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Assistant Professor (WOT) - Headache Neurologist

University of Washington
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 5, 2021

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

The Department of Neurology at the University of Washington School of Medicine is seeking to hire an outstanding headache neurologist to work with headache patients at the University of Washington Medical Center and the VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS).  This is a full-time 12-month service period (July 1-June 30 Service period) appointment at the Assistant Professor (without tenure due to funding) rank. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

The VAPSHCS Neurology consists of a robust VA Neurology Service which includes an inpatient neurology and consultation service, a VHA Epilepsy Center of Excellence, a Multiple Sclerosis Regional Center of Excellence, and a Parkinson Disease Research, Education and Clinical Centers. 

The candidate will be hired as the Co-Director of the VAPSHCS HCoE and as headache neurologist at the University of Washington Department of Neurology Headache Center. Individuals will work closely with other team members treating patients with headache and facial pain disorders, including those in physiatry and rehabilitation medicine, health psychology and anesthesiology. The successful candidate will engage in the management of painful neurological conditions, especially primary and secondary headache disorders, facial pain, and neck pain. Candidates will also participate in innovative care delivery models, including an interdisciplinary headache clinic and in virtual care, including telehealth and eConsults. Candidates will be actively engaged in the instruction and/or supervision of fellow, resident and medical student education.

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2022.

  • Requires an MD or DO degree or foreign equivalent.
  • Board certified and/or board eligible by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) in Headache Medicine
  • Fellowship training in pain medicine, or headache is required.
  • Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, experience in chemodenervation, various cranial nerve blocks, neurostimulation, infusion protocols, as well as inpatient management of headache syndromes and facial pain.
  • 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

Applicants should upload Diversity Statement, a letter of interest, CV, and the names and four references:

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 (

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit

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