The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) within the School of Public Health at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for two tenure track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in Fall 2020 (12 month appointment, UW Job Class Code: 0116).

Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Our department values diversity, rigor, and innovative approaches to environmental and occupational health (EOH) research and practice. We seek candidates from all disciplines that inform EOH, but are particularly interested in applicants with scholarship in the following areas of expertise: (1) disaster preparedness, resilience and policy; and (2) toxicology.

All University of Washington faculty engage in research, teaching, mentorship and service. Applicants should provide a formal letter of interest indicating their research interests and teaching experience and pedagogy, curriculum vitae, at least four names and contact information for four references (letters of recommendation may be asked for at a later time), samples of research work and teaching experience (with course evaluations if available), and a statement noting how their research, teaching, student mentorship, and service experience or interests have the potential to support DEOHS’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. A PhD in a relevant field, or foreign equivalent is required.

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: (

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences is a premier research and educational department. DEOHS has research programs providing leadership in toxicology, exposure assessment, environmental epidemiology, occupational health and safety, microbiology, and environmental health practice-based participatory 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 and reaches today’s workforce and other stake-holder communities with sustainable environmental and occupational health solutions through our public service, innovative research and cross-disciplinary partnerships.

Our program is ranked fifth in the world among academic environmental and occupational health sciences programs. The department 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), a Superfund Research Program, and the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety. There is a rich history of collaborative research in the department and across the University that supports new faculty.

For the disaster preparedness, resilience and policy position, it is anticipated that the new early career faculty member will bring interest and appropriate expertise in disaster-related health risk management, including policy experience related to increasing resilience in affected communities. We especially welcome candidates with a strong background or interest in community relevant, translatable research.

For the toxicologist position, it is anticipated that the new early career faculty member will bring interest and appropriate expertise in mechanistic toxicology with potential applications for developing biomarkers for experimental and human population studies, and techniques for understanding molecular mechanisms of chemically-related illnesses. We especially welcome candidates with a strong background in cellular and animal models using biochemical, molecular and physiological approaches.

We invite you to learn more about the department and the university by visiting and respectively.

Application Instructions

Applications should be submitted to Interfolio (; initial review will begin January 6, 2020 and will continue until the positions are filled. Contact: Madison Rayfield, Assistant to the Chair, Candidates who fail to satisfy minimum qualifications cannot be considered for this position.

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.

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