The University of Washington is located in the greater Seattle metropolitan area, and offers one of the most exceptional research and teaching environments in the United States. It serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including 25% first-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grant students, and faculty from over 70 countries. The UW is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the advancement of women faculty in science, engineering, and math.
The UW College of the Environment and the Department of Earth and Space Sciences offer a range of networking, mentoring and professional development opportunities for junior faculty. Our faculty positions may also present opportunities to incorporate fieldwork into teaching and research. Opportunities for collaboration exist between research groups and also with other departments and programs including the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Program on Climate Change, Astrobiology Program, Quaternary Research Center, Atmospheric Sciences, Biology, Oceanography, and Environmental and Forest Sciences.