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Clinical Associate Professor or Clinical Professor (Multiyear) – Director, Rehabilitation Medicine Spine Service, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Rehabilitation Medicine

Title: Clinical Associate Professor or Clinical Professor (Multiyear) – Director, Rehabilitation Medicine Spine Service, 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 a physiatrist to join our faculty as Director of the Rehabilitation Medicine Spine Service. This full-time, multiyear, clinical track appointment will have a 12-month academic calendar (July 1 – June 30) and be appointed at the rank of Clinical Associate Professor or Clinical Professor, commensurate with experience. Multiyear clinical appointments at UW vary in duration from 2-5 years and are eligible for renewal. Initial period of appointment will be commensurate with departmental need and the candidate's experience. This position is not eligible for tenure. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2022, but other dates may be considered.

This clinical track position will be based primarily on the Harborview Medical Center campus in the Sports and Spine Center. Clinical duties include caring for patients with general MSK conditions and spine care needs. As the Medical Director of the Rehabilitation Medicine Spine Service, the individual hired will lead the ongoing program development and implementation of strategic initiatives including but not limited to a comprehensive non-operative spine program and spine service line implementation. Service line responsibilities will include spine-related clinical activities and administrative leadership of non-operative spine issues across UW Medicine.

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

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.

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 a medical degree (MD, DO, or foreign equivalent), must have or be eligible for medical licensure by the state of Washington, and must be board-certified or board-eligible in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Additionally, the successful candidate must meet requirements for appointment at no less than the Clinical Associate Professor rank, must have spine and general MSK expertise, and must have medical leadership experience.


Please upload the following required documents:

  • 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, Subject: Director, Rehabilitation Medicine Spine Service - RMI 20211021-06. Attention: Search Committee Co-Chairs Janna Friedly and Stan Herring.

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