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University of Utah Research Assistant Professor - Psychology in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Research Assistant Professor

Department 00143 - Psychology Department

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin immediately


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 on-line 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,

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are 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:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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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

optional document: “applicant document” should be the clinical statement.

Open Date 09/06/2022

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00912CF

Type Faculty