The University of Washington Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking a visionary candidate to lead the research mission and achieve our goal of research excellence as the Associate Chair for Research (Associate or Full Professor WOT). The University of Washington Department of Emergency Medicine already has several areas of research strength including resuscitation (clinical- and laboratory- based), prehospital care, social determinants of health, global health, and health services. The Associate Chair for Research, in conjunction with the Chair and faculty, will develop and implement a strategic plan and framework for research efforts in the Department of Emergency Medicine. The strategic plan will also include integration with the larger research community and resources available at the University of Washington to develop centers of excellence in emergency care research. Specific duties will include strategic planning, increasing department research productivity, ensuring compliance with local and national research regulations, supervision of research staff, faculty and fellow recruitment, and providing career development assistance for research-focused faculty. The Associate Chair is also expected to maintain his/her own independently-funded research program. The Associate Chair will engage, inspire and work across disciplines within a large, diverse organization. The Associate Chair will be expected to support diversity and inclusivity in academic medicine and the ability to represent and promote the University of Washington Department of Emergency Medicine on a regional and national level.
This position will be full-time at the Associate or Full Professor level, without tenure, on a multi-year appointment which is commensurate with experience and qualifications, with a 12-month service period. The anticipated start date is January of 2019. We offer a competitive salary with excellent benefits. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.
The Associate Chair for Research will work at the Harborview Medical Center (HMC) Emergency Department, which is the only Level I Trauma Center for a 4-state region and sees approximately 65,000 patients per year, and the University of Washington Medical Center Emergency Department, which sees approximately 29,000 patients per year and is ranked #1 in Washington State. The University of Washington is a top tier medical school recognized for excellence in clinical training, world-class research initiatives, and an enduring commitment to community service throughout the WWAMI—Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho—region. EM faculty enjoy the academic benefits of working in one of the country's premiere academic health centers.
Qualified individuals will be required to have an MD degree (or foreign equivalent), Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, and will have an academic appointment at the level of Associate Professor or Professor. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated track record of independently-funded research, publication in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals, strong mentorship skills with clear evidence of promoting the academic careers of junior faculty, fellows, and graduate students, as well as a strong record of interdisciplinary collaboration.
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 foreign equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
If you are interested in joining the UW Department of Emergency Medicine leadership team please submit a letter of interest (cover letter) and a copy of your Curriculum Vitae.
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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.
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