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Associate Professor - Tenure Track in Child, Family & Population Health Nursing

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School / Campus / College: School of Nursing

Organization: Child, Family & Population Health Nursing

Title: Associate Professor - Tenure Track in Child, Family & Population Health Nursing

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Position Description

Come and join us at the University of Washington! The University of Washington (UW) is a renowned institution known for its excellence in education, research, and innovation. We recognize that a variety of perspectives enhances creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving. We are committed to building a team that reflects the diverse world we serve.

Contribute to initiatives that address global challenges and make a meaningful impact. Work with colleagues across disciplines in fostering interdisciplinary engagement, cutting-edge research, and pushing the boundaries of knowledge in your field. Inspire the next generation of leaders through innovative teaching methods and mentorship. 

Join us in creating a workplace where everyone feels valued, heard, and respected. The university is dedicated to making a positive impact on a global scale, addressing societal challenges through research, education, and community engagement.

The Seattle campus of the University of Washington School of Nursing (UWSoN) is seeking scholars with strong academic credentials to join our community of scholars at the associate professor level. The UW School of Nursing and the Department excel in supporting research and fostering academic and professional growth among faculty and students. The School is committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and has an anti-racism/DEI strategic action plan that aligns with Diversity Blueprint and relates to all faculty scholarly activities. The Child, Family and Population Health Nursing Department (CFPHN) is one of two departments whose mission is: We are committed to promoting wellness, social justice, and health equity for diverse individuals, communities, and families. CFPHN enjoys a vibrant intellectual community encompassing nursing and other disciplines.

We seek a colleague for a full-time, 9-month (September 16-June 15) tenure track position with an anticipated start date of September 16, 2024.The base salary range for this position will be $12,000 - $13,000 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications or as mandated by a U.S Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Conduct and maintain a collaborative research relevant to health equity and the department’s focus on the health of vulnerable and marginalized children, families, and populations.
  • Advance student learning through effective teaching, mentoring, facilitation, and support that aligns with the school's commitment to its diverse student body across all levels of the school’s nursing curricula (BSN, ABSN, MS, DNP, and PhD).
  • Contribute to advancing professional and service activities within and beyond the institution and region.
  • Continue to work collaboratively across disciplines, cultures, communities, roles, academic backgrounds.
  • Contribute to our community of scholars and commitments to equity, diversity, and inclusion by bringing their whole and authentic selves into our discussions and decision making.




  • Candidates must have earned a doctorate (Ph.D., ScD, or DNS) in nursing or a related field, or foreign equivalent
  • Candidates must hold or be eligible for RN licensure in Washington State  


Applicants should submit: 

  • A letter of interest (3 pages maximum) to Dr. Pamela Kohler, Professor and Acting Chair; Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing Department
  • The letter should include:
    • a summary of current/pending research and research goals
    • a discussion of alignment between one’s research program and the CFPHN research focus areas
    • a statement of teaching philosophy and experience 
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A personal statement (1 page maximum) 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. 

Submitting application: 

Interested individuals may contact the co-chair of the search committee, Dr. Marla Salmon (, with questions about this opportunity. 

We look forward to reviewing your qualifications and learning more about how your unique perspective and skills can contribute to our dynamic team. Apply now and be a part of a workplace that values diversity and strives for excellence!

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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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