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 informatics.
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.
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 (email@example.com) with questions about this opportunity.
The University of Washington is an internationally ranked public university serving diverse students, faculty, and staff, committed to educating and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups and covered veterans. Our academic community includes 25% first-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grant students, and faculty from over 70 countries.
The University of Washington is known for the benefits offered (see http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/benefits/) and commitment to achieving work/life balance.
The University of Washington is located in Seattle, a vibrant metropolitan center with increasingly diverse racial, ethnic, and immigrant communities. The region’s Cascade Mountains, Puget Sound beaches and waterways offer an unmatched wealth of outdoor activities and cultural attractions.