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Assistant Professor in Occupational Health and Safety
University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Date Posted Jan. 2, 2019
Title Assistant Professor in Occupational Health and Safety
University University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Seattle, WA, United States
Department Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date September 2019
  • Assistant Professor
  • Environmental/Occupational Health

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) within the School of Public Health at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position as Assistant Professor in Occupational Health and Safety with an anticipated start date of September 2019. Faculty have an annual service period of twelve months. Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience. This new faculty position would provide sustained departmental research, teaching, and service expertise in the recognition, evaluation, and control of workplace exposures in Washington State and beyond.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach occupational health-related courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, mentor students from diverse backgrounds, develop an extramurally funded research portfolio, and conduct quality research independently and/or in collaboration with other Departmental or University faculty and community members. We especially encourage candidates whose research includes communities that are disproportionately impacted by occupational hazards. In addition, the candidate will actively participate in service to the university and regional community, and promote a diverse and inclusive community of faculty, staff, and students. The faculty member will also work with the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety, which is a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-funded Education and Research Center (ERC), and the Department’s continuing education programs. UW DEOHS is funded in part by the Washington State Medical Aid and Accident Funds and thus occupational safety and health is central to the mission of the Department.

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences is dedicated to creating sustainable and equitable communities where everyone has access to healthy and safe workplaces, clean air, clean water, and safe food. DEOHS investigates how workplace and environmental factors affect people’s health. As part of the top-ranked UW School of Public Health, DEOHS educates tomorrow’s health and safety leaders and reaches today’s workforce with sustainable health solutions through our public service, innovative research and cross-disciplinary partnerships. Our program is ranked fifth in the world for environmental and occupational health programs. We invite you to learn more about the department and the university by visiting and, respectively.

  • 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.

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