Clinical Assistant Professor or Clinical Associate Professor - Spine & MSK Physiatrist (UWMC-NWH) Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Sports & Spine

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Rehabilitation Medicine

Title: Clinical Assistant Professor or Clinical Associate Professor - Spine & MSK Physiatrist (UWMC-NWH) Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Sports & Spine

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington Department of Rehabilitation Medicine invites applications for musculoskeletal physiatrists with expertise in spine and general musculoskeletal (MSK) medicine to join our Division of Sports & Spine. This recruitment is for three (3) hires/positions. Each will be a full-time, clinical track appointment at the rank of Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor (non tenured). Salary and academic appointment will be commensurate with experience, qualifications, and academic rank. This position would have an annual service period of 12 months (July 1-June 30) renewed annually, and the individual selected may begin as soon as August 2022, subject to timely approvals and credentialing. 

The base salary range for this position will be: Clinical Assistant Professors $14,166 - $19,417 per month ($169,992 - $233,004 annually), Clinical Associate Professors $18,333 - $22,584 per month ($219,996 - $271,008 annually), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.  This range is inclusive of base salary provided through the UW Physicians (UWP) practice plan, in addition to base salary provided by the University. Please note that only compensation provided by the University is included in University benefit determinations and calculations. Compensation provided by UW Physicians (UWP) practice plan may provide eligibility for separate benefits offered by that organization.

Other compensation associated with this position may include any of the following: incentive through UW Physicians (UWP), moving allowance, relocation incentive.

For physicians whose practice plan compensation makes them eligible for separate benefits beyond those outlined in the general Benefits Information section below, detail about the potential additional benefits may be reviewed at  

The clinical environment is an outpatient practice embedded within an academic department. The emphasis will be on a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, with a focus on spine medicine. This position practices in a collaborative and multidisciplinary academic environment. This work requires strong collaboration with treatment team members, including the surgical spine team. 

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

The Sports & Spine division in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is a well-established group practice, with 16 faculty members across several clinic locations. We provide the highest quality patient-centered care, with each faculty member offering a unique contribution to the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.  

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. 


The successful candidate must have

  • an MD, DO, or foreign equivalent
  • or be eligible for full medical licensure in the state of Washington
  • Board certification in physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • successfully completed fellowship training in sports medicine or spine/pain
  • experience with procedures including but not limited to lumbar spinal injections
  • expertise in rehabilitation medicine, with strong clinical experience

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.


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, email Subject: Spine & MSK Physiatrist (UWMC-NWH) - RMI 20211103-01. Attention: Dr. Melinda Loveless, Search Committee Chair.

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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.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

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