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Assistant Professor (WOT) - Kenya Research and Training Center (KRTC)


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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Global Health- SOM

Title: Assistant Professor (WOT) - Kenya Research and Training Center (KRTC)


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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 an Assistant Professor without tenure to join the Kenya Research and Training Center (KRTC). This is a full-time (100% FTE), 12-month service period position with an anticipated start date in autumn 2020.

KRTC seeks to recruit an Assistant Professor with specialization in implementation science, epidemiologic methods and HIV testing, partner services, and HIV prevention in Africa, as well as modeling and costing/cost-effectiveness for HIV and other emerging infectious diseases, such as COVID-19.   The position will support KRTC’s strategy to strengthen collaborative work to improve translation of research into policy and practice. 

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 teaching, 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 KRTC and the department.

 

Kenya Research and Training Center in the UW Department of Global Health

The Department’s major research, educational, and capacity-building programs focus on a broad range of health issues, including emerging and pandemic diseases; mental health; HIV and other infectious diseases; women’s, adolescents’ and children’s 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, span from interdisciplinary laboratory-based investigation, through multi-center clinical trials, to metrics development, program evaluation and implementation science.

The Kenya Research and Training Center (KRTC) is a University-chartered Center, housed jointly within the School of Medicine and the Department of Global Health, which brings University of Washington faculty, students and researchers together to support research that improves health and informs policy in Kenya and other resource-limited settings across the globe.  KRTC aspires to improve health in Kenya and sub-Saharan Africa through high quality mentoring, rigorous scientific research and strong collaborations.  KRTC provides an academic forum to support both trainees and investigators in the planning, implementation, analysis, and presentation of over 50 research and training projects conducted in Kenya.

Qualifications

  • All candidates must have a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in implementation science, epidemiology, systems engineering, economics, public health or related field.
  • Candidates must have a demonstrated mastery of implementation science and epidemiology methodologies as they apply to HIV testing, with particular focus on models and methods for costing/cost effectiveness.
  • All candidates must have demonstrated experience in teaching and mentorship of academic trainees.
  • Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience developing global HIV prevention strategies and programs.
  • Successful candidates will have a demonstrated ability to successfully write and secure grants and publish scientific findings.

Instructions

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Please submit curriculum vitae, cover letter, and three references (final candidates will be asked to submit letters of recommendation), and a diversity statement through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/76026 

For your diversity statement, please describe your experience fostering diverse perspectives in your research, teaching and/or service.  What efforts have you made or been involved with to foster diversity competence and understanding?  What have you done to further your knowledge about diversity?  How have you demonstrated what you have learned to your colleagues? Please discuss how the work you hope to do at the UW will enhance the University’s and our Department’s commitment to diversity.

Review of candidates will begin 30 days after the job opens for applications.

Search Manager Contact Information

Questions regarding this posting may be sent to the Search Manager, Gisella Logioia, at glogioia@uw.edu.

Department and School’s Diversity Statements

The Department recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity.  The Department encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability and age.  The Department strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

The UW School of Medicine is committed to building and sustaining a multicultural community that fosters equity, diversity and inclusion. We believe that this is achieved by intentionally creating opportunities for involvement, participation and growth for each individual and by nurturing a positive institutional climate through professional development, education, policy and practice.  For more information, please see the following website: https://www.uwmedicine.org/school-of-medicine/about.

The UW School of Public Health is 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: http://sph.washington.edu/diversity/.

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