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 Center for an Informed Public (CIP) invites applications for up to three CIP Postdoctoral Fellows who will be hired as Postdoctoral Scholars.
Launching December 2019, the UW CIP is a new multidisciplinary institute with a core mission aiming to resist strategic misinformation, promote an informed society, and strengthen democratic discourse. Located at the University of Washington, a world-class research university in the Pacific Northwest, this new Center will lead programs that span research, education, policy and outreach.
CIP Fellows will join a growing team of faculty, students, community partners, and staff all actively involved in addressing the challenges of today’s complex and dynamic information environment. Postdoctoral Fellows will be supervised by one of the Center co-founders and/or affiliate faculty, and will work closely with the entire CIP community on research projects in service of the Center’s mission. These positions will begin as early as January 2020 and offer an initial two-year term with the possibility for a third-year renewal.
The UW CIP offers an exceptional opportunity to work closely with the Center’s co-founders and affiliate faculty, including sociologists, information scientists, computer scientists, and policy experts. Located in Seattle, the position also offers opportunities for engagement with scholars and industry leaders in the area. In addition to the pursuit of individual interests, Fellows will work collaboratively with affiliated faculty groups pursuing more narrowly specified projects. Fellows may pursue projects that utilize the CIP archive of large-scale social media data, as well as design and execute new data collection efforts that utilize existing research infrastructure.
Postdoctoral Scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website.
Applicants must have a PhD, JD, EdD, or foreign equivalent by date of appointment.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
An ability to work in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment, including demonstrated success in working with diverse populations
We will consider candidates who have accepted tenure-track positions at another institution but with the ability to defer their start date.
Please go here for full position announcement and application instructions. This position is open until filled.
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.