Assistant/Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington
United States

Assistant Professor (WOT) or Associate Professor (WOT) | Psychologist, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Seattle Children's Hospital

Position Overview

Organization: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Title: Assistant Professor (WOT) or Associate Professor (WOT) | Psychologist, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Seattle Children's Hospital

Position Details

Position Description

Assistant or Associate Professor without tenure (WOT) due to funding, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Seattle Children’s Hospital

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Medicine at the University of Washington is seeking to hire a full-time academic psychology position, which will be based at Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH). The position will be for an Associate or Assistant Professor without tenure due to funding (WOT) level. The appointment will be in the University of Washington’s Department of Child Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Child Psychiatry. 

Assistant Professors are eligible for multi-year appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30). Associate Professors are eligible for indefinite appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30). Faculty with 12-month service periods are paid for 11 months of service over a 12-month period (July-June), meaning the equivalent of one month is available for paid time off. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research/scholarship, and service. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

We are seeking a full-time pediatric psychologist to serve as the embedded psychologist within the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Seattle Children’s Hospital. The pediatric psychologist will assume responsibility for overseeing and providing consultation and behavioral health services to Seattle Children’s gastroenterology and hepatology patients in both inpatient and multidisciplinary outpatient clinic settings. In addition to working with General GI patients, the psychologist will provide assessment, intervention, and consultation to patients and families seen in a variety of specialty programs, including Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Celiac Disease, Motility, Liver Transplant, and Intestinal Rehab.

  • Research: While this position is primarily clinical in nature, opportunities may exist for candidates who will either bring ongoing funded research activities to Seattle Children’s, or who intend to build an active clinical research program (research activities would not exceed 0.2-0.3 FTE). Modest start-up support may be available depending on the applicant’s interests and qualifications. In addition to collaborations with faculty in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, there are also opportunities for collaborating with pediatric psychologists in our other medical programs around training and cross-specialty interventions.
  • Teaching: The pediatric psychologist will have opportunities to participate in our University of Washington APA-accredited psychology internship program, as well as to train graduate-level practicum students and postdoctoral fellows.

Seattle Children's Hospital

Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH) is a large tertiary medical center affiliated with the University of Washington School of Medicine and serving a four-state area. Seattle Children’s provides a wide continuum of programming for children in the Pacific Northwest that addresses community-based care and prevention. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Health is a focus program at SCH and receives extraordinary support for its important role in the Northwest.

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is an integral component of the UW School of Medicine and shares UW Medicine’s mission to ‘Improve the Health of the Public.’ We accomplish this by providing the best care we can today, conducting research to develop better treatments for tomorrow, and inspiring and training the next generation of health care professionals for the Pacific Northwest. Our core values include openness, transparency, integrity, engagement, collaboration, and mutual respect. Our department is the third largest within the School of Medicine.

As the only academic psychiatry department serving Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho, we are committed to improving access to psychiatric care and consultation throughout the greater Pacific Northwest. Our educational programs include a required medical student clerkship for 260 medical students per year at some 30 sites across the WWAMI region, a nationally competitive psychiatry residency program with more than 90 psychiatry residents in Seattle and in two regional residency tracks in Idaho and Montana, subspecialty fellowships in addiction, child and adolescent, consultation-liaison, perinatal mental health and geriatric psychiatry, a nationally renowned scientist-practitioner psychology internship program, and numerous post-doctoral clinical and research fellowships. Learn more:


The base salary range for an Assistant Professor (WOT) position will be $8,500 - $10,417 per month ($102,000 - $125,004 annually).

The base salary range for an Associate Professor (WOT) position will be $10,500 - $12,500 per month ($126,000 - $160,008 annually).

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

Other compensation associated with this position may include an incentive through Children's University Medical Group (CUMG) practice plan.


A PhD, PsyD, EdD or foreign equivalent in a relevant field and eligibility for a Washington State license in Psychology.

APA approved internship or if internship is not APA eligible, then must meet the requirements listed in WAC 246-924-056.


  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • 3 Contact References
  • A statement detailing how your teaching, research, and/or clinical service has supported underrepresented populations across dimensions of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, backgrounds, and interests. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the Department’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion

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.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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