Assistant or Associate Professor (WOT) - Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (VA)

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Title: Assistant or Associate Professor (WOT) - Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (VA)

Position Details

Position Description

The VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS) and University of Washington (UW) are recruiting for two full-time (100% FTE) staff physicians based at the VA Puget Sound with a faculty appointment as either an Assistant or Associate Professor (without tenure due to funding) in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (PCCSM), Department of Medicine. Salary and academic appointment at the University of Washington will be commensurate with experience, qualifications, and academic rank.


The successful applicant will have the opportunity for clinical and academic activities in a variety of pulmonary diseases and management of advanced lung disease, including in the patient population with interstitial lung disease, neuromuscular disease, lung cancer and transplant.


University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. This position will have both inpatient and outpatient clinical responsibilities at the VA Puget Sound, and will work with and teach trainees in these settings. Administrative responsibilities may include medical directorship of the pulmonary clinic or the home oxygen program.


Assistant Professors WOT are eligible for multi-year appointments and associate Professors WOT hold indefinite appointments that both 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.


Anticipated start date would be July 2023.


These positions are paid directly by the Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS) and receives no UW compensation. Please refer to the VAPSHCS for information about compensation for this position.


Requirements include an MD (or foreign equivalent) and Board Eligibility or Certification (or foreign equivalent) in both Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

Applicants must be U.S. Citizens (permanent residents may be appointed only if it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens).


Candidates will be asked to upload three required documents:

  1. Cover letter: Please provide a concise description of training, work experience, scholarly interests and career goals.
  2. Diversity and equity statement: The University of Washington faculty strive to deliver equitable healthcare in an environment that promotes diversity and inclusion. Please provide a statement addressing either 1) experiences with diversity efforts in training, professional/military work, previous teaching, and service, or 2) potential to foster more equitable healthcare delivery in the Division of PCCSM.
  3. CV

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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

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