Teaching Associate, Part-Time, Licensed Massage Therapist; Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Family Medicine

Title: Teaching Associate, Part-Time, Licensed Massage Therapist; Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington Osher Center, founded in 2018, is renowned for its excellence and commitment to the highest quality integrative family medicine patient care, education, and research. We invite applications for a part-time Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) at the rank of Teaching Associate to join our exciting and growing Integrative Health team. The expected start date is July 1, 2023, or soon thereafter.

Teaching Associates hold annual appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30) and may be reappointed to subsequent annual terms. 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 full-time base salary range for this position will be: $5,000 - $6,250 per month ($60,000 - $75,000 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 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. We strongly encourage applications from candidates from underrepresented groups. The successful candidate will be expected to support the department's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). 


The successful candidate is expected to perform their job duties in accordance with the Washington State Department of Health scope of practice. Duties include:

  • Analyze history of present illness, review of past medical history, perform physical exam, formulate a massage treatment plan, medical massage
  • Evaluate clients to locate painful or tense areas of the body
  • Manipulate muscles and other soft tissues of the body
  • Provide clients with guidance on stretching, strengthening, overall relaxation, and how to improve their posture
  • Document clients’ conditions and progress
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and communicate effectively both verbally and written with peers, patients/families and multidisciplinary team members from diverse backgrounds
  • Counsel and educate others about medical massage therapy and related therapies

Other Functions and Responsibilities

  • Complies with all policies and procedures of UW Medical Center, including but not limited to policies and procedures for confidentiality for patient (HIPAA) protected health information and other confidential information, safety and infection control
  • Able to learn and effectively use the computerized clinical information and documentation systems used at UW Medicine clinics
  • Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, candidates who have work experience in medical center and/or teaching hospital/clinic


  • Active and unrestricted massage license in the state of Washington
  • At least two years of experience in a massage practice


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

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 https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/benefits-orientation/benefit-summary-pdfs/. 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 (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/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 (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

Privacy Notice

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Disability Services

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under University of Washington (UW) Policy, University-compensated personnel must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/vaccination-requirement/.