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Assistant Professor (WOT), UW Rehabilitation Psychologist with Spinal Cord Injury focus

University of Washington
Seattle, Washington State
Competitive - commensurate with experience, qualifications, and academic rank
Posted Date
Feb 13, 2023

Position Description
The University of Washington's Department of Rehabilitation Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Rehabilitation Psychologist to join our Division of Rehabilitation Psychology & Neuropsychology to start as early as Spring 2023. This position has an annual service period of 12 months (July 1 – June 30) and will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor (without tenure 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 base salary range for this position will be $8,583 - $9,834 per month ($102,996 - $118,008 annually), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. This range is inclusive of base salary provided through the UW Physicians (UWP) practice plan, in addition to base salary provided by the University. Please note that only compensation provided by the University is included in University benefit determinations and calculations. Compensation provided by UW Physicians (UWP) practice plan may provide eligibility for separate benefits offered by that organization.

Other compensation associated with this position may include any of the following: incentive through UW Physicians (UWP), moving allowance, relocation incentive.

For physicians whose practice plan compensation makes them eligible for separate benefits beyond those outlined in the general Benefits Information section below, detail about the potential additional benefits may be reviewed at  

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, and program development.

The successful candidate 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.

Duties will include the following:

Research Activities (approximately 50% time) 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 including spinal cord injury (SCI), traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, pain, aging, and stroke. The successful candidate also will be expected to pursue new grant funding to lead studies in the area of SCI. 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 (approximately 50%): Depending on the candidate’s background and interests, clinical duties could include 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 SCI, traumatic brain 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 individual hired for this position will work with marginalized and culturally diverse communities and with trainees holding a range of worldviews.

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

US News and World Report 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. 

Successful candidates must have a PhD or PsyD or foreign equivalent and must be licensed or license-eligible to practice Psychology in the State of Washington.

Application Instructions
Please upload the following required documents via this link:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Research statement describing 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 thereafter until the position is filled.

For questions about the position, contact email, Attention: SCI Psychologist

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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