University of Washington Tacoma, School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership

Position ID:University of Washington Tacoma-School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership-AP [#23561]
Position Title: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Tacoma, Washington 98402, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Higher Education and Student Affairs
Appl Deadline:2023/01/10 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2022/11/02, finished 2023/07/15, listed until 2023/01/10)
Position Description:    

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Position Description The University of Washington Tacoma School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership (SNHCL) invites applications for one full-time Assistant Professor (tenure track) beginning in September 2023 (UW Job Class Code: 10116). This is a position with a nine-month service period during the academic year with an initial three-year appointment. It is eligible for a multi-year re-appointment. Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience.

The University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) is an urban serving university committed to community engaged teaching, scholarship, and service, and located on the ancestral lands of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people. School faculty are committed to preparing professionals who work in an increasingly diverse and global society by promoting social equity and justice for all people. As one of three campuses of the UW School of Nursing, the SNHCL is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The school is dedicated to hiring faculty who will enhance diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, scholarship, and service. Scholarship linking knowledge, service and practice is supported and encouraged, including innovations in teaching, leadership in teaching communities of practice, and student mentorship. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and areas of practice to apply.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach and engage in services that demonstrate cultural responsiveness to the needs of diverse and underrepresented groups and populations. The successful candidate will be expected to work with adult students from socially minoritized and historically underrepresented populations, e.g., immigrants, gender identity/fluidity, race, culture, ethnicity. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to:

Teaching experience in nursing education, nursing professional development, or related health professional education.

Experience working creatively and effectively with diverse individuals and groups.

Experience in healthcare leadership, such as in administrative roles, quality and safety, and data management.

The SNHCL currently offers two undergraduate degrees, a Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Leadership (BAHCL) and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The BAHCL prepares students from a range of professions and backgrounds for careers in leadership positions across a spectrum of healthcare settings, including healthcare organizations, government, and industry. The undergraduate nursing program is designed for learners who are registered nurses (RN) to attain their BSN degree. This program emphasizes communication, critical thinking, equity and social justice, care across the lifespan, leadership, research, and scholarship toward improving health outcomes, population health, and adapting to changes in healthcare. The School also offers a graduate degree, the Master of Nursing, that prepares nurses with in-depth knowledge and skills as systems leaders in a range of practice settings. Preliminary planning has begun for the development of a master’s degree in healthcare leadership, and a doctoral degree in nursing.

The School supports the interdisciplinary mission of the campus through teaching, scholarly inquiry, and service. Within the overall mission of the campus, the School focuses on the discovery and dissemination of knowledge that promotes health within an ethic of social justice. The School provides needed educational services and prepares professionals for leadership positions to advance nursing practice and improve health. The curriculum emphasizes and fosters the integration of teaching, inquiry, and service through a community of learners. Assistant Professors are expected to teach upper division and graduate courses required of majors as well as lower-division courses that emphasize health and healthcare leadership topics. Assistant professors are required to maintain a program of scholarship and will be required to sit on school- and campus-wide committees.

Qualifications Minimum of an earned doctorate (U.S. or foreign equivalent) in a related field by the time of appointment.

Expertise in the field of nursing or health related fields such as health psychology, medical sociology, and/or healthcare leadership.

Application Instructions To apply, submit the following:

Letter delineating interest in this position and how you meet qualifications.

Brief statement of your teaching philosophy; describe how your teaching and service has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds underrepresented in their academic field/area of practice.

Statement of candidate’s commitment to diversity, social equity, and inclusion, and how you demonstrate this in your nursing practice; applicants should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity, social equity and inclusion (UWT Diversity Statement).

Evidence of teaching effectiveness. This may also include samples of applicant-developed course syllabi, examples from nursing professional development, curriculum development, and/or other relevant teaching experience.

Identification of UWT SNHCL courses applicant is able to teach:

Curriculum vitae.

Contact information for three professional references; will be asked to provide reference letter.

Submit all application materials through Interfolio: Priority screening of applications will begin on December 1, 2022 and will continue until the application deadline of January 10th. For additional information, please contact Dr. Weichao Yuwen at or 253-692-4478.

One of three campuses of the University of Washington, UW Tacoma is an urban-serving university actively engaged in the educational, cultural, and economic development of the South Puget Sound, with a strong theme of social justice and diversity across programs. For more information about UW Tacoma, see

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 (

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Disability Services

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

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Contact: Jessica Immerman, 253-692-4477
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1900 Commerce Street
Tacoma, WA 98402