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Open Rank (WOT), Ophthalmologist Specializing in Medical and Surgical Retina

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Ophthalmology

Title: Open Rank (WOT), Ophthalmologist Specializing in Medical and Surgical Retina

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington’s Department of Ophthalmology is currently recruiting for a full-time physician to engage in vitreoretinal disease and surgery.  This position will be based UW Medicine locations including the VA. Anticipated start date is summer 2023 although earlier starts will be considered.

This appointment may be at the rank of Assistant, Associate or full Professor, without tenure (WOT) due to source of funding, and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Qualified candidates of all levels of experience will be considered. Assistant professors are eligible for multi-year appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30). 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 for this position will be $17,000 - $26,667 per month ($204,000 - $320,004 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 University of Washington Physicians (UWP) practice plan in additional to base salary provided by the university. 

Please note that only compensation provided by the University is included in the University benefit determinations and calculations.  Compensation provided by the UWP practice plan may provide eligibility for separate benefits offered by that organization.  Other compensation associated with this position may include incentive through University of Washington Physicians practice plan.  Incentive is inclusive of variable incentive, Monthly or Semi-Annual additional compensation (MAC/SAAC).

Responsibilities include clinical care, resident and fellow supervision and training, including both medical and surgical training, and teaching of medical students. 

Candidates will be expected to provide medical and surgical retina care, including treatment of consult and emergency patients and surgery at the University of Washington affiliated sites of practice which include Harborview Medical Center, the VA Puget Sound Health Care System and UW Medical Centers.

University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. Successful candidates will be expected to engage in substantial teaching and scholarly research in academic ophthalmology.  Protected time for academic endeavors will be provided.  

The successful candidate is expected to support the Department of Ophthalmology’s commitment to working with diverse community populations. We actively welcome and engage faculty, students and staff from diverse backgrounds and reflect the importance of diversity through leadership and innovation within education, research, and patient care.  All are encouraged to apply.


Candidates must have an MD degree (or foreign equivalent) and have completed ophthalmology residency (or foreign equivalent) and a vitreoretinal medical/surgical fellowship.

A demonstrated record of teaching and scholarly research in ophthalmology is required.  Applicants must be American Board of Ophthalmology-certified (or foreign equivalent) or Board eligible and eligible for licensure in the State of Washington.

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.


Interested candidates should submit their application via Interfolio with cover letter, current CV and a statement of past and planned contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (i.e., diversity statement).

Questions may be referred to: Lisa Olmos de Koo, MD, MBA, Associate Professor,

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

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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

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 (

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