Assistant Professor - Tenure Track - Genome Sciences

University of Washington
Genome Sciences
United States Washington Seattle


The Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington is seeking applications for 1 full-time faculty position at the rank of ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, tenure-track. Research in the department encompasses genetic and genomic analysis of humans and model organisms, population and evolutionary genomics and development of new experimental and computational technologies. Departmental research is highly collaborative, and computational biology is woven into all aspects of our work, including sequence, expression, proteomics, single-cell, network, spatial organization, genetic and epigenetic analyses. The successful applicant will lead a computational biology research program focused on the implementation or development of cutting-edge approaches for analyzing genomic or proteomic data. Reflecting the Department’s breadth, example research areas include development of new machine learning, statistical or mechanistic modeling approaches; human genome and biobank analyses; metagenomics and metaproteomics; population or evolutionary genomics; integrative genomics; functional genomics; or image analysis, among many possibilities. In addition to establishing an active research program, the role involves teaching and service. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

The base salary range for this position will be: $10,667 - $11,667 per month ($128,004 - $140,004 annually) commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Assistant Professors are eligible for multi-year appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30). Faculty with 12-month service periods are paid for 11 months of service over a 12-month period (July-June), meaning the equivalent of one month is available for paid time off. The appointment has an anticipated start date of September 2024.

The Department of Genome Sciences strives for a cooperative, just and equitable environment in which scientists of all backgrounds are enabled to pursue their research. The Department’s efforts to foster equity in science include a summer research program for undergraduates from underrepresented backgrounds; recruitment of graduate students at ABRCMS/SACNAS conferences; and department-wide symposia focused on fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our faculty, trainees and staff develop and utilize cutting-edge approaches and technologies to interpret variation across the genome, proteome, and regulatory landscape, working toward the ultimate goal of understanding disease risk and best medical practices across people of varying ages, genders, and genetic backgrounds.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by December 1, 2023.

Application Instructions
For the initial screening for this position, candidates should apply via Interfolio ( by submitting:
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Research vision statement, including past accomplishments (4 pages maximum, inclusive of figures and references)
3. Teaching statement (1 page maximum)
4. Diversity, equity and inclusion statement (1 page maximum)
5. Letters of recommendation (3 minimum)

Semi-finalists will participate in a virtual interview in December, and finalists will visit the Department in early 2024.

For additional information that may be helpful in preparing an application, see the department’s web site at

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.

Benefits Information
A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

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 (

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Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, or foreign equivalent.

In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or foreign equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Start date

September 01, 2024

How to Apply