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Assistant Professor WOT - Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

University of Washington
Seattle, Washington State
Commensurate with Experience
Posted Date
Oct 21, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Pediatrics
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Washington School of Medicine/Seattle Children’s Hospital is hiring a full-time pediatric gastroenterologist at the rank of Assistant Professor without tenure by reason of funding (WOT) on the Clinician-Scholar pathway.  This is a multi-year appointment over a 12-month service period from July 1 to 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.  University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.  Anticipated start date will be at earliest availability.   This candidate would be expected to care for patients cared for by the division in the inpatient, outpatient and outreach clinics associated with Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Our division has 17 faculty, 7 fellows, 4 advanced practice practitioners, and is supported by dedicated GI/Hepatology nurses, dietitians, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, and research coordinators.  Our vision is of thriving academic physicians providing exceptional care and training the next generation of clinicians and leaders, through values of integrity, collaboration, team resilience and growth, courage, and leadership.

The University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Children’s Hospital are world-renowned, top-ranked institutions with faculty that are consistently recognized as leaders in their fields. We are an equal opportunity, affirmative-action employer. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Our program believes strongly in a healthy work/life balance for our providers and their families. With its vibrant city life and abundant outdoor activities, Seattle has easy access to wonderful adventures. Seattle is well-known for its placement within the idyllic vistas of the Pacific Northwest. Situated on Puget Sound, the city lies between the Olympic Mountains to the west and the Cascade Range to the east. Despite its rainy reputation, Seattle has less rainfall per year than New York City, Houston, Boston or Philadelphia.

Seattle is a culturally dynamic city, home to a diverse population. The city of Seattle and the greater Seattle area is located on Suquamish, Duwamish, Stillaguamish, and Coast Salish land. Native history and culture is an important part of the city and the region. In addition to Native Americans, there is a strong Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian population. The city is also home to many first- and second-generation immigrants from Africa, Central America, Asia, Eastern Europe and the Pacific Rim. After English, the most commonly spoken languages in the hospital are Spanish, Vietnamese and Somali. Seattle has an active LGBTQ+ community that holds several events throughout the year.

Responsibilities of the role are outlined as follows but not limited to:


1.Provide excellent clinical care for patients of the region

  • Outpatient
  • Inpatient
  • Outreach and Regional clinics


  • Fulfill requirements for advancement along the Clinician-Scholar pathway of the Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine  
  • Participate in Research and Quality programs within the General Diagnostic Gastroenterology Clinical Center
  • Quality Improvement collaborative efforts


  • Teach and mentor medical students, residents, fellows and colleagues in inpatient, outpatient, and regional/outreach clinics
  • Participate/Engage in oversight of GI fellowship


Requires an MD or DO degree (or foreign equivalent). Candidates must be American Board of Pediatrics Board Certified/Board Eligible (ABP BC/BE) in Pediatric Gastroenterology. 

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 applicants should submit through Interfolio, a curriculum vitae, cover letter and a statement of past and planned contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (i.e., diversity statement). 

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.


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