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Assistant or Associate Professor without tenure (WOT) - Academic Hand Surgeon

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Surgery

Title: Assistant or Associate Professor without tenure (WOT) - Academic Hand Surgeon

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Position Description

The Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine invites applications for a full-time academic Plastic/Hand surgeon at the rank of Assistant Professor WOT (without tenure due to funding) or Associate Professor WOT (without tenure due to funding). Appointments as Assistant Professor WOT are normally structured per University guidelines as two consecutive 3-year terms followed by promotion to Associate Professor WOT. Assistant Professors WOT are eligible for multi-year appointments that align with a 12 month service period (July 1 – June 30). Associate 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 full-time, 12-month service period position will be located at Harborview Medical Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital, with an expected start date in Fall 2024. Clinical responsibilities will include the broad spectrum of Hand Surgery and Plastic Surgery, including teaching residents and medical students. This position will join the longstanding and highly regarded Combined Hand Surgery Service at the University of Washington, between Plastic Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery, and include an Adjunct Appointment in the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.

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

Salary and rank will be commensurate with training, qualifications, and experience. At the rank of Assistant Professor (WOT), the base salary range for this position will be: $29,167- $31,250 per month ($350,004 - $375,000 annually). At the rank of Associate Professor (WOT), the base salary range for this position will be: $35,834 - $38,750 per month ($430,008 - $465,000 annually). Base salaries at all ranks will be commensurate with candidate experience and qualifications. This range is inclusive of base salary provided through the UW Physicians (UWP) practice plan, in addition to base salary provided by the University. Other compensation associated with this position may include variable incentive or additional compensation through UWP. 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.

For practitioners holding an appointment in one of the physicians practice plans, see the link for additional benefits that may be available at:


Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  •  MD or foreign equivalent
  •  Board-certified or eligible to achieve certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or foreign equivalent
  • Certified or eligible to achieve Certification in Surgery of the Hand or foreign equivalent
  • Eligible for medical licensure in state of Washington
  • Have successfully completed both an ACGME-accredited hand surgery fellowship  and a pediatric hand surgery fellowship or foreign equivalent.
  • 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. 


Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should apply via the Interfolio link below, upload a cover letter outlining qualifications for the position, current curriculum vitae, the names of four professional references whom we can contact via Interfolio, and a statement of past and planned contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (i.e. diversity statement).

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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.

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