The University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is seeking candidates for two full-time, addiction psychiatrist faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor without tenure, on the faculty scientist track.
The University of Washington, located in Seattle, is ranked #1 among public universities in terms of federal research funding. Its School of Medicine trains physicians and other health care providers for a five-state region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) and is ranked #1 nationally in primary care and rural health. The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has approximately 300 regular faculty, 350 clinical faculty, 200 staff, and over 100 trainees. The Department's robust research portfolio totals $35 million in grants and contracts per year for projects ranging from neurosciences to treatment development to health policy and population health. The Department is recognized as an international leader in developing, testing, and implementing Collaborative Care, an integrated care model increasingly seen as a solution for population-based mental health care. Department faculty provide clinical services in 5 hospitals, 14 primary care locations, and several outpatient sites in addition to telepsychiatry consultations to more than 100 clinics in Washington and beyond. The Department has a highly competitive psychiatry residency program and subspecialty fellowship programs in addiction, child and adolescent, geriatric, and consultation liaison psychiatry.
Addiction psychiatry is one of the strongest areas in our department and our addictions program is consistently ranked among the top 10 in the country. The Department has research and clinical expertise across the entire age spectrum and in all areas of addiction, including opioid addiction, medication-assisted treatment, interventions in homeless and chronically mentally ill individuals, harm reduction, addiction treatment within primary care, chronic pain and addictions, risk behaviors in college-aged populations, home visitation case management for mothers who abuse alcohol or drugs during pregnancy, adolescent addictions, basic neuroscience, and clinical trials. The VA Puget Sound Health Care System hosts a Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education (CESATE). The University of Washington's Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Institute provides pilot funding for research in addictions and administers the Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center. The Department's educational programs in addictions include an ACGME-accredited Addiction Psychiatry fellowship program, a unique addiction psychiatry career development pathway for general psychiatry residents, and a weekly teleconference program designed to expand the mental health and addictions care capacity of health care professionals in remote, underserved areas of Washington.
Candidates will perform high-impact, innovative research in addiction psychiatry; secure independent grant and contract funding to support their research; and teach and mentor the next generation of addiction psychiatrists and psychologists in clinical work, training, and research. These positions may include clinical work in addiction psychiatry and/or leadership of the department's Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship program, depending on candidates' interests, background, and expertise.
Candidates for these positions must hold an M.D. or D.O. degree (or foreign equivalent) and have a proven track record as an independent addiction psychiatry researcher, with a history of funded grants and substantial peer-reviewed publications.
For faculty positions to be based at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, candidates must be US Citizens. For positions to be based at University of Washington practice sites, 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.
All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.
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Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.