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Clinical Assistant or Clinical Associate Professor, Dept of Pediatrics, Division of Craniofacial Med

University of Washington
Seattle, Washington State
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Nov 2, 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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Position Description
The Division of Craniofacial Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington and the Seattle Children’s Hospital Craniofacial Center has initiated a national search to identify candidates for a new pediatric faculty member, as a full-time Clinical Assistant or Clinical Associate Professor. 

Clinical Assistant and Clinical Associate Professors hold annual appointments that align with a 12 month service period (July 1 - June 30) and may be reappointed to subsequent annual terms. 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. Anticipated start date is Spring/Summer 2023.

The successful candidate will become a faculty member in the Division of Craniofacial Medicine in the University of Washington Department of Pediatrics joining eight clinician and clinical scientists and three full time researchers with a breadth of basic and clinical research programs.

The Seattle Children’s Hospital Craniofacial Center specializes in the treatment of cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis, craniofacial microsomia, and other complex craniofacial conditions.  Under the leadership of Dr. Michael Cunningham, medical director, and Dr. Richard Hopper, surgical director, the center has become the most comprehensive craniofacial center in North America.  This multidisciplinary craniofacial team of over 50 healthcare providers and staff from 14 specialty areas provide all aspects of care to children with craniofacial conditions.

Each child who comes to the center is assigned to a craniofacial pediatrician, who coordinates the care provided by the team specialists and tailors a plan to address each child's needs.  Innovative surgical procedures in the context of comprehensive and holistic care enable these physicians, dentists and allied health specialists to address even the most serious and complex craniofacial abnormalities, and to provide the benefits of improved health for an increasing number of children. Our primary service is to patients in the WAMI region (Washington, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) however, we are now caring for national and international patients through our Destination Program.

The responsibilities of the craniofacial pediatrician include direct patient care in an interdisciplinary clinic, care coordination, intake clinic for new patients and on call coverage of craniofacial medicine inpatients. Although this BC/BE pediatrician will focus primarily on clinical activity, the specific balance of clinical work, academic time and salary will be tailored to the interests and experience of the applicant. Pediatric geneticists are welcomed to apply.

Seattle Children’s Hospital has top-ranked subspecialty programs. The Craniofacial Center is a Destination Program of the institution, with aggressive growth plans to enhance its position.

The base salary range for this position will be: Assistant Professors $12,238 - $18,357 per month ($146,856 - $220,284 annually), Associate Professors $14,241 - $21,361 per month ($170,892 - $256,332 annually) commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. This range is inclusive of base salary provided through the Children's University Medical Group (CUMG) practice plan, in addition to base salary provided by the University. Please note that only compensation provided by the University is included in University benefit determinations and calculations. Compensation provided by Children's University Medical Group (CUMG) practice plan may provide eligibility for separate benefits offered by that organization. 

Other compensation associated with this position may include incentive though Children's University Medical Group practice plan. 

The successful candidate will have earned an MD, DO (or foreign equivalent), have completed a pediatric residency and be board eligible or board certified in Pediatrics. 

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.

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