Position Description

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.

About University of Washington, School of Nursing

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 individuals from underrepresented groups 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 http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/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.

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