Assistant Professor - Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: School of Nursing

Organization: Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics

Title: Assistant Professor - Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics

Position Details

Position Description

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. The base salary for this position will be $9,500 - $10,500 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

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 committment 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 ( with questions about this opportunity.

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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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