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Assistant or Associate Professor without tenure, Medical Oncology (Palliative Care)

University of Washington, Department of Medicine
Indian, ME
Closing date
Mar 21, 2023

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Doctors, Oncology and Radiotherapy
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Position Description
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (Fred Hutch) and the University of Washington (UW) are jointly recruiting a full-time faculty member at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level without tenure due to funding (WOT), in the Clinical Research Division of the Fred Hutch. Depending on qualifications, the successful candidate will be appointed in one of the following UW departments: Medicine, Family Medicine, Anesthesiology, Rehabilitation Medicine, or Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. Academic appointments at the University of Washington will be commensurate with experience, qualifications, and academic rank. Assistant professors WOT at the University of Washington are eligible for multi-year appointments and associate professors WOT hold indefinite appointments that both align with a 12-month service 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.
The selected individual is expected to contribute to our mission of delivering outstanding clinical care and developing excellence in clinical research in palliative care. This position is in the Clinician Scholar track. In this track, faculty typically spend approximately half of their time in clinical activity and the other half in research, teaching or administrative responsibilities.
The successful candidate will have clinical responsibilities on the outpatient and/or inpatient palliative care service based on the candidate's interests (and institutional need). This will comprise approximately 40% of the faculty member's time.
Fred Hutch and University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. Ten percent of the faculty member's time will be protected for administrative oversite of Palliative Care-related fellowship activities for medical oncology and palliative care fellows. Teaching responsibilities will include clinical oversite of fellows, informal teaching sessions and formal lectures to learners, providers and the general medical community. The balance of time will be spent in research related activities. At Fred Hutch, Clinician Scholars are expected to obtain externally funded research (e.g. grants, clinical trials), but this is not required if they maintain 50% of their time in clinical and/or administrative responsibilities.
The Fred Hutch, home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation and immunotherapy, Fred Hutch and the UW provide a unique environment for conducting translational research and clinical care. The Fred Hutch, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children's, is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center.
At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.
This position is paid directly by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (Fred Hutch) and receives no UW compensation. Please refer to Fred Hutch for information about compensation for this position.
Anticipated Start Date: October 1, 2023
Applicants must have:
• MD/DO degree (or foreign equivalent)
• Board certification (or be board eligible for current palliative care fellows) in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (or foreign equivalent).
• Board certification in one of the following primary areas of training recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (or foreign equivalent): internal medicine, family medicine, anesthesiology, rehabilitation medicine, psychiatry. Applications from individuals trained in pediatrics, radiology and surgery will not be considered.
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.
The ideal candidate will have a record of and primary interest in palliative care research, as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications, grants and/or clinical trial experience.
Application Instructions
Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a concise statement of career goals including a description of clinical research goals and a diversity statement describing your past contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion and your future plans for continuing these efforts (two pages or less), and a list of five (5) references, along with a letter of application addressed to: Dr. Elizabeth Loggers. References will not be contacted without first discussing this with the applicant.
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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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information
Under University of Washington (UW) Policy, University-compensated personnel 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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