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Assistant Professor without tenure (WOT) - Department of Comparative Medicine

Comparative Medicine
Seattle, Washington State
The base salary range for this position will be $11,250 per month, commensurate with experience
Start date
Dec 8, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM), University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, WA invites applications for one open position for a full-time Assistant Professor (without tenure due to source of funding) to join an exciting team of academic veterinarians. The Assistant Professor WOT track is eligible for multi-year appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1 to June 30). Faculty with 12-month service periods are paid for 11 months of service over 12 months (July-June), meaning the equivalent of one month is available for paid time off. This position has an anticipated start date of Spring/Summer 2024. 

The base salary range for this position will be $11,250 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

Primary responsibilities of this position include providing research support specifically in the field of large animal surgical modeling. Surgical support and related collaborative research efforts will make up approximately 75% of this position’s effort. Participation in the clinical care of all laboratory animal species and mentoring of veterinary residents in clinical, regulatory medicine, and research methodology are also required.

The successful candidate is expected to establish collaborative relationships with investigators to provide at least 50% of the salary effort by way of research support. This position will also participate in overseeing, mentoring, and teaching veterinary technicians and LAM residents in the clinical, regulatory, and surgical care of a wide variety of laboratory animal species in both informal and didactic settings. Positive factors for consideration include but are not limited to 5 years working with porcine surgical models, experience working with advanced imaging techniques such as ultrasound and fluoroscopy, and comfortable working with large animal immunosuppressive agents. 

The University of Washington is one of the world’s most preeminent public universities. In 2019, the UW was ranked 10th by the US News and World Report’s Best Global Universities. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research/scholarship, and service. The DCM is an academic Department in the UW School of Medicine and has a faculty of 45 primary, clinical, and affiliate veterinarians and scientists who have diverse training and expertise in laboratory animal medicine, veterinary pathology, surgery, internal medicine, and aquatic animal medicine. DCM faculty research interests are broad and include specific expertise in hematologic cancer, developmental immunology, inflammatory lung disease, innate immunity, inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer, comparative pathology, nutrition/metabolism, embryonic stem cell biology, and aging.  Additional information about the Department can be found at the following website:

Applicants must have a DVM/VMD or foreign equivalent degree from an AVMA-accredited institution and be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the United States. Three years of experience in laboratory animal medicine and board certification or eligibility in the ACLAM is required. Candidates must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

A cover letter, diversity statement, and CV should be addressed to Dr. Thea Brabb (details are below). Applicants apply via Interfolio. Please contact Geena Lappin (Assistant to the Chair) via e-mail at or Dr. Nicholas Reyes (Search Committee Chair) ( for more details.

Address letters to:

Thea Brabb, DVM, PhD, DACLAM

Professor and Chair

Department of Comparative Medicine 


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