Below are current openings in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE). Please check the University of Washington's Employment page for other openings around the university.
- Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Opening in Visualization/Visual Analytics (posted Jan. 29, 2013)
- Senior Lecturer Full Time: Director of the Master of Human-Computer Interaction + Design (MHCI+D) Program (posted Jan. 25, 2013)
Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Opening in Visualization/Visual Analytics, University of Washington, Seattle
Nature and Scope of Job
The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) at the University of Washington, Seattle, has an opening for a Research Associate (postdoctoral researcher) to perform advanced research and development in the areas of information visualization and visual analytics. The long-term goal is to develop a better understanding of the use of visual interfaces in analyzing and exploring large, dynamic text-based data sets and networks. This work will involve developing new algorithms to visualize networks and text. Modeling of the visual interface and the nature of human-computer interaction over large data sets may also be involved. The work will be performed as part of an interdisciplinary team of students and faculty with expertise in a wide range of domains including computer science, social science, biology, physics, and other sciences. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their research skills in all aspects from conceptualization to publication and presentation. HCDE offers a vibrant multidisciplinary research environment with links to multiple departments within UW and research labs and companies in the Seattle area and around the world.
NOTE: This is a full-time, one year Research Associate (postdoctoral) appointment with the possibility of extension, depending on performance and availability of funding. Start date is September 16, 2013. PhD in computer science, HCI, HCDE, graphics, visualization or related field is required.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO APPLY, please contact Cecilia Aragon at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2013. To apply: email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research interests; also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address. Inquiries about the position or requests for disability accommodations should be made to Dr. Cecilia Aragon (email@example.com).
The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.
Senior Lecturer Full Time: Director of the Master of Human-Computer Interaction + Design (MHCI+D) Program
The Master of Human-Computer Interaction + Design program (http://mhcid.washington.edu) at the University of Washington, Seattle campus, invites applications for a full time (100% FTE) position as the Director of the Master of Human-Computer Interaction + Design Program (MHCI+D). The successful applicant will be appointed as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Human-Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) (http://hcde.uw.edu). The MHCI+D program is a joint effort of the primary member departments of dub (http://dub.washington.edu), which are Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE), Computer Science & Engineering, the Design Division of the School of Art, and the Information School. We anticipate an initial 3-year appointment at the rank of Senior Lecturer, with a strong possibility of renewal contingent on budgetary approval and candidate performance. The position’s main responsibilities will involve considerable program management including launching and administering the new masters program; recruiting prospective students and communicating with the public, current students, and graduates; developing new and/or expanded program offerings; acting as a liaison to the dub faculty and other programs and units; and working with students to prepare them for various roles in human-computer interaction and design fields. The Director will also be responsible for teaching 1 course per quarter (with 3 courses per year) in the field of human-computer interaction and design at the professional masters level as well as engaging in departmental service activities and building partnerships with corporate sponsors worldwide.
The position requires a PhD or Master's in a field related to Design or HCI. The ideal candidate will also have significant work and/or teaching experience in these areas, as well as administrative and leadership experience. 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 broad professional experience in HCI or Design will be preferred. 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. 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. UW faculty engage in teaching, research and service. 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 Summer 2013 (or possibly earlier) and is contingent on budgetary approval. Review of applications will begin February 15, 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 research, 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. James Landay, Director Search Committee Co-Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries about the position or requests for disability accommodations should be made to Dr. James Landay (email@example.com).