Postdoctoral Scholar in Psychology
University of Washington College of Education
United States

Postdoctoral Scholar, School Psychology Program

Position Overview

Organization: College of Education

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar, School Psychology Program

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our faculty and staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.


The College of Education currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Postdoctoral Scholar in our School Psychology Program. This is a full-time, twelve-month position with a possible second year of appointment dependent upon available funding and satisfactory performance in the role.


The School Psychology program’s mission is to prepare health service psychologists who use culturally-responsive, evidence-based approaches to assessment, intervention, and consultation for effectively serving individuals from all cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The students are trained as scientist-practitioners who are committed to research, teaching and service that is inclusive of the needs of diverse populations. Our scientist-practitioner framework allows for two prominent areas of focus: the scientist/scholar (focusing on research, measurement, efficacy, statistical design) and the practitioner (focusing on implementing evidence-based assessment and interventions). The UW offers two degrees in School Psychology, the Educational Specialist (EdS) Degree and the Doctoral (PhD) Degree.  The EdS is a three-year degree that leads to certification as a School Psychologist and the six-year PhD degree leads to licensure as a psychologist. The PhD degree program at UW has been accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1992 and the EdS degree program has been approved by the National Association of School Psychologists since 2000. 

Under the guidance of the Director of the School Psychology Program, the postdoctoral scholar will have the opportunity to build a professional portfolio of scholarship through a variety of research and professional development activities. We are seeking a scholar with interest and exposure to research that focuses on the assessment and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders and neurodevelopmental disabilities in schools and other natural environments. With this focus, the postdoctoral scholar will:

  • Engage with local research centers and community agencies that serve individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities to create research partnerships.
  • Build a program of research with the support of school psychology faculty and students.
  • Present research for local, regional, and national audiences.
  • Expand professional development and service experiences, including applying for Psychology licensure and Board Certification as a Behavior Analyst (if appropriate), peer-reviewing journal submissions, co-advising student research, etc.
  • Pursue external funding with the Director as appropriate.

Postdoctoral Scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website.


Applicants must have a PhD in School Psychology by the date of appointment.


Other preferred attributes to be assessed during the application process include:

  • Scholars whose work will contribute to UW’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence.
  • Scholars who will be license-eligible as a health service psychologist (HSP).
  • Basic grant writing and publication skills.


(1) A detailed, one-page cover letter describing (a) potential contribution and alignment with the mission and vision of the program, (b) research interests, and (c) grant writing and publication experience; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) names and contact information for three references (please do not send recommendation letters at this time. Letters will be requested for all semi-finalists).

Please submit applications electronically to Interfolio at The committee will begin reviewing applications on April 2, 2020. The position will remain open until filled. Appointment to commence on or about July 1, 2020.

Send queries about the position to the Dr. Janine Jones at

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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