Acting Assistant Professor, US Health Disparities
US Health Disparities
Job posting information
Salary range: $100,000 – $110,004
Date posted: January 10, 2024
Established on July 1, 2018, the Department of Health Metrics Sciences is the world’s first academic department devoted to the science of health metrics. The Department of Health Metrics Sciences and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation within the School of Medicine at the University of Washington are recruiting to fill one full-time faculty position at the Acting Assistant Professor without tenure (WOT) level. Anticipated start is Summer quarter in Academic Year 2023-24.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research organization that produces cutting-edge scientific and policy-relevant quantitative evidence for use by policymakers, donors, and other stakeholders. Based at the University of Washington, IHME’s ongoing work provides high-quality measurement of the world’s major health problems, assesses how these problems are being addressed, and identifies how best to dedicate resources to maximize health improvement. IHME’s approach maximizes cross-disciplinary, quantitative analytic approaches and methods aimed at incorporating all relevant data in order to produce policy-relevant results using ground-breaking science.
About the Position
The US Health Disparities research team is a vital team in the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors enterprise (GBD), a core research area for IHME. A systematic, scientific effort to quantify the comparative magnitude of health loss due to diseases, injuries, and risk factors by age, sex, and geography over time, the GBD is the largest and most comprehensive effort to date to measure epidemiological levels and trends worldwide. The US Health Disparities team engages in research on burden of disease and health disparities in the US, with a particular focus on geographical and racial and ethnic health disparities.
The successful applicant will be involved in the US Health Disparities team’s efforts to develop estimates of the burden of disease by county, race and ethnicity, age, sex, year, and cause. Specifically, this position will focus on developing novel methods for generating estimates of prevalence, incidence, and years lived with disability (YLDs) for a range of health conditions, in order to quantify non-fatal burden of disease in the US at the county level and by race and ethnicity
The successful applicant will also take on an important leadership role in mentoring predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows working in the field of health metrics. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. The salary range for this position is $100,000 – $110,004 commensurate with experience.
Acting Assistant Professors in the Department of Health Metrics Sciences have an annual service period of 12 months (July 1– June 30).
The successful applicants will have an MD, PhD, or foreign equivalent in medicine, epidemiology, population health, health metrics, biostatistics, public health, statistics, health informatics, health policy, or other relevant subject. The successful applicant will have a proven record of quantitative research in health metrics including statistical modeling using and synthesizing multiple and large data sets.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a brief statement outlining research interests, a diversity statement, and a minimum of two letters of recommendation through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/138953
Note that three letters of recommendation are required at the point at which a candidate advances to the final phase of consideration.
This position is open until filled.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research center at the University of Washington (UW). Its mission is to deliver to the world timely, relevant, and scientifically valid evidence to improve health policy and practice. IHME carries out its mission through a range of projects within different research areas including the Global Burden of Diseases (GBD), Injuries, and Risk Factors; Future Health Scenarios; Cost Effectiveness and Efficiency; Resource Tracking; and Impact Evaluations. Our vision is to provide policymakers, donors, and researchers with the highest-quality quantitative evidence base so all people live long lives in full health.
IHME is committed to providing the evidence base necessary to help solve the world’s most important health problems. This requires creativity and innovation, which are cultivated by an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment that respects and appreciates differences, embraces collaboration, and invites the voices of all IHME team members.