The Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Washington (UW), School of Medicine, invites applications for a full-time Associate or Full Professor (without tenure by reason of funding) positions. All UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. Women and those Underrepresented in Medicine (URiM) are especially encouraged to apply.
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.
Research in the Department of Radiation Oncology involves preclinical and clinical studies to address the need to improve clinical outcomes in cancer therapy. To achieve this, novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to radiation therapy in cancer patient treatment are imperative, as are collaborations with medical and basic scientists at the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center to maximize translational research opportunities. Successful candidates will be expected to secure funding for their research.
UW 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 30 physicians, 10 advanced practice providers, 30 physicists, and 3 research faculty. Educational opportunities in our residency programs, fellowship programs and post-doctoral fellowships abound. The successful applicant will be expected to engage in research and education, as well as strong collaboration with the multidisciplinary clinical teams.
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The base salary range for this position will be: $11,667 - $20,834 per month ($140,004 - $250,008 annually) commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.
The selected candidate will be proposed for appointment to the full-time faculty at the University of Washington as an Associate or Full Professor without tenure by reason of funding on the research faculty track with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024 or earlier. 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. Appointment rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in physics or a related field.
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: https://apply.interfolio.com/135417
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.
A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/benefits-orientation/benefit-summary-pdfs/. Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.
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).
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