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Associate Professor or Professor WOT (Vice Chair, Education) - Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Title: Associate Professor or Professor WOT (Vice Chair, Education) - Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

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Position Description

The University of Washington School of Medicine invites nominations and applications for the Vice Chair, Education in the University of Washington Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine (UW APM).  This is an Associate- or Full-Professor-level clinical position (anesthesiology, critical care or pain medicine) with protected time for administrative duties and academic endeavors.  This position will have a reporting line to the UW APM Chair and will work closely with all UW APM vice chairs, division chiefs and education program directors.

The Vice Chair, Education (VC-E) will provide inclusive leadership, strategic direction, and operational oversight to UW APM’s educational mission, programs and activities, ensuring they function consistently within the institutional and departmental vision, mission and values. The VC-E will oversee all educational initiatives across the entire spectrum of activities related to undergraduate medical education (UME), graduate medical education (GME) at both residency and fellowship (ACGME- and non-ACGME-accredited) levels, and professional development such as continuing medical education (CME). The VC-E will be expected to support the Department's commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.  The successful candidate will be expected to develop strong organizational skills and collaborate with other departmental leaders positively and proactively.  Positive factors for consideration include but are not limited to, higher-level training in education (such as a Master of Science in Education) and prominent presence in professional organizations.  Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to develop significant expertise in medical education leadership and undergraduate medical education; develop a strong record of scholarly activity and medical education research or curriculum design; and engage in continuing medical education.

The UW School of Medicine has an outstanding national reputation for teaching, clinical service and research.  Likewise, the UW Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, founded in 1960 by Dr. John Bonica, is ranked among the leading academic departments in the country.  With 245 clinical and research faculty members, 90 staff members, and 115 affiliated clinical faculty, we are one of the largest departments in the UW School of Medicine.  Our education program oversees 112 residents (the School of Medicine’s second largest residency program) and 38 postdoctoral scholars and ACGME fellows.

Educational Activities:  Our educational programs teach trainee physicians the knowledge, skills, and professionalism required for clinical excellence; promote compassionate patient care; inspire a sense of inquiry and life-long learning; and develop leaders in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and critical care for the 21st century.  We currently train 110 anesthesiology residents, 1-2 emergency medicine and neurosurgery residents, 4 OMFS residents, 18 ACGME fellows, 5-10 faculty fellows, 2 ALNW & paramedic students, and 12-15 medical students.  Our residency program features five different training opportunities – including the Bonica Scholars Program, which incorporates research training that optimally continues in to a T32 fellowship – across eight hospital sites.  Our fellowship program features a wide variety of clinical and research training opportunities in all four ACGME-accredited subspecialty areas as well as eight innovative non-ACGME-accredited subspecialty areas.  UW APM also maintains an active medical student clerkship program in both anesthesiology and pain medicine.

Clinical Activities:  Our clinical footprint is comprised of nine clinical divisions – Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Obstetric Anesthesiology, Neuroanesthesiology & Perioperative Neurosciences, Seattle Children’s Hospital (Pediatric Anesthesiology), UW Medical Center-Montlake Multispecialty Anesthesiology, Critical Care Anesthesiology, Harborview Medical Center, VA Puget Sound Hospital, and Pain Medicine – across six University and University-affiliated sites, including the Montlake and Northwest campuses of the UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center (the only Level-1 trauma center in the five-state WWAMI region), Seattle Children’s Hospital, and VA Puget Sound Hospital.

Research Activities:  UW APM conducts extensive, well-funded research at UW South Lake Union, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, and at laboratories in the UW Health Sciences complex.  Our current annual research direct funding from both government and private sources is approximately $10 million.

A full-time faculty appointment will be at the Associate or Full Professor rank (without tenure due to funding).  Salary and academic appointment at the University of Washington will be commensurate with experience, qualifications, and academic rank.  Associate and Full Professors 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 base salary range for this position will be $30,000 - $39,584 per month ($360,000 - $475,008 annually), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a US Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.  This range is inclusive of base salary provided through the UW Physicians (UWP) practice plan or Children’s University Medical Group (CUMG) practice plan, in addition to base salary provided by the University.  Please note that only compensation provided by the University is included in University benefit determinations and calculations.  Other compensation associated with this position may include incentive pay through the UWP practice plan or CUMG practice plan and an administrative salary supplement for administrative service as Vice Chair, Education.  Compensation provided by the UWP or CUMG practice plan may provide eligibility for separate benefits offered by that organization.  For practitioners holding an appointment in one of the physicians practice plan, see the link for additional benefits that may be available – for UWP: or for CUMG:  University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The anticipated start date for this position is September 2023 or soon thereafter.


Candidates should have MD or DO (or foreign equivalent), be board certified or eligible (or foreign equivalent) in anesthesiology and be eligible for medical licensure in the state of Washington.  Must have a minimum of one-year fellowship training (or foreign equivalent) in critical care medicine for critical care position or one-year fellowship training in pain medicine for pain position.  To be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B 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.


Interested, qualified individuals should provide:  1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) a statement describing your commitment and contributions to promoting equity, diversity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career.  For questions or confidential inquiries, please contact: Sheri DeWitt (

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