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.

Beverly Cleary Endowed Professorship in Children & Youth Services

Posted: 2/27/2015
Deadline to Apply: Open until filled

The Information School of the University of Washington seeks an outstanding individual to fill a senior tenure-track position in children and youth services.  The first endowed position of its kind, the professorship is in honor of Beverly Cleary, internationally renowned and award winning children’s author who graduated from the UW School of Librarianship in 1939.  Created with gifts from the Cleary family, alumni, the library community, and fans of Cleary’s work, this distinguished professorship will be filled by a senior scholar, who will lead one of the largest and strongest children and youth services programs in the country here at the Information School.  This appointment is anticipated at the rank of full-time, tenured Professor or in exceptional circumstances Associate Professor, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Our new colleague will join a broad-based, inclusive Information School with academic programs at the bachelors, masters and doctoral levels. Information School faculty teach across programs.  University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

In addition to holding a Ph.D., applicants for this unique position are expected to exhibit:
• A significant and nationally/internationally recognized research agenda, including demonstrated publishing and funding record, related to children and youth;
• An understanding of the latest trends in research on children and young adults, including services offered by cultural heritage organizations such as libraries and museums; literacy, reading and literature; engagement with social media and information technology; and any other research related to children and youth as they engage with information and information technologies.
• Experience with the issues of diverse populations;
• A history of working with organizations that serve children and young adults;
• Excellence in teaching;
• Leadership, mentorship and engagement with the professional and academic communities involved with children and young adults; and,
• Experience working with doctoral students.

The Information School is a leader in the area of digital youth, and we want to further develop our active research agenda related to children and youth.  We seek an enthusiastic individual who can bring additional breadth of expertise to our program, in research, outreach with libraries, including the Cleary Libraries, and curriculum development. 

Diversity is a core value and foundational concept in the Information School. Catalyzing the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, define and deliver solutions. The iSchool prepares professionals to work in an increasingly diverse and global society by promoting equity and justice for all individuals. We actively work to eliminate barriers and obstacles created by institutional discrimination.  In your application, please describe your experiences with diversity in your research, teaching or service, and your potential to support the iSchool’s commitment to diversity and to bring diversity to the information field. Discuss your potential to mentor and educate students who will serve diverse populations.

For your reference please consult the UW iSchool’s diversity webpages: http://ischool.uw.edu/about/diversity/statement

The University of Washington is a vibrant crucible of inclusive research and community outreach, situated between the Puget Sound and Lake Washington, in the city of Seattle.  Seattle is a rapidly growing, dynamic, and diverse metropolitan area. 

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should email, putting “Cleary” in the subject line, and attach their curriculum vitae, a letter of intent, a research statement, a teaching statement, a diversity statement, the names of three references, and up to 3 samples of their publications (attachments should be in PDF or Word format) to:

Dr. Harry Bruce and Dr. Allyson Carlyle (iApply@uw.edu)
Co-Chairs, Cleary Professorship Search Committee
The Information School
University of Washington
Mary Gates Hall, Suite 370
Box 352840
Seattle, WA 98195-2840
(206) 221-6449

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer Information Assurance and Cybersecurity

Posted: 12/22/2014
Deadline to Apply: Open until filled

The Information School (iSchool) at the University of Washington is seeking a Lecture, or Senior Lecturer with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

• Usable Security and Privacy, including the design and development of systems that are easy to use and that put humans at the center of solving security challenges
• Privacy and security in mobile computing
• Secure web development/coding
• Enterprise system security
• Managing security within an organization including enterprise risk management, security policy, and compliance
• Penetration testing and security mitigation

For more information and to apply please see our full position announcement here.

Review of applications will begin March 15, 2015, and continue until the position is 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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