Assistant Professor - Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP)

Seattle, Washington State
Not specified
February 10 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type


The Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology (DLMP) at the University of Washington is seeking a candidate for appointment as Assistant Professor. The DLMP is committed to providing support, including start-up resources and laboratory space, to promote the candidate’s long-term success in the Department. The DLMP is a large organization with excellence in broad areas of study, well supported by extramural funding ( 

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent laboratory and collaborate with members of the DLMP, and other faculty within the University and Affiliated institutions. It is also expected that the successful candidate will participate in the teaching and training of graduate students in the Department’s Masters and/or Ph.D. programs.

The DLMP is committed to the goal of diversifying our faculty ranks. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to support our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and will be expected to teach, mentor, and work with individuals from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.
Applicants are expected to describe plans for creating innovative and high-quality research and teaching programs that contribute to an inclusive and equitable campus environment. Our department offers a highly collegial and collaborative culture, with diverse interdisciplinary research ties across campus. We encourage applications from women and minority candidates, individuals with disabilities, and people from groups that are underrepresented in Science and Medicine. We look forward to learning how the applicant’s values, experiences, or future plans for teaching, research, and service would support our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Positive factors for consideration may include, but are not limited to:

  • Evidence of contributions to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through previous work, proposed efforts, and/or depth of understanding
  • A demonstrated track record of peer-reviewed publications of original research in fields related to the diagnosis, study or treatment of disease.
  • Success in and/or high prospects for obtaining extramural funding.

Areas of application can encompass basic or translational science, including the potential for clinical utility.

University of Washington faculty demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism and engage in teaching, research, and clinical service. University of Washington faculty embrace the vision of excellence, collaboration, and integrity. Come join us in one of the most beautiful and exciting locations in the U.S. as we pursue our mission of creatively and durably improving health.

This is a 12-month active service [July 1-June 30], full-time position that is open until filled with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021, but the start date is flexible. This position is officially designated as “without tenure by reason of funding (WOT)”, as are most appointments in the UW School of Medicine.  Faculty appointed WOT do not hold tenure because all or part of their annual University-administered salary is derived from sources other than regularly appropriated state funds. Except for this distinction, WOT faculty members have the same rights, responsibilities, and obligations as tenure-track and tenured faculty members at those ranks.


Candidates must have a MD, Ph.D. or both in Biology, Medicine or a related field, or foreign equivalent. 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:

Please use this link to apply with a letter of application; a detailed curriculum vitae; a statement of research plans (maximum 5 pages); a teaching and mentoring statement (maximum 2 pages); a diversity statement that addresses how you will further diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of Biological Sciences and Medicine (maximum 2 pages); and name and contact information for at least three references. Applications received on or before March 12, 2021, will be given priority consideration.

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 (