Associate or Full Professor (with tenure), Rheumatology (Division Head)

University of Washington
Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Dec 1, 2021

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

University of Washington, Department of Medicine
Division Head, Rheumatology

The Department of Medicine at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle is recruiting a new Rheumatology Division Head. This leadership role would be responsible for fostering a diverse and collaborative academic community committed to innovation and discovery, providing expert clinical care, and training future leaders in rheumatology.

For over 60 years, the Rheumatology Division at UW has excelled in basic, translational and clinical research, education, and patient care.  The division, which includes over 30 paid faculty across 4 clinical sites, leads rheumatic disease care for the Puget Sound and WWAMI region.  A vibrant, collaborative, and growing group of NIH-funded investigators drive the division’s research program, including its Rheumatic Diseases Biorepository.  The division also has one of the longest running NIH-funded rheumatology training programs in the country and has a strong tradition of fostering future leaders in rheumatology.

Appointment to the full-time faculty would be at the rank of associate or full professor with tenure. Salary and academic appointment at University of Washington will be commensurate with experience, qualifications, and academic rank. This position would have an annual service period of 12 months [July 1-June 30]. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. The final candidate will have the opportunity to participate in investigation in basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological research. Applications are accepted until the position is filled. The anticipated start date would be July 2022.

Minority and women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Candidates should have an MD (or foreign equivalent) and board certification in Rheumatology (or foreign equivalent). 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 submit a letter of interest, CV, list of 3 references, and a diversity statement of past and planned contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion addressed to the search committee chair: Gail Jarvik, MD, PhD, Head, Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Medicine at For questions, please contact: Renée Barton at

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.

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 (

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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