Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Microbiology

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Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Microbiology
University of Washington: Academic Personnel: School of Medicine: Microbiology
Seattle, WA
Open Date
Nov 09, 2021


The Department of Microbiology at the University of Washington seeks applicants for a 12-month (July 1- June 30), full-time position as an Assistant Teaching Professor.  This is a non-tenure track appointment with the expectation of renewable 3-5 year terms.  The anticipated start date is September 15, 2022.  We encourage applications from women and minority candidates, individuals with disabilities, and people from all groups that are underrepresented in science and medicine. 

The Department of Microbiology maintains a robust undergraduate program serving over 180 microbiology majors and several hundred health science and other basic science majors.  Laboratory classes taught by microbiology teaching professors include majors’ courses in general microbiology / microbial diversity, microbial genetics, recombinant DNA techniques, mycology & parasitology, and medical bacteriology, as well as a general microbiology laboratory geared towards pre-health sciences majors.

This position will contribute outstanding teaching in both the laboratory and the classroom.  The position will teach and oversee multiple sections of one undergraduate laboratory course per academic quarter.  Additional responsibilities include training and supervising graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants, advising students, maintaining a culture collection for the teaching laboratories, providing demonstrations for medical student courses, serving on relevant committees, and assisting faculty in exam preparation, proctoring, grading, and course administration.  The position must work in a highly collaborative environment with the other teaching faculty.


Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. or M.S. degree (or foreign equivalent) in the biological sciences, with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching microbiology lecture and laboratory courses, experience in developing teaching curricula and designing new laboratory exercises.

Application Instructions

Applications should be made through Interfolio at  Review of applications will begin on January 15, but applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should submit the following:

Cover letter highlighting qualifications
Curriculum vitae
Statement of teaching philosophy and experience (not to exceed 1500 words).
Diversity statement describing instances of leadership, commitment, and/or lived experience relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion (not to exceed 1500 words).  
The names of three references who will provide a letter if contacted

For questions about this position, please contact Sarah Slonim at

Application Process
This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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 (

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

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