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Research Assistant Professor Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics

University of Washington
Seattle, Washington State
The base salary range for this position will be $9,500 - $10,000 per month
Date posted
Nov 6, 2023

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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. Research faculty in BNHI will be appointed for an initial 3-year term and have an annual service period of twelve months (July 1-June 30). Research faculty positions are not eligible for tenure. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2024. The base salary range for this position will be $9,500 - $10,000 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.


All University of Washington faculty appointed in research professorial titles are expected to take active roles in generating research funding and are eligible to act as principal investigators for grants and contracts. Promotion in the research professorial track is based on evaluation of scholarship and service. Research faculty are expected to engage in mentoring others in the conduct of research, and are expected to work collaboratively across disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds, and to develop and sustain a program of funded research. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, completion of a postdoctoral fellowship or equivalent training in research methods.


The School of Nursing (SoN) 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 SoN strategic action plan, in alignment with the UW Diversity Blueprint, that considers faculty activities throughout research, teaching, service, and practice. The UW School of Nursing endorses the Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity report’s recognition that Nursing and Nursing Science have 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. Faculty in the rank of research 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 must have:


  • An earned PhD in nursing science or a related field (or foreign equivalent)
  • Evidence of high-quality scholarly productivity
  • Articulated vision for an impactful, extramurally-funded program of research
  • Expertise and/or research foci in biobehavioral adult health, psychiatric mental health, and/or health informatics consistent with one or more of the research areas of the School (symptom science, health equity, lifespan health, and innovative methods)
  • Demonstrable experience in, or plan for, engaging diverse populations



Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a letter of interest (3 pages maximum), including a summary of research support (current and pending), research goals and discussion of how their research program relates to 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. Elizabeth Bridges, Professor and Interim Chair, BNHI.


Priority consideration will be given to those whose materials are received by December 5, 2023, 5:00 PST. Interested individuals are directed to contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Eeeseung Byun ( with questions about the position.


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