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Professor and Chair, Global Health

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Chairs - School of Medicine

Title: Professor and Chair, Global Health

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington Schools of Medicine and Public Health are seeking a Chair of the Department of Global Health that bridges these two schools. The leader of the Department of Global Health is expected to support the mission of improving health for all through research, education, training, and service; to understand and address the causes of disease and health inequities at multiple levels; and to collaborate with partners to develop and sustain locally led, quality health systems, programs, and policies. Leading a group of dedicated faculty, staff and students, the Chair will model the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion, anti-racism, and the de-colonialization of global health through their research, teaching, mentoring, practice, and service. The Chair will be expected to support the continued evolution of the department, and embrace the core values of excellence, social justice and equity, diversity, collaboration, interdisciplinary approaches, global partnerships, and integrity.

Positive factors for consideration include but are not limited to: 

  • Ability to lead a team or organization towards a common and clearly articulated vision using skills in respectful listening and consensus-building. 
  • Demonstrated track record of leadership in building collaborative and equitable global health research and/or practice partnerships with Global South institutions and agencies.
  • Demonstrated leadership in and commitment to discussing, defining, and acting upon principles and best practices for decolonizing global health education, research, and practice. 
  • Demonstrated success in career development and mentorship of faculty, staff, and/or students.  
  • Advocacy for community engagement to improve global health, strengthen research collaborations.
  • Demonstrated effective and innovative strategies for student learning and engagement for diverse students in the department.
  • Ability to work effectively with administration/leadership to obtain necessary resources to meet team or organizational goals and objectives. 
  • Dedication to producing high quality education, practice, and research. 
  • Internationally known and recognized for collaborative research and partnerships.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop new and strengthen existing research collaborations with community partners; ability to identify and develop meaningful community-based learning opportunities.
  • Extensive global health experience living and working in the Global South.

The position is tenured with appointment at the rank of Professor. This position is full-time (100% FTE) within a 12-month service period. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

The base salary range for this position will be: $21,250 - $33,334 per month ($255,000 - $400,008 annually) 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 an administrative salary supplement for administrative service as chair.

The Department of Global Health is a diverse department with faculty expertise in global cardiovascular health; global environmental change impacts on health; global injury and violence prevention; global mental health; health of women, adolescents, and children; HIV/AIDS, STIs, and other infectious diseases; implementation science; health system strengthening; Primary Health Care strengthening; and pandemic disease preparedness and global health security.  Faculty are nationally and internationally recognized experts in their fields, representing 15 of 16 UW Schools and Colleges and 41 departments – a true campus-wide collaboration.

The Department of Global Health is home to several degree programs including a PhD in Global Health: Metrics and Implementation Science, PhD in Pathobiology, Doctor of Global Health Leadership and Practice, Master of Public Health, and Undergraduate Global Health Minor

The University of Washington is a public research institution with 140 departments within the various colleges and schools. 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 Center, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, a national Health Services Research and Development Center of Innovation at the VA, Seattle Children's Hospital, PATH, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation). 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. 

The Department of Global Health is 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 the following website:


Candidates must have a blend of expertise leading academic programs as well as practice-based/community-oriented programs/units. Candidates must hold a doctoral degree (or foreign equivalent) in global health or another relevant field. 


This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Position applicants receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. Review of applications will begin on ­­­­­­­­February 1, 2023, continuing until the position is filled. Applicants who submit by April 1, 2023, are guaranteed full consideration. Applications received April 2, 2023, or later will be reviewed every month at the discretion of the search committee until the position is filled or the search is closed. 

Please submit the following through Interfolio: 

Curriculum Vitae 

Cover Letter: The cover letter should describe your interest in this position as well as research, teaching, service, and mentorship experience (no more than 5 pages) 

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement: Advancing equity, social justice, and decolonization of global health are essential to the Department's mission in supporting universal health coverage and reducing disparities according to race, ethnicity, gender identity, sex, ability/disability status, age, sexual orientation, and nationality. The successful applicant will be expected to embody and practice these diversity, equity, and inclusion values in the leadership of the department.  Please include a statement of about 1000 words addressing the following prompt:

  • “How have you committed yourself to understanding and aiding in the pursuit of equity and inclusion in your professional and personal life? “

Leadership Statement: Describe your experience and approach to leadership in the academic, practice-based, local and federal government, philanthropy, healthcare systems or other settings. The statement should consider positive factors listed above (2-5 pages). 

Four References (contact information only, no formal letters requested at time of initial application) 

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.

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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