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Director, Global Family Planning and Reproductive Justice Innovation, University of Washington

University of Washington
Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 13, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Description

The Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Global Health at the University of Washington are recruiting a full-time (100% FTE) Director of a new Global Family Planning and Reproductive Justice Innovation Program. This faculty position will be at the Associate or full Professor with tenure rank, with a 12 month service period per year on an academic year, from July 1st - June 30th. The successful applicant must qualify for an appointment to the full-time faculty position at the University of Washington at the Associate or Full Professor level commensurate with qualifications. The primary appointment will be held in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and have an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022. Applicants from within and outside of academia are encouraged.

The goal of this new program is to bring together clinicians, researchers and educators from across the University of Washington’s schools and colleges to develop a premier program that will catalyze highly interdisciplinary research, education, and training; will support innovation in contraception, family planning, abortion, reproductive justice, and will accelerate the translation of innovations in those areas to large-scale, evidence-based programs and policies around the globe. The program represents an important new collaborative initiative between the Departments of Global Health and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Washington. This Program will build on substantial successful investments already realized by the University of Washington in these areas of scholarship.

The University of Washington, located in Seattle, is a leading global university with top ranked Schools of Medicine, and Public Health.  The Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Global Health are both well respected, and have a history of effective collaboration. The Department of Global Health (DGH) is one of the premier Global Health Programs in the world and is housed jointly in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health.  The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has a top 10 residency program, a strong division of Complex Family Planning, and fellowships in Maternal Family Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology, and Complex Family Planning.

Outside of the Departments of Global Health and Obstetrics and Gynecology, the University of Washington has strong, cross-campus, multidisciplinary collaborative science related to contraception, family planning, and abortion, including male contraceptive research and development in the Department of Medicine, the Department of Epidemiology, and the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, among others. There is also a strong focus on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, and applying this lens to all University of Washington activities is a high priority. We strongly believe this framework must be foundational within the new center for successful collaboration and progress.  The successful applicant must engage in teaching, research and service, which is a mission of the University of Washington.


The successful applicant will have:

  • An active program of scholarship related to contraception, reproductive justice, family planning, and/or abortion,
  • A strong record of grantsmanship and publication
  • Mentoring experience appropriate to rank
  • Leadership and management experience appropriate to rank
  • A track record of inter-disciplinary partnerships to take advantage of the outstanding opportunities for collaboration at the University of Washington is desired.

Applicants must have an MD or PhD degree (or foreign equivalent) with a clinical and/or research focus in family planning and global health.  In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-US) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, diversity statement and CV through Interfolio at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send inquiries by email to Ms. Bowden at

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 ( 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 (

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

Links to the Schools, Departments and Programs are listed below:



Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology:

Division of Complex Family Planning:

Department of Global Health:

Department of Medicine:

Male Contraception Research (Division of Endocrinology):

Department of Epidemiology:

Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology:

UW Equity Focus:

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