Assistant Teaching Professor in Physiology (2 positions)
University of Washington
Location: Seattle, WA
Internal Number: 110810
The UW Department of Biology is a large collaborative and integrative department that provides a supportive research and teaching environment, actively engages with faculty and students on topics of diversity and equity, has a long-term strategic hiring plan, and now is equipped with classrooms designed for active learning in the new Life Sciences Building. The UW Department of Biology is also a nationwide leader in biology education research, integrated with a broad biological research and teaching program stretching from molecules to ecosystems.
The Department of Biology is currently searching for two 100%-FTE, non-tenured 9 month teaching track Assistant Teaching Professor in Physiology. The anticipated start date is September 16, 2023. Successful candidates are expected to contribute to teaching efforts in the area of Physiology, broadly defined. This position will be expected to use modern techniques to probe physiological systems in models including animals, plants, fungi and/or microorganisms, and to study these models using quantitative and modeling approaches.
Teaching experience in these areas and postdoctoral experience are positive factors. We welcome candidates from any background who can articulate how their academic experience fits into this theme. Although this position is broadly for physiologists.
Successful candidates will teach Physiology classes in large-classroom introductory courses as well as upper division courses including laboratory courses. The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University is the 2006 recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility and is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty. Our NSF-supported ADVANCE program http://advance.washington.edu/ is dedicated to increasing the participation of women in STEM disciplines.
Applicants must have earned a doctorate, or foreign equivalent, in the biological sciences or a related field by the date of appointment.
Applicants must have research and teaching expertise in physiology related areas including ecophysiology, systems biology, and/or molecular/cellular basis of physiology.
Applications will be submitted through Interfolio and must be received by October 16, 2022 to receive full consideration. Questions about the search should be sent to: Dr. Horacio de la Iglesia, Professor in Biology, email@example.com.
A complete application will include:
1) Two brief statements (<200 words each) summarizing (1) your past teaching accomplishments and (2) how your teaching will broaden diversity and access in biology teaching.
2) A merged PDF with:
Cover letter describing why you are interested in joining the UW Department of Biology
Curriculum Vitae, including your full publication list
Teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy and specific plans for contributing to the educational mission of the UW Biology Department (2 pages).
A Diversity Statement that explains how you have promoted equity and diversity in the past, and how you will promote inclusion in your classroom environment (1 page).
3) A publicly accessible link to a ten-minute video demonstrating best teaching practices in an area of physiology.
4) The names and email addresses of three references who will provide letters of recommendation upon request.
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.
To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information
Under University of Washington (UW) Policy, University-compensated personnel 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 https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/vaccination-requirement/.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.