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Associate Professor or Professor Without Tenure, Division Head, Pediatric Nephrology, The University of Washington School of Medicine & Seattle Children’s Hospital

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Pediatrics, Nephrology

Title: Associate Professor or Professor Without Tenure, Division Head, Pediatric Nephrology, The University of Washington School of Medicine & Seattle Children’s Hospital

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Position Description

On behalf of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM) and Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH), CareerPhysician, LLC, the national leader in executive search and leadership development in Academic Child Health, is pleased to announce the international search for a Division Head of Pediatric Nephrology to serve as a transformational leader. With the division’s continued legacy as a Top 10 program nationally, its recognition as a regional center of excellence for a five-state area, a leading fellowship program, and a robust commitment to programmatic resources, we believe the role to be a top leadership opportunity in academic child health. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2024.   

The incoming leader will have the opportunity to continue the legacy of the program and carry the responsibility for implementing a strategic plan that will guide the division into its future. The division’s mission is to improve clinical outcomes for children with kidney disorders by providing outstanding evidence-based clinical care, educating the next generation of nephrology caregivers, and advancing nephrology scholarship. The successful applicant will be responsible for oversight of clinical care and education in all sites, faculty development and retention, and advancing the national stature of the program with visionary leadership and innovation.

Appointment as full time Associate Professor (non-tenure) or Professor (non-tenure) of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine, will be commensurate with experience, training, and achievement.

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

Opportunity Highlights:

  • Given the scale and scope of the program and its strong national and international reputation, we believe this opening to be among the premier leadership opportunities currently available in Pediatric Nephrology.


  • US News and World Report has ranked the division among the top 8 programs nationally for the past 10 years.


  • The division oversees direct and consultative care and supports the five state WWAMI region with over 1000 new patients annually.


  • In addition to the Division Head, the division totals 17 pediatric faculty, many with national leadership roles.


  • The division oversees inpatient and outpatient services and has a robust home dialysis program with an average of 32 patients/month.


  • SCH maintains an outstanding transplant program, with 43 transplants in the past two years with 100% 1-year graft survival.


  • Seattle Children’s Research Institute is the 4th highest NIH-funded children’s hospital Research Program with the Division total research funding exceeding $7 million.


  • A highly competitive fellowship program with a total of 6 fellows. In the past 10 years, 99% of graduates have entered academic careers.


  • Outstanding philanthropic support.


  • Highly competitive compensation, benefits, and programmatic support package.


  • Recognized among the nation’s best children’s hospitals and the top ranked pediatric facility in the Northwest, Seattle Children’s Hospital is a 334-bed facility that offers over 60 pediatric subspecialties and is the pediatric and adolescent academic medical center for Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. Outstanding surgical, imaging, and mental health programs collaborate with the nephrology division.


  • Seattle is located on Puget Sound and is a family-oriented community in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Ranked in the top 15 Best Places to Live, the mild winters and temperate summers enable year-round outdoor activities. In fact, Seattle gets less rain annually than Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Miami!

The base salary range for this position will be: $18,750 - $35,000 per month ($225,000 - $420,000 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 the 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 the 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 incentive through Children’s University Medical Group practice plan. Additional administrative responsibilities may be offered to a specific candidate with appropriate experience and qualifications which may result in an administrative supplement (ADS). 


Must have MD or DO, or foreign equivalent. An MD/PhD combined degree (or foreign equivalent) is also acceptable. Must be Board certified (or foreign equivalent) in Pediatric Nephrology and have completed an accredited Nephrology fellowship program. Must be eligible for medical licensure in state of Washington.

In order to be eligible for th University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all 3 steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. 


Applicants will submit a formal CV, cover letter and diversity statement. The diversity statement should address current and/or future commitments to and experiences with equity, diversity, and inclusion.

To schedule a call to discuss the role in greater detail, or if you would like to recommend an individual(s) who exemplifies the qualities we are seeking in a candidate, please contact Wesley Millican, MBA, CEO, CareerPhysician, LLC, c/o Mendy King at  All interactions will remain confidential, and no inquiries will be made without the consent of the applicant.

UWSOM is an AA/EOE/ADA employer that values diversity and inclusion and is committed to building and sustaining an academic community in which teachers, researchers, and learners achieve the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that value and embrace inclusiveness, equity, and awareness to unleash creativity and innovation.

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

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