Website University of Washington

The Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics Department within The University of Washington School of Nursing invites applications for a full time, 9-month tenure-track nursing faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. Candidates should have an earned PhD in nursing science or a related field. Licensure as an RN in Washington State or eligibility is desired. Postdoctoral fellowship experience is highly desired. Applicants with expertise and research foci in biobehavioral adult health and/or health informatics consistent with the research areas of the School (symptom science, health equity, lifespan health, and innovative methods) and involving a diverse population are strongly encouraged to apply.
Successful candidates must be committed to research, teaching and mentoring a diverse student body across all levels of the nursing curriculum (undergraduate, MS, DNP, PhD). We seek candidates who demonstrate a willingness to work collaboratively across disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds, and who demonstrate potential to develop and sustain a program of funded research.
The School of Nursing excels at supporting research and fostering academic and professional growth of faculty and students. Faculty in 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 opportunities for interdisciplinary/interprofessional research and educational initiatives. The School and the Department foster mutually enriching community/academic partnerships within and beyond the University of Washington campuses.
The University of Washington, Seattle serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including 25% first-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grant students, and faculty from over 70 countries. The University of Washington is committed to building a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University of Washington makes it a priority to recruit and retain faculty whose research, teaching and service enhances diversity, and in turn brings excellence For the UW, diversity initiatives pertain to “groups or individuals with differences in culture or background, including, but not limited to, race, sex, gender identity, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability, nationality, religion, and military status.” We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion.
Priority consideration will be given to those whose materials are received by November 30, 2017. To apply, please send a letter of interest (3 pages maximum), including a summary of research (current and pending), research goals, discussion of match of research program with the BNHI research focus areas; teaching experience and philosophy, and diversity activities. Please also provide curriculum vitae. Send information to Dr. Margaret Heitkemper, Professor and Chair, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics. Direct materials to:

Wendy Herzog
Assistant to the Chair, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics
Box 357266/Health Sciences T601
[email protected]
P. 206.685.8615

Interested individuals are directed to contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Elizabeth Bridges ([email protected]), with questions about the position.