UW Assistant Professor Tenure-Track


Position URL: apply.interfolio.com/115986

Position Description

The Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics (BNHI) department within The University of Washington
(UW) School of Nursing invites applications for a full time, tenure-track nursing faculty position at the level of
Assistant Professor. Tenure track faculty in BNHI have an annual service period of nine months (September
16-June 15). The anticipated start date is September 16, 2023.

Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to:
• Expertise and research foci in biobehavioral adult health, psychiatric mental health, or health
• Research consistent with the research areas of the School (symptom science, health equity, lifespan
health, and innovative methods)
• Prior experience with diverse, underserved, or marginalized populations
• At least one year of postdoctoral fellowship experience

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a willingness to work collaboratively across
disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds, and to develop and sustain a program of funded research.
Successful candidates must demonstrate commitment to research, teaching and mentoring a diverse student
body across all levels of the nursing curriculum (BSN, ABSN, MS, DNP, and PhD).

The UW School of Nursing excels at supporting research and fostering academic and professional growth
among faculty and students. The School is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion; and has a
strategic action plan, in alignment with the UW Diversity Blueprint, that considers faculty activities throughout
research, teaching, service, and practice. The UW School of Nursing endorses the Future of Nursing 2020-
2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity report’s recognition that Nursing has a major role in aligning
public health, health care, social services, and public policies to eliminate health disparities and achieve health
equity. The report also notes that nurses must incorporate a health equity lens learned in academic education.
Faculty with the rank of assistant professor are offered a wide range of networking, development, and
mentoring opportunities. The School’s Office for Nursing Research provides an in-depth research infrastructure
as well as prospects for interdisciplinary/interprofessional research and educational initiatives. The School and
Department foster mutually enriching community/academic partnerships within and beyond the UW campuses.

Candidates should have an earned PhD or related research degree, i.e., Doctorate of Nursing Science (or
foreign equivalent) in nursing science or a related field. Licensure or eligibility for RN licensure in Washington
State is required.

Application Instructions
Applicants should submit a letter of interest (3 pages maximum), including a summary of current/pending
research and research goals, discussion of alignment between one’s research program and the BNHI research
focus areas, statement of teaching philosophy and experience; as well as a curriculum vitae, and a one-page
diversity statement describing current activities and potential to contribute to the UW’s and the School of
Nursing’s diversity mission, inclusive excellence, and commitment to being an anti-racist institution. Preferred
formats are DOC/DOCX and PDF. The letter should be addressed to Dr. Margaret Heitkemper, Professor and
Chair, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics.

Priority consideration will be given to those whose materials are received by 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time
on December 5, 2022.

Interested individuals may contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Kerryn Reding (kreding@uw.edu)
with questions about this opportunity