Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Mobile, Web, or Design

Company: University of Washington

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  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Location: Seattle, WA
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The Information School (iSchool) at the University of Washington is seeking a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer with teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas:


·         Mobile Applications Development

·         Mobile Application Design

·         Web Development

·         Information Architecture

·         UI, UX, or Design


Lecturing faculty focus on instruction and participate on school-wide committees. They are not required to engage in research. Candidates should have a strong passion for teaching and student engagement, with prior instructional experience or potential for excellence in teaching.


Lecturers are an integral part of the faculty of the iSchool with full voting privileges and are highly valued. The school provides mentorship, a career path, and candidates will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level.


This is a full-time appointment 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. Applicants must have a Bachelors degree or equivalent by date of appointment. This position is not eligible for green card sponsorship. A graduate degree or equivalent, professional experience, and prior teaching experience are desirable but not required. This is not a tenure-track position.


Candidates will typically have degrees from fields such as Information Science, Informatics, Computer Science, Information Management, MIS, Web Science, Library Science, HCI, Design, or similar. The disciplinary academic background is less important than a deep understanding of the area and a strong desire and ability to teach.


Candidates must have expertise in one or more of the following:

·         Programming languages such as PHP, C#/.NET, Java, or Objective C

·         HTML 5, CSS 3, XML, and other current web standards

·         JavaScript and JavaScript frameworks such as jQuery, Node.js and Angular.js

·         Mobile applications development including mobile frameworks for iOS, Android or Windows Phone

·         Web hosting and cloud services such as AWS and Azure

·         Mobile design including responsive design or mobile design patterns

·         Information architecture including stakeholder analysis, content and site structure, information organization, site maps, layout and navigation

·         Web accessibility and usability

·         Web application security

·         Web services, distributed web applications, web APIs

·         Web/database integration, dynamic web sites and applications

·         Content management systems such as Drupal or WordPress

·         Search and Search Engine Optimization

·         User Interface Design, User Experience, Design Thinking, User Research, Rapid Prototyping, Wire-framing


The Information School highly values candidates that have a broader interest than just the technical. Candidates that also are interested in social impact, who want to change the world or improve the lives of people through technology are especially desirable.


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 professional work, previous teaching or 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 reference please consult the UW iSchool’s diversity webpages:



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 faculty engage in teaching,

research and service.


The 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.


Review of applications will begin September 15, 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 or resume, a letter of intent, statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages), diversity statement (1-2 pages), and names and contact information for three references. These should be sent via email, with “Mobile/Web/Design Lecturer” in the subject line, to:


David Stearns, PhD (iApply@uw.edu)

Chair, Search Committee

UW, Information School

Box 352840

Seattle, WA 98195-2840



How to Apply: Review of applications will begin September 15th, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Application packages should include: CV, a letter of intent, teaching philosophy (1-2 pages), diversity statement (1-2 pages), names and contact information for three references. These should be sent via email, with “Mobile/Web/Design Lecturer” in the subject line, to: David Stearns, PhD (iApply@uw.edu) Chair, MWD Search Committee UW, Information School Box 352840 Seattle, WA 98195-2840 206.543.3396