Assistant Professor in Mathematical Sciences

University of Washington Department of Health Metrics Sciences

Assistant Professor WOT, Mathematical Sciences - Department of Health Metrics Sciences

Position Overview

Organization: Health Metrics Sciences

Title: Assistant Professor WOT, Mathematical Sciences - Department of Health Metrics Sciences

Position Details

Position Description

Established on July 1, 2018, the Department of Health Metrics Sciences is the world’s first academic department devoted to the science of health metrics. The Department of Health Metrics Sciences and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation within the School of Medicine at the University of Washington are recruiting to fill one full-time faculty position at the Assistant Professor without tenure (WOT) level. Anticipated start is July 2021.

About IHME

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research organization that produces cutting-edge scientific and policy-relevant quantitative evidence for use by policymakers, donors, and other stakeholders. Based at the University of Washington, IHME’s ongoing work provides high-quality measurement of the world’s major health problems, assesses how these problems are being addressed, and identifies how best to dedicate resources to maximize health improvement.  IHME’s approach maximizes cross-disciplinary, quantitative analytic approaches and methods aimed at incorporating all relevant data in order to produce policy-relevant results using ground-breaking science.

About the Position

The incumbent will lead development and implementation of new scientific computing methodologies focusing on IHME applications, including approaches for inference, machine learning, optimization, and statistical modeling. Applications include risk factor analysis, meta-analysis, robust modeling, and frontier analysis. The incumbent will contribute toward methodological advancement of various tools, to solve persistent data and analytic challenges using mathematical sciences for various research teams at IHME. Incumbent will also contribute to and supervise development of scientific computing software.

The incumbent is expected to present the results both internally and externally and to contribute to appropriate peer reviewed journal articles and policy reports pertaining to them.

Faculty members will also take on an important leadership role in mentoring predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows working in the field of health metrics. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience.

Assistant Professors in the Department of Health Metrics Sciences have an annual service period of 12 months (July 1– June 30). Faculty appointed WOT do not hold tenure because all or part of their annual University-administered salary is derived from sources other than regularly appropriated state funds. Except for this distinction, WOT faculty members have the same rights, responsibilities, and obligations as tenure-track and tenured faculty members at those ranks.


The successful applicants will have an MD, PhD, or foreign equivalent in statistics, applied mathematics, computer science, or other relevant subject. The successful applicant will have a proven record of quantitative research in a health-related field including statistical modeling using multiple and large data sets.


Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a brief statement outlining research interests and a minimum of two letters of recommendation through Interfolio. 

Note that five letters of recommendation are required at the point at which a candidate advances to the final phase of consideration.

This position is open until filled. 

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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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