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University of Washington - General Thoracic Surgeon - Assistant, Associate, or Professor WOT

University of Washington School of Medicine Department of Surgery
Seattle, Washington State
The salary is commensurate with training, qualifications, and experience.
Date posted
Nov 1, 2023

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

The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine is accepting applications and nominations for a full-time, General Thoracic Surgeon faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor rank without tenure by reason of funding (WOT). Assistant Professors WOT are eligible for multi-year appointments that align with a 12 month service period (July 1 – June 30). Associate and full Professors WOT hold indefinite 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 salary is commensurate with training, qualifications, and experience, with an expected start date in Summer 2024.


At the rank of Assistant Professor (WOT), the base salary range for this position will be: $34,167 - $39,917 per month ($410,004 - $479,004 annually). At the rank of Associate Professor (WOT), the base salary range for this position will be: $45,000 - $50,667 per month ($540,000 - $608,004 annually). At the rank of Professor (WOT), the base salary range for this position will be: $52,000 - $65,417 per month ($624,000 - $785,004 annually). Base salaries at all ranks will be commensurate with candidate 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 UW Physicians (UWP) practice plan, in addition to base salary provided by the University. Other compensation associated with this position may include incentive through UWP. Please note that only compensation provided by the University is included in University benefit determinations and calculations. Compensation provided by UW Physicians (UWP) practice plan may provide eligibility for separate benefits offered by that organization.


For practitioners holding an appointment in one of the physicians practice plans, see the link for additional benefits that may be available at:


This position will perform general thoracic surgery procedures, including lung transplantation and extracorporeal life support. The thoracic surgeon will also be responsible for teaching and training of residents and medical students, as well as participation in thoracic oncology and clinical and/or basic science research.  All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.



The primary site of practice for this position is the University of Washington Medical Center Montlake. Patient care will also be provided at or coordinated with Harborview Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, and the Veteran’s Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System. 


A successful candidate must hold an MD degree (or foreign equivalent) and be American Board of Thoracic Surgery qualified as of July 1, 2024. Must be eligible for medical licensure in 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. 



Interested candidates should apply via Interfolio, upload a cover letter outlining qualifications for the position, current curriculum vitae, the names of four professional references whom we can contact via Interfolio, and a statement of past and planned contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (i.e. diversity statement).


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