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Associate or Full Professor without tenure (WOT), General Internal Medicine (VAPSHCS Section Head)

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Medicine, General Internal Medicine

Title: Associate or Full Professor without tenure (WOT), General Internal Medicine (VAPSHCS Section Head)

Position Details

Position Description

The VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS) and University of Washington (UW) are recruiting a Section Head for the Division of General Internal Medicine (GIM) based at VAPSHCS. As Section Head of the VAPSHCS GIM Division, the candidate will oversee academic and administrative operations (in conjunction with service line leadership) for the Division. The VA GIM Section Head reports directly to the University of Washington GIM Division Head.  This is a full-time (100% FTE) staff physician position based at the VA Puget Sound with a faculty appointment as either an Associate or full Professor (without tenure due to funding) in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine. Salary and academic appointment at the University of Washington will be commensurate with experience, qualifications, and academic rank. 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). The start-date would be May 1, 2024.

University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. This position will have primarily outpatient clinical responsibilities, with the option of inpatient clinical work at the VA Puget Sound, and will work with and teach trainees in both of these settings. Administrative responsibilities will include serving as the GIM Section Head at VAPSHCS. The GIM Section Head of VAPSHCS will work closely with the VAPSHCS Hospital Medicine Section Head.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Overall supervision of the research, educational, and clinical activities of the Section faculty.
  • Faculty development including assuring mentorship, monitoring academic progress and annual counseling of GIM faculty across VA Puget Sound;
  • Participating in study-section like review of faculty for promotion;
  • Recruiting academic physicians and supporting personnel associated with academic roles;
  • Coordinating and oversight of educational activities including student, resident, and fellow teaching programs; and
  • Fostering a culture of scholarship and academic inquiry.
  • Managing space allocation related to academic mission within Section;
  • Sharing supervision of the Section Administrator and staff; and
  • Managing the Section's operations budget (R&T).
  • Engaging in direct patient contact or performing tasks defined by statute or recognized custom of medical practice within the bounds of state law as defined by the board of professional licensure;
  • Admitting, evaluating, diagnosing, and providing treatment or consulting services to patients;
  • Performing specialty procedures as delineated in clinical privileges;
  • Taking part in continuing medical education (as defined by licensure) and quality assurance activities; and
  • Performing patient consultating in the hospital and/or outpatient settings via face to face clinics, telephone clinics, and/or video clinics.


This position is paid directly by the Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS) and receives no UW compensation. Please refer to the VAPSHCS for information about compensation for this position.


Applicants must have an MD or DO degree (or foreign equivalent) and board certification* in Internal Medicine (or foreign equivalent).

Eligible candidates must have an established record of at least five (5) years as a teacher with both medical students and residents in a university setting.  Applicants must show evidence of scholarly productivity and peer-reviewed publications of original studies.

Applicants must be U.S. Citizens (permanent residents may be appointed only if it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens).

*Note: Board certification in Internal Medicine must be completed within two years after residency.


Candidates will be asked to upload four required documents:

1.  Cover letter addressed to Rudolph Rodriguez, MD: Please provide a concise description of training, work experience, scholarly interests, and career goals.

2.  Diversity and equity statement: The University of Washington faculty strive to deliver equitable healthcare in an environment that promotes diversity and inclusion. Please provide a statement addressing either 1) experiences with diversity efforts in training, professional/military work, previous teaching, and service or 2) potential to foster more equitable healthcare delivery in the Division of GIM.

3.  Curriculum Vitae (CV)

4.  A list of three (3) references (including their name, address, email, and phone number)

For more information or questions, please send an email to Rebekah Zaharia, GIM Academic HR Manager at

An application must also be submitted through USAJobs: [insert link here when available]

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