Assistant Professor WOT in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - K. Warner Schaie

Seattle, WA
Sep 09, 2019
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Assistant Professor WOT in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - K. Warner Schaie

Seattle, WA
Open Date:
Sep 7, 2018

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has a wonderful opportunity for one full-time faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor without Tenure, Associate Professor without tenure, or Professor without tenure commensurate with experience, with expertise in cognitive aging . The anticipated start date for the position is January 1, 2019. This new position will be supported in part by the K. Warner Schaie Endowed Professorship in Adult Cognitive Development. This 12-month service period position will have the opportunity to work and collaborate with faculty across multiple sites at the University of Washington and Veterans Affairs Puget Sound with programs such as the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center, UW Alzheimer ’s Disease Research Center, VA Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, the VA Northwest Network Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center and Kaiser Permanente Washington Research Institute. We are inviting early career candidates who have expertise in the field of adult cognitive development and are expected to make contributions to teaching and research in this field.

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is an integral component of the UW School of Medicine and it shares UW Medicine’s Mission to ‘Improve the Health of the Public.’ We strive to 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. We embrace and value diversity in all of its aspects. The department is the third largest department within the School of Medicine and has a $78 M operating budget. Department faculty members provide clinical services and teach at health care facilities in the Puget Sound area and at several rural locations in the WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho). The department also has a robust research portfolio nearly $35 M annually in sponsored projects. Educational programs include a required medical student clerkship for 240 medical students per year at 30 sites across the WWAMI region, a nationally competitive psychiatry residency with more than 70 psychiatry residents in Seattle and in two regional residency tracks in Idaho and Montana, subspecialty fellowships in addiction, child and adolescent, consultation-liaison, and geriatric psychiatry, a nationally renowned scientist-practitioner psychology internship program, and post-doctoral clinical and research fellowships.

The Department embraces and celebrates diversity in its faculty and trainees across dimensions of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, backgrounds, and interests. Applicants are encouraged to describe in their cover letter their experiences with and commitment to diversity and inclusion in their teaching, research, and clinical service.

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

  1. Candidates must have appropriate training, expertise and an emerging research portfolio in one or more of the following areas: a) adult cognitive development b) cognitive aspects of Alzheimer disease or other neurodegenerative disorders, or c) the effects of mental health on the trajectory of cognition.
  2. Expertise in cognitive development research, including the investigation of genetic, biological, psychological, or social/environmental influences on cognitive functioning and resilience and/or the study of behavioral or other interventions for the remediation of cognitive decline or to increase cognitive resilience or performance during the aging process.
  3. Expertise in longitudinal modeling and statistical analysis of cognitive aging.
  4. Requires an MD, DO, PhD, or PsyD in a relevant field, or foreign equivalent.

Application Instructions:

The search committee will give consideration on a rolling basis to applications received prior to May 1, 2019. The position will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, cover letter, diversity statement, and a one page synopsis of their research plans and scientific vision. Please contact Chair of the search committee, Michael Vitiello, MD at [email protected] or Department HR Manager, Jason Gordon at [email protected] with any questions.

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