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.

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Data Science

Posted: 10/25/2016
Deadline to Apply: Open until filled

The Information School (iSchool) at the University of Washington is seeking a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer with strong experience and expertise broadly in Data Science with a primary emphasis in one or more of the following areas:

● Probability and statistics 
● Machine learning

Expertise in data management, visualization, data ethics, and other topics associated with data science are also valuable, and will be taken into consideration in reviewing applicants. However, these areas should be supporting of a primary focus in statistics or machine learning.

The individual selected for this position will focus on teaching and is not required to engage in research (although research is not discouraged). Candidates should have a strong passion for teaching and student engagement, with prior instructional experience or demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching. Candidates will be expected to design and teach new course offerings that will be delivered at the undergraduate and graduates level. Candidates should be interested in developing innovative approaches to data science curriculum.

Applicants may find the full position announcement and instructions on how to apply here. Preference will be given to applications submitted by November 15, 2016. 

Assistant Professor Tenure-Track in Native North American Indigenous Knowledge

Posted: 10/11/2016
Deadline to Apply: Open until filled

The Information School at the University of Washington is building an innovative program in Native North American Indigenous Knowledge.  We are seeking the second of two creative and forward-thinking Assistant Professors to catalyze this growth, and contribute to our program in this area.  We study the institutions, community practices, philosophies, and policies related to knowledge, information, and technology in support of tribal sovereignty.

Candidates that do work in Native North American Indigenous Knowledge should have competencies in the areas of theoretical, quantitative, or qualitative techniques and demonstrate a passion to effect change through information research.  We expect candidates to demonstrate successful work with North American bands, tribes, or nations, and to be grounded in the Native North American experience.

The University of Washington is a vibrant center of inclusive research and community outreach.  In 2015, the University of Washington opened wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ (“Intellectual House” in the Lutshootseed language), a Coast Salish longhouse-style building.  As a UW resource, wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ was established for the pursuit of academic excellence.  It is a teaching and gathering space for Native American students, faculty, staff, Native groups, and the University of Washington community.

We are interested in work at the intersection of Native North American communities and the information field, writ large.  As a school we acknowledge our position on Native land, and we are committed to making Native voices heard in every part of our school.

The Information School is highly interdisciplinary in nature, and candidates should have an interest in, or a potential for, a wider contribution to the interdisciplinary field of information.  We will consider candidates from the sciences, the social sciences, and the arts and humanities.  The strongest candidates, regardless of disciplinary background, will demonstrate a commitment to educating future information professionals.  

This is a full-time 9-month tenure track appointment anticipated at the rank of Assistant Professor (job class code 0116).  Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or international equivalent) by date of appointment.

Applicants may find the full position announcement and instructions on how to apply here. This position is open until filled.

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.

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