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Assistant Teaching Professor - Biostatistics

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School / Campus / College: School of Public Health

Organization: Biostatistics

Title: Assistant Teaching Professor - Biostatistics

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Biostatistics within the School of Public Health at the University of Washington (UW) is a leading center of excellence for the development and application of statistical methods and theory in health sciences. It has longstanding partnerships with many local research institutes and with the Department of Statistics, with which it shares core courses in its rigorous training programs. More information can be found at

The Department of Biostatistics invites applications for one faculty position, at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor. This is a full time (100% FTE), 12-month service period position with an anticipated start date of Fall 2022. This position is non-tenure eligible. Salary will be based on qualifications and experience.

The successful candidates will:

  1. teach 4 – 6 Biostatistics courses per year (quarter system) including both undergraduate and graduate courses.
  2. provide educational leadership in the Department’s teaching program with emphasis on innovative pedagogy and attention to diversity, equity and inclusion;
  3. contribute to the departmental community by engaging in seminars and departmental outreach activities;
  4. play an active role in Department, School and University leadership, for example, by engaging in governance, serving on key committees, and helping to continually update educational vision and strategy.

The Department recognizes that health disparities stem from inequity, and encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty, and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, geography, spiritual practice, mental and physical disability, and age. It strives to develop and maintain increased representation and recognition of each dimension of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The department has an active Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee. A summary of the mission and the activities of that committee can be found online (

The UW School of Public Health is also committed to fostering a diverse academic community. Diversity, equity and inclusion are considered essential to its mission. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, faculty with demonstrated research, training and service experience in this area. More information is available online (



Candidates must have a PhD (or foreign equivalent) in biostatistics, statistics, or a related field and must have demonstrated excellence in teaching Biostatistics and/or Statistics at the university level.


All applicants are asked to submit:

  1. a cover letter describing what you see as your future potential contribution to the educational mission of the Department;
  2. an up-to-date curriculum vitae detailing publication, teaching and (if applicable) funding history;
  3. a statement describing your teaching values, and practices; please comment on your perspective regarding different teaching modalities, engaging students from varied disciplines and mathematical backgrounds, and teaching at scale.
  4. a statement describing demonstrated commitment and activity in support of diversity, equity and inclusion;
  5. contact information for three (3) references.

This institution is using Interfolio to conduct this search. Applicants can submit all application materials free of charge via Review of applications will begin on January 17, 2022 (revised from original date of December 1, 2021). Applicants who submit all required documents by January 17, 2022 are guaranteed full consideration. Applications received after January 17, 2022 will be reviewed on a weekly basis at the discretion of the search committee until the position is filled or the search is closed. 

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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.

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