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Assistant Professor - Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Informatics

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School / Campus / College: School of Nursing

Organization: Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics

Title: Assistant Professor - Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Informatics

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Position Description

The Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics (BNHI) department within The University of Washington School of Nursing invites applications for (2) full time, tenure-track nursing faculty positions 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, 2020.   

All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. Faculty are expected to work collaboratively across disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds, and to develop and sustain a program of funded research. Faculty are expected to engage in research, teaching and mentoring a diverse student body across all levels of the nursing curriculum (undergraduate, MS, DNP, PhD).  

The School of Nursing excels at supporting research and fostering academic and professional growth of faculty and students. The School is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion; and has a strategic action plan that considers faculty activities in these areas through research, teaching, service, and practice.  Faculty in 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 opportunities for interdisciplinary/interprofessional research and educational initiatives. The School and the Department foster mutually enriching community/academic partnerships within and beyond the University of Washington campuses.


Candidates should have an earned PhD in nursing science or a related field (or foreign equivalent). Licensure as an RN in Washington State or eligibility is desired. One to two years of postdoctoral fellowship experience is highly desired. Applicants with expertise and research foci in biobehavioral adult health and/or health informatics consistent with the research areas of the School (symptom science, health equity, lifespan health, and innovative methods) and involving a diverse population are strongly encouraged to apply. 


Applicants should submit a letter of interest (3 pages maximum), including a summary of research (current and pending), research goals, discussion of match of research program with the BNHI research focus areas, and statement of teaching experience and philosophy. Please also provide a curriculum vitae. Preferred formats are DOC/DOCX, PDF, PPT/PPTX.  The letter should be addressed to Dr. Margaret Heitkemper, Professor and Chair, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics. In addition, submit a one-page diversity statement describing your current activities and potential to contribute to the University of Washington’s and School of Nursing’s diversity mission, inclusive excellence, and commitment to being an anti-racist institution.

Priority consideration will be given to those whose materials are received by December 1, 2019.

Interested individuals are directed to contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Hilaire Thompson ( with questions about the position.

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.

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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 (