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Associate Professor or Professor (Without Tenure), Native American Health Endowed Professorship, Family Medicine

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Family Medicine

Title: Associate Professor or Professor (Without Tenure), Native American Health Endowed Professorship, Family Medicine

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Family Medicine (DFM) at the University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM) seeks an 0.6 to 1.0 FTE faculty that specializes in Native American/Alaska Native health education or research. The position will hold a regular faculty appointment as a professor or associate professor without tenure due to funding (WOT). The expected start date is January 2023 or soon thereafter.

Associate Professors and Professors WOT hold indefinite appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30). Faculty 12-month service periods are paid for 11 months of service over a 12-month period (July- June), meaning the equivalent of one month is available for paid time off. 

The full-time base salary range for this position will be: $5,753 - $26,731 per month ($69,036 - $320,772 annually) to be pro-rated based on FTE and commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

All University of Washington faculty are expected to engage in teaching, research, and service.

Ten to fifteen percent of this position (0.1 to 0.15 FTE) will be devoted to duties related to the newly created Endowed Professorship for Native American Health. Work or activities associated with this funded portion of FTE should be focused on research, patient care, and/or healthcare education that will help improve healthcare delivery for Native American and Alaskan Native communities across the region and the country. 45 to 85% (0.45 to 0.85 FTE) will be devoted to a combination of clinical practice, teaching, and/or research, depending on expertise, interests, and funding availability. 

The DFM Research Section has long established successes in practice-based research, rural health, and the health workforce. We also have considerable strengths in many other priority research areas such as integrated behavioral health, cancer detection, informatics, substance use disorder, women’s health, diagnostic testing, and cardiovascular disease. 

Teaching opportunities include didactic and clinical teaching of medical and PA students, as well as family medicine residents. 

Clinicians are expected to participate in clinical practice at UW Medicine clinical sites, including UW Medicine ambulatory sites, Northwest Hospital, and Harborview Medicine Center. For MD/DO faculty, this would include outpatient family medicine and, if desired, obstetrics and inpatient attending at the UWMC-Northwest Campus.  

The Department of Family Medicine is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates. The successful candidate will be expected to support the department's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). 


Candidates for this position must either (1) have an MD or DO degree, or foreign equivalent, and be certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, or (2) hold a Ph.D., or foreign equivalent, in a relevant field.

The successful candidate for this position will, at a minimum, have five or more years' experience in research, education, and/or patient care as it relates to the healthcare needs of Native American/Alaska Native populations.

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 3 steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.


Applicants should apply with a letter of interest, statement of past and planned contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (i.e. diversity statement), curriculum vitae and contact information for at least two references.

For informal enquires, potential candidates should contact Dr. Misbah Keen, Executive Vice Chair,

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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.

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Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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