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Assistant Teaching Professor

University of Washington
Seattle, Washington State
Base salary range for this position will be $9,200 - $9,700 per month, commensurate with exp
Start date
Nov 6, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time

The Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics (BNHI) department within the University of Washington School of Nursing invites applications for the position of Assistant Teaching Professor, Part-Time, 9-month appointment. This is a minimum 50% FTE, one-year appointment (renewable), not tenure eligible. Salary will depend on qualifications, background, and experience. The base salary range for this position will be $9,200 - $9,800 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. The anticipated start date is September 16, 2024.


The position includes teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate programs for content focused on medical-surgical or mental health nursing.


The successful candidate will be expected to: 

  • be available to teach courses in person
  • work collaboratively across disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds. 
  • teach didactic and clinical courses, advise and mentor students, which may include advising student capstone projects, attending connected teaching, and program-building with the faculty team.
  • mentor and prepare an undergraduate and graduate student body that reflects the increasingly diverse general and patient populations of the U.S. with the passion and promise to eliminate health inequalities.
  • actively engage in efforts to advance health equity through our curriculum, scholarship, service, and practice.
  • use electronic resources (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) in their daily duties.
  • deliver excellence in both online and in person education.
  • have an understanding of, and experience in, teaching about health inequities, anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion. 



The nationally ranked University of Washington School of Nursing offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Accelerated Bachelor of Science (ABSN), Master’s degree in Clinical Informatics and Patient Centered Care, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP; covering a range of practice specialties), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programs.


The Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics excels at supporting research and teaching, fostering the academic and professional growth of faculty and students. The mission of the Department of BNHI is to advance biobehavioral nursing science and health informatics through research, education, practice and service with adults, and older adults. The Office of Nursing Research provides a comprehensive administrative infrastructure that supports faculty development as well as opportunities for interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaborations, educational initiatives, and mutually enriching community/academic partnerships. The Office of Nursing Research also oversees the school’s research centers, including the Center for Global Health Nursing, Barnard Center for Infant Mental Health and Development, de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging, Center for Innovation in Sleep Self-Management, and the Manning Price Spratlen Center for Anti-Racism & Equity in Nursing. Faculty also have partnerships with Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, the Refugee Women’s Alliance, Public Health Seattle-King County, and Washington State Children’s Administration, among others.


The University of Washington School of Nursing endorses the Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity report’s recognition that Nursing has a major role in aligning public health, health care, social services, and public policies to eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity. The report also notes that nurses must incorporate a health equity lens learned in academic education and points out that the decade ahead demands a more diverse nursing workforce prepared to address systemic inequities that fuel health inequalities.


The University of Washington is an internationally ranked public university serving diverse students, faculty, and staff, committed to educating and working in a multicultural environment. Our academic community includes 25% first-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grant students, and faculty from over 70 countries.


The Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics; and the School of Nursing actively strive for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and to operate in anti-racist ways; information can be found online at: 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 profiles and responsibilities

( We encourage applications from individuals whose identities, backgrounds, or interests align with the University's, School's, and Department's commitment, as we endeavor to develop and maintain increased representation and recognition of each dimension of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.


The 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.


The University of Washington is known for the benefits offered (see: UW Benefits )      and commitment to achieving work/life balance.



The University of Washington is located in Seattle, a vibrant metropolitan center with increasingly diverse racial, ethnic, and immigrant communities. The region’s Cascade Mountains, Puget Sound beaches and waterways offer an unmatched wealth of outdoor activities and cultural attractions.


Required Factors

  • Candidates must have an earned Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), or foreign equivalent.
  • Current, active, unrestricted RN license in WA State
  • 1 or more years’ clinical experience in Medical-Surgical and/or Mental Health Nursing
  • 1 or more years’ experience teaching in undergraduate or graduate programs in nursing



Positive Factors

  • Demonstrated leadership in mentoring students, clinical faculty, and preceptors.
  • Experience working with underserved and diverse populations.




Applicants should submit a formal letter of interest indicating teaching interests, noting prior teaching experiences, how training, preparation, and experience support the school’s and department’s missions as well as a letter showing expressed, demonstrated commitment to antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants must also include an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and, if available, evaluations of recently taught courses. Applicants should be prepared to provide names and contact information for 3 references, if requested. Preferred formats are DOC/DOCX or PDF. The letter should be addressed to Dr. Elizabeth Bridges, Interim Professor and Chair, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics. 


First consideration will be given to materials received by December 5, 2023.

Interested individuals are directed to contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Paula Cox-North ( with questions about the position.

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