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The interests and qualifications of the successful candidate will determine in which department Health Services or Epidemiology the candidate will be primarily appointed. A joint or adjunct appointment may be considered with other UW departments or affiliated institutions. The successful candidate is expected to lead scholarship around issues of racism, social justice and health, and will include a prominent role in a Center for Anti-Racism and Community Health focused on these themes.
Few schools of public health are dedicated to tackling issues of race and social justice in a concerted manner, with community partners, and using rigorous methods across a variety of disciplines. We anticipate the successful candidate to lead efforts in conducting such research while also remaining committed to developing a cadre of public health advocates, practitioners and researchers equipped to identify and challenge systems and structures of racism and oppression. Importantly, the candidate must also be dedicated to building the pipeline of future scholars interested in defining and disrupting systems of structural racism and recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty.
We are looking for individuals with a DrPH or PhD degree or equivalent in public health or a related discipline, including but not limited to health services, epidemiology, health behavior, health policy, anthropology, cultural studies, ethnic studies, gender studies, demography, economics, geography, political science, social work, and sociology. We are especially interested in candidates with scholarly work around racism and related constructs as they impact health of populations nationally and globally.
Faculty members in the School of Public Health are expected to: Applicants for this position should have research interests focused on populations in the United States and globally whose health status is impacted by social and structural inequities, such as racial and ethnic minorities, immigrant populations and people with lower socioeconomic status.
More specifically, we are interested in candidates with the following skills: Strong and visionary leadership skills. Strong methodologic skills, including quantitative, qualitative or mixed-methods research approaches.
Experience working in collaborative interdisciplinary research teams. Ability to establish and maintain research ties to underserved communities. Potential to generate external funding for research. Experience in teaching, mentoring, and diversity and equity issues in higher education. Other involvement in anti-racism activities, particularly with community groups. Collaboration and multi-disciplinary research is the norm.
Successful candidates will have the opportunity to lead and develop the new Center for Anti-Racism and Community Health. In addition, faculty from American Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, and others represent an interdisciplinary group of renowned scholars with a long history of collaboration with the School of Public Health. The President of the UW has recently launched the Population Health Initiative which aims to bring faculty from across the University together to address challenges in human health, social and economic equity and environmental resilience.
In addition, the Race and Equity Initiative was launched by President Cauce in the spring of to directly confront bias and racism at the individual, institutional and systemic levels. The Cascade and Olympic Mountains offer a picturesque setting along with Puget Sound beaches and waterways. Seattle boasts innumerable recreational opportunities and the temperate climate allows for year-round outdoor activities. Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion The UW School of Public Health and all its affiliated departments and interdisciplinary programs are committed to a diverse academic community.
We view diversity, equity and inclusion as essential and welcome applications from faculty who have demonstrated research, training and service experience in this area. For more information, please see the following website: The UW is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Applicants who meet the qualifications receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
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