University of Washington Tacoma

Assistant Teaching Professor of Biology

Division of Sciences and Mathematics

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.

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 (; 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.


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.

Application Instructions

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 (

To view the complete ad with requirements please visit Interfolio.

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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Last updated: 2021-01-17