Assistant Professor WOT, Research Director for the Center for Continuing Education in Rehabilitation, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Rehabilitation Medicine

Title: Assistant Professor WOT, Research Director for the Center for Continuing Education in Rehabilitation, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, is offering an outstanding opportunity to join our faculty as at the rank of Assistant Professor without tenure due to source of funding, which is typical of ranked faculty appointments within the department. This will be a full-time academic appointment.  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 September 2023, but other dates may be considered.

The base salary range for this position will be $7,750 - $9,834 per month ($93,000 - $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.

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.

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. Job responsibilities will include conducting research in the UW Center for Technology and Disability Studies, serving as Director of Research for the Center for Continuing Education in Rehabilitation (CCER), and teaching in the Disabilities Studies program in the College of Arts & Sciences. There is potential for a leadership role in the Disability Studies Program. The successful candidate will have opportunity to collaborate with existing research teams, as well as to develop their own research portfolio.

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


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.
  • 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 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. 


  • PhD or foreign equivalent in Rehabilitation Science, Sociology, Disability Studies, or related field
  • 3-5 years’ experience teaching disability studies courses
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students
  • A scholarly publication record indicating potential for developing an independent program of research
  • Experience implementing research and evaluation projects independently and collaboratively in teams.


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: Assistant Professor WOT, CTDS/CCER - RMI 20220701-07.

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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.

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