The Department of Epidemiology within the School of Public Health at the University of Washington seeks one creative, collaborative, and forward-thinking individual to join our faculty as a member of our Teaching faculty. Our faculty are excited to welcome individuals who are eager to train the next generation of public health professionals using innovative and inclusive pedagogy in order to enhance and sustain population health and well-being (https://epi.washington.edu). Our Department values and honors inclusive excellence to catalyze innovative solutions to overcome complex public health challenges. We are dedicated to hiring faculty who model the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion and anti-racism through all elements of their academic portfolio.
We invite applications for one faculty position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor (non-tenure eligible) 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 Fall 2022. The position is based in Seattle, Washington. Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. The successful applicant for this position will be expected to:
Provide educational leadership including classroom teaching, curriculum development, and student mentoring for undergraduate and graduate students in Epidemiology with emphasis on active engagement, innovative pedagogy and increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion within the classroom;
Support the School's priority of advancing health equity, including through methods and approaches to promote health among Black and Indigenous populations;
Increase instructional capacity in a wide 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.
The School of Public Health is committed to institutional transformation to facilitate equity across multiple domains including teaching, research, and operations. We prioritize creating a context where a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students can thrive. 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. Several committees and members of the Department of Epidemiology, including the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee (https://epi.washington.edu/about/anti-racism/), have a core focus to increase the Department's efforts to be antiracist and reduce the influence of bias in our work. We welcome applications from individuals who champion and apply equity, diversity, inclusion, and/or anti-racism within their teaching, mentoring, and service experiences (http://sph.washington.edu/diversity). We strive to evolve our community to more comprehensively represent the communities we serve and with whom we generate knowledge. This includes having a faculty that is diverse in their lived experiences, enabling a more comprehensive perspective and approach for addressing population health.
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 master's degree (or foreign equivalent) in epidemiology, or another field of public health;
A record of high-quality and innovative teaching and mentorship, including at least 3 years of teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level;
Strong skills in communication and collaboration with interdisciplinary teams; and
Demonstrated record of increasing equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism.
We welcome applicants who have experience instructing in any line of scholarly inquiry related to Epidemiology.
Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, a PhD in epidemiology, or another field of public health and experience instructing in Epidemiologic Methods, Social Epidemiology, Injury and Violence Epidemiology, Psychiatric and Behavioral Health Epidemiology, Reproductive Epidemiology, Genetic Epidemiology, Neuroepidemiology, Mathematical Modeling and Epidemiologic Methods for Big Data.
All applicants are asked to submit:
A cover letter of approximately 600 words describing what the applicant sees as their future potential contributions to the Department, community, and the field based on their past accomplishments, experiences, and leadership;
A curriculum vitae detailing teaching, mentorship, practice, service, research, professional, and leadership experiences;
A statement of approximately 600 words describing the applicant's accomplishments and interests in teaching and mentoring;
A statement of approximately 600 words describing the applicant's demonstrated experience in support of increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion in academic or other settings.
Contact information for four (4) people willing to provide a letter of reference. Letters will only be requested during the final review stages.
The review of applications will begin on January 17, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Please apply via Interfolio and contact the Epidemiology Academic Human Resources Team at email@example.com if you have questions about the application process.
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.
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.