Assistant Teaching Professor

% FTE: 100
Location: UW Seattle
Closing Date: open until filled
Opportunity Type: Faculty

The Department of Biostatistics within the School of Public Health at the University of Washington (UW) is a leading center of excellence for the development and application of statistical methods and theory in health sciences, as well as a leading center of excellence in statistical training. It has longstanding partnerships with many local research institutes and with the Department of Statistics, with which it shares core courses in its rigorous training programs. More information.

The Department of Biostatistics invites applications for one faculty position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor. This is a full time (100% FTE), 12-month service period position with an anticipated start date of Fall 2024. The base salary range for this position will be $9,583 - $12,500 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

The successful candidates will:

  1. teach 4 – 6 Biostatistics courses per year (quarter system) including undergraduate courses, courses for graduate students in public health, and courses for graduate students in Biostatistics.
  2. provide educational leadership in the Department’s teaching program with emphasis on innovative pedagogy;
  3. share the department's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion;
  4. contribute to the departmental community by engaging in seminars and departmental outreach activities and serving on key committees.

QUALIFICATIONS. Candidates must have a PhD (or equivalent) in biostatistics, statistics, or a related field. Candidates should have demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching Biostatistics and/or Statistics at the university level.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS. All applicants are asked to submit:

  1. a cover letter;
  2. an up-to-date curriculum vitae, including research and teaching history;
  3. a statement describing your teaching values, and practices. You might consider discussing your perspective on one or more of the following topics: different teaching modalities, engaging students from varied disciplines and mathematical backgrounds, teaching at scale, or others;
  4. a statement describing demonstrated commitment and activity in support of diversity, equity and inclusion;
  5. contact information for three (3) references.

This institution is using Interfolio to conduct this search. Applicants can submit all application materials free of charge via Interfolio. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2023. Applicants who submit all required documents by December 15, 2023 are guaranteed full consideration. Applications received after December 15, 2023 will be reviewed on a weekly basis at the discretion of the search committee until the position is filled or the search is closed.

Application Link: https://apply.interfolio.com/135804

EVALUATION CRITERIA. All candidates will be evaluated according to three criteria: (i) evidence of teaching and mentoring skills, (ii) evidence of academic rigor and vision, and (iii) potential for and commitment to service, departmental citizenship, and community engagement. The evaluation for each criterion will include consideration of the following cross-cutting domains: (i) evidence of interdisciplinary collaborations, (ii) communication, (iii) innovation and leadership, and (iv) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

CONTACT INFORMATION. For questions, please contact our AHR Manager, bacadhr@uw.edu.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY. The Department recognizes that health disparities stem from inequity, and encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty, and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, geography, spiritual practice, mental and physical disability, and age. It strives to develop and maintain increased representation and recognition of each dimension of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The department has an active Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee. A summary of the mission and the activities of that committee can be found online (www.biostat.washington.edu/about/diversity). The UW School of Public Health is also committed to fostering a diverse academic community. Diversity, equity and inclusion are considered essential to its mission. Applications from faculty with demonstrated research, training and service experience in this area are welcome. More information is available online (http://sph.washington.edu/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 (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 profiles and responsibilities.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY. The 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.