Assistant Professor of Discipline-based Education Research in Biology

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Assistant Professor of Discipline-based Education Research in Biology

Seattle, WA
Open Date:
Aug 20, 2019
Close Date:
Oct 1, 2019

The University of Washington (UW) Department of Biology is seeking an Assistant Professor in biology education research. 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.

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.

Questions should be sent to Drs. Alison Crowe and Martha Bosma, Co-Chairs for this search committee at [email protected].


Applicants must have earned a doctorate, or foreign equivalent, in biological sciences or a biology-related field by the date of appointment. All applications must be submitted through Interfolio. The deadline for applications is October 1, 2019.

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.

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.

Application Instructions:

A complete application will include:

1) A single PDF file containing your cover letter, CV (including your full publication list), research statement (up to three pages), teaching statement (one page) and diversity statement (one page). (Note: all but the cover letter are mandatory). For the diversity statement, please explain how you have promoted equity and diversity in the past, and how you will promote inclusion in your work and classroom environment.

2) Links to three of your most significant publications.




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Posted: 9/9/2019
Application Due: 10/4/2019
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