Assistant Professor - Tenure Track - Genome Sciences

Washington, United States
Competitive Salary
Oct 26, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington is continuing to recruit outstanding faculty. Research in the department encompasses genetic, genomic and proteomic analysis of humans and model organisms; population and evolutionary genetics; technology development; and computational biology. 

The Department of Genome Sciences strives for a just, equitable environment in which scientists of all backgrounds pursue answers to fundamental questions in biology. The department’s efforts to foster equity in science include a summer research program for undergraduates from underrepresented backgrounds; recruitment of graduate students at ABRCMS/SACNAS conferences; and department-wide symposia focused on fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Our faculty, trainees and staff develop and utilize cutting-edge approaches and technologies to interpret variation across the genome, proteome, and regulatory landscape, working toward the ultimate goal of understanding disease risk and best medical practices across people of varying ages, genders, and genetic backgrounds.

The department invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, tenure-track. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an active research program and engage in teaching and service. This is a 12 month, multi-year appointment with an anticipated start date of September, 2021. 

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by December 1, 2020.



Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, or foreign equivalent. 

In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or foreign equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services

Application Instructions

Candidates should apply via Interfolio by submitting their curriculum vitae, a research statement, a statement of teaching interests, a description of the applicant’s past and planned efforts to improve equity in science, and four signed letters of reference to:

For additional information that may be helpful in preparing an application, see the department’s web site at  

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.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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