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Assistant Teaching Professor, Division of Prosthetics & Orthotics, Dept of Rehabilitation Medicine

University of Washington
Seattle, Washington State
Competitive - commensurate with experience, qualifications, and academic rank
Date posted
Jan 18, 2024

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

Position Description
The University of Washington’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Prosthetics & Orthotics, is offering an outstanding opportunity for Assistant Teaching Professor to join our faculty. This non tenure-track position may be full-time or part-time and will have an annual service period of 12 months (July 1 – June 30). Anticipated start date is Fall 2024, but other dates may be considered.

We offer a collaborative and multidisciplinary academic environment. Opportunities will be available for building an academic career that includes teaching, research, and including program development.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach clinical orthotic and prosthetic courses for Master of Prosthetics & Orthotics (MPO) students with diverse experiences and perspectives, collaborate with other Division faculty members to develop and grow our established MPO curriculum, participate in scholarly activities, and engage in service to the University of Washington and the P&O profession at large. All P&O faculty are also expected to assist with recruiting applicants and selecting candidates for our program; advising and mentoring MPO students; promoting diversity, equity and inclusion among our MPO students and P&O faculty; and preparing our MPO students to provide quality and ethical patient care. The selected candidate also will be expected to participate in and contribute to the research activities of other faculty in the Division.

The University of Washington and the School of Medicine promote diversity and inclusivity among our students, faculty, staff, and public. Thus, the successful candidate will be expected to fully engage audiences in higher education from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.

All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. 

The base salary range for this position will be $8,694 - $10,228 per month ($104,328 - $122,736 annually), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. 

Other compensation associated with this position may include a moving allowance or relocation incentive, if applicable.


The UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is nationally recognized for outstanding research, clinical care and education and has a long history as a regional center. ranked #5 in US News & World Report, The Department has an exceptional record of successful extramural research funding and interprofessional collaboration and offers rich opportunities for interdisciplinary research, teaching, and learning.

  • As one of the largest recipients of rehabilitation research funding in the country, research is a key focus of our department.  Key research focus areas include limb loss, pain, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, brain injury, and disability. Our faculty collaborate extensively with other departments within the School of Medicine, as well as with outside institutions. In fiscal year 2021, our department received more than $11 million in awards from government and private sources. The federal government is our largest sponsor at $6.2 million, and our department is among the top recipients or funds from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for rehabilitation research.
  • The department has four clinical divisions: General Physiatry, Sports and Spine Physiatry, Pediatric Rehabilitation, and Rehabilitation Psychology & Neuropsychology. Faculty provide clinical services across four UW Medicine campuses: Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center-Montlake, University of Washington Medical Center-Northwest, and UW Eastside Specialty Center. More than 25 of our faculty are based at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Veteran’s Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, which are UW Medicine-affiliated organizations. The Sports and Spine division provides care at seven clinics throughout the UW Medicine system.  
  • We offer nationally recognized training in rehabilitation therapies and rehabilitation research through four degree programs: PhD in Rehabilitation Science, Master in Occupational Therapy, Master in Prosthetics and Orthotics, and Doctor of Physical Therapy. The University of Washington enrolls approximately 60,000 students each year across its three campuses (Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell) and thrives as a center for groundbreaking research in a variety of fields. Located on the Seattle campus, the UW Master of Prosthetics & Orthotics Program enrolls approximately 24 students per year.

The UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is committed to continually building an inclusive culture; has a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and believes that diversity fosters excellence.

Seattle is one of the most scenic and livable cities in the United States. 

At the time of application, the applicant must:

  • Meet one of the following combinations of education plus years of experience:
  1. Master’s Degree or foreign equivalent in prosthetics and orthotics with a minimum of 5 years of experience as a prosthetist/orthotist
  2. Bachelor’s Degree or foreign equivalent in prosthetics and orthotics with a minimum of 10 years of experience as a prosthetist/orthotist
  3. Postbaccalaureate Certificate or foreign equivalent in Prosthetics and Orthotics with a minimum of 10 years of experience as a prosthetist/orthotist
  • Be certified to practice Prosthetics & Orthotics through the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics
  • Hold or be eligible for a professional Prosthetist and Orthotist license in the state of Washington
  • Have experience contributing to research in Prosthetics & Orthotics or a related field

Application Instructions
Please upload the following required documents via this link:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Diversity Statement that reflects your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as evidenced broadly in such areas as course content, hiring practice involvement, community service, etc.
  • Teaching Statement
  • Names and addresses of four professional references who may be contacted by the committee for inquiries 

Applications will be accepted for a minimum of 30 days and thereafter until the position is filled. Review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. 

For questions about the position, contact email, Attention: MPO Assistant Teaching Professor- RMI 20220701-02

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.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at 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 ( 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 (

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