The University of Washington Tacoma (UW Tacoma) invites applicants for one full-time non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor in Biology position in the Division of Sciences and Mathematics (SAM) within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS). This is a full-time renewable teaching position with an appointment term of one to five years and a nine-month service period beginning September 16, 2021. All University of Washington Teaching Professor-rank faculty engage in teaching, student mentorship, and service, but have no research expectations. This position includes faculty voting rights but is not tenure-eligible.
The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its core. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that serves students of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound. 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. Consistent with our urban-serving mission, our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching, research and community collaborations. UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere where students, staff, and faculty find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth within our campus and broader community. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/.
The successful candidate will engage with culturally diverse populations in higher education, integrate a variety of evidence-based and inclusive pedagogical techniques and curricular perspectives into teaching and learning, and mentor students from underrepresented backgrounds in the sciences. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a dedication to effective, evidence-based teaching practices for lower-division biology lectures and laboratories in our Introductory Biology sequence (TBIOL 120, 130, and 140; especially TBIOL 140, covering organismal and systems-level biology and physiology), and core upper division lectures and laboratories required for the B.S. degree in Biomedical Sciences (https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/sias/sam/tbiomd; particularly TBIOL 302: Human Physiology and/or TBIOL 305: Genetics and Genomics). There will also be opportunities to develop upper division elective courses in the Biomedical Sciences degree based on the successful candidate’s area of expertise.
Compensation is competitive with comparable positions and includes health insurance and retirement benefits. Submit all application materials through Interfolio. Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin on January 19, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, please contact Dr. Marc Nahmani (email@example.com).
To apply, please submit the following materials through Interfolio:
1) A curriculum vitae, including a list of courses you have taught or are qualified to teach (UW Tacoma’s course offerings in Biology: https://www.washington.edu/students/crscatt/tbiol.html).
2) A cover letter detailing your interest in the position and outlining how your qualifications and experience match the position’s description and the mission of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences and UW Tacoma.
3) A diversity statement (two page maximum) detailing how you will engage with students in our multicultural classrooms and how your additional service, community engagement, and/or scholarly engagement supports the success of students from various racial, ethnic and gender backgrounds. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity.
4) A teaching philosophy statement describing your approach to course planning, preparation, assessment, and measuring effectiveness (two page maximum).
5) Evidence of teaching effectiveness (this might include: a sample syllabus, quantitative student evaluations, and/or a peer or supervisor teaching evaluation).
6) Contact information for three references.
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 (http://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 profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).
The position requires a minimum of a Master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in biology (or a related field), and teaching expertise as an instructor and/or as a teaching assistant at the university or college level.