Lecturer Full-Time Department of Family Medicine

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: MSE

Title: Lecturer Full-Time Department of Family Medicine

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Family Medicine (DFM) at the University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM) improves the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities through leadership in education, scholarship and clinical care. This position will involve preparing health professionals in areas related to: learning across settings both urban and rural settings; community engagement; educational and clinical equity; social and structural justice and determinants of health. It will also involve working with a variety of educational, clinical and non­profit organizations in the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI) region, including identifying and building new partnerships. The role combines curricular development, instruction and facilitation, and scholarship requiring deep knowledge of teaching and learning, community-based public health, core tenets of anti-oppression and anti-racism, and other disciplinary areas that foster equity, diversity and inclusion.

Primary Responsibilities:

Serve as a member of the DFM team that collaboratively plans and maintains the curriculum for required and elective programs and courses for health care professional students with an emphasis on medical students. In addition, this group strives to make meaningful connections between university and community to meet the health care needs of the WWAMI region with a focus on primary care and urban underserved populations.

Teach student courses and provide faculty development activities in the area of education and learning across contexts, as well as provide instructional expertise in areas such as (but not limited to) curriculum development, critical theory, policy, community engagement, health equity, care of marginalized patients, and culturally sustaining pedagogies. Critically look at the content of education and learning through an equity lens.

Collaborate with the service learning and other university or community organizations to select and develop relationships with community partners for service and educational experiences and pipeline opportunities.

Participate in the evaluation of the programs and courses regarding the link between educational activities and medical specialty selection type of practice and location of practice for purposes of program effectiveness in meeting regional workforce needs.

Serve on section/department or school committees

Provide oversight leadership for educational programs. This may include supervision of staff, strategic planning and implementing quality improvement measures as needed.

Represent DFM and UWSOM at conferences, workshops and meetings.

Collaborate with DFM staff and faculty to produce scholarly works.

Develop and support equity, diversity, and inclusion in the work and learning environment.

All university faculty and lecturers engage in teaching, research, and service. Appointment to commence on or before Spring Quarter 2020.

Reporting to the DFM Director of Medical Student Education (MSE), the position will carry the rank of Lecturer Full-Time at 100% FTE. Renewal of this appointment will be considered annually. This is a 12-month, non-tenured track position.  Salary will depend on qualifications.


MPH (or equivalent degree) in social and structural determinants of health or a related field required.

Minimum of 3 years' experience in teaching at an institution of higher education

Minimum of 2 years' experience in teaching and managing community-based programs and courses.

Knowledge of current pedagogies to support medical professional education, culturally-responsive pedagogies and equity discourse.

Knowledge in content areas related to learning within and across a variety of settings (e.g., curriculum development, educational evaluation, educational policy).

Experience building and maintaining academic-community partnerships.

Strong communication and organization skills and ability to work collaboratively with community partners and university faculty.

Strong public speaking skills and demonstrated success in addressing diverse audiences, including physicians, students, and community members.

Demonstrated ability to work across teams, departments, and schools to develop, implement, and evaluate programming.

Expertise in online learning or online teaching.

Proven track record of teaching inter-professional courses and activities.


Candidates should submit the following via Interfolio:

A detailed letter describing qualifications for the position, including academic preparation and experience.

Curriculum vitae

The names and contact information of three individuals who have been asked to provide written references

One-page statement of how you might further advance/expand the work of the DFM Medical Student Education Section

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.