Faculty Jobs

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 2023-2024 academic year. Hires will be in four of our five nationally recognized departments – Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS), Epidemiology, and Global Health – as well as a school-wide search in the area of Indigenous Health.

Faculty Jobs That SPH Plans to Search for in AY23-24

Position Department or Program Area of Expertise

Chair and Professor with Tenure

Department of Epidemiology 

Department Chair 

Chair and Professor with Tenure 

Department of Global Health

Department Chair 

Director of the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program Professor, without Tenure (joint search with School of Medicine) 

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Occupational and Environmental Medicine (requires MD/DO and eligibility for WA medical license and OEM board certification)

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track 

School-wide Search

Indigenous Health

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track (3) 

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Open Subfield

Research Assistant Professor 

Department of Global Health

Global Nutrition and Gut Health 

Assistant Teaching Professor 

Department of Biostatistics

Open Subfield


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.

Updated: Aug 2023

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.