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Assistant Professor, Division of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Rehabilitation Medicine

Title: Assistant Professor, Division of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

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Position Description

The University of Washington's Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Prosthetics and Orthotics, invites faculty candidates to apply for a full-time faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor (without tenure due to funding). This position has a 12-month service period (July 1 – June 30), with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2021.

This position will collaborate with research faculty at the University of Washington Center on Outcomes Research in Rehabilitation (, a department-based research center focused on improving measurement of health outcomes through the development, testing, and application of novel performance-based and self-report instruments. All UW faculty are expected to engage in research, teaching, and service. Responsibilities will include directing and supporting research efforts for federally funded instrument-development projects focused on improving measurement of mobility and fall-related health outcomes in people who use lower limb orthoses and prostheses. Representative relevant research activities include developing outcome measures for orthosis or prosthesis users, conducting comparative effectiveness studies of Prosthetics & Orthotics interventions, etc. Responsibilities also will include developing grant applications, authoring or co-authoring manuscripts, and presenting research findings at scientific conferences, as well as developing an externally funded research program, collaborating with other faculty on existing research projects, supporting teaching activities in our Master of Prosthetics & Orthotics Program, and mentoring graduate students in our PhD Program in Rehabilitation Science. Opportunities for mentorship and career growth are available.

US News and World Report consistently ranks the UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine among the top four programs in the country. Recognized locally, nationally, and internationally for innovative research, excellence in education, and commitment to professional service, we are among the nation’s leading recipients of research and training funding from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. We have a long history of innovative clinical and research programs, strong research infrastructure, active mentoring of junior faculty and a rich network of potential clinical and research collaborators among faculty within and outside our department.

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is committed to an inclusive environment and to reducing inequities in patient care through education, research, leadership and excellence in clinical care. We strongly believe that diversity enriches training and scientific discovery and promotes the best healthcare. The greater Seattle area is a great place to live, offering a treasure-trove of natural beauty, quaint neighborhoods in which to reside, year-round outdoor activities, and varied cultural and artistic activities.


The candidate must:

  1. At the time of application, possess a PhD in Prosthetics & Orthotics (from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs) or related field (or foreign equivalent degree)
  2. At the time of application, be certified to practice Prosthetics & Orthotics through the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics.
  3. Hold or be eligible for a professional prosthetist and orthotist license in the state of Washington
  4. Have at least 3 years of clinical experience in Prosthetics & Orthotics, a record of relevant research, and experience teaching and/or mentoring Prosthetics & Orthotics students.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We will start reviewing applications immediately and on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, responsive cover letter, research statement, teaching statement, and contact information for three professional references. In addition, all candidates must provide an additional written description of their personal commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in Prosthetics & Orthotics.  

For questions about the position, contact Brian Hafner, Search Committee Chair, by email:

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