Lecturer of Global Health
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and the Department of Global Health within the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health at the University of Washington are recruiting to fill several (up to six) full-time faculty positions at the Lecturer non-tenure-track level. The school of the appointment will be determined by qualifications. IHME is a leader in quantifying health for global policy.
The Lecturer(s) will be part of the Global Burden of Disease and Injuries team and have an important instructional role in mentoring pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellows in the burden of disease and the field of health metrics. The Lecturer(s) may also work with fellows and colleagues in other countries.
The Global Burden of Disease and Injuries team is involved with cutting-edge research to measure the global impact of disease, injuries, and risk factors using one common metric – the disability-adjusted life year (DALY). This metric takes into account both mortality and morbidity from specific conditions and produces comparable estimates for all conditions. Incumbents will be assigned a subset of conditions from within a full set of 291 disease and injuries and 67 risk factors. Lecturers will be expected to maintain expertise in the growing epidemiological literature on his/her set of conditions and risk factors and demonstrate the ability to model and critique the results of incorporating new data to generate up-to-date estimates of years of life lived with disability, years of life lost, deaths, and DALYs. Incumbents will be expected to communicate with condition-specific experts outside of IHME who will be able to explain emerging data and who have a depth of understanding of the clinical or contextual characteristics of the given conditions. Lecturers are expected to become literate in these topics as well.
The successful applicants will have an MD or PhD in epidemiology, population health, biostatistics, health informatics, health economics, health policy, or a related field. The successful applicant will have experience with quantitative research in a health-related field.
University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. Salary DOE + excellent benefits. Applicants should forward their curriculum vitae, a brief statement outlining their research interests, and at least five letters of reference to:
Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and level of appointment. The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
This search is open until filled.