Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (WOT) in Radiology, Section Chief, Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Radiology

Title: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (WOT) in Radiology, Section Chief, Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Radiology in the School of Medicine at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle invite applications for Chief of the Vascular and Interventional Radiology (VIR) section.  Applications are sought in the broad field of VIR that reflects the depth and breadth of UW VIR expertise.  

The ideal candidate will lead UW VIR and fourteen existing faculty members into the future of integrated, cutting edge care across UW Medicine.  The search committee has identified three priorities in this recruitment: 1) demonstration of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), 2) a record of exemplary leadership and operations experience, and 3) evidence of clinical and research excellence and mentorship.  The successful candidate will build on our existing DEI efforts and will partner to develop new initiatives that enhance DEI in section, mentor junior faculty to attain successful and sustained academic careers, advance a culture of collaboration and respect, and grow the VIR practice in the spirit of the UW Medicine Mission: To improve the health of the public.  The future VIR Section Chief will work closely the Department Chair and Vice Chairs to add to UW VIR’s national standing and advance its clinical and academic reputation.

The University of Washington VIR section covers five sites (the University of Washington Medical Center Montlake and Northwest Campuses, Harborview Medical Center, Veteran's Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center) and has an affiliate agreement for VIR training with Seattle Children's Hospital.  Our service provides a broad range of vascular and non-vascular interventional procedures, with strengths in endovascular treatment of peripheral arterial disease, interventional oncology, hepatobiliary interventions, solid organ transplant interventions, trauma, and dialysis access management.  The clinical practice is outstanding and includes inpatient admitting services and a full day of outpatient clinic weekly for each VIR attending physician.  We have strong representation in the VIR training programs with both integrated (3 positions/year) and independent IR Residency trainees.  Our section operates an active animal laboratory at the South Lake Union campus with considerable NIH grant support.  Teaching is an essential element of the position: duties include instruction on the clinical service in VIR procedure techniques along with pre- and post-procedure care to interventional and diagnostic radiology residents as well as medical students. In addition, all faculty members give didactic lectures throughout the year to radiology residents and providers in related disciplines.  All UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

The full-time (100% FTE) faculty position will be at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor without tenure (WOT) by reason of funding, commensurate with experience, to join fourteen existing faculty members in the Vascular and Interventional Radiology (VIR) section with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023.  Assistant Professors WOT are eligible for multi-year appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30).  Associate Professors WOT and full Professors WOT hold indefinite appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30).  Faculty with 12-month service periods are paid for 11 months of service over a 12-month period (July-June), meaning the equivalent of one month is available for paid time off.  In addition to clinical activities, responsibilities will include instruction of medical students, diagnostic radiology residents, and IR residents.  Productivity in research and other academic pursuits is mandatory for promotion.

The base salary range for this position will be: $31,533 - $39,397 per month ($378,396 - $472,764 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.  This position is incentive eligible through the physicians practice plan.

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.

For practitioners holding an appointment in one of the physicians practice plans, see the link for additional benefits that may be available at

The University of Washington (UW) is the nation’s top public educational and research institution.  The School of Medicine has been ranked second in the world, among the top two recipients of federal research grants.  Our hospitals consistently rank among the very best for patient care in the nation, as does the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center for cancer care delivery.  The UW Department of Radiology is internationally recognized as dynamic, progressive, and highly impactful.  Our academic enterprise complements the clinical, teaching, and research activities of one of the nation's leading healthcare delivery enterprises.

Seattle is a cosmopolitan city set in a dramatic backdrop of water, forests, and mountains.  It is famous for its vibrant downtown neighborhoods and many cultural strengths and is consistently ranked among the top urban areas for quality of life.  Our staff enjoy outstanding benefits, strong support for professional growth, and an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, and artistic pursuits.


Candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • M.D. or D.O., or foreign equivalent, in the field
  • Eligibility for full medical licensure in Washington State
  • Successful completion of one of the following: the Vascular and Interventional Radiology (VIR) fellowship, the Integrated Interventional Radiology (IR) Residency or the Independent Interventional Radiology (IR) Residency (in addition to the Diagnostic Radiology residency) in an accredited program
  • Excellence in academic achievement as demonstrated by a record of scientific presentation and/or publications
  • Experience with educational program(s) and/or training program(s)

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. 


NOTE: This position will require work to be performed on-site at a Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (FHCC) or Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) facility. FHCC/SCCA requires all individuals, including University of Washington faculty clinicians, working at a FHCC/SCCA facility to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Unlike UW’s vaccination policy which is appended below, the FHCC/SCCA policy does not provide for religious or medical exemptions. As such, a UW offer associated with this recruitment is contingent upon, among other things, the preferred candidate demonstrating that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by no later than the commencement of their appointment.


Please upload the following required forms as part of the application process: Updated CV, Letter of Interest or Cover Letter, and Diversity Statement.  In your cover letter, please include information about your experiences with and/or commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion that can also be included in your Diversity/DEI statement.

Address inquiries to:

Dushyant W. Sahani, M.D., FACR, FSABI

Chair and Professor, Department of Radiology

University of Washington, School of Medicine

1959 NE Pacific Street, Box 357115

Seattle, WA 98195


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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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