Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

University of Washington Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors

Assistant Professor without tenure (WOT), Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors

Position Overview

Organization: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Title: Assistant Professor without tenure (WOT), Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Medicine at the University of Washington is seeking two candidates for full-time faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor without tenure due to funding (WOT) in the faculty scientist pathway. Assistant Professors are eligible for multi-year 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. We anticipate the position to start in Summer of 2022.

The successful candidates will be based at the Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors near the University of Washington Campus, Seattle, Washington.

This position will also be engaged in development or philanthropic/advancement activities, development and execution of service contracts, and raise foundation, CDC, NIH, NSF, SAMHSA, DOD, or DOE funding. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.


Candidates for the two positions must hold a PhD or foreign equivalent in psychology, biobehavioral health, human development and family studies, public health, social work, sociology, or a related field. 

Candidates must also have an established and funded research portfolio in one or more of the following areas related to substance use: (1) etiology, prevention and treatment of substance and behavioral addictions, co-occurring risk behaviors (e.g., sexual risk taking, aggression, alcohol, marijuana, substance use, gambling, risky driving) and comorbid medical and mental disorders (e.g., diabetes, depression, PTSD) among adolescents, young adults and adults; (2) substance use policy and/or health/health care policy research relevant to addictive behaviors; (3) assessment or intervention using mobile, wireless and/or wearable technology;  (4) adaptive intervention designs; (5) cognitive, neurocognitive, or biological mechanisms underlying substance use; (6) harm reduction focused Community Based Participatory Research, particularly with traditionally underserved populations; (7) mindfulness-based relapse prevention; and/or (8) advanced methodological design and/or statistical methods in psychiatric and social epidemiology. 


Please submit the following via Interfolio: 
-    CV 
-    Cover letter 
-    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.

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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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