Faculty Employment Opportunities
The University of Washington is committed to being one of the top information schools in the world. As part of this effort, we seek outstanding individuals to join our exceptional, interdisciplinary faculty. These new colleagues join a faculty eager to participate in a broad-based, inclusive Information School with academic programs at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels. Faculty in the Information School teach across all programs.
The University of Washington Information School invites applications for an Open Rank Research Faculty (Research Assistant Professor, Research Associate Professor, or Research Professor), non-tenure track position.
This position will be expected to engage in outstanding research that broadens and deepens our scholarly and social impacts in areas such as: civic media, civic engagement, information literacy, media literacy, information and communication technologies and development (ICTD), community informatics, digital democracy, digital geographies, digital youth, open data, misinformation, and public interest technology, among others. We are particularly interested in scholars willing to apply these areas of study to the context of public libraries.
This position will benefit from a close association with the Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA), a collaborative and multidisciplinary research center with an applied research mission to explore the role of digital technologies in engendering open, inclusive, and equitable societies. We welcome candidates interested in also engaging with the newly formed Center for an Informed Public (CIP) with a core mission of resisting strategic misinformation and strengthening democratic discourse.
The University of Washington is a crucible of inclusive research and community outreach, situated between the Puget Sound and Lake Washington, in the city of Seattle, on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people. Seattle is a rapidly growing, dynamic, and diverse metropolitan area with a leading technology sector and vibrant ecosystem of foundations, media organizations, public libraries, civil society organizations, and individuals committed to social change.
The position is a full-time 12-month appointment at the rank of Research Assistant Professor, Research Associate Professor, or Research Professor. Rank is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Information School will offer three years equivalent of full funding for this position, with the expectation that the individual will be able to maintain an ongoing program of research funding. The anticipated start date for this position is September 1, 2020.
Applicants may find further information about the Information School at ischool.uw.edu, the Technology & Social Change Group at tascha.uw.edu, and Center for an Informed Public at cip.uw.edu.
Applicants must have a PhD, EdD (or foreign equivalent) in a relevant field by date of appointment.
Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to: history of creative and collaborative research; openness to new areas and methods; a track record of grantsmanship and leadership in developing and implementing large-scale research programs, and; an enthusiasm to thrive, engage and contribute to our diverse, intellectually stimulating, multi-disciplinary environment that respects a wide variety of research traditions and methods.
Please go here for full position announcement and application instructions. This position is open until filled with a preferred application deadline of February 28, 2020.
Senior Lecturer Full-Time/Faculty Director of the Master of Human-Computer Interaction + Design (MHCI+D) Program
The University of Washington seeks applications for the Faculty Director of the Master of Human-Computer Interaction + Design (MHCI+D) program. The successful applicant will work independently as Faculty Director while also having an academic appointment as a Senior Lecturer, full-time, in the University of Washington Information School (iSchool) for three years, with the possibility of renewal. This is a full-time, year-round position for an 11-month academic program. The ideal start date is on or before June 16, 2020. This position includes faculty voting rights in the iSchool, but is not tenure eligible. Compensation will be commensurate with applicant qualifications, and reflects the dual role of both Faculty Director and Senior Lecturer.
The successful candidate will be housed in the broad-based, inclusive Information School that offers multiple degree programs and is committed to the values of excellence, leadership, innovation, and diversity. We welcome all candidates from any discipline or background related to human-computer interaction and design.
About the MHCI+D Program
The MHCI+D graduate program is one of the world’s top master’s programs in HCI. It offers a unique, cross-disciplinary approach to educate a new diverse generation of designers, engineers, and user researchers who can successfully combine the creative aspects of design and the study of human behavior with the analytical techniques of engineering. Students come from a variety of backgrounds such as visual design, user research, software and technology. Upon graduation, they use their knowledge to create and/or support innovative products and technologies, working in UX, design, HCI, and other roles in companies of all sizes. The program, currently in its seventh year, is a full-time, 11-month program with currently about a 40-student cohort. MHCI+D is a joint effort of four primary academic units: Computer Science & Engineering, the Division of Design in the School of Art + Art History + Design, Human-Centered Design & Engineering, and The Information School.
The MHCI+D program is supported and influenced by the collaborative academic community at the University of Washington, known as DUB (design: use: build:), that explores a wide variety of topics in HCI and design—including interaction design, computer-supported cooperative work, computer-mediated communication, data visualization, social innovation, emerging communication technologies, assistive technologies, and health applications. Many projects are conducted in partnership with the region’s noted high-tech companies, global health organizations, and startups (see: http://dub.washington.edu/). MHCI+D capstone projects are advised by collaborators from industry throughout the Seattle area and beyond.
The position requires a minimum of a Masters (or foreign equivalent)— in a field related to human-computer interaction and design. A doctoral degree (or foreign equivalent) in such a field is also acceptable. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 7 years of work experience in this area and a record of leadership and administration. The ideal candidate will also have documented expertise in teaching and developing design-oriented/studio-based courses. The ideal candidate will thrive doing self-directed, independent work, while at the same time appreciate collaborating with a broad range of individuals who together support and guide the Faculty Director’s work.
Please go here for full position announcement and application instructions. This position is open until filled with a preferred application deadline of January 31, 2020.
The University of Washington Information School seeks a truly outstanding scholar to broaden and deepen our research and scholarship in areas including, but not limited to: studies of misinformation and disinformation, including computational, mixed-methods approaches, etc.; information access and data literacy; information flow in sociotechnical systems; the role of information in the formation and dynamics of values, beliefs, or identities (race, gender, class, ability, etc.); and the role of researchers, educators, librarians, and policy makers in supporting healthy information environments and fostering a more informed and equitable society.
This position will demonstrate excellence in research and education, and welcome individuals who are excited by, able to thrive in, and eager to contribute to our diverse, intellectually stimulating, multi-disciplinary environment that respects a wide variety of research traditions and methods, and is open to new areas and methods.
We anticipate this individual will work closely with the newly formed Center for an Informed Public (CIP) at the University of Washington. The CIP is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary effort that brings together faculty, staff, students and community partners in service of a core mission aiming to resist strategic misinformation and strengthen democratic discourse. The Center will lead programs that span research, education, policy and outreach, and is actively engaged in pursuing funding for these activities.
The position is a full-time 9-month appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2020. Rank and tenure status is commensurate with experience and qualifications. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.
Applicants must have a PhD, JD, EdD, or foreign equivalent by date of appointment.
Please go here for full position announcement and application instructions. This position is open until filled with a preferred application deadline of December 15, 2019.
Questions regarding openings at the Information School should be directed to iApply@uw.edu. We will do our best to respond to your inquiry within 2 business days.
The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.