Assistant Professor of Biology
University of Washington
United States

Assistant Professor of Biology

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Biology

Title: Assistant Teaching Professor in Biology (2 positions)

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Biology at the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, invites applications for two full-time (9-month) Assistant Teaching Professors in Biology, starting no earlier than September 16, 2024. The initial appointment is for three years, with the possibility of renewal. The positions are non-tenure eligible. Successful candidates are expected to contribute to teaching efforts in any area of Biology.

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, and now is equipped with teaching laboratories and 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.

We welcome candidates from any background who can articulate how their academic experience fits into this theme. Successful candidates will be expected to teach 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 is dedicated to increasing the participation of women in STEM disciplines.

Washington State Law requires that this ad list a binding salary range. The base salary range for this position will be $7,277 - $8,700 per month on a 9-month basis ($65,493 - $78,300 annually), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.




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 at least one year of teaching experience in the life sciences.


The deadline for applications to receive full consideration is February 22, 2024. Questions about the search should be sent to: Dr. Martha Bosma, Professor, Department of Biology,

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 education.   

2) A merged PDF with:

Cover letter describing why you are interested in joining the UW Department of Biology and how your academic background and experience fit with the department's teaching mission.

Curriculum Vitae, including your full publication list and teaching experience.

Teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy and specific plans for contributing to the educational mission of the UW Biology Department (maximum 2 pages).

A Diversity Statement that explains how you have promoted equity and diversity in the past, and how your teaching will broaden diversity in, and access to biology education (maximum 1 page).

3) A publicly accessible link to a ten-minute video demonstrating best teaching practices in an area of biology.

4) The names and email addresses of three references who will provide letters of recommendation upon request.


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.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

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

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