Associate or Full Professor without tenure, General Internal Medicine (Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program Director)
University of Washington
Location: Seattle, WA
Internal Number: 105440
The University of Washington (UW) Department of Medicine (DoM), Division of General Internal Medicine (GIM) is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) faculty position based in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program (OEM), based at Harborview Medical Center (HMC). The selected applicant will serve as the Program Director for OEM, a joint activity of the Department of Medicine in the School of Medicine (SoM) and the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences in the School of Public Health (DEOHS/SPH). This position will be at the Associate Professor or full Professor rank (without tenure due to funding). Salary and academic appointment at University of Washington will be commensurate with experience, qualifications, and academic rank. Associate 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. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. The anticipated start date would be January 1, 2023. A joint appointment in the School of Public Health's Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences or other relevant departments is anticipated.
In addition to this leadership role for OEM, this position would provide high quality clinical care in the OEM Clinic at HMC, mentor trainees in clinical and research settings, teach classes in SPH, and conduct scholarly activities.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent and sustainable sponsored research program in occupational or environmental health. This could include workplace health and safety related to primary or secondary prevention, occupational health services research (including workers' compensation issues and disability prevention), clinical aspects of occupational/environmental medicine, or occupational/environmental epidemiology.
In addition to the UW's prominence in medical education and research, occupational health and medicine is a long-standing and broad-based strength at the UW. DEOHS research programs lead in the fields of toxicology, exposure assessment, occupational / environmental epidemiology, occupational health and safety, microbiology and infectious diseases, and environmental health practice-based and community- engaged research. Educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate level train future leaders in environmental and occupational health sciences. As part of the top-ranked UW School of Public Health DEOHS educates tomorrow's environmental health and safety leaders, directly impacting workers and communities through public service, innovative research, and cross-disciplinary partnerships.
Notably, DEOHS is home to numerous training grants, research centers, grants supported by the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; this includes an NIEHS Core Center (the Interdisciplinary Exposure, Disease, Genomics, and Environment Center, with a strong focus on functional genomics and molecular approaches), the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (a NIOSH Education and Research Center), and the Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (a NIOSH Agricultural Health Center). There is a rich history of collaborative research in occupational medicine that spans the School of Medicine, the School of Public Health, the University; this network of collaborators supports new faculty. The successful applicant for this position can be anticipated to join the leadership team of the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety, and be welcome to join other relevant research centers on campus.
The UW is one of the world's preeminent public universities in impact and funding. Since 1969, UW consistently places among the top five for total sponsored research funding for all public and private universities in the country. The UW is recognized worldwide for its strength in occupational and public health research. This research is greatly enhanced by partnerships with other excellent research organizations in the Puget Sound region, including the Fred Hutch Cancer Center, Kaiser Permanente, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, and Seattle Children's Hospital. Faculty also work closely with local and state governmental agencies, such as the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. In addition, faculty have built strong research collaborations with many national and international programs that support and/or conduct public health research.
OEM Program Director
The OEM Program activities include an ACGME accredited residency in Occupational Medicine, a clinical service within the academic medical center, and an OEM track in the SPH Master's in Public Health degree. This position will serve as the faculty leader of OEM academic activities, the OEM-MPH degree program, and participate in OEM instruction activities. In addition to regular faculty duties in clinical care, teaching, research, and service, the OEM Program Director has two main goals:
Provide leadership to the academic program and facilitate partnerships between relevant UW-DEOHS groups (Field Research and Consultation Group, Environmental Health Laboratory, Continuing Education, and Communications), with OEM residency, occupational medicine quality improvement program (the Center on Occupational Health and Education, or COHE), OEM clinic, other relevant UW and UW Medicine entities, to optimize our provision of high-quality occupational healthcare.
Enhance collaboration between UW (e.g. DEOHS & GIM) and external (e.g. L&I) partners on activities that aim to improve health outcomes of injured and ill workers served.
Requirements include an M.D. or D.O. degree (or foreign equivalent), at least two years of training in a relevant clinical specialty (e.g. internal medicine, family medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation, etc.), and board eligibility/certification in preventive medicine (occupational medicine) (or foreign equivalent). Eligibility for a Washington State medical license is 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. Eligible candidates must have a demonstrated record of at least two years as a clinician and teacher in an academic setting.
This position will remain open until filled. For consideration, please submit an application including CV, cover letter, a list of three (3) references, and a diversity statement (past and planned contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion).
Please address your cover letter to the chair of the search committee, Thomas Rea, MD, MPH.
If you have any questions, please send an email to Rebekah Zaharia, GIM Academic HR Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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