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Assistant Professor without tenure, Department of Bioethics and Humanities

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Bioethics & Humanities

Title: Assistant Professor without tenure, Department of Bioethics and Humanities

Position Details

Position Description

We are recruiting for a full-time (100% FTE) without tenure by reason of funding faculty position in the University of Washington School of Medicine’s Department of Bioethics & Humanities at the Assistant Professor level. Assistant Professors in the Department have an annual service period of 12 months [July 1-June 30].

Responsibilities of this position include: 

  • Research in bioethics supported by independent, extramural funding plus health-related research in other areas related to a candidate’s expertise 

  • Teaching in undergraduate, graduate, and other departmental educational programs 

  • Service to the university, school, and department 

Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, strong interpersonal skills, leadership abilities, and professionalism in practice. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration and peer-reviewed publishing and clearly communicate and share ideas with others by means of establishing robust extramural funding. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in scholarship and commitments that align with these values and will be expected to mentor a diverse student population.

Anticipated start date will be July 1, 2022. 

At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence.  We value and honor different experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity, and fairness for all.  These values are central to our conduct, research, and scholarship.  The UW serves 80,000 students, faculty, and staff, including 25% first-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grant students, and faculty from over 70 countries. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in scholarship and commitments that align with these values and will be expected to mentor a diverse student population.


Eligible candidates must have completed a doctoral or terminal degree in a bioethics-related discipline (e.g., PhD, MD, JD, or foreign equivalent) and have a nationally recognized research program, 5+ years of experience with university-community research partnerships, and proven success in securing extramural grant funding focused on health disparities, community engagement, clinical communication, community-based participatory research, and/or behavioral research in a social context. 


Please apply via Interfolio.  Applications must include: 

  • Curriculum Vitae with a complete list of publications, grants, and teaching experience 

  • 1-page statement on the candidate’s accomplishments and scholarship related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as future goals/vision for such work 

  • Summary of research interests, accomplishments, and future research plans 

For more information, please contact the Search Committee Coordinator at  Applications received by February 1, 2022 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. The search committee will begin reviewing applications in February. 

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