Skip to main content

Position Details

Academic Personnel

Acting Instructor, Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellowship (2025-2026) - Urology

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Urology

Title: Acting Instructor, Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Fellowship (2025-2026) - Urology

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Urology at the University of Washington has (1) one full-time fellowship opportunity in Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma (2025-2026). The fellow will be appointed as an Acting Instructor in our program with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2025. Acting Instructors hold annual appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30) and may be reappointed to subsequent annual terms.  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 monthly salary range for this position will be: $7,641 - $8,771 per month ($91,692 - $105,252 annually) commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Please note that only compensation provided by the University is included in University benefit determinations and calculations. Compensation provided by UW Physicians (UWP) practice plan may provide eligibility for separate benefits offered by that organization.

The program has a significant focus on male anterior and posterior urethra reconstruction with additional emphasis on management of acute genitourinary injuries, penile reconstructive procedures, and male prosthetic surgery. Operative experience is provided in the additional areas of rectourethral fistulae and bladder augmentation/reconstruction/neurourology.

The clinical fellowship includes year-long participation in complex elective genital and urinary reconstructive surgery and mentored graduated experience in acute injury management. The prospective fellow will have hospital staff privileges, a clinic of his/her own including block OR time and the ability to book cases and contribute to the care of patients at Harborview Medical Center (average 1-day per week). A structured curriculum, weekly conferences, and close interaction with urology residents are provided.

Extensive research opportunities are available at the Harborview Injury Prevention Research Center as well as other research programs. Areas of active research include biomechanics of renal injury, genitourinary complications of pelvic fracture, long-term outcomes of genital skin grafting, as well as other ongoing studies related to renal injury management, urethral realignment, and reconstruction of urethral stricture disease. Approximately 15% effort is allocated for research.

The Fellow works closely with the Fellowship Director (Dr. Hunter Wessells); a second Fellowship Trained Reconstructive Urologist, Dr.Judith Hagedorn; and a Neurourologist, Dr. Claire Yang.

Fellowship Training in Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma:
The goal of advanced training in trauma and reconstructive urology is to provide further knowledge and skills beyond the expertise achieved during a urology residency program. The additional expertise should include critical analysis of complex clinical problems, development of advanced technical skills, and scholarship. The fellow should further enhance his/her skills in the planning of multidisciplinary approaches to patient care and mature his/her knowledge in clinical research methodologies.

After completing a one-year minimum fellowship in trauma and reconstructive urology, the graduate should demonstrate the following unique characteristics:

  1. Ability to perform complex urethral and genital surgery with a clear understanding of the benefits and the technical limitations of surgical procedures;
  2. Advanced expertise in the multidisciplinary management of patients with urologic trauma;
  3. Knowledge and the ability to apply the critical principles of:
    • Plastic surgery
    • Urologic imaging techniques
  4. Extensive knowledge of and technical experience in lower urinary tract diversion/reconstruction and male incontinence surgery (AUS, male urethral sling);
  5. Knowledge of the biology of injury and wound healing;
  6. Comprehension of and facility with scientific methodology, study design, biostatistics, and data analysis;
  7. Ability to manage academic or tertiary referral clinical practice and participate in continuing education.
  8. Skills for self-education and collaboration in translational research


  1. Admission is contingent upon completion of an ACGME accredited urologic training program <> or an appropriate foreign program.
  2. The applicant must have a letter of support from their urology training program director recommending them for the fellowship and attesting to the candidate's successful completion of the urology training program. Two additional letters are required. 
  3. Applicants must be eligible for or possess a Washington State Medical License.
  4. 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.


  • Current CV
  • Personal Statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation (including one from Program Director)
  • UW Urology Fellowship Application Form

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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 (

Privacy Notice

Review the University of Washington Privacy Notice for Demographic Data of Job Applicants and University Personnel to learn how your demographic data are protected, when the data may be used, and your rights.

Disability Services

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or

Apply now

The University of Washington is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application, please check out Interfolio's help and support section or get in touch via email at or phone at (877)997-8807.

Title IX Notice

Title IX, Title VII, VAWA, Washington State law, and University of Washington policy collectively prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, pregnant or parenting status, and LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) identity.

Anyone may contact the Office of the Title IX Coordinator about sex and gender discrimination, including sexual or gender-based harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and other forms of sexual misconduct. Anyone who has experienced these behaviors has the right to make a complaint to the University, report to the police, to both, or not at all.

Please see the Title IX website to learn more about how to report or make a formal complaint of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or other sexual misconduct. You will also find information about supportive measures and the grievance procedures that are utilized for complaints of sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct. Students and employees have access to support measures and resources, whether or not they choose to make a complaint.

Office of the Title IX Coordinator

Valery Richardson, Title IX Coordinator
Mags Aleks, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
4311 11th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105