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Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) - Physiology & Biophysics

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Physiology & Biophysics

Title: Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) - Physiology & Biophysics

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Physiology & Biophysics at the University of Washington invites applications for two full time, tenure-track assistant professor positions with an anticipated start date of September 2022. Tenure track faculty have an annual service period of twelve months (July 1 – June 30).

The Department of Physiology & Biophysics is built on the principles of integrity and service. These principles are the foundation of our contributions to the State of Washington, the UW, the international science community, and the broader public. Our mission centers on three areas.  Discovery: to explain physiological processes at the molecular, cellular, tissue, and organismal levels. Training: to provide high-quality, rigorous training that prepares students and postdoctoral scholars for science- and medicine-related careers. Communication: to disseminate scientific results and share our passion for science.

All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent research program, to contribute to the teaching responsibilities of the department through existing or new courses, and to contribute to the department’s commitment to service within the School of Medicine, the University of Washington or the greater Seattle community. 

We welcome applications from individuals with research interests that complement and extend the department’s current activities. Work in the department spans a wide range – including questions about many different biological systems at scales ranging from molecular to systems. Our search will be similarly broad.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in a relevant field. A MD degree or M.D./ Ph.D (or foreign equivalents) are also acceptable.



Application packages should include a curriculum vitae, a description of research accomplishments and plans, names of three references, a diversity statement, and up to two papers or manuscripts as PDFs must be submitted electronically through Interfolio.

Instructions for the diversity statement: The Department of Physiology and Biophysics is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and equitable departmental climate that embraces the diversity of all individuals and allows trainees, staff and faculty develop their full potential. Diversity includes, but is not limited to, groups defined by race, nationality, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, language, religion, disability and/or health status, gender identity/expression, and socio-economic status. An important part of our evaluation process will be the contributions candidates would make - through background, experiences and/or plans of action - to fostering this climate. Please describe (in no more than one page) how you would contribute to our effort.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

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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The University of Washington is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application, please check out Interfolio's help and support section or get in touch via email at or phone at (877)997-8807.

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