Associate Professor/Professor, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Spokane OR Seattle, Washington
May 31, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Associate Professor/Professor, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Employee Type: Faculty

Position Number: 123560

Work Location: Other

Summary of Duties:
Washington State University Health Sciences and the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine invite applications for an Associate Professor/Professor, a full-time, 12-month tenure-track position located in either Seattle or Spokane, WA. The faculty member's primary responsibility will be to conduct 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).

IREACH includes a multidisciplinary faculty who conduct extramurally funded research in the areas of Native Health, Latino Health and Behavioral Health in vulnerable populations. IREACH is a unit with both core senior and junior faculty, and about 40 staff. It has its own fiscal unit and an in house editor and IRB coordinator. More about the work of IREACH can be found on their home page Initiative for Research and Education to Advance Community Health.

Position Details:
The majority of the successful candidate's time, up to 90%, will be focused on extramural research. Academic service (5%) and teaching in the form of mentoring graduate students and post-doctoral fellows (5%) will make up the remaining effort. Classroom teaching is optional.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will have an existing extramurally funded program of research in one of the following areas:




  • Latino/Hispanic health
  • Native American health
  • Social determinants of health

    The expectation is that the successful candidate will plan, obtain funding, and conduct research broadly related to one of the above areas. Publication in peer reviewed journals, presentation at professional societies, and engagement with relevant community groups is expected. The candidate will mentor graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Participation in college and university committees and contribution to IREACH service activities is expected.

    Required Qualifications:
    An earned PhD in Public Health, Epidemiology, Medicine, or a closely related field and at least 6 years’ experience as an Assistant Professor or equivalent.


    Demonstrated experience conducting research in one or more of the following areas: Latino/Hispanic health, rural health, Native American health, agriculture and health, behavioral health/addictions in underserved populations, technology to improve health in underserved populations, social determinants of health, environmental health in underserved populations.

    Demonstrated record of external research funding.

    Posting Open Date: 05/16/2017

    Posting Close Date:

    Open Until Filled: Yes

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