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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) - Nursing and Healthcare Leadership

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School / Campus / College: University of Washington, Tacoma

Organization: School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership

Title: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) - Nursing and Healthcare Leadership

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington Tacoma School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership (SNHCL) invites applications for two (2) Assistant Professor (tenure track) positions beginning in September 2024 (UW Job Class Code: 10116). The focus of each position will be either nursing (clinical) and/or healthcare leadership/administration. These are full-time positions with a nine-month service period during the academic year. Initial appointment will be for a three-year term, eligible for reappointment after a successful second-year review.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach and engage in service that demonstrates cultural responsiveness to diverse and underrepresented groups and populations. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and mentor adult students from socially minoritized and historically underrepresented populations, e.g., immigrants, gender identity/fluidity, race, culture, and ethnicity.

Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching experience in nursing education, nursing professional development, or related health professions education.
  • Experience working creatively and effectively with diverse individuals and groups.
  • Expertise in one or more of the following: disease prevention/health promotion, chronic disease care, restorative (acute) care, hospice/palliative care, community/population health, an advanced nursing speciality (indirect care), healthcare leadership/management, and/or health informatics/technology.

All faculty at the University of Washington engage in teaching, scholarship, and service within their school, the University, and their professional community. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in multiple modalities, including online, hybrid, and in-person, in an urban-serving campus environment. The successful candidate will teach upper-division and graduate courses required of majors, and lower-division courses emphasizing health and healthcare leadership topics. Assistant professors are also required to maintain a program of scholarship and participate on school- and campus-wide committees.

Compensation and Benefits
The base salary range for each position will be $10,000-$10,333 per month ($90,000 to $93,000 per nine-month academic year), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Other compensation associated with this position may include professional development funds, a one-time moving allowance, and/or summer research funding. A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at

University and School Background
The University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) is an urban serving university committed to community-engaged teaching, scholarship, and service, and located on the ancestral lands of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people. School faculty are committed to preparing professionals who work in an increasingly diverse and global society by promoting social equity and justice for all people. For more information about UW Tacoma, see

As one of three campuses of the UW School of Nursing, the SNHCL is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The SNHCL currently offers two undergraduate degrees, a Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Leadership (BAHCL) and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).  The BAHCL prepares 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. The undergraduate nursing program is designed for registered nurses (RN) to attain their BSN degree.  This program emphasizes communication, critical thinking, equity, and social justice, care across the lifespan, leadership, research, and scholarship toward improving health outcomes, population health, and adapting to changes in healthcare.  The school also offers a graduate degree, the Master of Nursing, that prepares nurses with in-depth knowledge and skills as systems leaders in a range of practice settings.  Preliminary planning has begun for the development of a master’s degree in healthcare leadership, a doctoral degree in nursing, and a pre-licensure program in nursing, resulting in a BSN.

The SNHCL supports the interdisciplinary mission of the campus through teaching, scholarly inquiry, and service. Within the campus' overall mission, the SNHCL focuses on the discovery and dissemination of knowledge that promotes health within an ethic of social justice. The SNHCL provides needed educational services to prepare professionals for leadership positions in advancing nursing practice and improving health. The curriculum emphasizes and fosters the integration of teaching, inquiry, and service through a community of learners.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The University of Washington Tacoma and the SNHCL are dedicated to hiring and supporting faculty who will enhance diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, scholarship, and service. Scholarship linking knowledge, community service, and professional practice is supported and encouraged, including innovations in teaching, leadership in teaching communities of practice, and student mentorship. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and areas of practice to apply.


  • Minimum of an earned doctorate (U.S. or foreign equivalent) in nursing or in a healthcare-related field. If a candidate's doctorate is not in the field of nursing, the candidate must have a master’s degree (U.S. or foreign equivalent)  in the field of nursing.
  • If the applicant is a licensed professional, they must be licensed in Washington state (or NLC Compact state if a nurse) by the time of appointment.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a record of teaching and research in the field of nursing or in a healthcare-related field.
  • Applicants pending conferral of the doctoral degree may be selected and appointed on an acting basis.



To apply, submit the following:

1.      Cover letter describing your interest in this position and how you meet the qualifications.

2.      Brief statement of your teaching philosophy, including a description of how your teaching has supported the success of students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds in your academic field/area of practice.

3.      Statement of your commitment to diversity, social equity, and inclusion, and how you demonstrate this in your nursing practice or other health-care related profession. Please describe how your work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity, social equity and inclusion.

4.      Evidence of teaching effectiveness. This may include student or peer teaching assessments, as well as samples of applicant-developed course syllabi, examples from nursing professional development, curriculum development, and/or other relevant teaching experience.

5.      Identification of UWT SNHCL courses you are able to teach in nursing  (, healthcare leadership (, and health (

6.      Curriculum vitae.

7.      Contact information for three professional references; invited candidates will be required to provide three letters of reference.

Submit all application materials through Interfolio.  Priority screening of applications will begin on December 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information, please contact Dr Patsy Maloney ( or Dr Christine Stevens( or 253-692-4478.

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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