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Assistant Professor WOT, Academic Physiatrist specializing in Multiple Sclerosis, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine


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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Rehabilitation Medicine

Title: Assistant Professor WOT, Academic Physiatrist specializing in Multiple Sclerosis, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine


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Position Description

The University of Washington’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is offering an outstanding opportunity for an academic physiatrist, working primarily at the Multiple Sclerosis Center on the University of Washington Medical Center-Northwest campus.  This will be a full-time appointment with an annual service period of 12 months (July 1 – June 30), appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor (without tenure due to source of funding) in the Clinician-Scientist pathway. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2022, but earlier or later dates may be considered.

Our patient and family-centered academic hospital-based rehabilitation program offers tertiary care for a five-state region, serving a wide range of diagnoses. This position practices in a collaborative and multidisciplinary academic environment. Opportunities will be available for building an academic career that includes clinical care, teaching, research opportunities, and program development.

The selected candidate will provide diagnosis, differentiation of MS from other mimicking conditions, treatment, disease modifying treatments, rehabilitation, and symptom management for patients’ optimal outcome and well-being. This work requires strong collaboration with treatment team members including neurology, rehab psychology, pharmacy, social work, and others to manage disease progression and optimize quality of life. The selected candidate also will participate in training for the MS Fellowship. As a key member of the research team, this academic physiatrist will participate in new and continuing funded research supported by NIH, MS national and local organizations, pharma, and private industry.

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

US News & World Report consistently ranks the University of Washington Department of Rehabilitation Medicine among the top five programs in the country. 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, including the TBI and Burn Model Systems grants. 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 University of Washington and Department of Rehabilitation Medicine are committed to continually building an inclusive culture 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, fosters excellence, and promotes the best healthcare.   

The Seattle-Tacoma/South Puget Sound region is widely recognized as one of the most desirable locations in the United States to live and work, with a wide spectrum of cultural, educational, and sporting events, and with year-round recreational opportunities. 

Qualifications

The successful candidate must

  • have a medical degree (MD, DO, or foreign equivalent)
  • be board-certified or board-eligible in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • successful completion of residency training in an accredited PM&R program and a fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis
  • have or be eligible for medical licensure by the State of Washington

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 foreign equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Instructions

Please upload the following required documents via this link:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Diversity statement that reflects your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as evidenced broadly in such areas as course content, hiring practice involvement, community service, etc.
  • Names and addresses of four professional references who may be contacted by the committee for inquiries 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue on an ongoing basis until the position has been filled. 

For questions about the position, contact email ahrrehab@uw.edu, Attention: Academic Physiatrist specializing in Multiple Sclerosis - RMI 20211022-02

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