

US News and World Reports consistently ranks the UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine among the top five programs in the country, and our burn center is internationally recognized as one of the best in the world. We are among the nation’s leading recipients of research and training funding from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, including the TBI, SCI, and Burn Model Systems grants. We have a long history of innovative clinical and research programs, strong research infrastructure, active mentoring of junior faculty, and a rich network of potential clinical and research collaborators among faculty within and outside our department. Our predoctoral and postdoctoral training programs in psychology date back more than 20 years and are strong, well-integrated parts of our department.

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is committed to an inclusive environment and to reducing inequities in patient care through education, research, leadership and excellence in clinical care. We strongly believe that diversity enriches training and scientific discovery and promotes the best healthcare.

The greater Seattle area is a great place to live, offering a treasure-trove of natural beauty, quaint neighborhoods in which to reside, year-round outdoor activities, and varied cultural and artistic activities. 

Qualifications

Successful candidates must

  • have a PhD or PsyD or foreign equivalent
  • have completed an internship in an APA-approved clinical psychology graduate school program
  • be licensed or license-eligible to practice psychology in the state of Washington

For candidates interested in a Neuropsychology position, training that ensures eligibility or completion of board certification (ABPP) in neuropsychology is required.

For candidates interested in a Rehabilitation Psychology position, positive factors include but are not limited to fellowship training in rehabilitation psychology or clinical health psychology.

Instructions

Please upload the following required documents via this link:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Research statement that describes your research interests, accomplishments, and potential to contribute to research activities within and external to the University of Washington
  • Diversity statement that reflects your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as evidenced broadly in such areas as course content, hiring practice involvement, community service, etc.
  • Names , titles, and contact information of four professional references who may be contacted by the committee for inquiries 

Review of applications will begin immediately, but applications will be accepted and thoroughly reviewed and considered for a minimum of 30 days, continuing on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

For questions about the position, contact email ahrrehab@uw.edu, Attention: TBI Psychologist, RMI 20211117-03

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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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