Leadership Position: Associate Vice Chair/Vice Chair of Education - Associate Professor WOT or Professor WOT, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Leadership Position: Associate Vice Chair/Vice Chair of Education - Associate Professor WOT or Professor WOT, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Title: Leadership Position: Associate Vice Chair/Vice Chair of Education - Associate Professor WOT or Professor WOT, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Position Description

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is seeking a mid-career Obstetrics and Gynecology physician for a leadership position as Vice Chair or Associate Vice Chair of Education. This is a full-time faculty member position at the Associate Professor or Full Professor without tenure due to funding (WOT) level. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research/scholarship, and service.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Washington is committed to an inclusive environment and to reducing inequities in patient care through education, research, leadership and excellence in clinical care. We strongly believe that diversity enriches training and scientific discovery, and promotes the best healthcare for our community. This position reports directly to the Chair and will serve as a member of the Executive Leadership team.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Oversee educational strategic planning and integration across our program.
  • Participate in decisions regarding educational initiatives, programs, and recruitment.
  • Develop and monitor annual educational budget and pursue other funding sources for education.
  • Collaborate with clinician educators and the directors of the medical student clerkship, OBGYN residency program, and subspecialty fellowships to ensure educational innovation, maintain robust educational program, and enhance departmental educational climate.
  • Promote educational scholarship, research, and innovative curricular development.
  • Enhance faculty development thru mentorship, champion teaching best practices, and coach faculty.
  • Advise and mentor the directors of the medical student, residency, and fellowship programs.
  • The successful candidate would be expected to engage, inspire, and work with clinical faculty and clinician educators across our department and within a large, diverse organization and exhibit excellence in clinical medicine.

Th e University of Washington is a top tier medical school recognized for excellence in clinical training, world-class research initiatives, and an enduring commitment to community service throughout the WWAMI region. Our faculty enjoy the academic benefits of working in one of the country’s premiere academic health centers. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is directly responsible for multiple large and ongoing educational endeavors including a large, multi-site residency program and five subspecialty fellowships. At the UME level the department oversees the OBGYN 3rd year Clerkship for 280 students per year across 47 sites in five states, 4th year OBGYN electives, and the second-year LifeCycle which is taught in six different sites.

Associate and 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. The earliest anticipated start date is January 1, 2025.

The salary range for this position will be: $22,500 - $33,334 per month ($270,000 - $400,008 annually) with competitive total compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. This range is inclusive of base salary provided through the UW Physicians (UWP) practice plan in addition to base salary provided by the University. Please note that only compensation provided by the University is included in University benefit determinations and calculations. Compensation provided by UW Physicians (UWP) practice plan may provide eligibility for separate benefits offered by that organization.


In summary, the minimum requirements are:

  • MD, DO degree or foreign equivalent
  • Board certification in general Obstetrics and Gynecology or subspecialty or foreign equivalent
  • Expertise in undergraduate and/or graduate medical education (residency, fellowship programs)
  • At least 5 years of leadership experience and at least 5 years of scholarly productivity in education
  • Strong record of mentorship and faculty development

All candidates must be eligible for and maintain a Washington State medical license. In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-US) 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.


Applicants should submit a letter of interest, statement of teaching, statement of contributions to diversity, and current CV through Interfolio at. Inquiries should be sent to Ms. Bowden at bowdecuw.edu .

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Commitment to Diversity

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