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Open Rank WOT, Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Seattle Children’s Hospital – UW Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Title: Open Rank WOT, Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Seattle Children’s Hospital – UW Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology has one academic position available at the rank of Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor without tenure (WOT) by reason of funding, with clinical duties at Seattle Children's Hospital (SCH) and serving as the SCH Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

Duties include:

  • Provide overall leadership for the scope and quality of all clinical services, education and research related to laboratory diagnosis in a manner that meets continuous quality improvement, customer service, programmatic growth and financial requirements that support the mission of Seattle Children’s Hospital and regional sites.
  • Provide leadership to develop and implement strategic initiatives including programmatic components of operations, facilities, capital and operating budgets and staffing.
  • Collaborate with the Medical and Administrative Directors of the Clinical Laboratory, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, and Vice President and Associate Chief Medical Officer to manage all resources and ensure that regulatory requirements are met.

Ability to obtain an appointment in the University of Washington, School of Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the level of Assistant Professor WOT, Associate Professor WOT, or full Professor WOT, due to reason of funding, is required. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

Assistant Professors WOT are eligible for multi-year appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30). Associate and Full Professors WOT 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. This position is full-time and remains open until filled with an anticipated start date of the UW academic appointment in Fall or Winter 2023, but is flexible.

This position is paid directly by Seattle Children’s Hospital and receives no UW compensation. Please refer to Seattle Children’s Hospital for information about compensation for this position.

Other compensation associated with this position may include an administrative salary supplement.

UW faculty demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism and engage in teaching, research, and clinical service. UW faculty embrace the vision of excellence, collaboration, and integrity. Come join us in one of the most beautiful and exciting locations in the U.S. as we pursue our mission of creatively and durably improving health.


Must have PhD, MD or DO degree (or foreign equivalent).  Must be Board certified or eligible (or foreign equivalent) in their specialty area in laboratory medicine or pathology and must be eligible for medical licensure in state of Washington, if applicable.  Must have a minimum of one-year fellowship training (or foreign equivalent) in their area of expertise for laboratory medicine or pathology.  In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-US) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the US Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.


Interested candidates must apply on the Seattle Children’s Hospital site:

 Note: Application materials will also be uploaded to UW Interfolio by a UW staff member.

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