Gastroenterology— Chief of Hepatology and Director, UW Liver Care Line
Gastroenterology Faculty Position: The Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine at the University of Washington is recruiting a Chief of Hepatology. The primary responsibility of the Chief will be to enhance the research portfolio of the Hepatology program through their personal investigator-initiated research and by mentoring existing and new Hepatology faculty to advance their research careers. Based on the environment it is preferred that this research is clinical or translational in focus; however, a basic science research program will be considered if the vision of the Chief includes collaboration with existing clinical investigators. A successful Chief will increase extramural funding and enrich the national and international prominence of the Hepatology faculty.
This is a leadership position for the University of Washington. In addition to the research requirement, the optimal candidate will be capable of formulating strategies to optimize the clinical services across the entities that comprise UW Medicine. These sites already have strong programs in liver transplantation, advanced therapy for liver tumors, and emerging therapy for viral hepatitis; the role of the Director of the UW Liver Care Line will be to strategize with School and Medical Center leadership to enhance clinical services across our Accountable Care Network.
This position will be a full-time faculty member at the Associate (JCC 0112) or Full Professor (JCC 0111) level on the clinician/teacher pathway or physician/scientist pathway (without tenure due to funding). This is a 12 month service period, and the length of the appointment is indefinite. The candidate will have a recognized MD degree (or foreign equivalent) and ABIM certification in Gastroenterology (or foreign equivalent), and specialization in Hepatology. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. 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. The position is open until filled.
Interested individuals should send a cover letter and CV to the Search Committee Chair:
Robb Glenny, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-6522
University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities.