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Assistant Professor (WOT) - Academic Foot & Ankle Surgeon- UW Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

University of Washington - Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Seattle, Washington State
Please see the job description for a salary range.
Date posted
May 28, 2024

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

The Department of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine at the University of Washington has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Assistant Professor to specialize in foot and ankle surgery. This position will be based at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor level (without tenure due to funding). The majority of School of Medicine faculty hired in the professorial track are hired under the WOT designation. Faculty appointed WOT have the same rights, responsibilities, and obligations as tenure-track and tenured faculty members at those ranks. However, faculty appointed as WOT do not hold tenure because all or part of their annual University-administered salary is derived from sources other than regularly appropriated state funds.

The practice offers opportunities for the cultivation of a broad and busy practice in elective and traumatic foot and ankle surgery as part of the internationally renowned Sigvard T. Hansen, Jr., MD, Foot and Ankle Institute at Harborview Medical Center - the only Level One trauma center for a five-state region. Responsibilities will include resident and fellow education and medical student teaching. Additionally, the successful candidate is expected to develop a robust program in clinical, education methodologies or basic science research. 


The base salary range for this position will be: $18,334 - $20,000 per month ($220,008 - $240,000 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 UW Physicians (UWP) 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 UW Physicians (UWP) practice plan may provide eligibility for separate benefits offered by that organization.

Other Compensation
Other compensation associated with this position will include Monthly Additional Compensation (MAC) and Semi-Annual Additional Compensation (SAAC) through the UW Physicians practice plan. 


This position has a flexible start date in fall of 2024. Assistant Professors are eligible for multi-year appointments that align with a 12-month 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. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. 


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



Applicants must have an MD or DO degree (or foreign equivalent), be board certified (or board eligible) in orthopaedic surgery, possess or be eligible for medical licensure in the State of Washington and have completed a foot & ankle fellowship (or foreign equivalent) and a strong interest in amputation surgery. A demonstrated record of professionalism, academic accomplishments, and excellent clinical skills encompassing a broad spectrum of foot and ankle surgery is a prerequisite. This criterion will be assessed through references and letters of recommendation. 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.


Application Instructions

Please upload your curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a diversity statement and contact information for three references to the Interfolio link.


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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Disability Services


To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or


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