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Assistant Professor in Health Geographies

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Geography

Title: Assistant Professor in Health Geographies

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington (Seattle) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We seek a health geographer whose research and teaching focus on disparities in health, well-being, and equity. Any regional specialty welcome.  The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to and expand our curriculum in innovative ways. Anticipated start date is September 16, 2024.


Washington State Law requires that this ad list a binding salary range. The base salary range for this position will be $9,250 - $13,000 per month on a 9-month basis ($83,250 - $117,000 annually), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. 


The Department of Geography consistently ranks among the top geography departments in the US. Our department includes faculty and graduate students who conduct internationally recognized research and over 400 undergraduate majors. Our research and teaching collaborations have transformative impacts from local to global scales, confronting urgent challenges of our time. The UW offers a rich environment for interdisciplinary research and collaboration, through units such as the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology; West Coast Poverty Center; Indigenous Wellness Research Institute; Latino Center for Health; the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation; Population Health Initiative; Center for Anti-Racism and Community Health; and others.


UW Geography faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. Tenure-track faculty in Geography have an annual service period of nine months (September 16-June 15), and teach undergraduate and graduate courses. Other professional duties include an active research program, and service to the Department and University. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. The University of Washington serves 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including 34% first-generation college students and over 27% Pell Grant students. A recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility, the UW supports career development and work-life balance for faculty.


A PhD in geography or related field, or foreign equivalent, is required by the start of the appointment. 


Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a 3-4 page statement describing research and teaching interests, a 1-page statement describing past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and names and contact information for 3 references.


Priority will be given to applications received by September 25, 2023. For questions about this search, please contact Michael Brown,

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