Two (2) Research Assistant Professors, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Rehabilitation Medicine

Title: Two (2) Research Assistant Professors, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Position Description

The University of Washington’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Research, is offering an outstanding opportunity for two (2) academic researchers to join our faculty. These will be full-time appointments with an annual service period of 12 months (July 1 - June 30), appointed at the rank of Research Assistant Professor (non tenure-eligible). Anticipated start date is July 1, 2022, but other dates may be considered.

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine offers a collaborative and multidisciplinary academic environment. Opportunities will be available for building an academic career that includes teaching, research opportunities, and program development.

As members of the Research Division, the successful candidates will be expected to lead and collaborate on research projects in the field of rehabilitation science. The Research Assistant Professors may also participate in teaching-related activities with departmental research assistants and postdoctoral fellows.

All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is nationally recognized for excellence in education, research, and clinical care. The Department’s various research programs led by world-renowned leaders in Rehabilitation Science -- as well as academic programs including the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Master of Prosthetics & Orthotics (MPO), Master of Occupational Therapy, and PhD in Rehabilitation Science programs -- provide rich opportunities for interdisciplinary research, teaching, and learning. The Department has an exceptional record of successful extramural research funding and interprofessional collaboration.   

Ranked #5 in US News & World Report, the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is a dynamic academic and clinical department in the University of Washington School of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals, which include the UW Medical Centers, Harborview Medical Center, Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System, and Seattle Children’s Hospital. The department currently holds $19 million in grants from federal and foundation funding sources.  

The UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is committed to continually building an inclusive culture; has a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and believes that diversity fosters excellence.


The successful candidate must

  • have PhD (or foreign equivalent) in a discipline related to rehabilitation medicine (e.g., psychology, rehabilitation science)
  • evidence a track record in rehabilitation research, including publications in peer-reviewed journals.

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.


Please upload the following required documents via this link:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Research statement that describes your interests, accomplishments, and potential to contribute to research activities within and external to the University of Washington
  • Diversity statement that reflects your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as evidenced broadly in such areas as course content, hiring practice involvement, community service, etc.
  • Names and addresses of four professional references who may be contacted by the committee for inquiries

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

For questions about the position, contact email , Attention: Research Assistant Professors - RMIs 20210701-10 & 20210701-11

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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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