Assistant/Associate Professor of Physics

University of Washington

Assistant/Associate Professor of Physics

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Radiology

Title: Assistant or Associate Professor (WOT) in Radiology, Diagnostic Physics

Position Details

Position Description

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 December 1, 2023.  Assistant Professors WOT are eligible for multi-year appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30).  Associate 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 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 clinical MRI.

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 Fred Hutch Cancer Center.  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 6 physicists (1 faculty, 5 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. The individual will also be expected to have extensive involvement in the imaging physics residency program.  Collaborative engagement with stakeholders and vendors is part of this position.  Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, expertise in clinical MR physicist responsibilities, experience in all imaging modalities, proven communication, planning, interpersonal, and analytical skills, as well as proficiency with PC personal productivity tools including emails, word processing, and spreadsheets.

The base salary range for this position will be: $13,165 - $15,768 per month ($157,980 - $189,216 annually) commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.  A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at

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 Fred Hutch Cancer Care.  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

·         Expertise in Clinical MRI


NOTE: This position will require work to be performed on-site at a Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (FHCC)  facility. FHCC requires all individuals, including University of Washington faculty clinicians, working at a FHCC facility to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Unlike UW’s vaccination policy which is appended below, the FHCC 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, a Letter of Interest or Cover Letter, and Diversity Statement.  In your diversity statement, please include information about your experiences with and/or commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  

Address inquiries to:

Kalpana Kanal, Ph.D., DABR, FACR, FAAPM, FSABI

Section Chief and Professor of Radiology

University of Washington, Department of Radiology


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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.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

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