Assistant Professor without tenure (WOT), Department of Pediatrics, The Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development (CCHBD)

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Pediatrics

Title: Assistant Professor without tenure (WOT), Department of Pediatrics, The Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development (CCHBD)

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington (UW) Division of General Pediatrics (Department of Pediatrics), in collaboration with the Center for Child Health, Behavior, and Development (CCHBD) at Seattle Children’s Research Institute (SCRI), invites applications for a full-time pediatric environmental health faculty position as Assistant Professor WOT (without tenure due to funding) on the Faculty-Scientist track. This position will specialize in child environmental health and epidemiology with an emphasis on one or more of the following topics: endocrine disrupting chemicals, diet/nutrition, social and environmental disparities, climate change, data science, intervention research, and policy/translation.

The successful applicant will be expected to build an independent research career at Seattle Children’s and the University of Washington that can impact child, family, and community health with a particular interest in child environmental health and epidemiology. The successful applicant will be expected to apply for and obtain extramural grant support.

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

Faculty will be based at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute (SCRI). SCRI is ranked number four in NIH research funding and provides a rich, vibrant, collaborative environment. SCRI has excellent facilities that foster close relationships between clinical, translational, and basic science researchers. In 2022, SCRI had more than $218 million in extramural research funding (including over $120 million in federal funding). The research institute fosters a cutting-edge academic environment supporting multidisciplinary research, collaboration, and professional development. SCRI is organized into interdisciplinary research centers and has many resources for investigators including a statistical and analytic core, research computing core, and clinical laboratory and research center to conduct study visits.

All UW Faculty based at SCRI engage in research, teaching, mentorship, and service. Faculty in the UW Division of General Pediatrics are dedicated clinicians, educators, and researchers who unite to advance child health (55 faculty), with research and clinical connections to Seattle Children’s, Harborview Medical Center, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, and other clinical sites. SCRI partners with the University of Washington Department of Environmental Occupational Health Sciences within the School of Public Health, the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and several prominent biotechnology institutions.

UW and SCRI are committed to diversity and inclusion and anti-racism efforts. Applicants should model the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion and anti-racism through their research, practice (as applicable), and service. They will contribute to the ongoing commitment of the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s to a diverse and inclusive academic, research, and clinical practice community.

Assistant Professor's 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 Spring/Summer 2024.

The base salary range for this position will be: Assistant Professors MD/DO $12,010 - $18,014 per month ($144,120 - $216,168 annually), Assistant Professors PhD $10,417 - $12,917 per month ($125,004 - $155,004 annually) commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.


The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant field (or foreign equivalent). An MD or DO (or foreign equivalent) with relevant research expertise is also acceptable.


Applications must submit a cover letter that describes the applicant’s suitability for the position, a curriculum vitae, a research statement describing past experience and future directions, and an EDI statement, describing the applicant’s experience in areas of equity, diversity and inclusion.

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 (

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