Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Assistant Professors (WOT) – Population Health

Posted: 11/17/2019 (Employment)

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.

Application Instructions

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 –

Department of Health Services, University of Washington

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Location: University of Washington (Open until filled)