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Assistant Professor (wot), Musculoskeletal Imaging

Department of Radiology, University of Washington
Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Aug 4, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Description

The Department of Radiology in the School of Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle is seeking applications for one full-time (100% FTE) faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor, without tenure (WOT) by reason of funding, to join faculty members in the Musculoskeletal Imaging section with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2022.  School of Medicine faculty members have an annual service period of 12 months (July 1-June 30).

This position is based at the UW Medicine Roosevelt Clinic (main Musculoskeletal Imaging site), but will also include clinical and teaching responsibilities at all other UW Medicine sites of practice, including the University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, etc. Clinical responsibilities will include all aspects of Musculoskeletal Radiology including subspecialties of orthopedic surgery, very active sports medicine, rehabilitation medicine, oncology, trauma, metabolic bone, and rheumatology services, as well as musculoskeletal injections and imaging-guided biopsies.  The successful candidate will work with musculoskeletal MRI, CT, ultrasound, and radiographs and will participate in the clinical, educational, and research programs of a comprehensive musculoskeletal imaging service. Our department provides ample meeting and vacation time, a very good fringe benefits package, and travel and business allowances. 

Academic responsibilities will include teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows, and clinical, basic, or educational research or equivalent scholarly activities, with dedicated research time and mentoring provided. The section maintains close relationships with orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, rheumatology, oncology, and internal medicine services at all hospital sites with multiple research collaborations with biomedical engineering department and industry.  All UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

Seattle is a cosmopolitan city that ranks among the top three urban areas in America for quality of life, with superb recreation and outdoor activities nearby and a very temperate climate.  It is a hub for aerospace, technology, and maritime industries, and is a headquartered by some of the world's largest companies.  Seattle is also family-friendly with nationally ranked schools.  The proximity of water, forests, and mountains attract nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.  Our faculty enjoy outstanding benefits, strong support for professional growth, and an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, and artistic pursuits.

UW School of Medicine is, with UW Hospital ranked #1 in Washington State. UW is listed as one of the nation’s top public educational and research institutions, and the School of Medicine has been ranked second in the world, among the top two recipients of federal research grants.  The Department of Radiology is internationally recognized as dynamic, progressive, and high impact, consummate with UW Medicine's ranking as one of the nation's leading healthcare delivery enterprises. 

The Department of Radiology has 134 clinical and research faculty including physicians, physician assistants, advanced registered nurse practitioners, and scientists; and 105 residents, fellows, and post-doctoral students.  We have an incredibly talented staff and leadership team.  Department of Radiology is made up of wonderfully dedicated individuals committed to patient care, to education, and to discovery.  We provide services to the Pacific Northwest, Asia, Africa, and other sites.  We are recognized for patient and family-centered care and are a values-driven department.  Our core value is to provide the best in care for every patient every time.  We are proud that we highly value research, inspired by the goal of healthcare that is more accessible, less invasive, lower cost, and has optimal outcomes.  Our valued educational programs are geared toward creating physicians and scientists who care deeply and see innovation as central to the challenges of the future.


Candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • M.D. or D.O. (or foreign equivalent) in medicine and eligibility for full medical licensure in Washington State
  • Be board certified or board eligible in Diagnostic Radiology
  • Successful completion of an ACGME-accredited residency (or foreign equivalent) in Diagnostic Radiology and have completed a fellowship in Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Have a record of accomplishments that supports a strong desire for a career in academic radiology, as evidenced by publications or external research funding
  • 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 upload the following required forms as part of the application process: Updated CV, a Letter of Interest or Cover Letter and a statement of past and planned contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (i.e., diversity statement).  Please apply online through Interfolio here: 


Address inquiries to:

Majid Chalian, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology

University of Washington

4245 Roosevelt Way NE, Box 354755

Seattle, WA 98195


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 ( 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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