Nursing and Healthcare Leadership – Assistant Professor (AA21464)

Position Overview

Organization: University of Washington, Tacoma, Nursing, Tacoma

Title : Assistant Professor

Search Number : AA21464

Position Details

The University of Washington Tacoma (UW Tacoma) invites applications for a position in the Nursing and Healthcare Leadership Program beginning September, 2017. The position is available at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track, multi-year). This is a full-time position with a nine-month service period.


Applicants for the tenure-track position must have an earned doctorate (U.S. or foreign equivalent) by the time of appointment, evidence of active scholarship and teaching experience. If the applicant is a licensed professional, they must be eligible for licensure in Washington State.


The Nursing and Healthcare Leadership program offers degrees in nursing and healthcare leadership with a strong focus on addressing diversity and social justice.  The program is recruiting colleagues who in their scholarship, teaching, and service demonstrate experience, knowledge, and sensitivity to the needs of culturally diverse and underrepresented racial/ethnic populations and groups. As one of three campuses of the UW School of Nursing, the program is accredited by CCNE.


Two nursing degrees are offered: a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and a Master of Nursing (MN). The BSN is designed for learners who are registered nurses (RNs). The MN has two curriculum options: the first option is Leader in Healthcare Delivery. This option provides nurses with in-depth knowledge and skills relating to leading in a constantly changing healthcare environment. The second option is Nurse Educator, which prepares RNs to teach diverse populations in multiple settings. Additionally, a Doctorate in Educational Leadership (EdD) that includes a pathway for nurse educators is offered in collaboration with the School of Education.


Also offered is a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Healthcare Leadership (BA HCL), preparing students from a range of professions and backgrounds for careers in leadership positions across a spectrum of healthcare settings, including healthcare organizations, government, and industry. Preliminary planning has begun for the development of a Master’s degree in healthcare leadership or a related field.


One of three campuses of the University of Washington, UW Tacoma is an urban-serving university actively engaged in the educational, cultural, and economic development of the South Puget Sound, with a strong theme of social justice and diversity across programs. Located in award-winning, renovated historic buildings in Tacoma’s urban core, UW Tacoma serves students in the South Sound from diverse racial/ethnic and cultural populations, UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere where students, staff, and faculty find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. For more information about UW Tacoma, see


The successful candidate will become an integral member of a faculty team committed to excellence and innovation in teaching, scholarship, and service. The candidate is expected to teach upper division and graduate courses required of majors as well as lower-division courses that emphasize health topics.

Application Instructions

To apply, submit the following:

  1. Letter delineating interest in this position, qualifications, and research interests
  2. Brief philosophy of teaching statement; explaining how the philosophy is/will be demonstrated in teaching. Statement should also include how the applicant’s teaching, service and/or research has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds underrepresented in their academic field; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion
  3. List of courses taught and applicant’s role in each course
  4. Curriculum vitae
  5. Contact information for three references. References will be asked to provide a letter.

Submit all application materials at Academic Jobs Online,  Screening of applications will begin on January 4, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information, please contact Dr. Christine Stevens at or 253-692-5675.

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