Summary of Duties: Washington State University (WSU) Health Sciences and the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine invite applications for an Associate 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. The position requires strong expertise in quantitative research methods, such as epidemiology or biostatistics. The successful candidate will provide mentoring and supervision to Assistant Professors who are members of the IREACH Methods Core (see below).
IREACH includes a multidisciplinary faculty who conduct extramurally funded research in the area of Native 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. More about the work of IREACH can be found on their home page (https://ireach.wsu.edu/).
Strong quantitative skills are essential.
Expertise in study design.
An earned PhD in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or a closely related field with strong training in quantitative research methods by the start date of the position.
Current appointment at the Associate or Professor rank or equivalent at an academic institution of higher learning. If an Assistant Professor, must be in process of being promoted to Associate Professor and have at least 6 years experience as a faculty member.
Demonstrated experience designing and implementing research in Native American health, rural health, agriculture and health, behavioral health/addictions, health technology, social determinants of health, environmental health or similar disciplines.
At least 5 years experience working with underserved populations, preferably American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian populations.
Experience writing successful grant applications.
Track record of external research funding, preferably NIH.
Demonstrated ability to interact with large groups and individuals at all work levels.
Demonstrated high level organizational/multi-tasking competencies.
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.