Professor and Chair - Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

UW Medicine
Seattle, Washington State
Sep 02, 2020
Oct 02, 2020
Full Time

Professor and Chair – Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Position Description

Candidate: The University of Washington School of Medicine seeks a full-time Professor to serve as the founding Chair of the new Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, formed by merging the existing, distinguished Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine on July 1, 2020. This position will be expected to provide leadership and foster excellence in clinical service, research, and training building upon the existing strengths of these Departments. The successful candidate will be expected to fulfill a strategic vision for the newly integrated Department in working with faculty, administration, fellows, residents, and students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds.

This is a full-time 12-month tenured position that reports directly to the Dean of the School of Medicine.  All UW faculty engage in teaching, research and service.  We value diversity, and view diversity as integral to our ability to foster a welcoming, respectful environment and promote access, opportunity and equity for all.

Departmental profile: The new Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology has over 250 faculty members, 80 residents and fellows, and 1,200 staff members supporting clinical service, research and teaching activities at the UW Medical Center – Montlake and Northwest campuses, Harborview Medical Center, 14 UW Neighborhood Clinics, our South Lake Union campus, and at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle Children’s Hospital, the Veteran’s Administration Puget Sound Healthcare System, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. UW Medicine includes 7000 regular and clinical faculty, 4600 students and trainees, admitting 64,000 patients and providing outpatient care for 1.6 million patients annually.

Clinical training includes a vibrant medical school curriculum, and Pathology Residency training in AP, CP, AP/CP, and AP/NP tracks as well as 16 Clinical Subspecialty Fellowship programs. The Department developed two highly respected Ph.D. training programs: the UW Medical Scientist Training Program, an MD/PhD program; and the more recent, innovative Molecular Medicine and Mechanisms of Disease (M3D) PhD program, focused on graduate training at the interface of medicine and science, as well as BS and MS degrees in Clinical Laboratory Science. 

The new Department is well known for research, and is highly funded by the NIH and other funding institutions, including the Department of Defense, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Current and former faculty members have been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2), American Association for the Advancement of Science (11), National Academy of Medicine (2), and National Academy of Sciences (1).

Candidate qualifications: Successful candidates must possess an MD or foreign equivalent, be ABMS board certified, or foreign equivalent, in Pathology or Laboratory Medicine, and be eligible for a medical license in Washington State. Competitive candidates should possess outstanding leadership and communication skills, and a track record of fostering and supporting excellence in clinical service, research and training. 

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.

Additional Information:  Please visit the current websites for the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Department of Pathology for additional information about the two Departments prior to their merger on July 1, 2020.

How to apply: Applicants should submit their CV and a cover letter addressing their accomplishments and vision for the future of this new Department highlighting demonstrated excellence and commitment in research, education, clinical work, diversity, and administrative leadership. These two documents may be uploaded directly via the Search Committee Interfolio site: 

Questions? Should you have questions, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee:

Timothy H. Dellit, MD
Chief Medical Officer, UW Medicine
Vice President for Medical Affairs 
University of Washington
Office: 206-543-3106

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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.