Open Rank Research Faculty Position
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.