The Department of Global Health (DGH) is one of the premier Global Health Programs in the world. Housed jointly in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health, with a mandate to harness the expertise of all 16 UW schools and colleges, the department's 385 faculty use highly interdisciplinary approaches to work with colleagues in 140 countries to improve health, reduce health disparities, and build sustainable health system capacity. The Department's major research, educational, and capacity-building programs focus on a broad range of health issues, including several with strong, synergistic links to mental health such as HIV and other infectious diseases; women's, adolescents' and children's health; injury and violence prevention; drug safety; health metrics; and health systems strengthening and program delivery. The department's research programs, which total over $110 million/year, span from interdisciplinary laboratory-based investigation, through multi-center clinical trials, to metrics development, program evaluation and implementation science.
The International Clinical Research Center (ICRC) is a University-chartered center that currently has 14 full-time faculty, over 30 staff, and 23 students and fellows working towards its mission. The mission of the ICRC is to execute clinical research, expand international clinical trial capacity, and advance implementation of successful prevention and treatment interventions globally. The ICRC conducts observational studies and clinical trials related to HIV, sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, and other infectious diseases and develops efficient clinical operations, data management and analyses, and laboratory operations in support of clinical research.
The University of Washington (UW), Department of Global Health is seeking an Assistant Professor, without tenure to join the International Clinical Research Center (ICRC). This is a full-time (100% FTE), 12-month service period position with an anticipated start date in Fall 2020. A start-up package will be provided to facilitate successful establishment of an independent research career.
The ICRC is expanding its areas of research and strengthening its work in clinical trials and other interventional research. Potential areas of focus include family planning, sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, behavioral science and behavioral economics, adolescent health, and other relevant areas, including their integration with HIV prevention and treatment. This position will design, implement and analyze data from international clinical trials, in drug development, prevention and care delivery optimization, implementation science, or similar areas, specifically in low and middle income countries. This position will be responsible for obtaining independent research funding.
As a member of the Department of Global Health, the candidate would be expected to regularly participate in Departmental activities such as mentoring, seminar participation or guest speaking; orientation(s), program and department faculty meetings, graduation ceremonies; search committees; conducting research; and relevant academic activities in the Department. These include teaching, supervision of student research projects related or unrelated to their thesis or dissertation, supervision of practica or fieldwork placements, and seminar participation or guest speaking. All University of Washington faculty engage in reaching, research, and service.
Salary is commensurate with experience and level of appointment.
Department and School's Diversity Statements
The Department recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. The Department encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability and age. The Department strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.
The UW School of Medicine is committed to building and sustaining a multicultural community that fosters equity, diversity and inclusion. We believe that this is achieved by intentionally creating opportunities for involvement, participation and growth for each individual and by nurturing a positive institutional climate through professional development, education, policy and practice. For more information, please see the following website: https://www.uwmedicine.org/school-of-medicine/about.
The UW School of Public Health is committed to a diverse academic community. We view diversity, equity and inclusion as essential to our mission, and we welcome applications from faculty who have demonstrated research, training and service experience in this area. For more information, please see the following website: http://sph.washington.edu/diversity/.
All candidates must have a M.D. or Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in medicine, public health or related field.
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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.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.