Digital Youth Tenure Track Faculty Position

Company: University of Washington Information School


General Information
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Educational Requirements: Doctorate Degree
Contact Information
  • Name: Mike Eisenberg
  • Phone: 206.616.1152
  • Email: iapply@uw.edu
  • Address: Dr. Mike Eisenberg, Professor and Dean Emeritus (iApply@uw.edu) Chair, Search Committee UW, Information School Box 352840 Seattle, WA 98195-2840 206-616-1152
  • Website: http://ischool.uw.edu/about/jobs/faculty
Qualifications:

Expanding research and academic programs focused on children, tweens, and teens is a strategic priority of the University of Washington’s Information School. We seek a visionary individual who bridges a rich understanding of youth with the opportunities and challenges of life in a digital society. This individual should have a strong commitment to excellence in both research and teaching and should be excited by and able to thrive in an intellectually stimulating multi-disciplinary environment.

 

Candidates from all areas related to children and adolescents in a digital society and allied fields are encouraged to apply. Specializations of particular interest include:

  • Multicultural and global aspects of youth in a digital society.
  • Social media, social computing, and converging technologies for reading, writing, creativity, information problem-solving, collaboration and other 21st century literacies.
  • Informal and formal information behavior in a digital culture.
  • Resource evaluation, traditional and 21st century, in a digital environment. .
  • Implications of digital life for youth including brain, cognitive, ethical, and social development.
  • Digital storytelling and games for learning.
  • Youth and adult co-design of youth-related products and services, design research, policy initiatives, and other innovative approaches to investigation.

 

The Information School is ranked #2 in the US News & World Report rankings for Children and Youth Services. Our new colleague will join a growing, broad-based, inclusive information school. Faculty members teach across programs. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. Candidates should show a commitment to bridging research and practice. This is a full-time 9 month appointment anticipated at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by date of appointment. 

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to

applications submitted by December 1, 2013. Selected candidates will be invited for campus visits. The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

 

Applicants may find further information about the Information School at ischool.uw.edu. Application packages should include: CV, a letter of intent, statement of research and teaching, as well as a diversity statement (see below), and one sample of the applicant’s publications in PDF.  Applicants should also request three referees to forward letters of recommendation on their behalf. All application materials should be submitted via email, with “Digital Youth” in the subject line, to:

 

Dr. Mike Eisenberg, Professor and Dean Emeritus (iApply@uw.edu)

Chair, Search Committee

UW, Information School

Box 352840

Seattle, WA 98195-2840

206-616-1152

 

Diversity Statement

The UW Information School 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/about/diversity

 

 

How to Apply: Application packages should include: CV, a letter of intent, statement of research and teaching, as well as a diversity statement (see below), and one sample of the applicant’s publications in PDF. Applicants should also request three referees to forward letters of recommendation on their behalf. All application materials should be submitted via email, with “Digital Youth” in the subject line, to: Dr. Mike Eisenberg, Professor and Dean Emeritus (iApply@uw.edu) Chair, Search Committee UW, Information School Box 352840 Seattle, WA 98195-2840 206-616-1152 Diversity Statement The UW Information School 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/about/diversity