University of Washington: Academic Personnel: School of Medicine:
Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Location Seattle, WA Open Date
Jun 7, 2021
The Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology (DLMP) at
the University of Washington is seeking a candidate for Vice
Chair of Research in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and
Pathology. The position is with appointment at the rank of
Associate or Full Professor with tenure, commensurate
with experience. The DLMP is committed to providing support,
including start-up resources and laboratory space, to promote the
candidate’s long-term success in the Department. The DLMP is a
large organization with excellence in broad areas of study, well
supported by extramural funding (https://dlmp.uw.edu/about/about-us).
The candidate would be expected to help foster innovative and
high-quality research and teaching programs that contribute to an
inclusive and equitable campus environment, and to develop an
independent laboratory and collaborate with members of the DLMP,
and other faculty within the University and Affiliated
institutions. Areas of research can encompass basic or
translational science, including the potential for clinical
utility. It is also expected that the successful candidate will
participate in the leadership of the graduate training program, as
well as in the teaching and training of graduate students in the
Department’s Masters and/or Ph.D. programs.
As the Vice Chair of Research, the successful candidate will be
responsible for providing advice to the Chair on the overall
well-being of the research enterprise including risks and
opportunities for program development and faculty recruitment. The
candidate will help foster opportunities for the clinical
and research-oriented faculty to
The DLMP is committed to the goal of diversifying our faculty
ranks. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are particularly
encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to
support our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and will
be expected to teach, mentor, and work with individuals from a wide
spectrum of backgrounds.
Our department offers a highly collegial and collaborative
culture, with diverse interdisciplinary research ties across
campus. We encourage applications from women and minority
candidates, individuals with disabilities, and people from groups
that are underrepresented in Science and Medicine. We look forward
to learning how the applicant’s values, experiences, or future
plans for teaching, research, and service would support our
commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Positive factors for consideration may include, but are not
Evidence of contributions to advance diversity, equity, and
inclusion through previous work, proposed efforts, and/or depth
Demonstrated accomplishment in interdisciplinary
and/or collaborative programs and a prior history of administrative
A demonstrated track record of peer-reviewed publications of
original research in fields related to the diagnosis, study or
treatment of disease.
Success in and/or high prospects for obtaining extramural
University of Washington faculty demonstrate the
highest standards of professionalism and engage in teaching,
research, and clinical service. University of
Washington faculty embrace the vision of excellence,
collaboration, and integrity. Come join us in one of the most
beautiful and exciting locations in the U.S. as we pursue our
mission of creatively and durably improving health.
This is a 12-month active service [July 1-June
30], full-time position that is open until filled with an
anticipated start date of January 1, 2022, but the start
date is flexible.
Candidates must have a MD, Ph.D. or both in Biology,
Medicine or a related field, 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.
Please use this link to apply: http://apply.interfolio.com/88825
Applicants should submit a letter of application; a detailed
curriculum vitae; a statement of research plans (maximum 5 pages);
a teaching and mentoring statement (maximum 2 pages); a diversity
statement that addresses how you will create innovative and
high-quality research and teaching programs that further diversity,
equity, and inclusion in the field of Biological Sciences and
Medicine, while contributing to an inclusive and equitable campus
environment (maximum 2 pages); and name and contact information for
at least three references.
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.
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 (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).