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Assistant Professor (WOT) - Global Health, The Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children (Global WACh)

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Global Health- SOM

Title: Assistant Professor (WOT) - Global Health, The Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children (Global WACh)

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Position Description

The Department of Global Health (DGH) is one of the premier Global Health Programs in the world. Housed jointly in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health, with a mandate to harness the expertise of all 16 UW schools and colleges, the department’s 385 faculty use highly interdisciplinary approaches to work with colleagues in 140 countries to improve health, reduce health disparities, and build sustainable health system capacity. 

The University of Washington (UW), Department of Global Health seeks two Assistant Professors without tenure to join The Global Center for the Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children (Global WACh). Both positions are full-time (100% FTE), 12-month service period positions with an anticipated start date in autumn 2020.

Global WACh seeks to expand its scientific expertise in implementation science that will crosscut the Center’s three scientific priorities: family planning decision support, gut health and child survival, and HIV through the lifecycle. The two Assistant Professors will be expected to expand the application of sound implementation science methodology and frameworks within Global WACh research portfolio across Center initiatives, including infections such as HIV, TB, soil transmitted helminths, and the COVID-19 pandemic response. This work is aligned with Center strategies to broaden the impact of our scientific research and to design, implement, and disseminate science that has potential for broad translation, sustainability, and wide-reaching impact. The Assistant Professor positions will also have a large role in training and mentoring future scientists who will employ implementation science in their research. The Assistant Professors will engage with a broad network of global health researchers, implementers, and policymakers and are expected to expand this network as part of their role. These two positions will be catalytic in the growth of the Center’s application of implementation science to the Global WACh grants portfolio. 

As a member of the Department of Global Health, the candidate would be expected to regularly participate in Departmental activities such as mentoring, seminar participation or guest speaking; orientation(s), program and department faculty meetings, graduation ceremonies; search committees; conducting research; and relevant academic activities in the Department. These include teaching, supervision of student research projects related or unrelated to their thesis or dissertation, supervision of practica or fieldwork placements, and seminar participation or guest speaking. All University of Washington faculty engage in reaching, research, and service.

Salary is commensurate with experience and level of appointment. The Department values equitable compensation amongst its faculty and follows established faculty compensation guidelines. The successful candidate will be expected to secure grants to support Global WACh and the department.

About the Institution

The Department of Global Health’s major research, educational, and capacity-building programs focus on a broad range of health issues, including several with strong, synergistic links to woman, adolescent, and child health such as HIV and other infectious diseases; mental health; injury and violence prevention; drug safety; health metrics; and health systems strengthening and program delivery.  The department’s research programs, which total over $110 million/year, range from interdisciplinary laboratory-based investigation, through multi-center clinical trials, to metrics development, program evaluation and implementation science. 

The positions will sit in the Global Center for the Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children (Global WACh), a University-chartered Center that is home to 19 full-time faculty, 23 staff, and 20 students working towards our mission to make scientific discoveries, cultivate leaders, and bridge disciplines to advance the tightly connected health and well-being of women, adolescents and children. Global WACh brings together expertise in maternal health from the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, neonatal, child, and adolescent health expertise from the Department of Pediatrics, and vast experience working in infectious disease, health metrics and evaluation, education, clinical research, and service delivery within the Department of Global Health.  These disciplines combine under a methodology that views women, children, and adolescents as three populations interconnected along a shared life course. Global WACh is home to over 40 grants that span clinical research, observational trials, infectious disease, program evaluation, education and training, and service delivery within the Department of Global Health.


  • All candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D. or foreign equivalent in implementation science, epidemiology, systems engineering, economics, public health or related field.
  • Successful candidates must have a strong track record and demonstrated mastery in applying implementation science methods, theories, and frameworks in a global health context in one or more of the populations of interest: women, adolescents, and children.
  • Experience in research involving vulnerable pediatric populations in low and middle-income country (LMIC) settings is required.
  • All candidates must have demonstrated experience in teaching and mentorship of academic trainees, including the development of implementation science curriculum and experience supporting implementation science specific thesis and/or dissertation projects. 
  • Successful candidates have a demonstrated ability to successfully write and secure grants and publish scientific findings.
  • In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S,) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.


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