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Assistant Teaching Professor in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (Two Positions)

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School / Campus / College: School of Public Health

Organization: Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Title: Assistant Teaching Professor in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (Two Positions)

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Position Description

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) within the School of Public Health at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for two full-time (12 month) faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor (this track is not tenure eligible).  The anticipated start date is summer or fall 2022. Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Our department values diversity, practice-based experience, and innovative teaching approaches to environmental and occupational health (EOH) education. We seek candidates from all disciplines that inform EOH. This position will engage in teaching in one or more of the following areas: (1) Environmental Public Health and (2) Occupational Health and Safety.

Responsibilities: All University of Washington Assistant Teaching Professor-rank faculty engage in teaching, student mentorship and service. The successful candidates will be expected to teach approximately 4 EOH-related courses (~750 student credit hours) at the undergraduate and graduate levels, mentor a minimum of 2 graduate students, and participate on department-related service committees.

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences is a premier research and educational department. DEOHS research programs lead in the fields of toxicology, exposure assessment, environmental epidemiology, occupational health and safety, microbiology and infectious diseases, and environmental health practice-based and community-engaged research. Educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate level train future leaders in environmental and occupational health sciences.  As part of the top-ranked UW School of Public Health DEOHS educates tomorrow's environmental health and safety leaders, directly impacting workers and communities through public service, innovative research, and cross-disciplinary partnerships.

Our program is ranked fifth in the world among academic environmental and occupational health sciences programs. The department is home to numerous training grants and research centers and grants supported by the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; this includes an NIEHS Core Center (the Interdisciplinary Exposure, Disease, Genomics, and Environment Center, with a strong focus on functional genomics and molecular approaches), a Superfund Research Program, and the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (a NIOSH Education and Research Center). There is a rich history of collaborative research in the department and across the University; the network of collaborators supports new faculty.

The University of Washington (UW) is one of the world’s preeminent public universities in impact and funding. Since 1969, UW consistently places among the top five for total sponsored research funding for all public and private universities in the country. The UW School of Public Health (SPH) is recognized worldwide for its strength in public health research and practice. SPH research is greatly enhanced by partnerships with other excellent research and public health organizations in the Puget Sound region, including the Fred Hutch, Kaiser Permanent, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Harborview Medical Center and Seattle Children's Hospital. SPH researchers also work closely with local and state governmental agencies, such as Public Health-Seattle and King County, the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. In addition, faculty have built strong collaborations with many national and international programs that support and/or conduct public health research and practice.

Commitment to Diversity

In the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, we believe that every person should have a safe place to work and a healthy, safe neighborhood to call home. Our faculty, students and staff conduct research and provide a range of services that protect workers, improve health and strengthen communities. We are committed to advancing equity in health and educational outcomes, with a focus on reaching those who have historically faced power differentials, racism and other forms of oppression. We believe having a diverse and culturally competent faculty, student body and staff is the best way to serve communities in our region and beyond. We strive to create an environment that welcomes students, faculty and staff from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, including socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability. Our DEOHS Diversity Committee meets throughout the year to develop, advocate for and maintain policies and initiatives that enhance diversity and promote a welcoming climate.

The work of equity, diversity and inclusion is the work of Public Health. We 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 .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. For more information, please see the following website:


A minimum of a MS, MPH, MSPH or foreign equivalent, in environmental/occupational public health and safety or relevant field is required. Candidates who fail to satisfy minimum qualifications cannot be considered for this position. 

Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, practice and teaching experience in environmental public health and/or occupational health and safety.  


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 free of charge.

Applicants should submit through this Interfolio link: Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2022, continuing until the position is filled. Submitting all required documents by January 3, 2022 is strongly encouraged for full consideration.

All applicants are asked to submit:

  1. Formal Letter of Interest indicating their teaching interests and for which area(s) of expertise they are applying
  2. Curriculum Vitae/resume
  3. Examples of Teaching Experience, such as syllabi / teaching plans (with course/student evaluations, if available)
  4. Diversity Statement describing how their practice experience, teaching, and service have the potential to support DEOHS’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.   
  5. Contact information for four (4) references (letters of recommendation may be asked for later)

Search Manager Contact Information

Angie Wilson, DEOHS Standing Search Committee Manager,

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.

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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