Research Assistant Professor - Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics

Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 17, 2021
Employment Level
Non-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 a full-time position at the level of Research Assistant Professor.  This position is not eligible for tenure. Research faculty in BNHI have an annual service period of twelve months (July 1-June 30). The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021 

All University of Washington faculty appointed at the professorial level engage in scholarship and research, teaching and service. Faculty appointed in the research professorial track are expected to have a primary emphasis on research and engage in mentoring others in the conduct of research. Faculty are expected to work collaboratively across disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds, and to develop and sustain a program of funded research. 

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 students from under-represented groups.

Application Instructions


Applicants should submit to Interfolio a letter of interest (3 pages maximum), including a summary of research support (current and pending), research goals and discussion of match of research program with the BNHI research focus areas. 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 Monday April 1, 2021, 5:00 PST.

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