Assistant Professor (WOT) in Global Health

  • University of Washington
  • Seattle, WA, USA
  • Dec 30, 2021
Full time Education

Job Description

The University of Washington Department of Global Health, which bridges the Schools of Medicine and Public Health, seeks three, highly motivated, impact-driven, creative and collaborative individuals to join our faculty as assistant professors.  Our department values and honors excellence in research, teaching, mentoring, practice 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 equity, diversity, and inclusion, anti-racism and the de-colonialization of global health through their research, teaching, mentoring, practice, and service. Our faculty are excited to welcome individuals who are eager to contribute to evidence-based, interdisciplinary work and offer innovative approaches that enhance health and well-being with sustained population impact at scale (https://globalhealth.washington.edu).  

We invite applications for three positions at the rank of Assistant Professor – Without Tenure for Reasons of Funding in the Department of Global Health as part of a multiple-hire process. Each position is full time (100% FTE) with a service period of 12 months (July 1 - June 30) and potential anticipated start date as early as Summer 2022. Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. Successful applicants for these positions will be expected to: 

1. Develop and maintain a high-impact research program including extramurally funded projects. We are particularly interested in continuing to expand faculty expertise, skills and experience in one or more of the following content and/or methodological areas: 

Priority Content Areas 

  • Climate change and health 
  • Global cardiovascular disease 
  • Global mental health 
  • Health systems strengthening  
  • Maternal, adolescent, child, and neonatal health  
  • Pandemic disease preparedness and response 
  • Infectious diseases, including HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention and care  

Priority Methodological Areas 

  • Analysis of data for public health planning 
  • Implementation science 
  • Qualitative and/or mixed methods approaches to global health 
  • Randomized clinical trial design and implementation 
  • Technologies and tools for global health  

2. Provide educational leadership including classroom teaching and student mentoring in one or more of the areas listed above, with emphasis on utilizing innovative pedagogy and increasing equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism and de-colonization;

3. Develop, maintain, and strengthen equitable and mutually beneficial partnerships with individuals and institutions locally and globally, with a particular focus on collaborations with communities experiencing or at risk for health disparities.  

4. Contribute to the department’s mission, community, and culture through active participation in departmental, school and university activities, and through robust collaboration with other faculty members, staff, students, partners and community stakeholders. 

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 University of Washington and both the School of Public Health and the School of Medicine are committed to a diverse and inclusive academic community and our Department has a multi-pronged strategic plan to integrate antiracist and anti-colonialist perspectives and approaches across all of our work. We view equity and justice as essential to our mission of building health excellence. Successful applicants will be expected to embody these values in their research, teaching, mentoring, practice, and service activities. 

The University of Washington offers one of the most exceptional teaching and research environments in the United States. It is the home of the Population Health Initiative, a groundbreaking effort defined by three major pillars of human health, environmental resilience, and social and economic equity that will advance the health and well-being of people around the world (https://www.washington.edu/populationhealth). 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 place of explosive growth, global trade, technological advancement, and a thriving nonprofit community. 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 in the new Hans Rosling Center (https://washington.edu/populationehealth/hans-rosling-center) and at the Ninth and Jefferson Building near Harborview Medical Center https://www.uwmedicine.org/sites/stevie/files/2019-04/harborview-campus-map.pdf 

Qualifications

Applicants must have: 

  1. A medical or other doctoral degree, or foreign equivalent, in global health, public health, epidemiology, health economics or a related field; 
  2. A record of high-quality research and strong potential in teaching and mentorship; 
  3. A record of communicating and collaborating with a broad range of colleagues, students, partners, and other stakeholders, including as members of interdisciplinary teams;  
  4. A record of promoting equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism and/or de-colonization; and 
  5. Demonstrated work in global health, or demonstrated work in the US with marginalized/diverse populations, and documented plans for work in global health. 

Application Instructions

All applicants are asked to submit: 

  1. A cover letter describing what the applicant envisions as their future potential contributions to the Department of Global Health based on their past accomplishments, expertise, experiences and leadership.  The cover letter should also discuss why the applicant is interested in this position and how they will contribute to one or more of the priority content and/or methodological areas;
  2. A curriculum vitae detailing research, teaching, mentorship, publications, funding, practice, service, honors, and professional and leadership experiences; 
  3. A one-page statement describing commitment to, and experience in support of, increasing equity, diversity and inclusion in academic or other settings; 
  4. A one-page statement describing research accomplishments and research interests; and 
  5. A one-page statement describing interest, experience, and potential pedagogical approach to teaching and mentoring in global health. 

Review of applications will begin on February 7, 2022 (Priority deadline). Applicants who submit all required documents by February 7, 2022 are guaranteed full consideration. Applications received after February 7, 2022 will be reviewed on a weekly basis at the discretion of the search committee until the position is filled or closed.

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. Please submit all materials through Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/100610.

Please note – three additional Assistant Professor positions in the Department of Global Health have also been advertised (http://apply.interfolio.com/98946). Because our department sits within both the School of Public Health and the School of Medicine, positions primarily appointed in each school must be posted separately. Applicants are welcome to apply to both sets of positions.

Search Manager Contact Information 

Search Committee Manager: Arika Johnson, DGHAHR@uw.edu 

Commitment to Diversity

The work of equity, diversity and inclusion is the work of Global Health. We are committed to a future that is free of health inequities, that promotes the highest level of wellness for the communities we serve, and a diverse and inclusive public health workforce that embodies humility, respect, leadership and service on behalf of, and with, the diverse communities we are privileged to serve. For more information, please see the following website: https://globalhealth.washington.edu/about-us/diversity-equity-and-inclusion

The work of equity, diversity and inclusion is the work of Public Health. We are committed to a future that is free of health inequities, that promotes the highest level of wellness for the communities we serve, and a diverse and inclusive public health workforce that embodies humility, respect, leadership and service on behalf of, and with, the diverse communities we are privileged to serve. For more information, please see the following website: http://sph.washington.edu/diversity/

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432). 

The UW and the SPH have developed specific programs to support new faculty, with a specific eye towards supporting faculty around diversity, equity, and inclusion in research, teaching, and service. Our faculty development offerings are listed here.  

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.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/vaccination-requirement/.