Academic Human Resources (Faculty HR)

UW Tacoma is committed to fostering a community of educators who are dedicated to creating the best possible learning experience for our students. Achieving this goal requires employing quality faculty and motivated academic staff.


Academic HR News

Congratulations to the following faculty on their recent award to promotion and/or tenure:

Awarded Tenure and Promoted to Associate Professor
Sushil Oswal, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Jenny Sheng, Institute of Technology
Arindam Tripathy, Milgard School of Business
Anne Wessells, Urban Studies

Promoted from Associate Professor to Professor
Yonn Dierwechter, Urban Studies
Lisa Hoffman, Urban Studies

Promoted from Full-Time Lecturer to Senior Lecturer
Teresa Holt-Schaad, Social Work Program

Congratulations to the following faculty that will be recognized at the Spring Celebration:

Distinguished Teaching Award:
Ellen Moore, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Distinguished Research Award:
Peter Horak, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Community Engagement Award
Marcy Stein, Diane Kinder and Kathy Zapp, Education
Michael Kula, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Science

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Open Faculty Positions

Information about current positions seeking applicants is located on the UW Academic Human Resources website. Find detailed information HERE.

Meet Melissa Lavitt, Academic Catalyst

February 4, 2016

As UW Tacoma's new Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Melissa Lavitt will have a key role spurring the academic development of the institution.

UW Tacoma campus with skyline of downtown Tacoma

Plant Tech Seeds, Reap the 'Blow Up'

January 19, 2016

A magazine profile of the Institute of Technology sheds light on why downtown Tacoma is one of 12 neighborhoods across the U.S. about to "blow up."