The University of Washington-Tacoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Ecotoxicology in the Division of Sciences and Mathematics within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS). We expect the successful candidate to be an excellent instructor and to actively seek extramural support to develop and maintain a strong research program involving undergraduate students.
At the University of Washington-Tacoma, we value excellence, community, diversity, innovation and access. We are seeking candidates in the general area of Ecotoxicology with a focus on ecological or environmental health, molecular toxicology, computational assessment, applied medical toxicology, chemical exposure sciences, or related fields that will contribute to our B.S. degrees in Biomedical Sciences and/or Environmental Science. The successful candidate will be expected to create an inclusive classroom and laboratory environment with diverse and underrepresented populations using innovative undergraduate teaching and research experiences.
This position primarily supports B.S. degrees in Biomedical Sciences and an interdisciplinary Environmental Science program, with potential contributions to a proposed M.S. degree in Environmental Science. It also is expected to provide courses required for admission to graduate and professional programs in health sciences, environmental sciences, biology, or chemistry and contribute to other majors at the University of Washington-Tacoma.
We offer substantial opportunities to collaborate on innovative and interdisciplinary research, teaching and community engagement. We especially welcome applicants representing diverse perspectives and approaches. The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was established in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach to education at its foundation. Our thriving downtown campus serves students with a wide range of ages and backgrounds. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small (~5000 student) campus setting. Consistent with our urban-serving mission, our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching, research and community collaborations. The campus commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere where students, staff, and faculty find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth within our campus and broader community. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/.
Curricular responsibilities include developing and teaching lecture and laboratory courses in our core science curriculum (e.g., Biochemistry) as well as upper division and graduate elective courses.This is a full-time position with a nine-month service period and begins September 16, 2020.
This position requires an earned doctorate (or foreign equivalent) in Ecotoxicology or a closely related field. Candidates in the final stages of their dissertation will be appointed on an acting basis.
To apply, please submit:
A detailed cover letter delineating your interests, qualifications, and relevant teaching experience.
A curriculum vitae, including a list of courses you have taught or are qualified to teach.
A statement describing your planned and existing research projects, including opportunities to involve undergraduate students in research.
A statement of your teaching philosophy, limited to two pages.
Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., quantitative student evaluations, peer or supervisor teaching evaluation, or equivalent).
A diversity statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from underrepresented groups. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma's commitment to diversity and inclusivity.
An article-length writing sample (e.g., a journal article for which you are primary author), and,
Names and contact information for three professional references, with letters available upon request.
Please submit all application materials through Interfolio. Application materials received via email, including letters of recommendation, will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin on January 7, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, please contact Dr. Edward Kolodziej at email@example.com.
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.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.