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 is committed to promoting wellness and health equity for children, women, and families across the lifespan from primary to acute and palliative care, and from prevention to recovery. We are excited about the opportunity to elevate collective scholarship and practice expertise across various specialty areas in nursing and related disciplines to support our school’s commitment to achieving health equity.   

The nationally ranked University of Washington School of Nursing offers: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP; covering a range of practice specialties), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programs. We are expecting to hire one candidate at the Teaching Professor rank (Midwifery Track). Candidates will be expected to hold a leadership role in the teaching and mentoring of UWSON DNP-Midwifery students.  

The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in midwifery education, contributing to a more inclusive and equitable healthcare landscape, and fostering a welcoming and supportive environment for all students. The successful candidate will be expected to:  

  • Work collaboratively across disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds; encouraging critical thinking about health disparities and the impact of social determinants on healthcare. 
  • Provide leadership on the content and design of the midwifery didactic and clinical coursework. Support diverse clinical placements across different organizations in both healthcare and community settings. Offer insight to the DNP curriculum committee, participate in DNP admission reviews, and contribute to enhancing a robust program. Mentor and advise DNP-Midwifery students, ensuring that their academic and clinical experiences are inclusive and culturally sensitive. Serve as an advocate
  • Provide leadership and expertise in teaching about health inequities, anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion that reflects the increasingly diverse general and patient populations of the U.S.
  • Actively lead DNP-Midwifery efforts in program development and quality improvement, and advance health equity through our curriculum, scholarship, service, and practice 
  • Contribute to the academic community's understanding of how to improve healthcare outcomes for underrepresented and marginalized communities. Encourage students to actively address health inequities, eliminate disparities, and serve diverse patient populations with cultural competence. Serve as an advocate for students, the department, and UW, with a multicultural lens.
  • Demonstrate continued scholarship and research relevant to teaching nationally and internationally, which may include manuscripts, conference presentations, book chapters, etc that recognize the importance of training an academically sound and diverse healthcare workforce.

This is a full-time position (1.0 FTE), 9-month appointment, not tenure eligible. The appointment is eligible for a multi-year contract.  Base salary will depend on qualifications, background, and experience. The base salary range for this position will be $10,000 – $15,000 per month based on 100% FTE. The anticipated start day is September 16, 2024.  

The Department of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing excels at supporting scholarly activities and fostering the academic and professional growth of faculty and students. 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 Department of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing 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: https://dei.nursing.uw.edu/.  The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (www.washington.edu/diversity/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 (www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432). 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 internationally ranked public university serving diverse students, faculty, and staff and is 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 University of Washington is known for the benefits offered (see http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/benefits/) and commitment to achieving work/life balance. It 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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