University of Washington Tacoma, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

166 10299
Position ID:UWT-Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences-CELLBIOCELLPHYS [#10299]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Cellular Biology or Cellular Physiology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Tacoma, Washington 98402, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Biology / Cell Biology, Other, PHYSIOLOGY
Appl Deadline:2018/01/05help popup finished (2017/10/25, finished 2018/04/11)
Position Description:    

*** The account for Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington Tacoma has expired, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cellular Biology or Cellular Physiology

The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cellular Biology or Cellular Physiology in the Division of Sciences and Mathematics within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS). This is a full-time position with a nine-month service period. The successful candidate will be an intellectually expansive scholar with a proven record in cellular biology, cellular physiology, or related field, with biomedical applications. They will also have a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive classroom and laboratory environment with diverse and underrepresented populations. Pedagogical responsibilities include Cellular Biology as well as other required courses for the new B.S. in Biomedical Sciences (such as Human Physiology, Genetics, and Genomics, Biochemistry, or Microbiology). The candidate will also develop and teach undergraduate elective courses in cellular physiology, cellular pharmacology, biomechanics, or developmental biology, in addition to contributing to lower division majors and non-majors courses, depending on the area of expertise. We are looking for candidates who incorporate evidence-based teaching practices (experience with biology education research a plus), will build a dynamic research laboratory of undergraduate research students, will develop innovative and interdisciplinary collaborations, and will establish community-based internship opportunities, in keeping with our urban-serving mission.

The successful candidate will be an integral member of a cohesive group of science faculty and will support and coordinate development of our rapidly growing B.S. in Biomedical Sciences. The position begins September 15, 2018, requires an earned doctorate (or foreign equivalent) in cellular biology, cellular physiology, or related field at the time of appointment, and is contingent on funding. Candidates in the final stages of their dissertation will be appointed on an acting basis.

The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was established in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach to education at its foundation. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that serves students with a wide range of ages and backgrounds from the South Puget Sound region. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching, research and community collaborations. UW Tacoma has an urban-serving mission, with access as a central value. More information about UW Tacoma and its strategic plan can be found here: The campus commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere where students, staff, and faculty find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth of our campus and the broader community. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit

UW Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research, and service and generally participate in a lower division, upper division, and graduate instruction.

Application Instructions. To apply, please submit:

  1. A letter delineating your interests and qualifications, a description of research projects underway, and your teaching experience. Applicant statements should detail how undergraduate researchers have been or could be incorporated into their research, and how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from underrepresented groups; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity,
  2. A curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught,
  3. A research statement, including how your current and future research incorporates or will incorporate undergraduate students
  4. A statement of your teaching philosophy,
  5. An article-length writing sample (e.g., a journal article for which you are primary author),
  6. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., quantitative student evaluations, peer or supervisor teaching evaluation, or equivalent), and
  7. Three letters of reference.

Submit all application materials through Academic Jobs Online. Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin January 5, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, e-mail Dr. Erica Cline, search chair, at

Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Equal Employment Opportunity questionnaire that is linked to the confirmation email. This information will not be shared with the search committee. University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
1900 Commerce Street, Box 358436
Tacoma, WA 98402

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