The University of Washington Department of Global Health bridges the Schools of Medicine (SOM) and Public Health (SPH). Our department values and honors excellence in teaching, mentoring and service in order to achieve our mission: to improve health for all through research, education, training, and service; to understand and address the causes of disease and health inequities at multiple levels; and to collaborate with partners to develop and sustain locally-led, quality health systems, programs and policies. We are dedicated to hiring faculty who model the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism and the decolonization of global health through all elements of their academic portfolio.
We strive to include multiple identities of faculty, staff, and students such as those pertaining, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, geography, spiritual practice, mental and physical disability, and age. The Department of Global Health’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee (https://globalhealth.washington.edu/about-us/diversity-equity-and-inclusion) plays a central role in our cross-cutting efforts to integrate antiracist and decolonization perspectives and approaches in all of our work. The University of Washington and both the School of Public Health and the School of Medicine are committed to a diverse and inclusive academic community. We view equity and social justice as essential to our mission of building health excellence. The successful applicant will be expected to embody these values in their teaching, mentoring, and service activities, and in any research or practice activities in which they engage.
The University of Washington is situated between the Puget Sound and Lake Washington, in the city of Seattle, on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people. Seattle is a dynamic and diverse metropolitan area. It is a hub of innovation and growth for global health and public health organizations and institutions. The UW has established strong partnerships with a diverse array of local, state, and global public health organizations to offer exceptional research, practice, and training opportunities for its faculty and students. It is also a cultural metropolis surrounded by the unparalleled natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Seattle offers a quality of life that is among the highest in the country, with beautiful lakes and parks, great walkability, transit and biking infrastructure and a lively music and cultural scene. The Department of Global Health is located primarily in the new Hans Rosling Center for Population Health (https://washington.edu/populationehealth/hans-rosling-center) with additional offices at the Ninth and Jefferson Building near Harborview Medical Center https://www.uwmedicine.org/sites/stevie/files/2019-04/harborview-campus-map.pdf