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Assistant Teaching Professor in Biology

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School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Biology

Title: Assistant Teaching Professor in Biology

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Biology at the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, invites applications for one full-time (9-month) Assistant Teaching Professor with a focus on neuroscience, starting no earlier than June 16, 2023. The initial appointment is for three years, with the possibility of renewal. The position is non-tenure eligible.

The UW Department of Biology is a large collaborative and integrative department that provides a supportive research and teaching environment, actively engages with faculty and students on topics of diversity and equity, has a long-term strategic hiring plan, and now is equipped with classrooms designed for active learning in the new Life Sciences Building. The UW Department of Biology is also a nationwide leader in biology education research, integrated with a broad biological research and teaching program ranging from molecules to ecosystems.

All UW faculty members engage in teaching and service. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach the undergraduate laboratories for Neuroscience 301 and 302, which are largely electrophysiology oriented.  These are the first two courses in the undergraduate Neuroscience Major at UW, a major in which students engage in intensive lecture and laboratory-based training in neuroscience. This candidate will also contribute to teaching efforts in the areas of physiology and neuroscience in the Biology Department. In addition, this person serves as instructor of record for teaching interns from the Graduate Program in Neuroscience. Information about the UW Undergraduate Neuroscience Major can be found at ( The successful candidate will enhance and augment the Department of Biology missions of teaching, service, and outreach.

We welcome candidates from any scientific background who can articulate how their academic experience fits into the physiology and neuroscience area. 

The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University is the 2006 recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility and is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty. Our NSF-supported ADVANCE program is dedicated to increasing the participation of women in STEM disciplines.

The base salary range for this position will be $7278 - 9000  per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.


Applicants must have earned a doctorate, or foreign equivalent, in the biological sciences or a related field by the date of appointment.

Applicants must have expertise in neuroscience and physiology.


Applications will be submitted through Interfolio and must be received by March 15, 2023 to receive full consideration. Questions about the search should be sent to: Dr. Horacio de la Iglesia, Professor in Biology,

A complete application will include:

1) Three brief statements (<200 words each) summarizing (1) your past teaching accomplishments, (2) your future goals, and (3) how your teaching will broaden diversity and access in biology teaching.   

2) A publicly accessible link to a ten-minute video demonstrating best teaching practices in an area of neuroscience.

3) The names and email addresses of three references who will provide letters of recommendation upon request.

4) Diversity statement discussing your perspective on barriers you have observed or overcome in your career and how those experiences have shaped your approaches to teaching (1 page).

5) A merged PDF with:

  1. Cover letter describing why you are interested in joining the UW Department of Biology
  2. Curriculum Vitae, including your full publication list
  3. Teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy and specific plans for contributing to the educational missions of the UW Biology Department and Neuroscience field (2 pages).

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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The University of Washington is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application, please check out Interfolio's help and support section or get in touch via email at or phone at (877)997-8807.

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