Health Services – Research Assistant Professor (AA3709)

Position Overview

Organization: School of Public Health, Health Services

Title : Research Assistant Professor

Search Number : AA3709

Position Details

The Seattle Health Services Research and Development  (HSR&D) Center of Innovation (COIN) (, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of Washington ( are jointly searching for a Core Investigator/Research Assistant Professor (without tenure) to pursue health services research at the VA in Seattle.

The COIN is a nationally-renowned health services research program located jointly in Seattle and Denver with an extensive portfolio of more than 100 research projects, 35 core investigators, an annual budget of $20 million dollars, over 100 publications per year, and a training program for both MD and PhD postdoctoral researchers.   The COIN’s objective is to conduct research to improve the delivery of health services to veterans and to contribute to scientific progress in the following research focus areas:

  • Veteran Centered Care which includes self-management across community and healthcare settings, palliative care, and interventions targeting providers and the healthcare system.
  • Value (best outcomes at lower cost) which includes identifying high value modes of delivering care, comparative effectiveness research, and methods of quantifying value.
  • Emerging Areas including screening and delivery of specialty care.

Applicants must hold a PhD in health services research, psychology, sociology, economics, or a related field and be a US citizen.  Applicants should (1) exhibit potential for a distinguished record of scholarship, (2) demonstrate the ability to work in collaborative, interdisciplinary research teams, (3) conduct research in one of the research focus areas described above, (4) have experience working with clinical and administrative partners, and (5) have current funding.

The successful applicant will be a core investigator at the VA HSR&D COIN, eligible to apply for research funding from the extensive VA HSR&D research programs ( as well as other funding sources.   The successful applicant will also be appointed to the faculty of the Department of Health Services, University of Washington, have opportunities to work with faculty and graduate students, and contribute to the research, teaching, and service missions of the Department. The position is full-time for an indefinite term appointment at the VA and is a full-time, non-tenure track Research Assistant Professor position at the University of Washington.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The VA Puget Sound Health Care System and UW are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching, research and service. This position is contingent on available funding.

The UW School of Public Health is committed to a diverse academic community. We view diversity as essential to our mission, for more information please see the following website:

Review of applications will continue until up to two positions are filled or until December 31, 2015, whichever comes first. Interested candidates should submit a letter of inquiry and CV directly to: Steven Zeliadt / HSR&D COIN Search Committee Chair / Metropolitan Park West (Suite 1400) / 1100 Olive Way / Seattle, WA 98101-3801 or by email to