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Assistant Professor WOT, Division of Prosthetics & Orthotics, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Rehabilitation Medicine

Title: Assistant Professor WOT, Division of Prosthetics & Orthotics, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Prosthetics & Orthotics, invites faculty candidates to apply for a full-time faculty position at the level of 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 Fall 2023, but other dates may be considered.

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

As a member of the Division of Prosthetics & Orthotics (P&O), the successful candidate will participate in research, teaching, and scholarship 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. The candidate selected for this position will be expected to collaborate with other faculty on existing research projects, as well as to develop an externally funded research program. It is expected that the successful applicant will become a successful independent investigator. The selected candidate also will be required to develop and teach clinical orthotic and prosthetic courses for Master of Prosthetics & Orthotics (MPO) students with diverse experiences and perspectives, collaborate with other Division faculty members to develop and grow our established MPO curriculum, and engage in service to the University of Washington and the P&O profession at large. The selected candidate may also have the opportunity to mentor graduate students and/or teach in our PhD Program in Rehabilitation Science.

The University of Washington and the School of Medicine promote diversity and inclusivity among our students, faculty, staff, and public. Thus, the successful candidate will be expected to fully engage audiences in higher education from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.

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

The base salary range for this position will be $8,694 - $9,834 per month ($104,328 - $118,008 annually), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. 

Other compensation associated with this position may include a moving allowance or relocation incentive, if applicable.


The UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is nationally recognized for outstanding research, clinical care and education and has a long history as a regional center. ranked #5 in US News & World Report, The Department has an exceptional record of successful extramural research funding and interprofessional collaboration and offers rich opportunities for interdisciplinary research, teaching, and learning.

  • As one of the largest recipients of rehabilitation research funding in the country, research is a key focus of our department.  Key research focus areas include limb loss, pain, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, brain injury, and disability. Our faculty collaborate extensively with other departments within the School of Medicine, as well as with outside institutions. In fiscal year 2021, our department received more than $11 million in awards from government and private sources. The federal government is our largest sponsor at $6.2 million, and our department is among the top recipients or funds from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for rehabilitation research.
  • The department has four clinical divisions: General Physiatry, Sports and Spine Physiatry, Pediatric Rehabilitation, and Rehabilitation Psychology & Neuropsychology. Faculty provide clinical services across four UW Medicine campuses: Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center-Montlake, University of Washington Medical Center-Northwest, and UW Eastside Specialty Center. More than 25 of our faculty are based at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Veteran’s Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, which are UW Medicine-affiliated organizations. The Sports and Spine division provides care at seven clinics throughout the UW Medicine system.  
  • We offer nationally recognized training in rehabilitation therapies and rehabilitation research through four degree programs: PhD in Rehabilitation Science, Master in Occupational Therapy, Master in Prosthetics and Orthotics, and Doctor of Physical Therapy. The University of Washington enrolls approximately 60,000 students each year across its three campuses (Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell) and thrives as a center for groundbreaking research in a variety of fields. Located on the Seattle campus, the UW Master of Prosthetics & Orthotics Program enrolls approximately 24 students per year.

The UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is committed to continually building an inclusive culture; has a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and believes that diversity fosters excellence.

Seattle is one of the most scenic and livable cities in the United States. 


At the time of application, the applicant must:

  • Hold a PhD (or foreign equivalent degree) in Prosthetics & Orthotics, Rehabilitation Science, or a related field;
  • Be certified to practice Prosthetics & Orthotics through the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics;
  • Hold or be eligible for a professional Prosthetist and Orthotist license in the state of Washington; and
  • Have experience directing and/or contributing to research in prosthetics and orthotics (or a related field).


Please upload the following required documents via this link:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • 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: MPO Assistant Professor WOT – RMI 20220701-03

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