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Assistant Professor (WOT) - Health Systems and Population Health

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School / Campus / College: School of Public Health

Organization: Health Systems and Population Health

Title: Assistant Professor (WOT) - Health Systems and Population Health

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Position Description

The Department of Health Systems and Population Health in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for one faculty position with a focus on Health Administration, Health Management, Health Economics, Health Policy, and/or Health Informatics at the rank of Assistant Professor (without tenure by reason of funding). This position is full-time (100% FTE) within a 12-month service period position. The base salary range for this position will be $9,167 – $12,500 per month ($110,004 – $150,000 per year), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Other compensation associated with this position may include start-up funds, lump sum moving allowance and/or a relocation incentive. The anticipated start of the position is the beginning of the 2023-24 academic year.

All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to:  

(a) Develop and conduct an independent externally funded research program, including preparing and submitting grants to federal and/or non-federal funding agencies (e.g., K-level Career Development Award, R-level grant), that complements Department, School, and University research initiatives and programs,  

(b) Participate in collaborative, interdisciplinary research programs, as appropriate to their interests and experience,  

(c) Complete manuscript preparation, submission, and publication in reputable journals in health services or related fields, 

(d) Engage with health care stakeholders (e.g., health care delivery systems, policy makers) for scientific activities, communicate science to non-academic communities outside of scientific conferences and journals, and translate evidence to real-world decision making. 

(e) Teach in the Department's Master of Health Administration (MHA) and other educational programs and mentor undergraduate, Master, and doctoral students. 

(f) Articulate how diverse lived experiences influence scientific, teaching, and/or mentoring activities. 

In addition, the successful candidate would be expected to participate in activities that support and advance the department’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), as well as regularly participate in University, School, Department, and Program activities such as engaging in governance, leading seminars, guest speaking, orientation(s), program and department faculty meetings, serving on key committees, mentoring and providing career development for diverse professionals and students, helping to continually update educational vision and strategy, graduation ceremonies, and relevant academic activities in the Department. 


The Department of Health Systems and Population Health (HSPop) is a diverse department (60 regular faculty and 280 adjunct, affiliate, and clinical faculty) with faculty expertise in health economics, health care systems, health promotion, social determinants of health, and social science. Two areas of focus are the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program and Master of Health Informatics & Health Information Management (HIHIM) program. The CAMHE accredited UW MHA and Executive MHA programs have been one of the country's leading health administration programs in the country since our founding in 1972 and our more than 1,800 alumnae serve in leadership roles in health care delivery and finance throughout the United States. Program faculty conduct research that has transformed health care and have developed an evidence-based competency model that guides our approach to instruction and training for our students. The MHIHIM program has a rigorous, competency-based curriculum that prepares students to lead in the health IT field. It is structured around five key pillars: Health Information Systems, Health Care Data Analytics, Information Governance, Patient and Organizational Information Privacy and Security, and Health Systems Leadership. 

Successful candidates may have an opportunity to be affiliated with several centers within the department and University, including the Center for Health Innovation and Policy Science (CHIPS), the Anti-Racism and Community Health (ARCH) Center, the Health Promotion Research Center, the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, and the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance.

The School of Public Health has five departments: Health Systems and Population Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health, and Global Health. Depending on the interests and qualifications of the successful candidate, an adjunct appointment may be considered with other UW departments or affiliate institutions. For the latest campus data on student and faculty diversity visit  

The University of Washington is a public research institution with 140 departments within various colleges and schools. Additionally, the UW has a Population Health Initiative, which brings faculty from across the University together to address challenges in human health, social and economic equity and environmental resilience. The UW is also home to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, an independent population health research center that provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world’s most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them.  

In addition to collaboration opportunities across the UW are opportunities for collaboration with other Seattle area institutions (Public Health – Seattle & King County, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, a national Health Services Research and Development Center of Innovation at the VA, and Seattle Children's Hospital). The Pacific Northwest region is home to American Indian/Alaska Native, immigrant, Latinx, and sexual minority communities, and many of our faculty have longstanding partnerships with organizations working in these communities. 

Commitment to Diversity 

The work of equity, diversity and inclusion is the work of public health. The Department of Health Systems and Population Health and the UW School of Public Health are committed to a future that is free of health inequities, that promotes the highest level of wellness for the communities we serve, and a diverse and inclusive public health workforce that embodies humility, respect, leadership and service on behalf of, and with, the diverse communities we are privileged to serve. For more information, please see: and  

UW and the SPH have developed specific programs to support new faculty, with a specific eye towards supporting faculty around diversity, equity, and inclusion in research, teaching, and service. Our faculty development offerings are listed here


A doctoral degree (or foreign equivalent) in Health or Business Administration, Health Management, Health Economics, Health Policy, Health Informatics, Public Health, Systems Engineering, or another relevant field.  


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  1. An up-to-date curriculum vitae detailing publication, teaching, and (if applicable) funding history.  
  2. A cover letter describing your interest in the position and what you see as your future potential contribution to the mission of the Department. 

  3. A statement describing demonstrated commitment and activity in support of diversity, equity and inclusion; statement prompt will be provided in the Interfolio application portal. 
  4. Contact information for four (4) colleagues or supervisors willing to provide a letter of reference. Letters will only be requested during the final review stages. 

Search Manager Contact Information 

For questions, please contact Carolyn Hostetler, Academic HR Manager at or (206) 616-7205. 

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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.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

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 (

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