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Assistant Professor (Without Tenure), Department of Family Medicine: Research Section, Health Services (CHWS/RHRC)

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Family Medicine

Title: Assistant Professor (Without Tenure), Department of Family Medicine: Research Section, Health Services (CHWS/RHRC)

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Position Description

The Department of Family Medicine (DFM), University of Washington has a unique opportunity to join the Department’s nationally acclaimed Research Section. We invite applications for a full-time assistant professor rank (without tenure due to funding) to join an exciting and growing Research Section with long established successes in the areas of practice-based research, rural health, and health workforce. The University of Washington is a recognized leader in primary care and family medicine by the U.S. News and World Report, in part due to the long-standing research relevance and productivity of the Department of Family Medicine’s Research Section. It is the home for two federally funded research centers:

  1. Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) mission is to elevate the importance of workers in the delivery of health care in policy discussions. CHWS includes two multi-year cooperative agreement grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in the areas of i.) allied health workforce and ii.) health equity and workforce diversity. CHWS has additional funding from other federal and state grants and contracts as well as foundations to conduct policy-relevant research on a wide spectrum of health professions including physicians, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, and the behavioral health workforce. CHWS’s multidisciplinary team collaborates with investigators across the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health as well as external institutions.
  2. WWAMI Rural Health Research Center (RHRC), which is funded by a multi-year cooperative agreement grant from HRSA and other sources. The WWAMI RHRC’s mission is to improve and sustain rural health through research that engages policymakers, planners, and practitioners advancing equity in rural access to care. The WWAMI RHRC’s multidisciplinary team conducts research on the rural health workforce—including primary care, behavioral health, and other types of health care professionals—as well as home health care, emergency medical services, substance use, access to preventive care, and other topics.

The successful applicant will be on a 12-month appointment (July 1 to June 30) in the clinician scientist/faculty scientist pathway. The expected start date is Summer or early Fall 2022.

The primary responsibility of this faculty position is to advance health workforce and rural health research both regionally and nationally.

This position will be expected to secure external research funding and translate findings effectively to policy makers and other stakeholders. This position will also work closely and collaboratively with UW CHWS, WWAMI RHRC, Research Section faculty, the Department of Family Medicine, and external collaborators to build a strong program of research advancing our strategic missions.

Other duties expected of the successful applicant will include mentoring and training students, residents, fellows, non-research faculty, and/or professional staff research scientists.

The Department of Family Medicine is committed to promoting health equity and creating an inclusive culture by maintaining a diverse workforce and valuing each individual’s unique contributions. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, candidates with experience and interest that align with existing major areas of research in the section who have demonstrated a commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The Department of Family Medicine is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from under represented candidates.


Applicants are required to either have an MD, PhD, DPH, DNP, or foreign equivalent with current certification by the American Board of Family Medicine.

In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduate 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 must have a license or be license eligible in Washington State.

Applicants are required to have excellent core skills in quantitative and qualitative methods, health workforce assessment, policy analysis, and/or program evaluation.

Applicants must have research expertise in the areas of rural health, health equity, diversity of the workforce, health care education, career pathways, behavioral health, and team-based care.


Applicants should apply through Interfolio with a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least two references. A statement that addresses the applicant’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is encouraged.

For informal inquiries, potential candidates should contact Dr. Matthew Thompson, Professor and Vice Chair for Research (, University of Washington Department of Family Medicine, Box 354696, Seattle, WA 98195.

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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.

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