Summary of Duties: Washington State University (WSU) Health Sciences and the Department of Medical Education and Clinical Sciences (DMECS) of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine (ESFCOM) invite applications for an Assistant Professor, a full-time, 12-month tenure-track position located in either Seattle, WA or Spokane, WA. The faculty member's primary responsibility will be to participate in a collaborative, extramurally funded program of research focused on Native health within the portfolio of the Initiative for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH), as well as to develop new areas of research aligned with their interests.
IREACH includes a multidisciplinary faculty who conduct extramurally funded research in the areas of Native Health (including American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander), health disparities, and more recently rural health. IREACH is a unit with both core senior and junior faculty, and about 60 staff. It has its own methods unit with epidemiologists and biostatisticians, fiscal unit, an in-house editor, and a dedicated IRB coordinator. Junior faculty receive support and considerable mentoring from senior mentors. More about the work of IREACH can be found on their home page (https://ireach.wsu.edu).
An earned PhD in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, the Social Sciences, an MD, or in another field relevant to public health research by the time of hire, and postdoctoral training or three years equivalent experience at an academic institution of higher learning. Applicants must have some extramurally funded research and peer-reviewed publications.
Demonstrated experience conducting research in Native Health, rural health, agriculture and health, behavioral health/addictions, health technology, social determinants of health, environmental health or similar disciplines.
At least three (3) years experience working with underserved populations, preferably American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander populations.
Demonstrated high level organizational/multi-tasking competencies. Demonstrated experience mentoring students and/or postdoctoral fellows. Demonstrated ability to interact with large groups and individuals at all work levels.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.