Assistant Professor in Community Health and Social Justice

  • University of Washington Bothell
  • Bothell, WA, USA
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full time Education Health Care Nurse

Job Description

Position Description

The School of Nursing and Health Studies (SNHS) at the University of Washington Bothell (UW Bothell) invites applications for two full-time (100% FTE), 9 month, tenure track Assistant Professor positions. These positions are state-funded hard money positions. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, scholarship, and service. To learn more about our school visit

Our interdisciplinary school provides all SNHS faculty with the opportunity to engage in creative and innovative approaches to health-related courses and scholarship. Our academic programs are poised for exciting new directions in the coming years. SNHS offers the following degrees: 1) a BA degree in Health Studies emphasizing community/public health and social justice, 2) a RN-BSN degree, and 3) a Masters of Nursing (MN) emphasizing education, leadership, and community/global health. We are currently developing a Masters of Science in Community Health and Social Justice, pending approval. All faculty are expected to contribute across our programs and synergize with the department's mission, which is to advance social justice, health, and nursing practice through innovative pedagogy, research, and community engagement. For details about our curricula, please consult our website (

This position will involve teaching, scholarship, and service across our academic programs, but we are hiring with particular interest in supporting our MS in Community Health and Social Justice that is in development, pending approval. Faculty in SNHS apply expertise from a range of health-related fields, including social determinants of health, nursing, health education and promotion, behavioral health, community health, social justice pedagogy, global health, and others. Successful candidates will be expected to engage with: 

1) diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, scholarship, and/or service

2) transformational learning, innovative pedagogy, and engaged scholarship in an inclusive and interdisciplinary culture of learning

3) pedagogical approaches for teaching in classroom-based, hybrid and online settings 

4) community connections and outreach efforts within a community, clinical, or public health context. 

School and Institutional Information:

Located in the heart of the Puget Sound region, the University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. The campus is committed to increasing access to an excellent UW education and preparing students to be leaders throughout Washington and beyond.

UW Bothell provides students a participatory, cross-disciplinary experience grounded in hands-on learning, community-based research, close relationships with faculty as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success.

The campus offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degrees. Current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90 % of undergraduates are from Washington State, more than 40% are first-generation college attendees, and more than half are students of color.

The University values hiring faculty and staff who have demonstrated experience and ability to work successfully with diverse student populations and who can contribute to a campus culture that promotes equity among colleagues.

Diversity and inclusion are core values at UW Bothell. Our work begins with the acceptance and celebration of the differences that are represented through the many diverse and minoritized communities on our campus and in the surrounding community. We recognize that we are bound together in a collective experience and that our actions impact all in our community. When we focus on the lives of the most marginalized groups among us, we also create conditions of equity, justice and academic excellence for everyone. To learn more about our commitment to diversity click here.

The three priorities of the University’s current Strategic Plan, Increasing Access, Achieving Excellence are to strengthen diversity and equity, enhance community and campus engagement, and advance cross disciplinary teaching and scholarship.

In addition to having award winning faculty and staff, UW Bothell has been recognized for innovations in academic programming and support services designed to help students graduate on time and debt-free. It has also earned both recognition and awards for its work in the area of environmental sustainability.

UW Bothell is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) that participates in the AANAPISI program.  This program provides grants and related assistance to enable MSI to improve and expand their capacity to serve Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders and low-income individuals.


We are seeking candidates to support the MS in Community Health and Social Justice who have a critical- and social justice-informed approach in one or more of the preferred areas of expertise: Community-engaged research and practice, theories and histories of social justice and health, health policy and advocacy, data informatics, epidemiology, health education and promotion, and/or community health leadership.

The preferred candidate will also have at least 1-year of experience engaging equitably with communities through their research and/or practice. This position requires, at minimum, a doctoral degree (or foreign equivalent) in a health-related field.


The position begins September 16, 2022. Salary is commensurate with experience. The priority application deadline is Nov. 1, 2021, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, a statement of teaching philosophy, a 1-2 page diversity statement, and the names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers of three professional references.  Please submit your materials electronically to Interfolio at ( Additionally, the selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a criminal background check and a Sexual Misconduct Disclosure:  For more information please visit our website at or contact the search committee co-chairs, Dr. Eaton @ or Dr. Lasker @ with questions regarding this position.

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 (