The Department of Health Services at the University of Washington seeks to fill one or two full-time faculty positions with a focus on Population Health Research as an Assistant Professor (WOT*) on a 12-month service period, with an anticipated start date in fall 2020.
Applicants for this position should have research interests focused on populations in the United States whose health status is impacted by social and structural inequities, such as immigrant populations, people with lower socioeconomic status, racial and ethnic minorities, rural communities, and sexual or gender minorities. The successful candidate will be expected to:
Focus on general health services research, health policy, and/or implementation science.
Demonstrate strong methodologic skills, including qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods research approaches.
Work in collaborative interdisciplinary research teams.
Establish and maintain research ties to underserved communities.
Involve graduate and undergraduate students in faculty-directed research and/or mentor diverse graduate and undergraduate students in independent research.
Faculty members in our department are expected to: (a) conduct an independent research program that complements Department, School, and University research initiatives and programs, (b) participate in collaborative research programs as appropriate to their interests, (c) teach in the Department's educational programs, and (d) mentor undergraduate, Masters and PhD students. In addition, the successful candidate(s) would be expected to regularly participate in Program and Departmental activities such as mentoring and providing career development for diverse professionals and students, seminar participation or guest speaking, orientation(s), program and department faculty meetings, graduation ceremonies, search committees, and relevant academic activities in the Department. University of Washington faculty members engage in research, service, and teaching. This position is contingent on available funding.
In addition to collaboration opportunities at the UW, there are opportunities for collaboration with other Seattle area resources (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, a national Health Services Research and Development Center of Innovation at the VA, and Seattle Children's Hospital). Depending on the interests and qualifications of the successful candidate, an adjunct appointment may be considered with other UW departments or affiliate institutions. Lastly, the Pacific Northwest region is home to American Indian, immigrant, Latinx, and sexual minority communities, and many of our faculty have longstanding partnerships with organizations working in these communities.
Seattle, often cited as one of the country's most livable and literate cities, is culturally rich, with growing racial, ethnic, and immigrant communities. The Cascade and Olympic Mountains offer a picturesque setting, and, along with Puget Sound beaches and waterways, Seattle boasts innumerable recreational opportunities. The temperate climate allows for year-round outdoor activities. Headquartered in Seattle are world-class companies such as Amazon, Costco, Expedia, Microsoft, Nintendo, Nordstrom, REI, Starbucks, and T-Mobile, among others.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
The Department of Health Services and the UW School of Public Health are committed to a diverse academic community. We view equity, diversity, and inclusion as essential to our mission, and we welcome applications from faculty who have demonstrated research, service and training experience in this area. For more information, please see the following website: http://sph.washington.edu/diversity/.
Tenure Policy in the Department
*WOT denotes positions that do not confer tenure automatically upon appointment to the faculty. WOT faculty members have the same rights, responsibilities, and obligations as tenure-track and tenured faculty members at those ranks. Such a faculty member holds his or her appointment on a continuing basis. WOT faculty are eligible for consideration of tenure contingent upon meeting the Department's criteria for tenure, as well as the availability of resources. Tenure in the department is at 50% for a 12-month position.
A terminal doctoral degree (or foreign equivalent) in public health or a related discipline, including but not limited to anthropology, cultural studies, demography, economics, ethnic studies, gender studies, geography, health behavior, health policy, health services, political science, social epidemiology, social work, and sociology. Candidates must have demonstrated experience in generating external funding for research. Preference will be given to candidates who have successfully competed for extramural funding and are bringing significant funding with them (ideally a K-Level award with 75% or more support).
To be considered for this position, please submit the following:
A letter of interest describing your mentoring experience, research interests and teaching history;
A one-page diversity statement that describes your experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as your potential to contribute to our diversity mission and commitment to being an anti-racist institution; and
Curriculum Vitae (including description of extramural funding).
Review of applications will begin December 14, 2019. The position is open until filled.
If you have questions please contact:
Holly Bergstrom, Manager of Faculty Human Resources - email@example.com
Department of Health Services, University of Washington
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.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.