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Assistant Professor without Tenure (WOT), Headache Neurologist

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Neurology

Title: Assistant Professor without Tenure (WOT), Headache Neurologist

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Position Description

The Department of Neurology at the University of Washington School of Medicine is seeking to hire an outstanding headache neurologist to work with headache patients at the University of Washington Medical Center and the VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS).  This is a full-time 12-month service period (July 1-June 30 Service period) appointment at the Assistant Professor (without tenure due to funding) rank. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. Assistant Professors 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 VAPSHCS Neurology consists of a robust VA Neurology Service which includes an inpatient neurology and consultation service, a VHA Epilepsy Center of Excellence, a Multiple Sclerosis Regional Center of Excellence, and a Parkinson Disease Research, Education and Clinical Centers. 

The candidate will be hired as the Co-Director of the VAPSHCS HCoE and as headache neurologist at the University of Washington Department of Neurology Headache Center. Individuals will work closely with other team members treating patients with headache and facial pain disorders, including those in physiatry and rehabilitation medicine, health psychology and anesthesiology. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, experience in chemodenervation, various cranial nerve blocks, neurostimulation, infusion protocols, as well as inpatient management of headache syndromes and facial pain. The successful candidate will engage in the management of painful neurological conditions, especially primary and secondary headache disorders, facial pain, and neck pain. Candidates will also participate in innovative care delivery models, including an interdisciplinary headache clinic and in virtual care, including telehealth and eConsults. Candidates will be actively engaged in the instruction and/or supervision of fellow, resident and medical student education.

The base salary range for this position will be $17,454 - $18,811 per month ($209,448 - $225,732 per year), commensurate with experience, discipline, and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Our salaries are bench marked based on the AAMC scale Other compensation associated with this position may or may not include Startup, Relocation Incentive/Moving Allowance Administrative supplement for a defined administrative role, or Productivity Incentive.

The anticipated start date for this position is September 1, 2023


  • Requires an MD or DO degree or foreign equivalent.
  • Board certified and/or board eligible by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) in Headache Medicine
  • Fellowship training in pain medicine, or headache is required.
  • 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


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