Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in the Masters of Human-Computer Interaction + Design Program

Company: University of Washington Information School


General Information
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Educational Requirements: Masters Degree
Contact Information
  • Name: Matthew Saxton
  • Phone: 206.543.4738
  • Email: iapply@uw.edu
  • Address: Dr. Matthew Saxton (iApply@uw.edu) Chair, Lecturer Search Committee UW, Information School Box 352840 Seattle, WA 98195-2840 206-543-3396
  • Website: http://ischool.uw.edu
Qualifications:

The Masters of Human-Computer Interaction + Design program (http://mhcid.washington.edu) at the University of Washington invites applications for a full time (100% FTE) Lecturer or Senior Lecturer position to teach in the program and work with the Executive Director. The MHCI+D program is a joint effort of the primary member departments of dub (http://dub.washington.edu), which are Computer Science & Engineering, the Design Division of the School of Art, Human-Centered Design & Engineering, and the Information School. The successful applicant for this position will be appointed in the Information School (http://ischool.uw.edu). This will be a 9-month appointment with the expectation of teaching also to occur during the summer quarter; we anticipate an initial 1-3 year appointment at the rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, with the possibility of reappointment. The position’s main responsibilities involve teaching in the MHCI+D program as well as engaging in service activities. Responsibilities may also include teaching in the other dub member departments, with an emphasis on courses related to user-centered design and courses involving significant project work. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

 

The position requires a Masters degree in a field related to Design or HCI or significant work and/or teaching experience in these areas. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching, particularly design-oriented and studio-based teaching, as well as experience in course development. Candidates with past experience or background suitable for teaching design and engaging in studio-based teaching are encouraged, and should describe that experience. Candidates with broad professional experience in HCI or Design will be preferred. The level of appointment and compensation will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications.

 

The successful candidate will join a vibrant UW faculty in the dub group conducting interdisciplinary work in human-computer interaction and design. Current activities include work in CSCW, computer-mediated communication, ICTD, user research, design methods, information visualization, user experience design, emerging communication technologies, assistive technologies, and health applications. Faculty members also routinely engage in projects and partnerships with affiliates from the region’s noted high-tech industry. Seattle is home to many prominent technology companies, along with a robust startup and global health community.

 

The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University of Washington, a recipient of the 2006 Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility, is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.

 

The appointment will begin in Winter 2014. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2013. To apply, send (1) a letter of application, (2) current CV, (3) statement of teaching goals, (4) link to Portfolio of your own work, (5) complete contact information for at least three references, and (6) a diversity statement. Diversity is a core value and foundational concept in dub, and we are committed to building a diverse community. In your diversity statement, please describe your experiences with diversity in your teaching and service, and/or your potential to bring diversity to this position. Discuss your potential to mentor and educate students who will serve diverse populations. Teaching portfolios (electronic) are welcome but not required. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Matthew Saxton, MHCID Lecturer Search Committee Co-Chair, at iapply@uw.edu.  Please note “MCHID” in the subject line of your application.

 

 

How to Apply: Review of applications will begin September 1, 2013. To apply, send (1) a letter of application, (2) current CV, (3) statement of teaching goals, (4) link to Portfolio of your own work, (5) complete contact information for at least three references, and (6) a diversity statement. Diversity is a core value and foundational concept in dub, and we are committed to building a diverse community. In your diversity statement, please describe your experiences with diversity in your teaching and service, and/or your potential to bring diversity to this position. Discuss your potential to mentor and educate students who will serve diverse populations. Teaching portfolios (electronic) are welcome but not required. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Matthew Saxton, MHCID Lecturer Search Committee Co-Chair, at iapply@uw.edu. Please note “MCHID” in the subject line of your application.