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Associate or Full Professor without tenure (WOT), Director, UW Medicine Diabetes Institute, Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Medicine, Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition

Title: Associate or Full Professor without tenure (WOT), Director, UW Medicine Diabetes Institute, Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition

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Position Description

The Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition, Department of Medicine, University of Washington is accepting applications for one full-time (100% FTE) faculty member at the level of Associate Professor or Full Professor, WOT (without tenure due to funding), to fulfill the position of Director of the University of Washington Medicine Diabetes Institute (UWMDI) at South Lake Union. Salary and academic appointment at University of Washington will be commensurate with experience, qualifications, and academic rank.

The UWMDI is a multi-disciplinary research institute focused on the treatment and prevention of diabetes mellitus and its complications.  This academic position will lead efforts to develop and support basic, translational and clinical research towards a deeper understanding of diabetes pathophysiology, treatment innovation, and prevention, complementing and expanding ongoing research activities at UWMDI.  The Director of the UW Diabetes Institute will partner with various Division and Department heads to recruit and retain investigators within the UWMDI spanning basic science, clinical, and population-based research, and will work with clinical leadership to advance innovations in diabetes care delivery.  This position will lead and develop translational research and education programs.  The successful candidate will partner with leadership within UW Medicine to grow the multi-disciplinary nature of the UWMDI.  The Institute Director would have substantial resources with which to recruit additional colleagues in the Institute.  Importantly, the UWMDI Director will work with UW Advancement to increase philanthropic support for the UWMDI and with UW leadership to advance initiatives to foster diversity, equity and inclusion in both research and diabetes care delivery.  Lastly, the UWMDI Director will contribute to complimentary educational efforts through resident/graduate student and/or fellow education, and may provide clinical service in the Endocrinology clinic and/or inpatient consultation service, dependent upon their credentials and activities.  

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

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.

The base salary range for this position will be: $14,000 - $27,500 per month ($168,000 - $330,000 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.  Please see additional benefits that may be available:  

This position is anticipated to start on September 1, 2022 or after.


A successful applicant would be expected to have an established research program in basic, translational or clinical research in the area of diabetes. The candidate must have demonstrated ability to fund and lead an independent research program and acquire new grant funding from extramural sources, as well as demonstrated success in the mentoring and leadership of young investigators

Applicants must have an MD or PhD (or foreign equivalents).  If MD with clinical activities, applicants must have board certification in Internal Medicine and/or Endocrinology (or foreign equivalent).  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.


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a statement of past and planned contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (i.e., diversity statement). Please address your cover letter to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Ian DeBoer. If you have any questions, please send an email to Kim Flaherty, Hiring Division Contact at

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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

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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