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Assistant Professor WOT, Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Rehabilitation Medicine

Title: Assistant Professor WOT, Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

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Position Description

The University of Washington’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Seattle Children’s Hospital are offering an outstanding opportunity for a physiatrist to join our faculty in the Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital as a full-time Assistant Professor (without tenure due to source of funding, which is typical of ranked faculty appointments within the department). 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.  Anticipated start date is August 2023, but other dates may be considered.

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington is a leading academic department that includes faculty at Seattle Children’s, Harborview Medical Center, the University of Washington Medical Center, and the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System. With more than 140 total salaried faculty and 70 physician faculty, UW Rehabilitation Medicine operates the largest Rehabilitation Medicine program in the Northwest region of the United States.

The Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Seattle Children’s includes six physicians, one advanced practice provider, four psychologists, 62 physical therapists, 39 occupational therapists and 32 speech and language pathologists; all are integral members of the department. The majority of Division faculty work takes place at Seattle Children’s Hospital. 

We offer a collaborative and multidisciplinary academic environment. Opportunities will be available for building an academic career that includes research, teaching, and program development.

As a member of the Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, the successful candidate will participate in clinical activities, research and scholarship, and teaching and will be expected to fulfill requirements for advancement along the Clinician-Scientist pathway of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Responsibilities will include clinical work in both the outpatient and inpatient settings at Seattle Children’s Hospital, and may supervise trainees primarily in the clinical setting. The successful candidate will have opportunity to collaborate with existing research teams, as well as to develop their own research portfolio. While there are discrete funds available of up to 0.5 for two years while the successful candidate builds their own research portfolio, the individual hired will be responsible for obtaining grant funding for their research work. 

All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. 

The base salary range for this position will be $14,166 - $19,417 per month ($169,992 - $233,004  annually), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. This range is inclusive of base salary provided through 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. Compensation provided by Children’s University Medical Group (CUMG) practice plan may provide eligibility for separate benefits offered by that organization. Other compensation associated with this position may include any of the following: Children’s University Medical Group practice plan, moving allowance, relocation incentive, if applicable.

For physicians whose practice plan compensation makes them eligible for separate benefits beyond those outlined in the general Benefits Information section below, detail about the potential additional benefits may be reviewed at  

Seattle Children’s is a 350-bed hospital committed to family centered care, patient safety, teaching and research.  It serves as the primary pediatric hospital for the Seattle metropolitan and Puget Sound areas as well as the tertiary referral center for the Pacific Northwest states including Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho.  The Rehabilitation Medicine program at Seattle Children’s operates a 12-bed inpatient unit, a robust consult service, as well as general and specialized outpatient rehabilitation clinics.

The UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Seattle Children's Hospital are committed to continually building an inclusive culture; have a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and believe that diversity fosters excellence.

The Seattle-Tacoma/South Puget Sound region is a family-oriented community in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. It is widely recognized as one of the most desirable locations in the United States to live and work, with a wide spectrum of outdoor, cultural, educational, and sporting events, and with year-round recreational opportunities.

The mild winters and temperate summers enable year-round outdoor activities. To answer the question on many people's mind: "No, it doesn't rain all the time." Seattle gets less rain annually than Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Miami, and many other major metro areas. Surrounded by both mountains and water on two sides, Seattle's natural beauty and proximity to nature, perhaps, contribute to its inherent attitude of calm and patience.

For many, living in Seattle has as much to do with what is outside the city proper as what is inside. Less than an hour from downtown, residents escape for the day or weekend to wineries, ski resorts, hiking trails, and sprawling parks. Seattleites bring that love of nature into the city proper as much as possible, enjoying Seattle's parks and tree-lined streets while staying cozy in fleece jackets.

U.S. News & World Report analyzed 125 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people's desire to live there. Seattle is ranked #13 in “Best Places to Live” and #50 in “Best Places to Retire.”


  • Must have an MD or DO (or foreign equivalent)
  • Must be board certified in Rehabilitation Medicine and either also (a) be board certified in Pediatrics or (b) have subspecialty certification in Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Licensed physician with a history of medical practice in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Eligible to practice medicine 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 foreign equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. 


Please upload the following required documents via this link:

  • CV
  • Cover letter that includes statements of interest/experience in clinical care, research, and teaching
  • Diversity statement that reflects your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as evidenced broadly in such areas as course content, hiring practice involvement, community service, etc.
  • Research Statement
  • Names and addresses of four professional references who may be contacted by the committee for inquiries 

Applications will be accepted for a minimum of 30 days and thereafter until the position is filled. Review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. 

For questions about the position, contact email, Attention: Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Clinician-Scientist - RMI 20221201-04

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Benefits Information

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