DEOHS faculty positions and fellowships

Hiring now for five new faculty positions in DEOHS

The University of Washington Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) is hiring three tenure-track faculty positions and two assistant teaching professor positions in Environmental and Occupational Health. We seek candidates from all relevant disciplines. Come join our department!

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 2022 (12-month full-time appointment). Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Our department values diversity, rigor and innovative approaches to environmental and occupational health research and practice. We seek candidates from all disciplines that inform environmental and occupational health but are particularly interested in applicants with scholarship in one of the following areas of expertise: (1) Occupational Health and Safety; (2) Environmental Epidemiology; and (3) Toxicology.

All University of Washington 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 another UW department, such as the Department of Epidemiology for the Environmental Epidemiology expert, 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 levels 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.

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Assistant Teaching Professor Full-Time in Environmental and Occupational Health (2 positions)

The Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) within the School of Public Health at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for two full-time (12-month) faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor (this track is not tenure eligible). The anticipated start date is summer or fall 2022. Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Our department values diversity, practice-based experience and innovative teaching approaches to environmental and occupational health (EOH) education. We seek candidates from all disciplines that inform EOH. This position will engage in teaching in one or more of the following areas: (1) Environmental Public Health and (2) Occupational Health and Safety.

Responsibilities: All University of Washington Assistant Teaching Professor-rank faculty engage in teaching, student mentorship and service. The successful candidates will be expected to teach approximately 4 EOH-related courses (~750 student credit hours) at the undergraduate and graduate levels, mentor a minimum of two graduate students and participate on department-related service committees.

DEOHS is a premier research and educational 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 levels 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, with a strong focus on functional genomics and molecular approaches), the UW Superfund Research Program and the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (a NIOSH Education and Research Center). There is a rich history of collaborative research in the department and across the University that supports new faculty.

The University of Washington 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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