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University of Washington Assistant Professor without tenure, Ophthalmology

UW Ophthalmology
Seattle, Washington State
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jul 29, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine
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Full Time
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The University of Washington's Department of Ophthalmology is currently recruiting for a full-time position in neuro-ophthalmology and comprehensive ophthalmology.  This position will be based at Harborview Medical Center. This position is without tenure due to funding. Anticipated start date is summer 2023.

Assistant professors WOT are eligible for multi-year appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30). This faculty appointment is 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.  

This appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor WOT and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Qualified candidates of all levels of experience will be considered.

Responsibilities include clinical care, resident and fellow supervision and training including both medical and surgical training, and teaching of medical students. Candidates will be expected to provide medical and surgical care, including evaluation and treatment of consult and emergency patients.  Candidates will be expected to practice both neuro-ophthalmology and provide medical and surgical comprehensive ophthalmology care for patients.

The successful candidate is expected to support the Department of Ophthalmology’s commitment to working with diverse community populations. We actively welcome and engage faculty, students and staff from diverse backgrounds and reflect the importance of diversity through leadership and innovation within education, research, and patient care.  All are encouraged to apply. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.


Candidates must have an MD or DO (or foreign equivalent) in a relevant field and have completed ophthalmology residency (or foreign equivalent). Candidates must have completed a neuro-ophthalmology fellowship. 

A demonstrated record of teaching and scholarly research in ophthalmology is required.  Applicants must be American Board of Ophthalmology-certified (or foreign equivalent) or Board eligible and eligible for medical licensure in the State of Washington.

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.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit their application with cover letter, current CV and a statement of past and planned contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (i.e., diversity statement) through the link provided.

Questions may be referred to:  Russ Van Gelder, MD, PhD

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

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