Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Assistant or Associate Professor – focused on Racism and Health

Posted: 4/9/2018 (Employment)

The School of Public Health at the University of Washington (UW) seeks one or two full-time, tenure-eligible faculty with a research focus on the impacts of racism, discrimination and other social inequalities on health. These positions would be in the Department of Health Services and/or the Department of Epidemiology at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank and based on a 12 month service period with an anticipated start date in fall 2018. The interests and qualifications of the successful candidate will determine in which department (Health Services or Epidemiology) the candidate will be primarily appointed. A joint or adjunct appointment may be considered with other UW departments or affiliated institutions.

The successful candidate is expected to lead scholarship around issues of racism, social justice and health, and will include a prominent role in a Center for Anti-Racism and Community Health focused on these themes. Few schools of public health are dedicated to tackling issues of race and social justice in a concerted manner, with community partners, and using rigorous methods across a variety of disciplines. We anticipate the successful candidate to lead efforts in conducting such research while also remaining committed to developing a cadre of public health advocates, practitioners and researchers equipped to identify and challenge systems and structures of racism and oppression. Importantly, the candidate must also be dedicated to building the pipeline of future scholars interested in defining and disrupting systems of structural racism and recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty.

We are looking for individuals with a DrPH or PhD degree or equivalent in public health or a related discipline, including but not limited to health services, epidemiology, health behavior, health policy, anthropology, cultural studies, ethnic studies, gender studies, demography, economics, geography, political science, social work, and sociology. We are especially interested in candidates with scholarly work around racism and related constructs as they impact health of populations nationally and globally.

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Location: University of Washington