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Assistant Teaching Professor in Biology

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School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Biology

Title: Assistant Teaching Professor in Biology

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Biology at the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, invites applications for one full-time (9-month) Assistant Teaching Professor in Biology, starting no earlier than March 16, 2022. The initial appointment is for three years, with the possibility of renewal. The position is non-tenure eligible.

All UW faculty members engage in teaching and service. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching efforts in the area of physiology and neurosciences in the Biology Department, as well as coordinate the undergraduate teaching labs for Neurosciences 301 and 302, which are largely electrophysiology oriented. These are the first two courses in the undergraduate Neuroscience Major at UW, a competitive major in which students engage in intensive lecture and laboratory-based training in neuroscience. This position also includes serving as instructor of record for Neurosciences 515 Teaching Practicum, which provides training for the Graduate Program in Neuroscience teaching interns. Information about the UW Undergraduate Neuroscience Major can be found at ( The successful candidate will enhance and augment the Department of Biology missions of teaching, service, and outreach.


Applicants must have earned a doctorate, or foreign equivalent, in the areas of neuroscience or physiology by the date of appointment. Two years of postdoctoral experience yielding demonstrated expertise in research and teaching in the above-mentioned areas is required.


A complete application will include:
1) Two brief statements (<200 words each) summarizing (1) your past teaching accomplishments and (2) how your teaching will broaden diversity and access in biology teaching.
2) A diversity statement that explains how you have promoted equity and diversity in the past, and how you will promote inclusion in your classroom environment.
3) A publicly accessible link to a ten minute video demonstrating best teaching practices in an area of physiology or neuroscience.
4) A single PDF file containing your cover letter, CV (including your full publication list), teaching statement (one page).(Note: All but the cover letter are mandatory).

The deadline for applications to receive full consideration is March 1, 2022. Questions about the search should be sent to: Dr. Martha Bosma, Professor in Biology,

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