Assistant or Associate Professor in Global Mental Health Program, University of Washington

Mar 18,2019 | Consortium_staff Job Opportunities

The University of Washington (UW) Departments of Global Health (DGH) and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (PBSci) are seeking candidates for up to two (2) faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor and Associate Professor (without tenure) to join the UW Global Mental Health Program (UWGMH). These are full-time, 12-month service period positions with anticipated start dates in fall of 2019. The position Rank will be determined based on candidate’s level of experience.

The program aims to reduce the burden of mental disorders in low resource settings around the world through innovative and high impact research, training, partnerships, and evidence-informed advocacy. Strategic priorities for the initial phase of development include: 1) global mental health implementation science, 2) health systems research and the integration of mental health into a variety of healthcare and non-healthcare platforms, and 3) capacity-building and technical assistance skills to support the translation of research to real world implementation guidance. These domains are consistent with the DGH priority of expanding implementation science and its application to non-communicable diseases. They are also consistent with the PBSci priority of supporting research and related activities that yield population impact on mental health.

All candidates for this position must have an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent in a relevant medical, health science, or social science field, or foreign equivalent. In order to be eligible for university sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-US) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. medical license examination (USMLE), or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The candidate’s prior career activities should demonstrate experience with solving global challenges in mental health. In addition, the candidate must have a track record, commensurate with academic rank, as a researcher in Global Health, Mental Health, Behavioral Sciences, or Public Health.

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