DEOHS faculty positions and fellowships

Hiring now for three tenure-track faculty positions in the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences

The University of Washington Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences is hiring three tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty positions in Environmental and Occupational Health. We seek candidates from all relevant disciplines. Come join our department!

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Assistant Professor Tenure-Track (3 positions)

The Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) within the School of Public Health at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in Autumn quarter 2024 (12-month full-time appointment). The base salary range for this position will be $9,167 – $12,500 per month ($110,004 – $150,000 per year), commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Our department values diversity, rigor and innovative approaches to environmental and occupational health research and practice. These positions may specialize in a discipline that informs environmental and occupational health including environmental toxicology, exposure science including exposomics, environmental and occupational epidemiology, climate and health, environmental justice, environmental health disparities, microbiome and environmental health, environmental chemistry, economic or policy analysis in environmental and occupational health sciences, ergonomics/musculoskeletal diseases or occupational safety science.

 All UW faculty engage in research, teaching, mentorship, and service. The successful candidates will be expected to develop an independent and sustainable sponsored research program and develop a teaching portfolio that enhances the Department's teaching mission, including classroom instruction at the graduate and undergraduate level. The successful candidates will be visionary scholars who enjoy working in a highly interdisciplinary team environment. Adjunct or joint appointments in other UW departments may also be appropriate for successful candidates.

DEOHS is a premier research and education department. DEOHS research programs lead in the fields of toxicology, exposure assessment, environmental epidemiology, occupational health and safety, microbiology and infectious diseases, and environmental health practice-based and community-engaged research. Educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate level train future leaders in environmental and occupational health sciences.  As part of the top-ranked UW School of Public Health, DEOHS educates tomorrow's environmental health and safety leaders, directly impacting workers and communities through public service, innovative research, and cross-disciplinary partnerships.

DEOHS is home to numerous training grants and research centers supported by the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. This includes an NIEHS Core Center (the Interdisciplinary Exposure, Disease, Genomics, and Environment Center; the EPA-funded UW Center for Environmental Health Equity; the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (a NIOSH Education and Research Center); the Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health); the Center for Disaster Resilient Communities; the Center for Health and the Global Environment; the Biostatistics, Epidemiologic and Bioinformatic Training in Environmental Health (BEBTEH) training grant; and the Environmental Pathology / Toxicology training grant. There is a rich history of collaborative research in the department and across the University that supports new faculty.

The UW is one of the world’s preeminent public universities in impact and funding. Since 1969, UW consistently places among the top five for total sponsored research funding for all public and private universities in the country. The UW School of Public Health (SPH) is recognized worldwide for its strength in public health research and practice. SPH research is greatly enhanced by partnerships with other excellent research and public health organizations in the Puget Sound region, including the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Kaiser Permanente, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Harborview Medical Center and Seattle Children's. SPH researchers also work closely with local and state governmental agencies, such as Public Health-Seattle and King County, the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. In addition, faculty have built strong collaborations with many national and international programs that support and/or conduct public health research and practice.

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Commitment to Diversity

UW DEOHS believes that every person should have a safe place to work and a healthy, safe neighborhood to call home. Our faculty, students and staff conduct research and provide a range of services that protect workers, improve health, and strengthen communities. We are committed to advancing equity in health and educational outcomes, with a focus on reaching those who have historically faced power differentials, racism and other forms of oppression. We believe having a diverse and culturally competent faculty, student body and staff is the best way to serve communities in our region and beyond. We strive to create an environment that welcomes students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, including socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability. Our DEOHS Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee meets throughout the year to develop, advocate for, and maintain policies and initiatives that enhance diversity and promote a welcoming climate. 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.

The work of equity, diversity and inclusion is the work of Public Health. We 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: