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Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Auditory or Vestibular Biology - Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery

Title: Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Auditory or Vestibular Biology - Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

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Position Description

The University of Washington (UW) Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is accepting applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center (VMBHRC). The anticipated start date of this position is February, 2023. We welcome applications from candidates studying any aspect of auditory or vestibular biology that will complement existing research strengths in our center.  Fields of interest include neuroscience, developmental biology, stem cell biology, genetics and genomics.  Successful applicants are expected to build and maintain an original, independent, extramurally-funded research program; to participate in graduate education and postdoctoral training; and to promote diversity and equity in their research, training, and service activities. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.  Assistant Professors are eligible for multi-year 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.  

Located on the main UW campus, the Bloedel Center is one of the nation’s leading sites for research and education related to hearing, hearing loss, balance, disequilibrium, and related communication disorders. Interactions among its ten on-site faculty provide a rich collaborative environment. The Center is connected through Bloedel Affiliate faculty to seventeen academic departments across the UW. The vibrant local research community also includes the UW Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, the Allen Institutes (for Brain Science, Cell Science, Immunology, and Artificial Intelligence), Seattle Children's Research Institute and a wide variety of other private and public research organizations.

More information on VMBHRC can be found at:

Information on the UW Otolaryngology-HNS Department can be found at


Applicants must have earned a doctorate (PhD, MD, or MD/PhD), or foreign equivalent, in biomedical sciences or a related field.  


Applications should be submitted through Interfolio by October 15, 2022.

Please provide the following:

  • Cover letter describing why you are interested in joining the VMBHRC
  • Curriculum vitae, including your full publication list.
  • Research statement, addressing past research accomplishments and future research goals.
  • Diversity statement, discussing your perspective on barriers you have observed or overcome in your career and how those experiences have shaped your approaches to research, teaching, and mentoring. This is also an opportunity to briefly highlight important diversity, equity, and inclusion work you have done in the past, and how you will promote inclusion in your research and training environments at UW.

In addition, please provide:

  • The names and email addresses of three references who will provide letters of recommendation for you upon request.
  • Web links to your three most significant publications. Manuscripts that are publicly available on preprint servers (such as bioRxiv) are also acceptable.

Applications should be submitted through Interfolio. We welcome inquiries from prospective applicants at to

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