Open Rank WOT, Medicine (VA Deputy Associate Chief of Staff for Research)

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Medicine

Title: Open Rank WOT, Medicine (VA Deputy Associate Chief of Staff for Research)

Position Details

Position Description

Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS) and the School of Medicine at the University of Washington (UW) are seeking candidates for one full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor without tenure by reason of funding. Academic appointment at University of Washington will be commensurate with experience, qualifications, and academic rank. This position will be based at VAPSHCS where patient care efforts will occur. This position is paid directly by VA and does not include UW salary support. Assistant Professors are eligible for multi-year appointments and Associate and Full Professors hold indefinite appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1 – June 30). We anticipate the hire to take place in October 2022 onwards. Depending on qualifications, the successful candidate will be appointed in one of the following UW departments: Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Rehabilitation Medicine, Surgery, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Ophthalmology, and Obstetrics & Gynecology.

The successful candidate will fully share with the Associate Chief of Staff - Research & Development (ACOS - R&D) the direction of the Research and Development service line (R&D) at VAPSHCS. R&D oversees the administration of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research at VAPSHCS, which has the fourth largest VA research portfolio in the nation. The successful candidate would be expected to promote and enhance the R&D mission by fostering collaboration within and outside VA, supporting career development of trainees and faculty, and advancing the research enterprise through their own research program and support of other VAPSHCS investigators.

As part of the R&D management team under the supervision of the ACOS, the DACOS will formulate the goals and objectives of the research program for the facility. The incumbent will be responsible for initiating policies, procedures, and organizational structures necessary to achieve the stipulated goals and be responsible for planning, developing, and directing the complex scientific and administrative activities necessary to advance the program. The Deputy will be responsible for compliance with both VISN- and VACO-mandated research policies including those issued by the Office of Research and Development (ORD) and the Office of Research Oversight (ORO). The DACOS for R&D will work closely with research investigators by mentoring and assisting them with proposal development and budget preparation to meet the R&D Committee and sub-committee requirements and, as such, will serve as the primary point of contact for the local research community. The DACOS will be an academic clinician with training and experience in a field(s) relevant to VA medicine and with an established research program. Teaching of medical students and MD trainees will be part of the incumbent’s duties.

The DACOS position is supported by a VA hardline salary and institutional support, including competitive start-up resources and laboratory space, to promote the candidate’s long-term success. UW departments offer a highly collegial and collaborative culture, with diverse interdisciplinary research ties across campus. We encourage applications from women and underrepresented minority candidates, individuals with disabilities, and protected Veterans. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

This position is paid directly by the Veteran’s Administration Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS) and receives no UW compensation.  Please refer to the VAPSHCS for information about compensation for this position.


Candidates must hold an MD or DO (or foreign equivalent), and board-certification in any specialty recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (or foreign equivalent). Applicants must be U.S. Citizens (permanent residents may be appointed only if it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens). Candidates should have strong academic leadership and mentorship skills, commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration, experience with clinical teaching programs, and prior scientific accomplishments that include interdisciplinary or collaborative programs and a vital, funded research program.


Please submit the following via Interfolio:

  • CV
  • Cover letter, which includes plans for creating innovative and high-quality research and teaching programs that contribute to an inclusive and equitable campus environment. 
  • A statement detailing how your values, experiences, and/or future plans for teaching, research, and/or clinical service have supported underrepresented populations across dimensions of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, backgrounds, and interests.
  • A diversity statement of past and planned contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Questions may be directed to Steven E. Kahn, Chair, Search Committee, by email to Consideration of candidates will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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

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 ( 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 (

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