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Associate or Full Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP)

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Title: Associate or Full Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP)

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Position Description

The Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology (DLMP) at the University of Washington is seeking a candidate for Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. The position is with appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with tenure, commensurate with experience. The DLMP is committed to providing support, including start-up resources and laboratory space, to promote the candidate’s long-term success in the Department. The DLMP is a large organization with excellence in broad areas of study, well supported by extramural funding (  

The candidate would be expected to help foster innovative and high-quality research and teaching programs that contribute to an inclusive and equitable campus environment, and to develop an independent laboratory and collaborate with members of the DLMP, and other faculty within the University and Affiliated institutions. Areas of research can encompass basic or translational science, including the potential for clinical utility. It is also expected that the successful candidate will participate in the leadership of the graduate training program, as well as in the teaching and training of graduate students in the Department’s Masters and/or Ph.D. programs.

As the Vice Chair of Research, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing advice to the Chair on the overall well-being of the research enterprise including risks and opportunities for program development and faculty recruitment. The candidate will help foster opportunities for the clinical and research-oriented faculty to interact.  

The DLMP is committed to the goal of diversifying our faculty ranks. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to support our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and will be expected to teach, mentor, and work with individuals from a wide spectrum of backgrounds. 

Our department offers a highly collegial and collaborative culture, with diverse interdisciplinary research ties across campus. We encourage applications from women and minority candidates, individuals with disabilities, and people from groups that are underrepresented in Science and Medicine. We look forward to learning how the applicant’s values, experiences, or future plans for teaching, research, and service would support our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Positive factors for consideration may include, but are not limited to: 

  • Evidence of contributions to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through previous work, proposed efforts, and/or depth of understanding 

  • Demonstrated accomplishment in interdisciplinary and/or collaborative programs and a prior history of administrative success.  

  • A demonstrated track record of peer-reviewed publications of original research in fields related to the diagnosis, study or treatment of disease. 

  • Success in and/or high prospects for obtaining extramural funding. 

University of Washington faculty demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism and engage in teaching, research, and clinical service. University of Washington faculty embrace the vision of excellence, collaboration, and integrity. Come join us in one of the most beautiful and exciting locations in the U.S. as we pursue our mission of creatively and durably improving health. 

This is a 12-month active service [July 1-June 30], full-time position that is open until filled with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2022, but the start date is flexible.  


Candidates must have a MD, Ph.D. or both in Biology, Medicine or a related field, 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. 


Applicants should upload to Interfolio a letter of application; a detailed curriculum vitae; a statement of research plans (maximum 5 pages); a teaching and mentoring statement (maximum 2 pages); a diversity statement that addresses how you will create innovative and high-quality research and teaching programs that further diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of Biological Sciences and Medicine, while contributing to an inclusive and equitable campus environment (maximum 2 pages); and name and contact information for at least three references. 

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