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  • National Institute on Scientific Teaching

University of Washington

The University of Washington (UW) Department of Biology is seeking an Assistant Professor in biology education research. We are searching for individuals who employ rigorous qualitative and quantitative approaches to address understudied questions of broad importance concerning college-level student learning, motivation and retention in biology. We invite applications for a full-time (100% FTE, 9-month), tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated start date of September 16, 2020.

The UW Department of Biology is a large collaborative and integrative department, spanning research areas from molecules to ecosystems. The Department provides a supportive research environment, actively engages with faculty and students on topics of diversity and equity, has a long-term strategic hiring plan and a new Life Sciences Building. Within UW Biology, the Biology Education Research Group has established an international reputation for excellence in discipline-based education research. In addition to contributing to this group, we seek a colleague with a demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary research collaborations with scholars in the social sciences, education, biology or other STEM fields.

Successful applicants are expected to develop an original, independent, extramurally-funded research program in biology education research, and promote diversity and equity in their research, teaching, and service activities. They will be expected to teach Introductory Biology and advanced undergraduate or graduate courses as appropriate.

Applicants must have earned a doctorate, or foreign equivalent, in the biological sciences or biology-related field by the date of appointment. To view the full advertisement and submit an application, please visit Interfolio (

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2019. Questions should be sent to Drs. Alison Crowe and Martha Bosma, Co-Chairs for this search committee at

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.

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