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Assistant Teaching Professor - Health Systems and Population Health

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School / Campus / College: School of Public Health

Organization: Health Systems and Population Health

Title: Assistant Teaching Professor - 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 at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor (this position/track is not eligible for tenure). This is a full-time (100% FTE), 12-month service period position with an anticipated start date of Fall 2022. Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. 

The successful candidate will be expected to: 

(a) Teach approximately 6-8 courses per year (quarter system) primarily in the undergraduate Public Health–Global Health major as well as the Online MPH program and the Community-Oriented Public Health Practice (COPHP) MPH program. Areas of teaching emphasis may include public health theory and frameworks, introductory research methods, public health practice, and/or program evaluation. 

(b) Contribute to the department and school’s commitment to anti-racism by using innovative pedagogical approaches, centering equity, diversity, and inclusion in the classroom, and teaching about health equity and approaches to promote health in BIPOC populations though an anti-racism lens.  

(c) Contribute to the departmental community by engaging in seminars and departmental outreach activities and mentoring students.  

(d) Participate in scholarship that centers on innovative teaching and mentoring approaches and EDI in the classroom at the national level.  

(e) Play an active role in Department, School and University leadership, for example, by engaging in governance, serving on key committees (for example, program admissions committees, departmental Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee) and helping to continually update educational vision and strategy. 

In addition, the successful candidate will 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


Candidates must have a master’s degree in public health or related discipline (or foreign equivalent) and must have demonstrated excellence in teaching at post-secondary level.  

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

  • 2 to 3 years of teaching experience  

  • DrPH or PhD in public health (or related discipline) 


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

  2. A teaching philosophy statement describing your teaching experience, values and practices; please comment on your perspective regarding different teaching modalities, engaging students from varied disciplines and backgrounds, and teaching small- and large-format classes. You are encouraged to include a brief summary of any teaching evaluations for courses taught in the past 3 to 5 years.  

  3. A statement describing demonstrated commitment 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) colleagues or supervisors 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.

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The University of Washington 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.

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recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal
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