The University of Washington Department of Global Health, which bridges the Schools of Medicine (SOM) and Public Health (SPH), seeks up to two individuals to join our faculty as assistant teaching professors. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to perform with high motivation, activities that are impact-driven, creative and collaborative. Our department values and honors excellence in teaching, mentoring 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 diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism and the de-colonialization of global health through all elements of their academic portfolio.
We invite applications for two faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor (non-tenure eligible) in the Department of Global Health. Each position is full time (100% FTE) within a 12-month service period, with 100% of salary covered by the School of Public Health Compensation Policy. The potential anticipated start date is as early as Spring 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 global health, with emphasis on active engagement, innovative pedagogy and increasing diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism and de-colonization within the classroom;
- Support DGH mission and SPH and SOM priorities of advancing health equity, through teaching that focuses on evidence-based approaches to promote and improve health among diverse populations globally and domestically.
- Increase DGH instructional capacity and curriculum quality in a wide range of global health content and methodological areas by contributing to course development plans and course reviews in collaboration with Academic Programs and Student Services leadership.
- Contribute to the department’s mission, community, and culture through active participation in departmental, school and university committees and other activities, 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, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, geography, spiritual practice, mental and physical disability, and age. The Department of Global Health’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee (https://globalhealth.washington.edu/about-us/diversity-equity-and-inclusion) plays a central role in our cross-cutting efforts to integrate antiracist and anti-colonialist perspectives and approaches in all of our work. 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. We view equity, and social justice as essential to our mission of building health excellence. The successful applicant will be expected to embody these values in their teaching, mentoring, and service activities, and in any research or practice activities in which they engage.
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 primarily in the new Hans Rosling Center (https://washington.edu/populationehealth/hans-rosling-center) with additional offices at the Ninth and Jefferson Building near Harborview Medical Center https://www.uwmedicine.org/sites/stevie/files/2019-04/harborview-campus-map.pdf
Applicants must have:
- A master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in global health, public health, epidemiology or a related field;
- A record of high-quality and innovative teaching, 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 diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism and de-colonization.
We welcome applicants who have experience instructing in any line of scholarly inquiry related to global health.
Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to: a PhD or other doctoral degree in global health or another field of public health or medicine; familiarity with epidemiology, quantitative and/or qualitative research methods, implementation science, and community-based participatory approaches; and experience instructing on subjects such as the following: Global Health Disparities, Determinants, Policies, and Outcomes; Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health; Confronting Global Diseases: Introductory Biologic Principles and Context; Global Health & Justice; Advanced Biologic Principles of Global Diseases; Problems in Global Health; Global Societal Determinants of Health; Global Mental Health; or Global Violence and Health; teaching undergraduates on topics such as History and Practice of Public Health; Science in Public Health; Research Methods in Public Health; Ethics, Social Justice, and Policy in Public Health; Structural Racism in Public Health: experience mentoring students at the graduate or undergraduate level.
All applicants are asked to submit:
- A cover letter of approximately 600 words describing their future potential contributions to the UW Department of Global Health, community, and the field of global health, based on their past accomplishments, experiences, and leadership;
- An up-to-date curriculum vitae detailing teaching, mentorship, service, publications, honors, 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 diversity, equity, 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.
Review of applications will begin after February 20, 2022 (Priority deadline). Applicants who submit all required documents by February 20, 2022 are guaranteed full consideration. Applications received after February 20, 2022 will be reviewed on a weekly basis at the discretion of the search committee until the position is filled or closed.
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Search Manager Contact Information
Search Committee Manager: Arika Johnson
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 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/.