Assistant Professor-Prevention Science/Health Equity

Washington State University
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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.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time

Washington State University
501 Johnson Tower
Pullman, WA 99163
United States

How to Apply

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 [email protected], 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

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Application Deadline
Screening of application materials begins October 25, 2019 and will continue until position is filled.