Health Services – Research Assistant Professor (AA3790)

Position Overview

Organization: School of Medicine, Health Services

Title : Research Assistant Professor

Search Number : AA3790

Position Details

The Department of Health Services at the University of Washington seeks to fill one or two full-time (100% FTE) research faculty positions in the area of Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER)/ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) at the Research Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate(s) must also concurrently apply and qualify for a UW K12 training fellowship (deadline to apply is May 15, 2014). Contact Paul Kraegel ( for application information. The position responsibilities are primarily research, with limited teaching and advising opportunities.  Applicants must have a doctoral degree (expected completion by August 31, 2014 is acceptable) in Health Services Research, Health Policy, Economics, Health Economics, Decision Sciences, Psychometrics, Outcomes Research or a related field.  Ideal applicant(s) are expected to show exceptional potential to become intellectual leaders in the fields of CER/PCOR and be able to develop a successful grant track record as leader or principal investigator of significant research projects. By the end of the third year of their appointment, candidates will be expected to generate the majority of their funding from grants.  The successful candidate(s) will be expected to develop an internationally recognized research program and to participate in the teaching and service missions of the Department of Health Services.  Depending on the interests and qualifications of the successful candidate an adjunct or joint appointment is possible in the School of Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program), the Department of Pediatrics/Seattle Children’s Hospital and other relevant academic units within the University.

Successful candidates will find a diverse department (45 faculty, 11 research faculty, 225 Adjunct, Affiliate and Clinical faculty) with national expertise in health economics, health disparities and community-based participatory research, and quality of life and outcomes research ( In addition, the collaborative opportunities at the UW (Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program, Surgical Care and Outcomes and Assessment Program of the School of Medicine, the Institute of Translational Health Science – the UW CTSA) and in the Seattle area (Seattle Children’s Hospital, the Group Health Research Institute, a national Health Services Research and Development Center of Innovation at the VA, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) are unparalleled.  The successful candidate would be expected to develop close collaborations with this community soon after arriving at the Department.

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: The University of Washington is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans. University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching, research and service.

Submit letter of interest describing research and teaching plans and history, curriculum vitae and four original letters of reference. The position is open until filled (preferred start date is September 1, 2014), initial review of applications will begin June 1, 2014.   Send application to:

Holly Bergstrom (
Department of Health Services
Box 357660
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA  98195