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Job ID: 200320

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor
University of Washington

Date Posted Nov. 28, 2022
Title Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor
University University of Washington
Seattle, WA, United States
Department Health Systems and Population Health
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date September 2023
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Public Health/Management/Administration
    Informatics - All Categories
    Health Services/Research & Policy
    Health Services Management
    Health Economics
    Health Administration & Policy
    Health Sciences - General

The Department of Health Systems and Population Health in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for three faculty positions with a focus on Health Administration, Health Management, Health Economics, Health Policy, and/or Health Informatics at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor, Assistant Professor, and Associate or Full Professor. These are full-time (100% FTE), 12-month service period positions, with an anticipated start date of fall 2023. Salary is commensurate with experience and level of appointment.

All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to:

(a) Develop and conduct an independent externally funded research program, including preparing and submitting grants to federal and/or non-federal funding agencies (e.g., K-level Career Development Award, R-level grant), that complements Department, School, and University research initiatives and programs,

(b) Participate in collaborative, interdisciplinary research programs, as appropriate to their interests and experience,

(c) Complete manuscript preparation, submission, and publication in reputable journals in health services or related fields,

(d) Engage with health care stakeholders (e.g., health care delivery systems, policy makers) for scientific activities, communicate science to non-academic communities outside of scientific conferences and journals, and translate evidence to real-world decision making.

(e) Teach in the Department's Master of Health Administration (MHA) and other educational programs and mentor undergraduate, Master, and doctoral students.

(f) Articulate how diverse lived experiences influence scientific, teaching, and/or mentoring activities.

Additionally, the Associate or Full Professor will serve as the Director of the Department’s graduate health administration programs as part of their responsibilities. In this important administrative role, the person will provide leadership for the growth and innovation of the in-residence Master of Health Administration (MHA) and Executive Master of Health Administration (EMHA) programs.

In addition, the successful candidate would be expected to participate in activities that support and advance the department’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), as well as regularly participate in University, School, Department, and Program activities such as engaging in governance, leading seminars, guest speaking, orientation(s), program and department faculty meetings, serving on key committees, mentoring and providing career development for diverse professionals and students, helping to continually update educational vision and strategy, graduation ceremonies, and relevant academic activities in the Department.



  • For Assistant Teaching Professor, a master's degree in Health or Business Administration, Health Management, Health Economics, Health Policy, Health Informatics, Public Health, Systems Engineering, or another relevant field
  • For Assistant Professor and Associate Professor or Professor, a doctoral degree (or foreign equivalent) in Health or Business Administration, Health Management, Health Economics, Health Policy, Health Informatics, Public Health, Systems Engineering, or another relevant field


Application Instructions

As part of the initial application stage, please submit through Interfolio

- For Assistant Teaching Professor:
- For Assistant Professor:
- For Associate or Full Professor:

  1. An up-to-date curriculum vitae detailing publication, grant funding, and teaching history;
  2. A cover letter describing what you see as your future potential to contribute to the field of healthcare organization and delivery and your potential to support the mission of the Department;
  3. A statement describing demonstrated commitment and activity in support of equity, diversity, and inclusion;
  4. Contact information for four (4) colleagues or supervisors willing to provide a letter of reference. Letters will only be requested during the final review stages.

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The Department of Health Systems and Population Health (HSPop) is a diverse department (60 regular faculty and 280 adjunct, affiliate, and clinical faculty) with faculty expertise in health economics, health care systems, health promotion, social determinants of health, health informatics, health information management, and social science. The CAMHE accredited UW Master of Health Administration (MHA) and Executive MHA programs have been one of the country's leading health administration programs in the country since our founding in 1972 and our more than 1,800 alumnae serve in leadership roles in health care delivery and finance throughout the United States. Program faculty conduct research that has transformed health care and have developed an evidence-based competency model that guides our approach to instruction and training for our students. The MHIHIM program has a rigorous, competency-based curriculum that prepares students to lead in the health IT field. It is structured around five key pillars: Health Information Systems, Health Care Data Analytics, Information Governance, Patient and Organizational Information Privacy and Security, and Health Systems Leadership.

Successful candidates may have an opportunity to be affiliated with several centers within the department and University, including the Center for Health Innovation and Policy Science, the Anti-Racism and Community Health (ARCH) Center, the Health Promotion Research Center, the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, and the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance.

The School of Public Health has five departments: Health Systems and Population Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health, and Global Health. Depending on the interests and qualifications of the successful candidate, an adjunct appointment may be considered with the five departments in the School of Public Health or other UW departments or affiliate institutions.   

The University of Washington is a public research institution with 140 departments housed within its various colleges and schools. For the latest campus data on student and faculty diversity, visit Among other forward-thinking efforts, the UW has a Population Health Initiative, which brings faculty together from across the University to address challenges in human health, social, and economic equity and environmental resilience. The UW is also home to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, an independent population health research center that provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world’s most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them.

In addition to collaboration opportunities across the UW are opportunities for collaboration with other Seattle area institutions (Public Health – Seattle & King County, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, a national Health Services Research and Development Center of Innovation at the VA, and Seattle Children's Hospital). The Pacific Northwest region is home to American Indian/Alaska Native, immigrant, Latinx, and sexual minority communities. Many of our faculty have longstanding partnerships with organizations working in these communities. 

Commitment to Diversity

The work of equity, diversity, and inclusion is the work of public health. The Department of Health Systems and Population Health and the UW School of Public Health are committed to a future that is free of health inequities, promotes the highest level of wellness for the communities we serve, and provides 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: and

UW and the SPH have developed specific programs to support new faculty, with a focus on supporting faculty around diversity, equity, and inclusion in research, teaching, and service. Our faculty development offerings are listed here.

  • University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment 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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Contact Information

  • Health Systems and Population Health
    University of Washington
    Seattle, WA 98105


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