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Assistant Professor (WOT) - Health Systems and Population Health

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: School of Public Health

Organization: Health Systems and Population Health

Title: Assistant Professor (WOT) - Health Systems and Population Health

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Health Systems and Population Health at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for one faculty position with a focus on health services research and education at the rank of Assistant Professor (without tenure by reason of funding). This is a full-time (100% FTE), 12-month service period position, with an anticipated start date of fall 2022.  

The successful candidate will be expected to:  

(a) Develop and conduct an independent externally-funded research program, including preparing and submitting grants to federal and/or non-federal funding agencies (e.g., K-level Career Development Award, R-level grant), that complements Department, School, and University research initiatives and programs,  

(b) Participate in collaborative, interdisciplinary research programs, as appropriate to their interests and experience,  

(c) Manage and analyze large complex datasets using advanced statistical methods (e.g., regression, multi-level modeling, machine learning), 

(d) Complete manuscript preparation, submission, and publication in reputable journals in health services or related fields, 

(e)  Engage with community organizations and agencies for scientific activities, communicate science to non-academic communities outside of scientific conferences and journals, and articulate how lived experiences influence scientific, teaching, and/or mentoring activities, and 

(f) Teach in the Department's educational programs and mentor undergraduate, Master, and doctoral students. 

In addition, the successful candidate would be expected to participate in activities that support and advance the department’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as regularly participate in Program and Departmental activities such as mentoring and providing career development for diverse professionals and students, leading seminars, guest speaking, orientation(s), program and department faculty meetings, graduation ceremonies, search committees, and relevant academic activities in the Department. 

All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. 


The Department of Health Systems and Population Health is a diverse department (60 regular faculty and 280 adjunct, affiliate and clinical faculty) with faculty expertise in health economics, health care systems, health promotion, social determinants of health, and social science. Successful candidates may have an opportunity to be affiliated with several centers within the department, including the Center for Health Innovation and Policy Science, the Health Promotion Research Center, and the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice.   

The School of Public Health has five departments: Health Systems and Population Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health, and Global Health. Depending on the interests and qualifications of the successful candidate, an adjunct appointment may be considered with other UW departments or affiliate institutions. For the latest campus data on student and faculty diversity visit   

The University of Washington is a public research institution with 140 departments within the various colleges and schools. Additionally, the UW has a Population Health Initiative, which brings faculty from across the University together to address challenges in human health, social and economic equity and environmental resilience. The UW is also home to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, an independent population health research center that provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world’s most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them.  

In addition to collaboration opportunities across the UW are opportunities for collaboration with other Seattle area institutions (Public Health – Seattle & King County, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, a national Health Services Research and Development Center of Innovation at the VA, and Seattle Children's Hospital). The Pacific Northwest region is home to American Indian/Alaska Native, immigrant, Latinx, and sexual minority communities, and many of our faculty have longstanding partnerships with organizations working in these communities. 

Commitment to Diversity 

The work of equity, diversity and inclusion is the work of public health. The Department of Health Systems and Population Health and the UW School of Public Health 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. For more information, please see: and  

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


A doctoral degree (or foreign equivalent) in public health or another relevant field, with a focus on health systems, health services research, and/or population health.


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. Review of applications will begin on February 14, 2022 continuing until the position is filled. Applicants who submit by February 21, 2022 are guaranteed full consideration. Applications received after that date will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis at the discretion of the search committee until the position is filled or the search is closed. 

As part of the initial application stage, please submit:

  1. A cover letter describing your interest and what you see as your future potential contribution to the mission of the Department; 

  2. An up-to-date curriculum vitae detailing publication, teaching, and (if applicable) funding history; 

  3. A statement describing demonstrated commitment to and activity in support of diversity, equity and inclusion; statement prompt will be provided in the Interfolio application portal; 

  4. Contact information for three (3) people willing to provide a letter of reference. Letters will only be requested during the final review stages. 

Search Manager Contact Information 

For questions, please contact Carolyn Hostetler, Academic HR Manager at or (206) 616-7205. 

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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