Professor (WOT) - Director of Neuromodulation Clinical Services
The Department is seeking candidates for one full-time faculty position at the rank of Professor without tenure by reason of funding to serve as the Director of Neuromodulation Clinical Services. Professors hold 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. The anticipated start date for this position is Winter 2023–Spring 2024. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research/scholarship, and service.
This leadership position will afford the opportunity to develop and oversee neuromodulation clinical and training programs at our new Behavioral Health Teaching Facility. The Neuromodulation Center will open in 2024 and feature co-located ECT and TMS services, a training site for the largest psychiatry residency program in the United States, and opportunities for clinical research. The Neuromodulation Director will see patients alongside residents and medical students. They will train faculty who want to get certified in ECT. They will contribute to didactics on neuromodulation and help develop a proposed Interventional Psychiatry fellowship.
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.
UWMC Center for Behavioral Health and Learning
The University of Washington Medical Center, with funding from the Washington State Legislature, is building a Center for Behavioral Health and Learning that will open in early 2024. This facility will house a Center for Neuromodulation that will serve both inpatients and outpatients. The Center for Neuromodulation will allow for multiple ECT teams, multiple TMS machines, and clinical space for use in innovative neuromodulation and therapeutics research. In addition, the Center for Behavioral Health and Learning will have 100 psychiatry beds, 50 Med/Surg beds, and a psychiatry observation unit. This facility will afford an opportunity to develop a new, cross-disciplinary program to evaluate and implement novel mental health treatment modalities. There will also opportunities to mentor and develop interprofessional personal with regards to technology and research, as well as to develop training programs on the use of emerging clinical interventions.
Living in Seattle
The Evergreen State is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream with its geological diversity, including mountains, deserts, rainforests, and a Pacific coastline. It offers the Olympic Mountains, the San Juan Islands and Mount Rainier. Over the past decade, Seattle has become one of the most exciting and fastest growing cities in the world. Seattle is a vibrant city with a diverse range of businesses such as Boeing, Starbucks, Microsoft, Amazon, Expedia, Nintendo, and Zillow. It is a young and educated city, a place that is constantly changing as it changes the world, and all this innovation happens in a spectacular natural setting surrounded by lakes, oceans, forests and mountains.
The base salary range for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.
The base salary range for a Professor (WOT) position will be $20,000 - $25,000 per month ($240,000 - $300,000 annually).
Other compensation associated with this position may include temporary salary supplement, administrative salary supplement (ADS) and/or incentive through UW Physicians (UWP) practice plan.
As a University of Washington employee, you receive excellent benefits including a variety of health plan options, generous retirement plans, life insurance and long-term disability coverage. While many of these programs are administered by the Washington State Public Employees Benefit Board, the UW Benefits team helps new employees understand their options at Welcome Day and provides those preparing to retire resources and guidance.
- An MD or DO or foreign equivalent, current medical licensure, and eligibility for a Washington State medical license.
- In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
- A letter of interest
- 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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