Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Information Management

Company: University of Washington


General Information
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Educational Requirements: Masters Degree
Contact Information
  • Name: Hazel Taylor
  • Email: iapply@uw.edu
  • Address: Hazel Taylor, PhD (iApply@uw.edu) Chair, IM Lecturer Search Committee UW, Information School Box 352840 Seattle, WA 98195-2840 206.543.3396
  • Website: http://ischool.uw.edu/about/jobs/faculty
Qualifications:

The University of Washington Information School is broadening and deepening its program in information management. We seek a creative, energetic, forward-thinking individual to help catalyze this growth as a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer. This individual should have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and be excited by and able to thrive in a diverse, intellectually stimulating, multi-disciplinary environment.

 

The successful candidate will join a broad-based, inclusive Information School that offers multiple degree programs and is committed to the values of leadership, innovation, and diversity. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. Lecturing faculty are an integral part of the faculty of the iSchool, teaching across undergraduate and graduate programs. We provide mentorship and a career path for lecturing faculty, including opportunities for leadership within the School. Candidates for Lecturer, or Senior Lecturer should have a background and competencies for excellence in teaching, and provide evidence or demonstrate potential that they are excellent instructors.

 

Information management is an emerging field with the purpose of designing, developing, managing, and using information with insight and innovation to support decision making and create value for individuals, organizations, communities, and societies. While all areas of information management are welcome, we are particularly interested in lecturers who can complement iSchool expertise in one or more of the following areas:

·         Information management and consulting

·         Data science and analytics

·         Information assurance, security, and governance

·         Information, society and policy

 

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 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/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.

 

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.

 

This is a full-time appointment with faculty voting rights, in which candidates typically teach for 9 months per year (excluding summer) although opportunities for summer teaching may be available. The appointment is at the rank of Lecturer Full-time or Senior Lecturer Full-time commensurate with qualifications and experience (opportunities to teach in the summer may become available). Applicants must have a Master’s Degree or equivalent degree by date of appointment. A PhD or equivalent and three years of professional experience and prior teaching experience is desirable.

 

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants may find further information about the Information School at ischool.uw.edu. Application packages should include: CV, a letter of intent, statement of teaching philosophy (2-3 pages), diversity statement, and names and contact information for three references. These should be sent via email, with “Information Management Lecturer” in the subject line, to:

 

Hazel Taylor, PhD (iApply@uw.edu)

Chair, IM Lecturer Search Committee

UW, Information School

Box 352840

Seattle, WA 98195-2840

206.543.3396

 

How to Apply: Review of applications will begin September 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Application packages should include: CV, a letter of intent, teaching philosophy, diversity statement, names and contact information for three references. These should be sent via email, with “Information Management” in the subject line, to: Hazel Taylor, PhD (iApply@uw.edu) Chair, IM Search Committee UW, Information School Box 352840 Seattle, WA 98195-2840 206.543.3396