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Assistant Professor of Physiology and Biophysics

University of Washington Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 26, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Physiology & Biophysics at the University of Washington invites applications for a full time, tenure-track assistant professor position with an anticipated start date of September 2022. Tenure track faculty have an annual service period of twelve months (July 1 – June 30).

The Department of Physiology & Biophysics is built on the principles of integrity and service. These principles are the foundation of our contributions to the State of Washington, the UW, the international science community, and the broader public. Our mission centers on three areas.  Discovery: to explain physiological processes at the molecular, cellular, tissue, and organismal levels. Training: to provide high-quality, rigorous training that prepares students and postdoctoral scholars for science- and medicine-related careers. Communication: to disseminate scientific results and share our passion for science.  For further information please see:

All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent research program, to contribute to the teaching responsibilities of the department through existing or new courses, and to contribute to the department’s commitment to service within the School of Medicine, the University of Washington or the greater Seattle community. 

We welcome applications from individuals with research interests that complement and extend the department’s current activities. Work in the department spans a wide range – including questions about many different biological systems at scales ranging from molecular to systems. Our search will be similarly broad.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in a relevant field. A MD degree or M.D./ Ph.D (or foreign equivalents) are also acceptable.

Application Instructions

Application packages should include a curriculum vitae, a description of research accomplishments and plans, names of three references, a diversity statement, and up to two papers or manuscripts as PDFs and must be submitted electronically through Interfolio:

Review of applications will begin on November 15 and will continue until the position is filled.


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.

Commitment to Diversity

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 profile and responsibilities (

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit


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