Genomics and Public Health Faculty Position

University of Washington School of Public Health
Job Location: 
Seattle, WA
to be negotiated
Job Description: 

Strategic Faculty Hires

Announcing Multiple SPH Faculty Positions

Location: Seattle, WA
Full-time positions
Posted: October 16, 2012 Closing Date: open until filled

The University of Washington School of Public Health is one of the nation’s leading Schools of Public Health. It is based at a top public university with an extraordinary breadth of sister colleges and schools, including five other health sciences schools, and schools of law, business, engineering, arts and sciences, environment, built environments, public affairs, and others. The School of Public Health has identified strategic opportunities for leadership in research and educational programs focused on some of the most profound challenges facing public health in the coming decades. Based on the School’s recently completed Strategic Plan 2012-2020, the targeted areas for growth are:
•Dissemination and implementation science
•Genomics and public health
•Global environmental change and human health
•Health policy and health systems
•Obesity, food, physical activity, and health
•Social determinants of health

To meet these challenges, the School of Public Health is committed to recruiting enterprising, dynamic faculty to join SPH to create and strengthen each of these areas. We are seeking multiple full-time faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor. These may be tenured or tenure-track, without tenure, or research positions, depending on the qualifications, interests, and experience of the candidates.

The School enjoys excellent collaborative relationships with other schools and departments at the University of Washington and with researchers and leaders in organizations throughout the region, nation, and globe. Each of these faculty positions will be based in one of the School’s five departments: Biostatistics, Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Global Health, Health Services, with the potential for joint appointments in other UW departments, schools and affiliated institutes.

Submit a letter of interest, identifying the research area from the above list and describing your interests, experience and vision related to this area; curriculum vitae; and the names of four references to Review of applications will begin November 19, 2012, and will continue until positions are filled. Enquiries may be directed to

The School of Public Health is committed to a diverse academic community. We view diversity as essential to our mission. For more information please see the following website:

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, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans.


Successful candidates will be expected to participate in teaching, research, and service. Applicants from any discipline relevant to these six areas who are eager to work in one of these interdisciplinary efforts are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates for these positions will be passionate about their areas of expertise, be eager to engage in collaborative research, and have a strong record of achievement. A doctoral degree in a relevant field is required.

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