The Department of Epidemiology within the School of Public Health at the University of Washington seeks two creative, collaborative, and forward-thinking individuals to join our faculty. Our Department values and honors excellence in teaching, mentoring, research, practice, and service to catalyze innovative solutions that overcome complex public health challenges. We are dedicated to hiring faculty who model the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion and anti-racism through their teaching, mentoring, research, practice, and service. Our faculty are excited to welcome individuals who are eager to contribute to interdisciplinary work and offer new approaches that enhance health and well-being with sustained population impact (https://epi.washington.edu).
The department is seeking to fill 3 positions in total, across two advertisements, with one search committee. The other position(s) being advertised under this search is https://apply.interfolio.com/83151.
As part of a multiple-hire process, we invite applications for two faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor – Tenure Track in the Department of Epidemiology. This position is full time (100% FTE) with a 12-month service period and potential anticipated start date as early as Autumn 2021. Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. The successful applicant for this position will be expected to:
Provide educational leadership including classroom teaching and student mentoring with emphasis on utilizing innovative pedagogy and increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion;
Develop and maintain a high-impact research program including extramurally funded projects;
Support the School's priority of enhancing faculty instruction and research in social determinants of health including intersections with social identities that have been marginalized, especially race and ethnicity;
Increase instructional and research capacity in a diverse range of epidemiologic and interdisciplinary methods; and
Contribute to the Department's mission through serving on committees and collaborating 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, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, geography, spiritual practice, mental and physical disability, and age. Several committees and members of the Department of Epidemiology, including the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee (https://epi.washington.edu/diversity-committee), have a core focus to increase the Department's efforts to be antiracist and reduce the influence of bias in our work. The School of Public Health is committed to a diverse and inclusive academic community. It views equity, justice, and anti-racism as essential to its mission of building health excellence and welcomes applications from individuals who embody and integrate these values into their teaching, mentoring, research, practice, and service experiences (http://sph.washington.edu/diversity).
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 Epidemiology is situated within the new Hans Rosling Center (https://www.washington.edu/populationhealth/hans-rosling-center) with modern and state-of-the-art facilities.
Applicants must have:
A doctoral degree or foreign equivalent in epidemiology or a related field;
A record of high-quality teaching, mentorship, and research;
Strong skills in communication and collaboration with interdisciplinary teams; and
Demonstrated record of increasing equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism.
We welcome applicants from all lines of scholarly inquiry that inform public health, including those with expertise in areas including, but not limited to Social Epidemiology, Injury and Violence Epidemiology, Substance Use Epidemiology, Reproductive Epidemiology, Genetic Epidemiology, and Epidemiologic Methods for Big Data.
All applicants are asked to submit:
A cover letter describing what the applicant sees as their future potential contributions in teaching, mentoring, research, practice, and service to the Department, community, and the field based on their past accomplishments, experiences, and leadership;
An up-to-date curriculum vitae detailing teaching, mentorship, publications, research funding, practice, service, and professional and leadership experiences;
A statement describing demonstrated experience in support of increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion in academic or other settings.
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.