Associate Professor or Professor and Chair, Rehabilitation Medicine
University of Washington
Location: Seattle, WA
Internal Number: 115824
The University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine is seeking exceptionally qualified candidates for Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. The position is full-time and tenured with appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. This is a 12-month service period per year position (July – June) with an anticipated start date of Summer 2023. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.
The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington is consistently ranked as one of the top Rehabilitation Medicine departments in the United States. The department has more than 140 faculty that span clinical, research, and educational programs including the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) residency, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Masters of Occupational Therapy, Masters of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Rehabilitation Psychology, and Rehabilitation Sciences Ph.D. programs. The clinical faculty provide the highest quality rehabilitation care at five UW medicine campuses and several outpatient clinics throughout the Seattle region. Multidisciplinary teams provide comprehensive rehabilitation services to improve the function, level of independence and quality of life of people throughout the Pacific Northwest. UW Medicine includes 7000 regular and clinical faculty, 4600 students and trainees, admitting 64,000 patients and providing outpatient care for 1.6 million patients annually.
The successful candidate will work collaboratively to direct the clinical, research, and educational programs of the department. The successful candidate will also be expected to have a strong clinical practice and lead clinical programs, and maintain the Department's excellence in research, and administration. The successful candidate must lead with excellence in educating, mentoring, and working with faculty, administration, residents, and students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds. In addition to being a leader in clinical care and educational programs, the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is also consistently ranked as one of the top rehabilitation research departments in the United States. In FY2021 the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine received awards from government and private sources totaling more than $11 million. UW School of Medicine is second in the nation in total research grants and contracts. There are strong regional and national research affiliations that enable our internationally recognized faculty to remain on the cutting edge of education, research, and clinical care.
UW Medicine serves as the primary medical school teaching program for the WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho). U.S. News & World Report has ranked the UW School of Medicine as one of the top primary care medical schools in the nation. The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine's highly regarded PM&R residency program has been ranked in the top five for rehabilitation programs nation-wide since the late 1990's, and the inpatient rehabilitation unit at UWMC has been ranked in the top five by US News and World Report.
Successful candidates must possess an MD, DO or foreign equivalent and a record of sustained local and national leadership . Candidates must be board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and eligible for a medical license in Washington State.
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 foreign equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Interested candidates should upload their CV, cover letter, contact information for 3 references and a brief (300 words) diversity statement summarizing their previous efforts and future plans to enhance diversity in science, education, and clinical practice, addressed to Dr. Howard Chansky, via Interfolio at (add link).
Applicants who advance in the interview process will be asked to submit a 3 to 5-page personal statement on their leadership, research, teaching & mentorship, and equity, diversity & inclusivity efforts.
Inquiries about this position may be directed to:
Howard A. Chansky, MD Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Chair, Rehabilitation Medicine Chair Search Committee UW School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Box 359798 Seattle, Washington 98195 Telephone: 206-520-8440 Email: email@example.com
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information
Under University of Washington (UW) Policy, University-compensated personnel must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/vaccination-requirement/.
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.