Assistant Professor- Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Informatics

Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 12, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics (BNHI) department within The University of Washington School of Nursing invites applications for (2) full time, tenure-track nursing faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professor. Tenure track faculty in BNHI have an annual service period of nine months (September 16-June 15). The anticipated start date is September 16, 2021. 

All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. Faculty are expected to work collaboratively across disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds, and to develop and sustain a program of funded research. Faculty are expected to engage in research, teaching and mentoring a diverse student body across all levels of the nursing curriculum (undergraduate, MS, DNP, PhD).

The School of Nursing excels at supporting research and fostering academic and professional growth of faculty and students. The School is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion; and has a strategic action plan that considers faculty activities in these areas through research, teaching, service, and practice.  Faculty in the rank of assistant professor are offered a wide range of networking, development, and mentoring opportunities. The School’s Office for Nursing Research provides an in-depth research infrastructure as well as opportunities for interdisciplinary/interprofessional research and educational initiatives. The School and the Department foster mutually enriching community/academic partnerships within and beyond the University of Washington campuses.


Candidates should have an earned PhD in nursing science or a related field (or foreign equivalent). Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to: Licensure or eligibility for licensure as an RN in Washington State; postdoctoral fellowship experience; expertise and/or research foci in biobehavioral adult health and/or health informatics consistent with the research areas of the School (symptom science, health equity, lifespan health, and innovative methods) and involving a diverse population; and  history of mentoring and teaching students from under-represented groups.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit via Interfolio application link, a letter of interest (3 pages maximum), including a summary of research (current and pending), research goals, discussion of match of research program with the BNHI research focus areas, and statement of teaching experience and philosophy. In addition, please provide a curriculum vitae and a one-page diversity statement describing your current activities and potential to contribute to the University of Washington’s and School of Nursing’s diversity mission, inclusive excellence, and commitment to being an anti-racist institution.  Preferred formats are DOC/DOCX and PDF.  The letter should be addressed to Dr. Margaret Heitkemper, Professor and Chair, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics.

Priority consideration will be given to those whose materials are received by Friday, December 11, 2020, 5:00 PST

Interested individuals are directed to contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Basia Belza ( with questions about the position.