Two Assistant Professor Positions - Tenure Track, In Epidemiology
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.Qualifications
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.Application Instructions
All applicants are asked to submit the following materials via https://apply.interfolio.com/82058:
- 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.
Applications will start to be reviewed on April 1, 2021. Please reach out to Kathryn Jansen at email@example.com with any questions.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)
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