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Associate Professor (Tenured) - Immunology

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Immunology

Title: Associate Professor (Tenured) - Immunology

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Immunology in the School of Medicine at the University of Washington seeks applicants for one full-time tenured Associate Professor position. The anticipated start date is September 2023. Successful candidates will be expected to sustain a dynamic and successful research program; to excel at inclusive mentoring and teaching; to contribute to our departmental and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) missions; and to demonstrate professionalism in all aspects of work.

Our mission is to advance understanding of immune system function to ultimately enhance our ability to fight infectious disease, cancer, and autoimmune disease. Basic research of all aspects of immunology is critical to this mission, as well as translational research to develop new therapies. Our department includes eight adjunct faculty in clinical and other biomedical research units at UW, plus over 20 affiliate faculty at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Benaroya Research Institute, Institute for Systems Biology, and Seattle Children’s Hospital. Current research strengths include autoimmunity, innate immunity, adaptive immunity, cancer immunology, and infectious diseases. We welcome candidates with research interests in all areas of immunology.

All Immunology faculty contribute to our high-quality research training environment. We mentor a dynamic community of postdocs and students. Graduate students come from our Immunology PhD program, the Molecular & Cellular Biology (MCB) program and the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). We teach both graduate and undergraduate immunology courses.

We believe in the value of a diverse community, and encourage applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Our DEI Roadmap articulates our goals for making changes that build a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Our DEI and Outreach Committees work to implement those goals and changes through inclusive community building and creating a supportive and equitable environment for diverse scholars.

The University of Washington is one of the top research institutions in the US, with over $1.6 billion in sponsored awards in FY22. UW is located in the Seattle metropolitan area, with a dynamic, multicultural community of 3.5 million people and a range of ecosystems from mountains to rain forests. The UW serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including over 30% first-generation college students, over 25% Pell grant students, and faculty and staff from over 70 countries.

The base salary range for this position will be: $12,083 - $14,584 per month ($144,996 - $175,008 annually) commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Associate Professors hold indefinite appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1 - June 30). Faculty with 12-month service periods are paid for 11 months of service over a 12-month period (July - June), meaning the equivalent of one month is available for paid time off. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.


Candidates must have a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD in a relevant field, or a foreign equivalent.


Applicants should submit the following materials via Interfolio:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV).
  • Research statement of up to three pages, including descriptions of research accomplishments and short-term and long-term research goals.
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement of up to 500 words, including how the applicant has previously demonstrated their commitment to DEI, how they could contribute to the department’s DEI mission, and, if applicable, how their experience has shaped their understanding of DEI.
  • Teaching/mentoring statement of up to 250 words, including the applicant’s teaching/mentoring experience, philosophy, and plans.

Priority deadline is December 30, 2022; however, applications will be received until the position is filled. Please contact Sally Dee, Assistant to the Chair, at with questions.

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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