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Founded in 1990, the University of Washington Tacoma provides high-quality programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A campus of the University of Washington, one of the world’s leading research universities, UW Tacoma educates South Sound students who want to earn a UW degree in a small-campus environment. Students learn by working closely with their peers and professors across disciplines.

EMPLOYEES ENJOY competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and work in a team-oriented environment. As a UW Tacoma employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs, including:


  • A growing, urban-serving university
  • Committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, research and service
  • Helps shape Tacoma’s economic future through community-engaged faculty, staff and students
  • Promotes an environment where diverse perspectives and experiences are valued
  • A change agent for our region

Tacoma lies at the heart of Puget Sound.  Washington's third largest city boasts an abundance of cultural events and activities, beautiful parks, and waterfront walking trails.  Tacoma provides easy access to all the outdoor activities for which the Pacific Northwest is famous.  Learn more about UW Tacoma and the community.

VETERANS: We are proud to be designated a "vet-friendly" campus by the Washington State Dept. of Veterans Affairs and a "military-friendly campus" by MilitaryFriendlySchools.com. One in ten of our students receives VA benefits, and we recently launched the Veterans Incubator for Better Entrepreneurship (VIBE).

The University of Washington Tacoma is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.