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.