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Two Assistant Professor Positions – Tenure Track, In Epidemiology

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School / Campus / College: School of Public Health

Organization: Epidemiology

Title: Two Assistant Professor Positions – Tenure Track, In Epidemiology

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Position Description

The Department of Epidemiology within the School of Public Health at the University of Washington seeks two creative, collaborative, and forward-thinking individuals to join our faculty. Our Department values and honors inclusive excellence to catalyze innovative solutions to overcome complex public health challenges. We are dedicated to hiring faculty who model the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism through their teaching, mentoring, research, practice, and service. Our faculty are excited to welcome individuals who are eager to contribute to interdisciplinary work and offer new approaches that enhance and sustain population health and well-being  (

As part of a multiple-hire process, we invite applications for two faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor – Tenure Track in the Department of Epidemiology. Both positions are full time (100% FTE) with a 12-month service period and potential anticipated start date as early as Fall 2022 . Both positions are based in Seattle, Washington. Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. A successful applicant for this position will be expected to:

  1. Provide educational leadership, including classroom teaching and student mentoring, with emphasis on utilizing innovative pedagogy that incorporates the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism;
  2. Develop and maintain a high-impact research program including extramurally funded projects;
  3. Support the School’s priority of advancing health equity, including through methods and approaches to promote health among Black and Indigenous populations;
  4. Contribute to public health practice leveraging a broad range of epidemiologic and interdisciplinary methods; and
  5. Contribute to the Department’s mission through serving on committees and collaborating with other faculty members, staff, students, partners, and community stakeholders.

The School of Public Health is committed to institutional transformation to facilitate equity across multiple domains including teaching, research, and operations. We prioritize creating a context where a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students can thrive. 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. Several committees and members of the Department of Epidemiology, including the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee (, have a core focus to increase the Department’s efforts to be antiracist and reduce the influence of bias in our work. We welcome applications from individuals who champion and apply equity, diversity, inclusion, and/or anti-racism within their teaching, mentoring, research, practice, and service experiences ( We strive to evolve our community to more comprehensively represent the communities we serve and with whom we generate knowledge. This includes having a faculty that is diverse in their lived experiences, enabling a more comprehensive perspective and approach for addressing population health.

The University of Washington offers one of the most exceptional teaching and research environments in the United States. It is the home of the Population Health Initiative, a groundbreaking effort defined by three major pillars of human health, environmental resilience, and social and economic equity that will advance the health and well-being of people around the world ( The University of Washington is situated between the Puget Sound and Lake Washington, in the city of Seattle, on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people. Seattle is a dynamic and diverse metropolitan area. It is a place of explosive growth, global trade, technological advancement, and a thriving nonprofit community. Seattle offers a quality of life that is among the highest in the country, with beautiful lakes and parks, great walkability, transit, and biking infrastructure and a lively music and cultural scene. The Department of Epidemiology is situated within the new Hans Rosling Center ( with state-of-the-art facilities.


Applicants must have:

  1. A doctoral degree (or foreign equivalent) in epidemiology or a related field;
  2. A record of high-quality and innovative teaching, mentorship, and research;
  3. Strong skills in communication and collaboration with interdisciplinary teams; and
  4. Demonstrated record of increasing equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism.

We welcome applicants from all lines of scholarly inquiry that inform public health.

Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to:

Experience in the areas of Social Epidemiology, Injury and Violence Epidemiology, Psychiatric and Behavioral Health Epidemiology, Reproductive Epidemiology, Genetic Epidemiology, Neuroepidemiology, Mathematical Modeling and Epidemiologic Methods for Big Data.


All applicants are asked to submit:

  1. A cover letter of approximately 600 words describing what the applicant sees as their future potential contributions to the Department, community, and the field based on their past accomplishments, experiences, and leadership;
  2. A curriculum vitae detailing teaching, mentorship, publications, research funding, practice, service, and professional and leadership experiences;
  3. A statement of approximately 600 words describing the applicant’s demonstrated experience in support of increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion in academic or other settings;
  4. A statement of approximately 600 words describing the applicant’s accomplishments and interests in teaching and/or mentoring;
  5. A statement of approximately 600 words describing the applicant’s accomplishments and interests in research and/or public health practice
  6. Contact information for four (4) people willing to provide a letter of reference. Letters will only be requested during the final review stages.

The review of applications will begin on January 17, 2022 and continue until the positions are filled. Please apply via Interfolio and contact the Epidemiology Academic Human Resources Team at if you have questions about the application process.

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.

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