Assistant Professor without Tenure (WOT), Full-Time, Behavioral Health, Family Medicine: Research Section

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Family Medicine

Title: Assistant Professor without Tenure (WOT), Full-Time, Behavioral Health, Family Medicine: Research Section

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington (UW) Department of Family Medicine (DFM) is recruiting for a full-time assistant professor (without tenure by reason of funding) to join an exciting and growing Research Section to expand research in the areas of health equity, integrated behavioral health, and dementia. The UW is a recognized leader in primary care, family medicine, and rural medicine by U.S. News and World Report, in part due to the long-standing research relevance and productivity of the Department of Family Medicine’s Research Section in both primary care and rural health.

The successful applicant will execute a research program focused on health equity in primary care, with emphases in behavioral health that can include integrated behavioral health, dementia, and dissemination and implementation research related to behavioral health in primary care. This person will have doctoral training (PhD, MD, DO or foreign equivalent) relevant to behavioral health and a track record of conducting research in health equity, integrated behavioral health and dementia, with relevant research methodology skills. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, a current certification by the American Board of Family Medicine.

The faculty member will collaborate with other faculty in the department's Research Section to grow robust research in the area of health equity. The faculty member will also provide clinical services within the department’s outpatient clinical settings to patients as part of the integrated behavioral health care team.

Assistant Professors (Without Tenure) are eligible for multi-year 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 successful applicant will be in the Regular Track: Clinician Scientist/Faculty Scientist Pathway. The expected start date is May 1, 2023, or soon thereafter.

Other duties expected of the successful applicant will include mentoring, training, and supervising professional staff research scientists as well as residents, fellows, students, and/or non-research faculty, and service to the department, school, and university.

The base salary range for this position will be: $5,287 - $24,229 per month ($63,444 - $290,752 annually) commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

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

The Department of Family Medicine is committed to promoting health equity and creating an inclusive culture by building a diverse workforce and valuing each individual’s unique contributions. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, candidates with experience and interest that align with the research priorities described above who have demonstrated a commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI). The Department of Family Medicine is committed to building a diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from candidates from underrepresented groups.


Applicants are required to either have a PhD, MD, DO or foreign equivalent in a relevant field.

To be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools who wish to practice 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.

Applicants engaging in clinical practice must have a license or be license-eligible in Washington State.

Applicants are required to have a developing track record in health equity and primary care focused research related to integrated behavioral health and dementia and demonstrated skills in advanced quantitative and/or qualitative methods.


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 inquiries, potential candidates should contact Kari Stephens, PhD, Associate Professor and Research Section Head (, University of Washington Department of Family Medicine, Box 354696, Seattle, WA 98105.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

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 (

Privacy Notice

Review the University of Washington Privacy Notice for Demographic Data of Job Applicants and University Personnel to learn how your demographic data are protected, when the data may be used, and your rights.

Disability Services

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or