The Information School of the University of Washington seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) with special emphasis on work pursuing the social good. Broadly defined, social good topics include, but are not limited to, work in service of education, health and well-being, human values, international development, justice, marginalized communities, people with disabilities, or sustainability. As a highly interdisciplinary academic unit, the UW Information School currently houses and welcomes HCI researchers from all relevant methodological backgrounds, including researchers who build, design, and/or study interactive systems. We welcome applicants from all fields that contribute to HCI, including computer science, design, information science, social & behavioral science, and related disciplines. Competitive applicants will have evidence of demonstrated research excellence and effective and engaging teaching, as well as a commitment to service to their department and/or to the HCI field.
The UW Information School brings together faculty and students in HCI and Design pursuing topics concerned with the social good. Current faculty and students are leaders in accessible computing, computing education, digital youth, health and wellness informatics, homeless youth, ICT4D, information ethics, and value sensitive design, to name a few. We welcome applications from all disciplines that will deepen and/or extend our focus on HCI for social good.
The UW Information School is also a founding member unit of the DUB Group (design: use: build:), an inclusive cross-campus alliance of faculty and students pursuing research in HCI and Design. DUB also includes industry affiliates who complement the dozens of active faculty and students on campus. Applicants to this position within the Information School would be encouraged to join the larger DUB community and engage with HCI and Design faculty across the UW campus.
The UW Information School is dedicated to hiring faculty that will enhance diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research, teaching, and service. As information systems and institutions serve increasingly diverse and global constituencies, it is vital to understand the ways in which differences in gender, class, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, national and cultural boundaries, national origin, worldview, intellectual origin, and other identities can both divide us and offer us better ways of thinking and working. The Information School faculty are committed to preparing professionals who work in an increasingly diverse and global society by promoting equity and justice for all individuals, actively working to eliminate barriers and obstacles created by institutional discrimination.
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 foreign equivalent) by date of appointment. Our new colleague will join a broad-based, inclusive information school, in which faculty members teach across programs. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. The University of Washington is a vibrant crucible of inclusive research and community outreach, situated between the Puget Sound and Lake Washington. The city of Seattle is a rapidly growing, dynamic, and diverse metropolitan area.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications submitted by December 1st, 2016. Selected candidates will be invited for campus visits. 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, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Applicants may find further information about the Information School at ischool.uw.edu. Application packages should include: CV, letter of intent including a statement on research and teaching, two selected publications, as well as a diversity statement (see below), and the names and contact information for three references.
The UW iSchool seeks top scholars in its faculty searches. Diversity is a core value and foundational concept in the Information School, and we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse faculty, staff, and student community. Please describe your experiences with diversity in your research, teaching and service, and/or your potential to bring diversity to the iSchool and 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/diversity/statement
Application materials should be sent via email, with HCI for Social Good in the subject line, to:
Dr. Jacob Wobbrock (iApply@uw.edu)
Chair, HCI for Social Good Search Committee
University of Washington Information School
Seattle, WA 98195-2840
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, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.