Health Services – Lecturer, Full-time, Competitive Recruitment or Senior Lecturer (AA28101)

Position Overview

Organization: School of Public Health, Health Services

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

Search Number : AA28101

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 August 1, 2018. The successful candidate will join faculty working across the School of Public Health (SPH) in implementing undergraduate Public Health Major Curricula and courses. The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science, Public Health are school-wide interdisciplinary, liberal education degrees with 500+ students with a variety of academic and professional goals. Research, teaching, and service are priorities in the School and diversity is a core value for the University, the School of Public Health, the Department of Health Services, and the Public Health Majors.


  • Degree in public health-related field. A Master’s Degree or foreign equivalent 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 – Support ongoing development and implementation of experiential learning opportunities to include internships, independent study, study abroad, and research. Collaborate with Student and Academic Services 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).
  • Emerging Technologies – Assist in development and implementation of teaching and learning best practices; use emerging technologies to explore changing undergraduate education.
  • Faculty Development – Participate in the development of ongoing opportunities for teaching faculty from across the school.
  • Student Enrichment – Assist program director and staff in 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 faculty expertise in social science, health promotion, social determinants of health, health economics, and healthcare systems. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to be affiliated with several centers within the department, including the Latino Center for Health, Health Promotion Research Center, Northwest Center for Public Health Practice and the Center for Health Innovation and Policy Science. The President of the University of Washington has recently launched the Population Health Initiative, which aims to bring faculty from across the University together to address challenges in human health, social and economic equity and environmental resilience.

In addition to collaboration opportunities at the UW, there are opportunities for collaboration with other Seattle area resources (Seattle Children’s Hospital, a national Health Services Research and Development Center of Innovation at the VA, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center website and the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute). Depending on the interests and qualifications of the successful candidate, a joint or adjunct appointment may be considered with other UW departments or affiliate institutions. Lastly, the Pacific Northwest region is home to large Latino, American Indian, immigrant, and sexual minority communities, and many of our faculty have longstanding partnerships with organizations working in these communities.

Seattle, often cited as one of the country’s most livable and literate cities, is culturally rich, with growing racial, ethnic, and immigrant communities. The Cascade and Olympic Mountains offer a picturesque setting, and, along with Puget Sound beaches and waterways, Seattle boasts innumerable recreational opportunities. The temperate climate allows for year-round outdoor activities. Headquartered in Seattle are world-class companies such as Amazon, Costco, Expedia, Microsoft, Nintendo, Nordstrom, REI, Starbucks, and T-Mobile, among others.  Not surprisingly, Seattle is considered one of the most desirable cities to live in the western hemisphere.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Department of Health Services, UW and the School of Public Health are committed to a diverse academic community. We view diversity, equity and inclusion as essential to our mission, and we welcome applications from faculty who have demonstrated research, training and service experience in this area. For more information, please see the following website:

University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching, research and service. This position is contingent on available funding.



Application Instructions

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, please submit the following:

    • A letter of interest describing your teaching experience
    • A diversity statement that describes your experience related to diversity, inclusion and equity, as well as your potential to contribute to our diversity mission and commitment to being an anti-racist institution
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Student/peer evaluations
    • List of four references

Review of applications will begin May 7, 2018. The position is open until filled.
Send application materials 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.