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Join Our Team: Research Assistant Professor, Psychology

The Department of Psychology and the Behavioral Health Innovation and Dissemination Center (BHIDC) at the University of Utah are seeking a doctoral-level Clinical Psychologist, Counseling Psychologist, Social Worker, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, or Psychiatrist who is licensed, or license-eligible, in the state of Utah for a Research Assistant Professor position. This position involves directing the outpatient psychotherapy training program for the Department of Psychiatry and contributing to the clinical and research missions of the BHIDC and Department of Psychology. The ideal candidate for this position will focus on supervision of and research related to high-quality clinical care and education in a multidisciplinary research and training clinic, the BHIDC, at the University of Utah. Ideal candidates would also be interested in managing or conducting clinical research and joining a vibrant clinical research environment. In this role, duties would include:

  • Oversee and coordinate psychotherapy provided by Psychiatry residents and fellows at the BHIDC including training and supervision in evidence-based treatments with an emphasis on cognitive behavioral psychotherapy
  • Coordinate clinical care with other BHIDC supervisors and develop clinical supervision plans for Psychiatry residents
  • Coordinate care between the BHIDC and Huntsman Mental Health Institute/Department of Psychiatry
  • Share in the didactic teaching and supervision responsibilities of trainees from Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Social Work, Nursing and Psychiatry programs.
  • Liaise with University of Utah faculty in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Social Work, Nursing and Psychiatry
  • Participate in BHIDC clinic operations meetings
  • Manage or conduct research on mental-health phenomena; examples of such areas include, but are not limited to, clinical trials for mental or behavioral health interventions, dissemination and implementation of mental or behavioral health interventions, and interprofessional training in mental or behavioral health interventions
  • Analyze data and prepare publications summarizing research findings
  • Contribute to preparation of grant applications and grant-related research and clinical activities

Successful candidates will have a faculty appointment in the Department of Psychology. Education requirements include completion of a doctoral degree in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, social work, psychiatric/mental health nursing, or psychiatry from a nationally accredited graduate school with accreditation determined by degree, completion of an internship at a nationally accredited program with accreditation determined by degree, and being licensed or license eligible in the state of Utah. Experience with providing and supervising trainees in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or other empirically-based psychotherapies is strongly preferred.

The BHIDC is a research and training outpatient psychotherapy clinic located on the University of Utah campus that provides low fee psychotherapy to adults, children, and couples across the state of Utah. The clinic is inclusive and welcoming and provides care to individuals of all forms of diversity and identities. Along with our goal of providing accessible care to all, the BHIDC is committed to its mission of training mental health practitioners across disciplines, including master’s and doctoral level social workers, clinical and counseling psychologists, nurse practitioners, and psychiatry residents and fellows. The BHIDC also serves as a multidisciplinary and collaborative hub for cutting edge clinical research across the University. This position will work with the BHIDC in collaboration with Huntsman Mental Health Institute ( HMHI ). HMHI is psychiatric treatment, education, and research institute associated with University of Utah Health, the only academic medical center in the Mountain West.

The University of Utah is located in the capital city, Salt Lake City – one of the most beautiful cities in the world, surrounded by mountains with world-class skiing, hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, and mountain biking. The city also enjoys the Sundance Film Festival, a lively music scene, excellent restaurants, one of the largest LGBTQ+ communities in the country, the Utah Symphony/Utah Opera, professional basketball, baseball, and soccer teams, Ballet West (one of the premiere ballet companies in the country), a thriving art and theater community, and many other cultural attractions.

Candidates should apply online here with a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a clinical statement, and contact information for three individuals who will be asked to provide letters of recommendation.

The University of Utah is a PAC -12 institution located in Salt Lake City nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. With an enrollment of 31,000 students, it is the flagship university for the state of Utah. The university administration provides strong support for faculty research in the Psychology Department. The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from underrepresented backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education.

Questions or inquiries should be directed to co-chairs of the search committee:

Brian Baucom, PhD, , and Feea Leifker, PhD,

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Last Updated: 3/4/23