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The University of Washington School of Public Health is Hiring!

The University of Washington School of Public Health plans to search for several new faculty positions during the 2021-2022 academic year. Hires will be across all five of our nationally recognized departments – Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS), Epidemiology, Global Health, and Health Systems and Population Health (HSPop) – as well as in our large and growing Nutritional Sciences Program. The anticipated searches are as follows:

Position Department or Program Area of Expertise
Professor, with Tenure Open Senior Associate Dean
Assistant Teaching Professor Biostatistics Open Subfield
Professor, Tenure-track Biostatistics Open Subfield
Assistant Professor, Tenure-track DEOHS/CoBE UDP Data Science, Health and the Built Environment
Assistant Teaching Professor (2 slots) DEOHS Environmental Health Graduate & Undergraduate
Assistant Professor, Tenure-track (3 slots) DEOHS Open Subfield
Assistant Professor, Tenure-track Epidemiology Methods-Big Data/Genetic EPI
Assistant Professor (2 slots) Epidemiology Open Subfield
Assistant Teaching Professor Epidemiology MPH program and GH Major
Assistant Teaching Professor (2 slots) Global Health Global Health Undergraduate Teaching
Assistant Professor, WOTRF (3 slots) Global Health Open Subfield
Professor with Tenure HSPop Chair of HS Pop
Professor, WOTRF HSPop COPHP Teaching and Administration
Assistant Professor, WOTRF HSPop Health Systems
Assistant Teaching Professor HSPop Public Health Program Teaching
Assistant Professor, Tenure-track Nutritional Sciences Nutrition & Food Systems
Professor, Tenure-track Nutritional Sciences Nutrition & Food Systems


Detailed information about each search will be posted as the positions are advertised on UW Academic Jobs. (Filter listings for "School of Public Health")

Without Tenure by Reason of Funding (WOTRF)

WOTRF is a soft-money tenure-track equivalent position. SPH provides 30% guaranteed support for these positions by virtue of the new SPH Faculty Compensation Plan - Frequently Asked Questions.


New and early career School of Public Health faculty are supported by effective evidence-based programs available within the UW School of Public Health (SPH) and across the University. Each department in the School of Public Health has resources for early career faculty that include one or more of the following activities; 1:1 mentorship, peer support groups, periodic research and teaching support webinars, and pilot funding opportunities. SPH has a strong foundation in equity, diversity, and inclusion and as such, the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion team supports regularly-meeting identity caucuses/affinity groups for students, staff, and faculty. Similarly, the UW Center for Teaching and Learning offers workshops and resources to support inclusive teaching at the University of Washington.

UW launched its institutional membership with the National Center for Faculty Develop and Diversity (NCFDD) in 2014. The NCFDD Faculty Success Program is a 12-week online program designed to teach faculty time-management and strategic planning skills and build accountability and support structures to prioritize research and writing while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. It uses an online workshop, facilitated peer group with other faculty across the country, and opportunities for individual coaching. UW faculty who participate in the Faculty Success Program have reported increased productivity and an improved work-life balance. Specifically, 99% of UW participants reported overall satisfaction with the program, 86% reported better work-life balance, 90% reported improved writing productivity, and 99% appreciated the small group cohort environment and coach. Scholars are financially supported by the School of Public Health, their departments, and the Office for Faculty Development to attend the Faculty Success Program if they are interested.

Several training opportunities are available to Scholars through ITHS. First, there is a monthly seminar series for KL2 (KL2 Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development Program) trainees, peers and KL2 Co-Directors. The seminar is a dynamic mix of writing workshops, work-in-progress talks, didactics, and career development sessions. Participants practice interdisciplinary collaboration by providing their unique perspectives and work cohesively to improve one another’s research. These sessions are highly interactive, and because of mutual trust and respect established with the group, the feedback is typically frank and constructive. Core research principles (e.g., rigor and reproducibility, innovation) and related competencies are emphasized. Each KL2 trainee gives a presentation to the entire group at least twice per year, one interactive writing workshop and one work-in-progress talk. In 2021, the KL2 seminar series was opened to any new UW early career faculty from underrepresented racial or ethnic group in the health sciences. In addition, the ITHS Team Science Program offers team science education and training in various approaches, primarily geared towards flattening hierarchies, thereby enabling cross-disciplinary collaboration. ITHS Team Science offers workshops for interdisciplinary research teams, individual team science training for early career faculty, Team Science and Leadership Seminars, and a Career Development Series on Team Science and Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure.

Two relevant programs offered by UW ADVANCE are the quarterly Pre-Tenure Faculty Workshops and the monthly Mentoring-for-Leadership Lunch series for women faculty in STEM.  Both programs are designed to support faculty career success and connect faculty to a community of peers. UW ADVANCE has offered over 60 pre-tenure workshops to over 300 unique faculty participants. Workshop topics include developing your lab’s culture, selecting graduate students, applying for grants, etc. The Mentoring-for-Leadership Lunch program features a woman leader who discusses her career path and benefits and challenges of her position. The program also addresses leadership topics of interest to women faculty such as Transitioning to Leadership Roles in your CommunityWhen Men Get all the Credit for Collaborative WorkHow to say No, and Salary Negotiations. This forum encourages women faculty to consider positions of academic leadership, offers a space for gender-focused career conversations, and builds community.

The University of Washington School of Public Health is one of the nation’s premier schools of public health. Located in Seattle, a high-tech, global health hub, the School was established in 1970, enrolls 1,900 students and employs about 240 primary and joint faculty members. The School is recognized worldwide for its strength in public health research. In fiscal year 2021, the SPH faculty was awarded $200 million in external funding for research and training from federal, state, and local governmental agencies, as well as private foundations.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. View the UW’s complete posting of federally required Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law posters and supplements. As a federal contractor, the University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. View the UW’s complete Pay Transparency Policy Statement.