The Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Washington (UW), School of Medicine, invites applications for three (3) full-time Assistant Professor (without tenure by reason of funding) position in Medical Physics. All UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
Appointment will be to a full-time position at an academic rank of Assistant Professor (without tenure by reason of funding) on the regular faculty track (either Clinician-Scientist or Clinician-Educator). Assistant professors are eligible for multi-year 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 anticipated start date is approximately July 1, 2023 or earlier.
Medical physics faculty at UW are committed to clinical service and patient care and demonstrate expertise in clinical medical physics while meeting the dual goals of clinical excellence and academic success. This position will advance our mission of clinical care, research, education, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The Department is dedicated to supporting the professional and career development of new faculty through a mentorship program and protected time one day per week for research and scholarship. The Department offers administrative support by grant specialists and clinical trial coordinators. Through your application, we look forward to learning how your clinical interests, research and scholarship plans, interests in teaching and mentoring, and commitment to diversity broadly align with the Department's mission.
NOTE: This position may require work to be performed on-site at a Fred Hutch Cancer Center (FHCC) facility. FHCC requires all individuals, including University of Washington faculty clinicians, working at a 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.
Department OverviewUW Medicine and its partner institutions (UWMC, Fred Hutch Cancer Center including its Proton Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital, VA Puget Sound, Harborview Hospital) provide an extensive and outstanding array of radiation oncology modalities for cancer patients. The Department of Radiation Oncology treats over 2,800 patients annually from a multi-state region covering over 25% of the U.S. geographic area. The University of Washington has the only Radiation Oncology department in North America that has clinical particle beam delivery systems for both proton and neutron therapy. Our clinical approach is collaborative with numerous multidisciplinary clinics, tumor boards and disease specific chart rounds. We are a part of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and have strong translational and clinical research collaborations. The Department has 29 physicians, 8 advanced practice providers, 26 physicists, and 3 research faculty. Educational opportunities in our residency programs, fellowship programs and post-doctoral fellowships abound. A strong interest and commitment to research and education is expected, as well as strong collaboration with the multidisciplinary clinical teams.
Physicists oversee technical implementation of patient care and play a key role in the Department's patient safety and quality control program. Our faculty has a diverse range of expertise and research interests in functional imaging, radiation biology, biomedical informatics, physics consults for patients, FLASH proton therapy, optimization, global oncology, and scholarship in education, including international research and education collaborations. Research facilities include a proton research beamline, SARRP small animal irradiator, and an active radiation biology lab. The physics group values team players, effective communicators, a service orientation, and a willingness to lead clinical projects of departmental need. Members of the physics group are active in national committees, outreach, and other volunteer contributions to the medical physics community through professional organizations such as the AAPM, SDAMPP, and ASTRO, on editorial and review boards, and examination committees.
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The successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in medical physics or a related field. Candidates should have completed a clinical residency training program in therapy physics or foreign equivalent.
Interested candidates should submit (1) a Curriculum Vitae, (2) a cover letter describing your career goals and motivations and how they align with the Department's mission, (3) a research statement that describes the research or education scholarship program that you propose to pursue at UW, (4) a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement that describes your plans for contributing to the DEI mission of the Department, and (5) a list of four references. All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio.
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).
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information
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/.