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Associate Professor WOT or Professor WOT & Division Chief, Neonatology Department of Pediatrics

University of Washington School of Medicine - Department of Pediatrics
Seattle, Washington State
Commensurate with experience, raining, and achievement
Closing date
Feb 11, 2022

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Full Time
Position Type
Chair/Chief/Medical Director
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Position Description
The University of Washington Department of Pediatrics and Seattle's Children's Hospital are seeking an academic pediatrician skilled in visionary, inclusive leadership to lead a nationally recognized division and academic program in Neonatology. (

The Division oversees direct and consultative care as well as provider education and support in the five state WWAMI region. This large division of 43 faculty neonatologists manages 2 level IV NICUs (84 beds) and 3 level III NICUs (81 beds). In addition to staffing the level IV and III NICUs, division APPs and neonatal hospitalists also staff 5 level II NICUs (28 beds) with oversight by division neonatologists, for a total of 199 NICU beds. Division neonatologists also participate in a growing regional telehealth service. Faculty are actively engaged in teaching, scholarship, grant funding and collaborative research programs that include focused areas of study in neonatal brain development and neuroprotection, ethics, health professional simulation and global health. Division members have adjunct positions in departments of Neuroscience, Surgery, Global Health and the Truman Katz Ethics center, and funding from NIH, foundations, and Pharma. The Division has an outstanding fellowship training program and is responsible for the neonatology training of pediatric residents from the University of Washington.

The division mission is to improve the outcomes of pregnancy by providing outstanding evidence-based neonatal clinical care, educating the next generation of neonatal caregivers, and advancing neonatal scholarship. The successful applicant will be responsible for oversight of clinical care and education in all sites, faculty development and retention, and advancing the national stature of the program with visionary leadership and innovation. Appointment as full time Associate Professor of Pediatrics (without tenure due to funding) or Professor of Pediatrics (without tenure due to funding) at the University of Washington School of Medicine, will be commensurate with experience, training, and achievement. This is a multi-year appointment over a 12-month service period position, July 1-June 30. Anticipated start date is Spring/Summer of 2022. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, nationally-respected neonatologists, strong administrative skills, a track record for successfully mentoring junior faculty in their scholarly pursuits, and an established research program that includes a demonstrated ability to attract research funding.
The successful candidate will also have an MD, DO (or foreign equivalent) and be certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in neonatal-perinatal medicine. Pediatric residency and Neonatology fellowship also required.

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
Interested candidates submit a formal CV, cover letter and diversity statement. The diversity statement should address current and/or future commitments to and experiences with equity, diversity, and inclusion.
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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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