Health Services – Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (AA22278)

Position Overview

Organization: School of Public Health, Health Services

Title : Lecturer, full-time, competitive recruitment, Senior Lecturer, full-time

Search Number : AA22278

Position Details

The Department of Health Services at the University of Washington seeks to fill one full-time (100% FTE), faculty position as Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (non-tenure, 12-month renewable appointment) in the undergraduate Public Health Major, beginning July 1, 2017. The successful candidate will join faculty working across the School of Public Health (SPH) to develop and implement undergraduate Public Health Major Curricula and courses. The Public Health Major is a school-wide interdisciplinary liberal arts program with 200+ students with a variety of academic and professional goals. Research, teaching, and service are priorities in the School and diversity are a core value for the University, the School of Public Health, the Department of Health Services, and the Public Health Major.


  • Degree in Public Health related field or foreign equivalent. A Master’s Degree is a minimum requirement.
  • Evidence of at least 12 months practical experience in a public health field.
  • Evidence of teaching competency at the undergraduate level.
  • Evidence of an understanding for and commitment to supporting the needs of underrepresented and first-generation college students.
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal communication skills.

We seek a faculty member who is strongly committed to teaching undergraduate students in public health at both the introductory and advanced levels. The faculty member will teach courses on the quarter system, direct and teach honors courses, coordinate internship, research and independent study opportunities, collaborate on course development, and serve on the Public Health Major Steering Committee. The ideal candidates should have experience teaching and mentoring diverse students.

Specific duties may include:

  • Capstone – Lead instructor for the two-quarter capstone series (multiple offerings throughout all four quarters). Capstone is the culminating course where students bring together knowledge and skills in an integrative experience which includes service learning and academic coursework.
  • Experiential Learning – Lead development of experiential learning opportunities to include internships, independent study, study abroad, and research. Collaborate with Office of Student Affairs to coordinate sustainable growth.
  • Honors – Faculty lead for honors program including teaching multiple offerings of the honor’s seminar, mentoring, and collaborating with program and University staff (i.e. Admissions, continuation).
  • Curriculum Development – Assist with development of courses which address competency and skill gaps in areas such as: social justice, cultural competency, critical thinking, population health tools, oppression and structural violence, legal systems, application of science in public health, policy, communication, problem-solving, advocacy, ethics, research methods and leadership.
  • Emerging Technologies – Assist in development and implementation of teaching and learning best practices; use emerging technologies to explore changing undergraduate education.
  • Faculty Development – Assist in the development of ongoing opportunities for teaching faculty from across the school.
  • Student Enrichment – Assist program director and staff in the development of academic support, career development outreach and advising programming.


The Department of Health Services ( is a diverse department (60 faculty and 280 adjunct, affiliate, and clinical faculty) with national expertise in organization and financing health care, health disparities and community-based participatory research, and quality of life and outcomes research.

The Public Health Major, Department of Health Services, and UW School of Public Health are committed to a diverse academic community. We view diversity in all its dimensions as essential to our mission, and we welcome applications from faculty who have demonstrated research and/or teaching interests in health disparities, social determinants of health, and cultural and socioeconomic diversity. For more information, please see the following website:

All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

Application Instructions

Submit electronic letter of interest describing teaching experience, and include a diversity statement; curriculum vitae; student/peer evaluations; and four letters of reference. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2017. The position is open until filled. Send application via email to:


Holly Bergstrom, Manager of Faculty Human Resources –

Department of Health Services, University of Washington

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.