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University of Utah Faculty Sleep Psychologist, Sleep-Wake Center, Rank DOQ - Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine - Huntsman Mental Health Institute Adult Psychiatry Division in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Position/Rank Rank DOQ

Department 00865 - Psychiatry - Adult Clinical

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin FY 24-25


Faculty Sleep Psychologist, Sleep-Wake Center, Rank DOQ – Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine – Huntsman Mental Health Institute Adult Psychiatry Division

The Huntsman Mental Health Institute’s academic partner, the University of Utah’s Department of Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry Division, is recruiting a full-time faculty sleep psychologist to assist U Health’s Sleep/Wake Center in the coordination and delivery of behavioral sleep therapy services for patients with insomnia.

Successful candidates will have a faculty appointment in the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry with rank based on academic experience and professional accomplishments.

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 vibrant art and theater community, and many other cultural attractions.


Applicant must have a PhD in Clinical Health Psychology and must be in the process of gaining licensure as a Psychologist in the State of Utah.


The applicant should have a solid record of clinical experience assessing individuals with insomnia. A strong commitment to patient care is essential. The position will involve interacting with faculty and advanced practice providers to holistic sleep care to patients with wide range of sleep disorders. The applicant will be expected to work with the Medical Director of the Sleep-Wake Center on understanding the overall needs for behavioral sleep therapy and will coordinate with other behavioral sleep providers in addressing care for insomnia patients using individual and group therapy approaches. There are opportunities for scholarly work and educating practicum students, postdoctoral students, and residents.

Participation in Sleep/Wake Center educational events will be expected. Department of Psychiatry expectations include engagement in faculty and division activities and potential service on department or U Health committees.

The percentage of effort spent in clinical care, education, investigation, and administrative activities will be negotiated annually.

Candidates should apply on-line by sending a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to:

Inquiries may be directed to:

Jenny Jensen, Faculty Operations Manager (she/her/hers)

Huntsman Mental Health Institute

University of Utah Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

501 Chipeta Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at:

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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

Special Instructions for Candidates

A list of professional references is highly desirable. The University of Utah offers a robust retirement and benefits package for its faculty.

Open Date 10/11/2023

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN03399F

Type Faculty