Company Name:

Washington State University


Pullman, Washington

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Assistant Professor

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Date Posted:

October 1, 2019

Assistant Professor in Prevention Science/Health Equity for Human Development

Washington State University – Department of Human Development with the rank of Assistant Professor.

The Department of Human Development (HD) at Washington State University seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with scholarly expertise in prevention science and health disparities/health equity. This is a 9-month, tenure-track full-time faculty position to begin August 16, 2020, or as negotiated at the university's main campus in Pullman, Washington. Successful applicants are expected to establish an independent program of scholarly research in prevention science and will teach two graduate or undergraduate classes per semester in topics related to human development or prevention science. Responsibilities Developing scholarly research leading to refereed (i.e., peer-reviewed) scholarship related to promoting equity and reducing health disparities/health equity in child, family, and community health. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to, social/emotional development; social and epigenetic determinants of health and/or intergenerational trauma; and intersectionality. In addition, we desire a candidate whose scholarly work has implications for advancing the field of prevention science as it relates to health disparities/health equity. Required: Earned Ph.D. in human development or related area such as developmental psychology, prevention science, health promotion, family science, education, social work, sociology, or any related discipline by the date of hire; and Evidence of research experience focused on health disparities/health equity. Preferred: Demonstrated ability to conduct programmatic, high-quality research; Demonstrated effectiveness in developing and delivering undergraduate and graduate level courses; Demonstrated ability or potential to acquire external research funding; Strong research training and/or teaching experience in advanced quantitative or qualitative methodological approaches; Evidence of effective communication and collaboration skills with academic professionals, support staff, students, and diverse constituencies; and Expertise in one or more of the following areas of prevention science as they relate to health disparities/health equity: a) Research addressing origins of social determinants of health; b) Reducing effects of social determinants of health through preventive interventions or policies; c) Prevention program development, adaptation, implementation, and adaptation approaches that aim to reduce health disparities; d) Testing interventions with understudied populations; e) Economic benefits of reduction in health disparities resulting from preventive interventions; f) Heterogeneity of response to/effects of preventive interventions across groups. Screening of application materials begins October 25, 2019 and will continue until position is filled. To apply, visit and applications must include the following materials: 1) a detailed letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications, 2) a statement of research interests, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy, 4) a current curriculum vitae, and 5) the names, addresses, and contact information for three references. Please contact Dr. Michael Cleveland, Search Committee Chair, at, 509-335-2870 for questions about this position. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. For a complete position description listing all required and desired qualifications and application process, visit For additional information on Washington State University, the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences or Human Development, visit, and EEO/AA/ADA.

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