Assistant Professor - Tenure Track in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (Three Positions)
University of Washington
Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 128046
The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) within the School of Public Health at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in Autumn quarter 2024 (12-month full-time appointment). The base salary range for this position will be $9,167 - $12,500 per month ($110,004 - $150,000 per year), commensurate with experience and qualifications. Our department values diversity, rigor, and innovative approaches to environmental and occupational health research and practice. These positions may specialize in a discipline that informs environmental and occupational health including environmental toxicology, exposure science including exposomics, environmental and occupational epidemiology, climate and health, environmental justice, environmental health disparities, microbiome and environmental health, environmental chemistry, economic or policy analysis in environmental and occupational health sciences, ergonomics/musculoskeletal diseases, or occupational safety science.
All UW faculty engage in research, teaching, mentorship, and service. The successful candidates will be expected to develop an independent and sustainable sponsored research program and develop a teaching portfolio that enhances the Department's teaching mission, including classroom instruction at the graduate and undergraduate level. The successful candidates will be visionary scholars who enjoy working in a highly interdisciplinary team environment. Adjunct or joint appointments in other UW departments may also be appropriate for successful candidates.
The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences is a premier research and education department. DEOHS research programs lead in the fields of toxicology, exposure assessment, environmental epidemiology, occupational health and safety, microbiology and infectious diseases, and environmental health practice-based and community-engaged research. Educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate level train future leaders in environmental and occupational health sciences. As part of the top-ranked UW School of Public Health, DEOHS educates tomorrow's environmental health and safety leaders, directly impacting workers and communities through public service, innovative research, and cross-disciplinary partnerships.
The University of Washington is one of the world's preeminent public universities in impact and funding. Since 1969, UW has consistently placed among the top five for total sponsored research funding for all public and private universities in the country. The UW School of Public Health (SPH) is recognized worldwide for its strength in public health research. SPH research is greatly enhanced by partnerships with other excellent research organizations in the Puget Sound region, including the Fred Hutch Cancer Center, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Harborview Medical Center and Seattle Children's Hospital. SPH researchers also work closely with local and state governmental agencies, such as the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. In addition, faculty have built strong research collaborations with many national and international programs that support and/or conduct public health research.
Commitment to Diversity
UW DEOHS believes that every person should have a safe place to work and a healthy, safe neighborhood to call home. Our faculty, students and staff conduct research and provide a range of services that protect workers, improve health, and strengthen communities. We are committed to advancing equity in health and educational outcomes, with a focus on reaching those who have historically faced power differentials, racism and other forms of oppression. We believe having a diverse and culturally competent faculty, student body and staff is the best way to serve communities in our region and beyond. We strive to create an environment that welcomes students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, including socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability. Our DEOHS Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee meets throughout the year to develop, advocate for, and maintain policies and initiatives that enhance diversity and promote a welcoming climate. 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.
The work of equity, diversity and inclusion is the work of Public Health. We 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 the following website: http://sph.washington.edu/diversity/.
The successful applicant will have expertise in studies of environmental and/or occupational factors and their impacts on human health. A minimum of a PhD (or foreign equivalent) in environmental sciences or other relevant field is required. An MD (or foreign equivalent) is also acceptable.
Positive factors for consideration
Applicants should designate a focus for their application in any major established or evolving discipline within environmental and occupational health sciences. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, applicants who:
* Describe how their research focus aligns or would align with the overall mission and vision of the Department.
* Describe how their research strengths complement/support existing research focus areas and center activities within the Department.
* Describe how they can contribute to current or new Environmental Public Health and/or Occupational Health and Safety course instruction.
Additional positive factorsfor consideration for all positions:
* A demonstrated capacity to secure external research funding
* Teaching experience, interest, and aptitude, including incorporation of innovative teaching approaches.
* Evidence of commitment--through research interests--in addressing environmental health disparities.
* Evidence of commitment to mentoring a diverse student population.
* Evidence of commitment to engage in environmental public/occupational health practice-based research
* Evidence of commitment to serving the diverse population of Washington State.
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 free of charge. Applications should be submitted to Interfolio; initial review will begin January 16, 2024 and will continue until the positions are filled. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the search committee.
Applicants should provide:
* Cover Letter that describes the applicant's suitability for this position and explains how the applicant's experiences, activities, and goals will lead to success in a department focused on the environmental and occupational health sciences, in a school of Public Health. Please indicate the focus of research within disciplines that inform environmental and occupational health.
* Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae
* Research Statement describing past and present projects and future directions.
* Three samples of scholarship such as publications, weblinks to online projects, and/or course syllabi.
* Statement of Teaching Philosophy
* Diversity Statement describing experiences with and commitment to diversity in research, teaching, mentoring and/or service, and how the candidate has the potential to support the institution's commitments.
* Four references (contact information only, no formal letters requested at time of initial application).
Please submit these materials through this Interfolio link: http://apply.interfolio.com/136139
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.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.