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Open Rank Clinical Faculty, Clinical Psychologist, Dept of Pediatrics, Harborview Foster Care Clinic

University of Washington
Seattle, Washington State
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Posted Date
Jan 4, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Pediatrics
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time

Position Description

The Department of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine at the University of Washington is accepting applications for a part-time academic psychology position which will be based at Harborview Medical Center in the General Pediatric specialty Foster Care Clinic. This position is currently for 0.2 FTE. This faculty position will be at the Clinical - Assistant, Associate or Professor rank, on the academic-clinician track. Rank is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Clinical Faculty hold annual appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30) and may be reappointed to subsequent annual terms.  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. The anticipated start date for this position is January 2023.

Harborview Medical Center is a comprehensive healthcare facility dedicated to providing specialized care for a broad spectrum of patients from throughout the Pacific Northwest, including the most vulnerable residents of King County. Patients given priority for care include the non-English speaking poor; the uninsured or underinsured, victims of domestic violence or sexual assault; people incarcerated in King County's jails; people with mental illness or substance abuse problems, particularly those treated involuntarily; people with sexually transmitted diseases; and those who require specialized emergency, trauma or burn care. Harborview recognizes that delivering quality healthcare is enhanced by a strong commitment to teaching, community service and research. Harborview fulfills its educational mission through the support of undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate and continuing education programs of the health professions of the University of Washington and other educational institutions, as well as programs relating to patient education. As a part of the mission of the Harborview Medical Center, Harborview supports the specialty Harborview Foster Care Consultation Clinic that serves children that are or have been a part of the foster care system. This clinic is part of the Foster Care Center of Excellence (COE), which is a designation given to the Harborview Pediatric Clinic for the achievement in care for children in the child welfare system. The Consultation clinic is a specialty clinic that integrates medical and psychological care to provide a comprehensive and evidence-based plan to promote the health and development of children in foster care. The clinical psychologist provides consultative evaluations usually ½ day visits per patient in collaboration with a pediatric medical provider for children between birth and 21 years of age. Referrals are typically made for children with complex behavioral health and medical needs. The clinical psychologist participates in producing a report which includes diagnostic clarification and comprehensive treatment recommendations specific to the child. Team phone conferences are also led by the clinical psychologist a few weeks after the visit to review recommendations with key team members. This collaborative model of care allows for working with multiple systems that are a part of the care of a child in foster care. This is a dynamic clinic that has ongoing efforts for process improvement and opportunity to work with other stakeholders to improve the care for these children.

The clinical psychologist has an opportunity to work with the Harborview Pediatric mental health team, which includes psychiatrists and psychologists as well as to participate in ongoing projects through our collaborations with the FAST-B program, which is now being adapted for foster and kinship care through our work with this team at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

The base salary range for this position will be: Assistant Professors  $2,083.40 - $2,583.40 per month ($25,000.80 - $31,000.80 annually), Associate Professors  $2,583.40 - $3,166.80 per month ($31,000.80 - $38,001.60 annually), Professors $3,000 - $4,000 per month ($36,000 - $48,000 annually) commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.


The successful applicant must hold a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Psychology and be Washington State license board eligible.

Other important qualities may include prior work experience with the foster care population and or a passion for work with this population and an understanding of the child welfare system and systemic issues affecting this system. Non-cognitive competencies that may be helpful in this position include critical thinking skills, interpersonal skills, and report writing skills.

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae, cover letter and a diversity statement.

The Department embraces and celebrates diversity in its faculty and trainees across dimensions of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, backgrounds, and interests. The diversity statement should address the candidates experiences with and commitment to diversity and inclusion in their teaching, research, and clinical service.

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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Disability Services

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under University of Washington (UW) Policy, University-compensated personnel must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit

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