Biology – Assistant Professor (AA25305)

Position Overview

Organization: College of Arts and Sciences, Biology

Title : Assistant Professor

Search Number : AA25305

Position Details


The University of Washington (UW) Department of Biology is seeking mulitiple individuals with a strong record of innovative and integrative research and outstanding future potential, as part of a long-term strategic hiring plan associated with a new Life Sciences Building on the UW Seattle campus. This search is intended to be broadly inclusive rather than targeting specific research topics, approaches, or systems. Applicants are encouraged to visit the UW Biology website ( to find some specific examples of research areas we are interested in. We invite applications for multiple, full-time (100% FTE, 9-month), tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level (job code 0116).

The UW Department of Biology provides a supportive research environment. Our faculty uses innovative and quantitative approaches to investigate the evolution and function of biological systems from molecules to ecosystems. A candidate’s research program is not expected to integrate across all levels of the organization; instead, we are seeking outstanding individuals with an interest in collaborating across fields to make these connections. All UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. Successful applicants are expected to develop original, independent research programs, excel in teaching and training undergraduate and graduate students, and promote community engagement.

Application Instructions

Applications will be submitted through the UW Biology website ( Priority will be given to applications received by 10 October 2017. Applicants must have earned a doctorate, or foreign equivalent, by the date of appointment.

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.