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Associate or Full Professor without tenure (WOT), Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Radiation Oncology


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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Radiation Oncology

Title: Associate or Full Professor without tenure (WOT), Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Radiation Oncology


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Position Description

The University of Washington (UW) is recruiting a full-time faculty member in Radiation Oncology on the clinician-educator pathway as an Associate or Full Professor for the role of Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs.  

The successful candidate will be proposed for appointment to the full-time faculty at the University of Washington on the clinician-educator pathway as an Associate or Full Professor (without tenure by reason of funding) with an anticipated start dates of January 1, 2023.  Associate 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.  Appointment rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. We are seeking highly motivated applicants to advance our mission of clinical care, research, education, and equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

The Vice Chair will report to and work in close partnership with the Chair of Radiation Oncology, Ramesh Rengan, MD PhD. The Vice Chair will team with Dr. Rengan in leading the Department’s clinical operations within a new enterprise, recently formed by the coalescing of UW Medicine and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (FHCC) clinical cancer programs. This new enterprise offers a rare opportunity for a Radiation Oncology leader to help conceive and shape an elite academic medicine department and transform cancer care for UW’s patient community. 

The Vice Chair will partner closely with Dr. Rengan to achieve this goal through: 

  • Implementing the strategic vision for Radiation Oncology at UW/FHCC, namely to be recognized as a first-in-class precision Radiation Oncology program integrated with the substantial existing institutional strengths in cancer immunotherapy and precision medicine at UW Medicine and FHCC. 
  • Developing a plan to oversee and expand access to the Department’s clinical operations across multiple sites, which were recently restructured as part of the FHCC redesign. 
  • Implementing an enterprise-wide, disease-based academic program across all FHCC sites of practice for UW/FHCC Radiation Oncology
  • Managing clinical operations on an ongoing basis for the Department’s dynamic and expanding multi-site clinical enterprise in the competitive Seattle healthcare environment.

Radiation oncology sites of service overseen by the Vice Chair will include all Radiation Oncology-inclusive multi-disciplinary and radiotherapy treatment clinics under the UW Medicine/FHCC umbrella. This will comprise facilities at UW Medical Center Montlake (including the Clinical Neutron Therapy Center), UW Medical Center-Northwest, the Proton Center, South Lake Union, Poulsbo (Peninsula), Harborview Medical Center and all future FHCC locations.

The creation of this position reflects the strong commitment of the Chair, the University, and the leadership of the newly integrated FHCC to supporting excellence in clinical care and operations, science, patient safety, and the patient experience while enhancing both faculty and patient satisfaction. This position is critical to the growth of the Radiation Oncology enterprise and for the successful transition to the new FHCC model for cancer program integration at UW Medicine.

This is a unique opportunity for a Board Certified or Board eligible radiation oncologist, to play a leading role in re-imagining, creating and building a top-tier, first-in-class, Radiation Oncology program within an elite institutional environment.   As of April 1, 2022, UW’s cancer programs, previously dispersed across UW Medical Center, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute, began the process of becoming a fully integrated and aligned program under the auspices of the newly created FHCC as UW Medicine’s cancer program.  This new organizational structure will create exceptional possibilities for Radiation Oncology.

The new Vice Chair will be charged to further strengthen the Department’s historically well-respected clinical service into a world-class disease-site specific, outcome-driven, continuously improving, enterprise-wide program that fulfills the value proposition for UW cancer patients and sets the standard for elite-tier cancer programs in the new era of Precision Oncology. The Vice Chair will be encouraged to pursue academic, teaching and/or research interests.

UW Medicine is an integrated clinical, research and academic health system with a single mission: to improve the health of the public. Nearly 29,000 UW Medicine faculty, non-faculty practitioners and staff work to improve health for all people through excellence in clinical, research and education/training programs. With these integrated programs, UW Medicine health professionals provide the most up-to-date care for each individual patient, lead one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive medical research programs, and provide innovative learning programs for students, trainees, and practitioners in the health professions. The UW School of Medicine has been recognized by US News as a top ten School of Medicine for many years.

As the only comprehensive clinical, research and academic health system in the five-state WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) region, UW Medicine plays a unique role in serving communities of the Pacific Northwest by providing healthcare, ranging from primary and preventive care to the most highly specialized care for the most complex medical conditions. 

UW Medicine’s faculty and staff take pride in the University’s commitment to population and public health.  They also enjoy an exceptionally collegial and collaborative culture with a focus on patient-centered care. 

For more information, see https://www.uwmedicine.org/about/the-uwmedicine-family         

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an integrated adult cancer research and care center, established in April 2022 by bringing the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) together into a single, independent, nonprofit organization that is also a clinically integrated part of UW Medicine and UW Medicine’s cancer program.  The UW School of Medicine/FHCC is a member institution of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), and the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Northwest.

This unified organization provides patients with enhanced, personalized care that builds upon SCCA’s and UW Medicine’s clinical excellence and offers greater access to the most cutting-edge cancer care and clinical trials, bringing research and clinical care closer together. This evolution in structure will enable UW Medicine and FHCC’s cancer care teams to provide patients with improved care experiences and greater integration of care across the system.  For more information, see https://www.fhcc.org/

University of Washington Department of Radiation Oncology

The University of Washington School of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology was formed in 1979, an amalgam of the divisions of Radiation Oncology, radiation biology and medical physics.  The Department has always been led by innovators and visionaries in the field of cancer care, starting in the early 1970s when National Institutes of Health funding was received to study cyclotron-generated fast neutron beams. As a result, UW’s program produces some of the finest radiation oncologists in the nation.  Recently, the Department has added a fourth division, radiation chemistry, as well as the UW Medical Cyclotron Center. 

The City of Seattle:

The metropolitan region is an urban area of 3.8 million people with a diverse population and an associated rich arts and cultural scene. Amenities include restaurants, coffee shops, breweries, cinema, live theater, live music, art, pop culture, a foodie scene, and urban homesteading. Seattle is the gateway to the great outdoors with hiking, camping, skiing, snowshoeing, sailing, kayaking, fishing, and whale watching within an hour of the city. Beyond the mountains to the west, there is the Pacific Ocean and, to the east, deserts, fruit, and wine country. Seattle is one of the fastest-growing cities with significant industries in biotechnology, computer technology and communication, global health, and e-commerce. The variety of neighborhoods within Seattle and surrounding areas offer a diversity of environments for families and single adults to call home, connected by bike commuting trails and a rapidly growing public transportation system.

Qualifications

The successful applicant must have an MD or a DO, or foreign equivalent, and be board certified or eligible in Radiation Oncology with the American Board of Radiology (ABR); candidates who are ABR board eligible must become board certified within two years of faculty appointment.

In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-US) 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 may require work to be performed on-site at a Fred Hutch Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) facility. FHCC requires all individuals, including University of Washington faculty clinicians, working at an FHCC facility to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Unlike UW’s vaccination policy which is appended below, the FHCC 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.

Instructions

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and diversity statement via Interfolio.

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The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

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Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/vaccination-requirement/.

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