Assistant Teaching Professor, Health Related Field

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: University of Washington, Bothell

Organization: Nursing & Health Studies

Title: Assistant Teaching Professor, Health Related Field

Position Details
Position Description

The School of Nursing and Health Studies (SNHS) at the University of Washington Bothell (UW Bothell) invites applications for a full-time (100% FTE), 9 month, non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor position. This position will be appointed for a 3-year term, and is eligible for renewal. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, scholarship, and service, although the role of Assistant Teaching Professor consists primarily of teaching and service. We have a promotional track for teaching professors (Assistant Teaching Professor, Associate Teaching Professor, and Teaching Professor).

Our interdisciplinary school provides all SNHS faculty with the opportunity to engage in creative and innovative approaches to health-related courses and scholarship. Our academic programs are poised for exciting new directions in the coming years. SNHS offers the following degrees: 1) a RN-BSN degree, 2) a Masters of Nursing (MN) emphasizing education, leadership, and community/global health, and 3) a BA degree in Health Studies emphasizing community/public health and social justice. Additionally, we have recently started a Behavioral Health Training Program that serves working professionals. All faculty are expected to contribute across our programs and synergize with the department's substantive foci in behavioral health; community health education and promotion; nursing education; program management and/or leadership in clinical or community health settings; global health; chronic disease; social determinants of health; and epidemiology. For details about our curricula, please consult our website ( ).

This position will involve teaching and service in the Behavioral Health Training Program. Faculty in this program apply expertise from a range of behavioral health fields, such as psychology, social work, psychiatric mental health nursing, counseling, public health case work, educational or clinical administration, and/or substance abuse treatment. Successful candidates will be expected to engage with:

1) diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, scholarship, and/or service

2) transformational learning, innovative pedagogy and engaged scholarship in an inclusive and interdisciplinary culture of learning

3) pedagogical approaches for teaching in classroom-based, hybrid and online settings

4) community connections and outreach efforts within a behavioral, clinical, or public health context

School and Institutional Information:

UW Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington and in the nation. In addition to being the fastest growing and most diverse campus in Washington State, a recent assessment by CNBC determined that UW Bothell ranks #1 in the nation for public colleges that provide the biggest return on investment.

We offer a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell’s current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, and approximately half are first-generation college attendees or come from underrepresented groups. Located along the wetlands and a river north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership throughout Washington and beyond. Diversity is a core value of the SNHS and UW Bothell. We recognize that we are bound together in a collective experience and that our actions impact all in our community. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions. To learn more, read our Diversity Statement at .

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our faculty and staff are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. They not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.


We are seeking candidates with a substantive professional focus on behavioral health who have had a minimum of 1 years of practical experience providing behavioral health services. This position requires, at minimum, a Master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in a field related to behavioral health. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, a doctoral degree (or foreign equivalent) in a field related to behavioral health.

Additionally, candidates should at minimum be able to teach one of the following behavioral health course content: 1) Fundamentals of Behavioral Health, 2) Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Substance Used Disorders, 3) Patient Communication, Partnership, and Motivational Interviewing, and 4) Population Health in Primary Care.


The position begins September 2021. Salary is commensurate with experience. The priority application deadline is January 15th, 2021, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, a statement of teaching philosophy, a 1-2 page diversity statement, and the names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers of three professional references. Please submit your materials electronically to Interfolio. Additionally, the selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a criminal background check and a Sexual Misconduct Disclosure: . For more information please visit our website at or contact search committee chair, Dr. Christopher Wade ( ) with questions regarding this position.

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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