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Associate or Full Professor (tenured), Director of the University of Washington’s Nathan Shock Center for Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Title: Associate or Full Professor (tenured), Director of the University of Washington’s Nathan Shock Center for Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging

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Position Description

The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP) at the University of Washington (UW) seeks a nationally recognized investigator working in an area related to the biology of aging to assume Directorship of the existing UW Nathan Shock Center for Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging (NSC). This position will be with an appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with tenure, commensurate with experience. The DLMP is committed to providing ample research and administrative support to the candidate, including generous start-up resources and state of the art laboratory space, that will promote their long-term success. The DLMP is a large, collegial, and diverse department that houses cutting edge clinical laboratory testing and diagnostics, excellence in anatomic and clinical pathology, as well as innovative basic and translational research across broad topics supported by abundant external funding. Our department offers a uniquely collegial and collaborative environment, with diverse interdisciplinary research ties across campus and with neighboring institutions. Please visit us at

The candidate would be expected to participate in leadership and direction of the internationally recognized geroscience research program in the DLMP by developing and implementing a vision for research and teaching as well as fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment within the department, UW, and beyond. The candidate would be expected to become Director of the UW NSC, which is funded by the National Institute of Aging and is one of only nine such centers across the country. To learn more, please visit this link ( The NSC is intertwined with the UW Healthy Aging and Longevity Research Institute (HALO) and the NIH funded Biological Mechanisms of Healthy Aging T32 Training Program. The candidate would be expected to participate in leadership of those entities and in fostering collaboration, as well as in teaching and mentoring of junior faculty and trainees. In addition, the DLMP houses the Molecular Mechanisms of Medicine and Disease PhD program and the Medical Laboratory Scientist Master’s program, which provide many opportunities for mentoring and interacting with young clinical and research scientists. The candidate would also be expected to celebrate and join our commitment to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable culture in DLMP by teaching, mentoring, working with, and collaborating with a broad community of individuals with varying backgrounds and experiences.  Finally, the candidate would be expected to maintain a vibrant research program funded by extramural sources that adds value and dimension to the robust aging program that exists within the DLMP.

The DLMP values justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are actively engaged in maintaining an inclusive, transparent, and equitable culture. The DLMP is also committed to diversifying our faculty at all ranks. Applicants from diverse backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply. We especially encourage applications from women and minority candidates, individuals with disabilities, and people from groups that are underrepresented in Science and Medicine. We look forward to learning how the applicant’s values, experiences, and vision will contribute to aging research within the DLMP.

Positive factors that may be considered include, but are not limited to:

  • Evidence of contributions to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through previous work proposed efforts, and/or depth of understanding
  • History of accomplishment in interdisciplinary and/or collaborative programs
  • Prior evidence of administrative and leadership potential or success
  • Track record of mentoring trainees and junior faculty
  • Record of peer-reviewed publications describing original research in a field related to the biology of aging
  • Sustained success in obtaining extramural funding

Associate and full professors will hold indefinite appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30). Faculty with 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 committee will begin reviewing applications on January 15, 2023 (priority deadline). The position will remain open until filled. This is a full-time position, with a targeted start date of September 1, 2023, but the start date is flexible.

The base salary range for this position will be: Associate Professor range: $10,532 to $26,579 per month ($126,387 to $318,953 annually), Professor range: $15,528 to $35,303 per month ($186,333 to $423,634 annually), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.  

Other compensation associated with this position may include an administrative salary supplement (ADS).

UW faculty demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism and engage in teaching, research, and clinical service. UW faculty embrace the vision of excellence, collaboration, and integrity. Come join us in one of the most beautiful and exciting locations in the U.S. as we pursue our mission of creatively and durably improving health.


All applicants must have:

  • A PhD in biology, medicine, or a related field (or foreign equivalent); an MD or DO (or foreign equivalent) is also acceptable.
  • Expertise in research related to the biology of aging

Applicants who want to engage in clinical care of patients must also meet the following requirements:

  • Hold or are eligible for Washington State Medical License
  • Board-certified
  • In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H1-B visa, graduates of foreign (non-US) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the US Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services in biology, medicine, or a related field.


Applicants should upload the following documents to Interfolio: (i) cover letter, (ii) detailed curriculum vitae, (iii) statement of research plans (maximum five pages), (iv) teaching and mentoring statement (maximum two pages), (v) diversity statement that describes your plans to promote and contribute to diversity, equity, inclusion, and equity (maximum two pages), and (iv), contact information for at least three professional references, addressed to Daniel Promislow, PhD, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle WA 98195.

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