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Assistant or Associate Professor WOT - Epidemiology

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School / Campus / College: School of Public Health

Organization: Epidemiology

Title: Assistant or Associate Professor WOT - Epidemiology

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington invites applications for one or two full-time (12-month service period) positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor without Tenure (WOT).  The goal is to hire either two assistant professors without tenure (WOT) or one assistant professor without tenure (WOT) and one associate professor without tenure (WOT) - depending on the application pool.

This position is open to candidates with subspecialty expertise in all areas of epidemiology; current areas of growth in the Department of Epidemiology include aging, genetic epidemiology, social determinants of health, injury, or reproductive health epidemiology. Persons with expertise in these areas are especially encouraged to apply.

 In addition to research activities, the faculty member will be responsible for teaching graduate and/or undergraduate courses focused on epidemiology and research methods.  The balance between teaching and research activities will be developed based on the candidate’s interests, experience, and long-term career goals. Candidates will also be expected to demonstrate  leadership and outstanding communication skills as well as speak to/promote their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusiveness.  


The successful applicant will have a PhD or foreign equivalent in epidemiology or a closely related field as well as a record of research, teaching, and service consistent with the mission of the Department of Epidemiology. Competitive candidates will have either a demonstrated track record of securing funding for their research activities or demonstrated potential to do so.


Applications will only be accepted through Interfolio.  We will not consider any application materials received via email or mail. Please include the following components: 

  • Cover letter briefly addressing your interest and qualifications 
  • CV 
  • Research statement describing your research activities and future research agenda 
  • Teaching statement and interests, including evidence of teaching excellence 
  • One-page statement describing experiences with and commitment to diversity in research, teaching, mentoring and/or service. Please include any experience in teaching or mentoring a diverse population of students. 
  • Two samples of research publications 
  • Names and contact information for at least 4 professional references (References will be contacted only for the short-listed candidates)

Salary will be commensurate with education, training and experience, and includes a generous benefits package. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2019.  Evaluation of candidates will begin by February 19, 2019 and applications will be accepted until the position(s) is (are) filled. 

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

The Department of Epidemiology and UW 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: 

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.

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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
( 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 (