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Assistant or Associate Professor (wot) in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine

Department of Radiology, University of Washington
Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 28, 2021

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

The Department of Radiology in the School of Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle is seeking applications for one full-time faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor without tenure by reason of funding, commensurate with experience, to join the Nuclear Medicine service with an anticipated start date of March 1, 2022.  School of Medicine faculty members have an annual service period of 12 months (July 1-June 30).  In addition to clinical activities, responsibilities will include instruction of medical students, diagnostic radiology residents, nuclear medicine residents, and molecular imaging/nuclear medicine fellows.  Productivity in research and other academic pursuits is mandatory for promotion.

The successful candidate will have excellent skills to participate in all our clinical activities. Responsibilities include the performance of Nuclear Medicine imaging and therapy, PET/CT, DXA, CT, and MRI.  Participation in multidisciplinary conferences is required and offer an opportunity to develop academic collaborations and build a reputation with our colleagues.  Teaching and mentoring of medical students, residents and fellows is also a large part of the Section’s mission.  Participation in departmental outreach as appropriate is expected. All UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. This is an outstanding opportunity for those seeking a successful academic career in radiology.

About the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Section:

UW School of Medicine is a top program, with UW Hospital ranked #1 in Washington.  The Department of Radiology is committed to a culture of diversity, inclusion, and equity in patient care, education, and discovery.  Our department has 160 clinical and research faculty including physicians, physician assistants, advanced registered nurse practitioners, and scientists, and 109 residents, fellows, and post-doctoral students.  We have an incredibly talented staff and leadership team.  We provide services to the Pacific Northwest (WWAMI - Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho), but also to patients from all other states, Canada, Asia, Africa, and other regions of the world.  We are recognized for patient and family-centered care.  Our core value is to provide the best in care for every patient every time.  We are proud of our research endeavors, which aim at providing healthcare that is more accessible, less invasive, at a lower cost, and with optimal outcomes.  We are ranked # 13 in NIH funds among academic institutions.  Our valued educational programs are geared toward forming physicians and scientists who care deeply about our communities and see innovation as central to the challenges of the future.

The Nuclear Medicine Division at UW Academic Medical Centers consists of 6 faculty members and 6-8 residents/fellows in Nuclear Medicine.  We additionally train radiology residents in the UW Diagnostic Radiology residency and cardiology fellows for Nuclear Cardiology in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology. We are a diverse section with an extensive track record of academic success.  While all faculty members have experience with all aspects of Nuclear Medicine, dedication and expertise in their chosen clinical and research areas is encouraged and supported, such as in oncology imaging and radionuclide therapy, Nuclear Cardiology and neurological Nuclear Medicine, to name the most highlighted areas, in addition to others.  State of the art 2 GE DMI PET/CT systems are located at UWMC-Montlake and SCCA. Additional systems across the sites of care include 7 GE SPECT/CT systems, multiple gamma camera systems and Hologic DXA systems.  Service expansion with the addition of a brand-new PET/MR scanner will provide ample opportunities for clinical and translational research.  We have ample departmental and university resources for teaching and research, including access to cutting edge technology from GE Healthcare and Philips Medical Imaging and protected academic time commensurate with funding.

Seattle is consistently ranked among the top three urban areas for quality of life, with superb recreation and outdoor activities nearby and a very temperate climate.  Despite its reputation, springs and summers in Seattle are sunny and warm.  It is very family-friendly and accommodating to extensive sports and outdoors activities with excellent schools available.  Seattle has thriving culinary and music scenes.  It is not only the city that gave us Jimmy Hendrix, Nirvana, and Pearl Jam, but also the place where you find some of the best jazz performances in the world.  Sports?  Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Storm, Seattle Sounders FC, Seattle Mariners, and Seattle Kraken, Go Huskies!


Candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • M.D., or foreign equivalent, in the field and eligibility for full medical licensure in Washington State
  • Successful completion of one of the following
    • Combined nuclear medicine/diagnostic radiology residency with diagnostic radiology board certification with CAQ Nuclear Radiology or ABNM certification,
    • Diagnostic radiology with nuclear medicine fellowship and diagnostic radiology board certification and CAQ Nuclear Radiology or ABNM certification,
    • Nuclear medicine residency with diagnostic radiology board certification, with CAQ Nuclear Radiology or ABNM certification
    • Nuclear medicine residency with ABNM certification.
  • Excellence in academic achievement as demonstrated by a record of scientific or educational presentations and/or publications.

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.


Please upload the following required forms as part of the application process: Updated CV,  Letter of Interest or Cover Letter, and Diversity Statement.  In your cover letter, please include information about your experiences with and/or commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion that can also be included in your Diversity/DEI statement.


Address inquiries to:

David H. Lewis, MD

Professor of Radiology, University of Washington

Section Chief of Nuclear Medicine

1144 Eastlake Ave E, # LG2-200

Seattle, WA 98109


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.

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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