Assistant Teaching Professor in Health Systems and Population Health

University of Washington

Assistant Teaching Professor - Health Systems and Population Health

Position Overview

Organization: Health Systems and Population Health

Title: Assistant Teaching Professor - Health Systems and Population Health

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Health Systems and Population Health in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for one faculty position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor (this position/track is not eligible for tenure). This is a full-time (100% FTE), 12-month service period position 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, service, and research/scholarship. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to:

(a) Teach approximately 6-8 courses per year (quarter system), primarily in the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program.  Areas of teaching emphasis may include national or international health systems, healthcare management, health policy, law, strategy, finance, informatics, statistical analysis, and ethics.

(b) Contribute to the department and school’s commitment to anti-racism by using innovative pedagogical approaches, centering equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in the classroom, and teaching about health equity and approaches to promote health in BIPOC populations though an anti-racism lens.

(c) Contribute to the departmental community by engaging in seminars, outreach activities and mentoring students.

(d) Participate in scholarship that centers on innovative and inclusive teaching and mentoring approaches at the national level.

(e) Play an active role in Department, School and University leadership, for example, by engaging in governance, serving on key committees (e.g., program admissions committees, departmental Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee) and helping to continually update educational vision and strategy.

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.

Environment

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, and social science. Two areas of focus are the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program and Master of Health Informatics & Health Information Management (HIHIM) program. The CAMHE accredited UW 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 (CHIPS), 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 other UW departments or affiliate institutions. For the latest campus data on student and faculty diversity visit https://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-statistics-policies/.

The University of Washington is a public research institution with 140 departments within various colleges and schools. Additionally, the UW has a Population Health Initiative, which brings faculty from across the University together 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, and 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, 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/ and depts.washington.edu/hserv/diversity-equity-inclusion.  

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.

Qualifications

Candidates must have a master’s degree in Health or Business Administration, Health Management, Health Economics, Health Policy, Health Informatics, Public Health, Systems Engineering or related discipline (or foreign equivalent) and must have demonstrated excellence in teaching at post-secondary level.

Positive factors for consideration for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • 2 to 3 years of teaching experience
  • DrPH or PhD in a related discipline

Instructions

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, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. Applicants who submit within 30 days after posting are guaranteed full consideration. Applications received after that date will be reviewed at the discretion of the search committee until the position is filled or the search is closed.   

As part of the initial application stage, please submit:

  1. An up-to-date curriculum vitae detailing teaching, and (if applicable) funding and publication history.
  2. A teaching philosophy statement describing your teaching experience, values and practices; please comment on your perspective regarding different teaching modalities, engaging students from varied disciplines and backgrounds, and teaching small- and large-format classes. You are encouraged to include a brief summary of any teaching evaluations for courses taught in the past 3 to 5 years.
  3. A statement describing demonstrated commitment and activity in support of diversity, equity and inclusion; statement prompt will be provided in the Interfolio application portal;
  4. Contact information for three (3) colleagues or supervisors willing to provide a letter of reference. Letters will only be requested during the final review stages.

Search Manager Contact Information 

For questions, please contact Carolyn Hostetler, Academic HR Manager at hspopahr@uw.edu or (206) 616-7205. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

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Disability Services

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under University of Washington (UW) Policy, University-compensated personnel must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/vaccination-requirement/.



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