The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) within the School of Public Health at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position as Assistant Professor in Occupational Health and Safety with an anticipated start date of September 2019. Faculty have an annual service period of twelve months. Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience. This new faculty position would provide sustained departmental research, teaching, and service expertise in the recognition, evaluation, and control of workplace exposures in Washington State and beyond.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach occupational health-related courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, mentor students from diverse backgrounds, develop an extramurally funded research portfolio, and conduct quality research independently and/or in collaboration with other Departmental or University faculty and community members. We especially encourage candidates whose research includes communities that are disproportionately impacted by occupational hazards. In addition, the candidate will actively participate in service to the university and regional community, and promote a diverse and inclusive community of faculty, staff, and students. The faculty member will also work with the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety, which is a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-funded Education and Research Center (ERC), and the Department’s continuing education programs. UW DEOHS is funded in part by the Washington State Medical Aid and Accident Funds and thus occupational safety and health is central to the mission of the Department.
The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences is dedicated to creating sustainable and equitable communities where everyone has access to healthy and safe workplaces, clean air, clean water, and safe food. DEOHS investigates how workplace and environmental factors affect people’s health. As part of the top-ranked UW School of Public Health, DEOHS educates tomorrow’s health and safety leaders and reaches today’s workforce with sustainable health solutions through our public service, innovative research and cross-disciplinary partnerships. Our program is ranked fifth in the world for environmental and occupational health programs. We invite you to learn more about the department and the university by visiting https://deohs.washington.edu and http://www.washington.edu, respectively.
Required: PhD degree or foreign equivalent in industrial hygiene, exposure science, occupational health and safety, or a related field.
About University of Washington
The University of Washington (UW) has global recognition as a top 10 university, one of only two public universities in the Top 10 list. With three campuses, the UW is a vital economic engine for the state and a center for research and scholarship across the globe. The UW employs more than 4,000 outstanding faculty members, has an endowment of roughly $3.4 billion, and boasts a diverse range of academic programs, including a robust health sciences and engineering enterprise.