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

Alexis Wilson was surprised during class with the announcement of her promotion to principal lecturer. Congratulations Alexis!

  • We are pleased to announce the promotion of several UW Tacoma faculty members effective September 2014! Please join us in congratulating them on their promotions.
Promoted to Associate Professor and granted tenure:
Zhiyan (Juliet) Cao, Business
David Coon, IAS
Joyce Dinglasan-Panlilio, IAS
Matthew Kelley, Urban Studies
Riki Thompson, IAS
Promoted to Professor:
Ankur Teredesai, Institute of Technology
Promoted to Principal Lecturer:
Tom Diehm, Social Work
Alexis Wilson, Nursing


  • Mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect. RCW Chapter 26.44 was expanded to inlude employees of higher education as mandatory reporters. For more information, please read the Administrative Policy Statement and  Minors at the UW.

  • Background Checks. The University requires a background check for all employees (staff and faculty) being hired into a safety/security-sensitive position or those that are subject to the Washington State Child And Adult Abuse Law (CAAL). CAAL covers those who "will or may have unsupervised access" to special populations including: children under 16 years of age; developmentally disabled adults; or vulnerable adults. The University has identified academic units where these positions most reside. To this end, effective July 1, 2013 all new faculty (full-time and part-time) being hired into the Education, Nursing, or Social Work Programs must pass a backround check prior to employment.  For all other units, it is the dean/director's responsibility to determine if a new faculty will be working with any of the above populations and, therefore, require a background check. Please contact Alison Navarrete at for more information and/or to initiate a background check.

Open Faculty Positions

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

Policies and Procedures

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