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Assistant Professor - Department of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing

University of Washington
Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 14, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Health & Medicine, Nursing
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Join the faculty in the University of Washington School of Nursing’s Department of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing in shaping an equitable, just, and healthy future for all.

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 Department of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing, committed to promoting wellness and health equity for children, women, and families , and is excited about the opportunity to elevate collective scholarly and practice expertise in reproductive justice, perinatal health, and family health equity in nursing and related disciplines to support our school’s commitment to achieving health equity.

The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively across disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and sustain a program of funded research. The successful candidate will be expected to 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. The successful applicant will be expected to actively bolster our efforts to advance health equity through our curriculum, research, service and practice. The nationally ranked University of Washington School of Nursing offers Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP; covering a range of practice specialties), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programs.

The Department of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing excels at supporting research and fostering the academic and professional growth of faculty and students. The school’s 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 Center for Antiracism 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 is an internationally ranked public university serving diverse students, faculty and staff, committed to educating and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. Our academic community includes 25% first-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grant students, and faculty from over 70 countries.

The University of Washington is known for the benefits offered (see 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 offers an unmatched wealth of outdoor activities and cultural attractions.

We invite applications for full-time 9-month tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in Autumn 2022. Although a 9-month appointment, the position has opportunities for teaching and/or research funding during summer quarter. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.


Candidates must have an earned doctorate (or foreign equivalent) in nursing science or a related field. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, eligibility for RN license in Washington State.

Application Instructions

Applicants must provide a formal letter of interest indicating teaching and research interests, noting how their training, preparation, and experience support the school’s and department’s mission. Applicants must also include their up-to-date curriculum vitae, two scholarly publications, a diversity equity and inclusion letter that expresses, demonstrated commitment to antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion and, if available, evaluations of recently taught courses. Applicants should be prepared to provide names and contact information for 3 references, if requested. First consideration will be given to materials received by January 10, 2022.

First consideration will be given to materials received by January 10, 2022. To apply, please follow or copy and paste the link to Interfolio at If you have questions, please reach out to Dr. Marla Salmon, Professor and Chair, Search Committee(

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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