Assistant or Associate Professor without tenure (WOT) in Radiology, Diagnostic Physics
University of Washington
Location: Seattle, WA
Internal Number: 103648
The Department of Radiology in the School of Medicine at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle is recruiting for one full-time (100% FTE) faculty position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor without tenure (WOT) by reason of funding, commensurate with experience, to join the Diagnostic Physics Section at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2022. Assistant Professors WOT are eligible for multi-year appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30). Associate Professors WOT and full Professors WOT hold indefinite appointments that 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.
This position will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in clinical service, scholarship, and education with our interdisciplinary faculty in this top-ranked Department of Radiology. All UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. This is a mid-career faculty position with clinical as well as research and teaching responsibilities. The duties of this position are expected to include routine clinical diagnostic physics experience, along with expertise in data analytics with a focus on artificial intelligence applications to improve efficiency and accuracy in radiology and medical physics-oriented workflows.
This position in the Diagnostic Physics Section (DPS) includes clinical testing responsibilities at UW Medicine sites of practice, including the UW Medical Center (UWMC)-Montlake, UWMC-Northwest, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Children's Hospital and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. State-of-the-art digital imaging modalities, including radiography, fluoroscopy, mammography, multi-detector CT, MR, US and PACS are in place throughout the enterprise. The mission of the DPS is to ensure that patient images are of optimal diagnostic quality at appropriate radiation dose, maintain compliance with all regulating and certifying agency requirements, to assist physicians in making informed clinical decisions, and to provide education on physics principles that drive image quality and safety. The DPS consists of 5 physicists (2 faculty, 3 staff) and 1 medical physics assistant.
Responsibilities will include involvement in the quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) programs for radiological imaging modalities utilizing ionizing radiation and the support of American College of Radiology (ACR) modality accreditation efforts. Duties will also include working with radiologists/physicians and technologists in the development of new imaging procedures and optimizing imaging techniques. This individual will also be involved in teaching radiology residents and other UW students and staff/faculty. Collaborative engagement with stakeholders and vendors is part of this position. We are currently in the process of establishing an imaging physics residency, so extensive involvement with the residency will be required. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, experience in all imaging modalities and proficiency with PC personal productivity tools including emails, word processing, and spreadsheets
The Department of Radiology in the School of Medicine at the University of Washington is a top-10 academic radiology department in North America and research funding is consistently in the top 15 of radiology departments in NIH funding. Imaging sciences are an essential and integral part of the departmental framework. The Department has over 120 faculty that support 10 academic/clinical sections, and multiple research groups. It has highly-ranked medical resident and fellowship teaching programs.
The University of Washington is the nation's top public educational and research institution. The School of Medicine has been ranked second in the world, among the top two recipients of federal research grants. Our hospitals consistently rank highly at a state level and nationally, as does the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. The UW Department of Radiology is internationally recognized as dynamic, progressive, and high impact in the field of Diagnostic Imaging. Our academic enterprise complements the clinical, teaching and research activities of one of the nation's leading healthcare delivery enterprises.
Seattle is a cosmopolitan city set in a dramatic backdrop of water, forests, and mountains. It is famous for its vibrant downtown neighborhoods and many cultural strengths – consistently ranked among the top urban areas for quality of life. Our staff enjoy outstanding benefits, strong support for professional growth, and environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, and artistic pursuits.
Candidates should meet the following requirements:
Ph.D. in medical physics or related sciences, or foreign equivalent
ABR board certification
5 years of post-graduate diagnostic medical physics experience
Proven communication, planning, interpersonal, and analytical skills
NOTE: This position will require work to be performed on-site at a Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) facility. SCCA requires all individuals, including University of Washington faculty clinicians, working at an SCCA facility to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Unlike UW's vaccination policy which is appended below, the SCCA policy does not provide for religious or medical exemptions. As such, a UW offer associated with this recruitment is contingent upon, among other things, the preferred candidate demonstrating that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by no later than the commencement of their appointment.
Please upload the following required forms as part of the application process: Updated CV, Letter of Interest or Cover Letter, and Diversity Statement. In your cover letter, please include information about your experiences with and/or commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion that can also be included in your Diversity/DEI 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.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.