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The University of Washington's Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) is hiring for the following positions:

Assistant Professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering (Tenure Track)

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2019.

The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) at the University of Washington seeks an individual dedicated to excellence in teaching and research programs to join our dynamic interdisciplinary intellectual community in 2019.

HCDE is a vibrant, welcoming, and engaged interdisciplinary community that incorporates a range of intellectual traditions. We offer BS, MS, and PhD degrees and serve as a founding contributor to three interdisciplinary graduate degrees. Candidates will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and will supervise doctoral students. The yearly teaching load is three courses (one per quarter) plus supervision of for-credit directed research groups. Teaching opportunities will be based on our current course offerings and the individual’s areas of scholarly expertise. Successful candidates will join a dynamic faculty conducting interdisciplinary research in the design and engineering of sociotechnical systems broadly defined.

The successful candidate will be expected to expand on one or more emerging areas within the department, including:

  1. Design (e.g., data visualization; design education; research-through-design)
  2. Engineering (e.g., data science; human-robot interaction; machine learning/artificial intelligence; augmented and virtual reality; infrastructure development)
  3. Technology & Society (e.g., policy and ethics in the designing of technologies such as those listed in 1 and 2 above)

Successful candidates will be expected to address the societal implications of technology and think globally in their research. Successful candidates will be expected to deal directly or indirectly with design, engineering, and policy issues such as data use/misuse; social and environmental justice; and equity and civic engagement.

Successful candidates are expected to develop substantial programs of research including peer-reviewed publications and external funding. Candidates should show evidence of strong promise in teaching as well as scholarship.

All UW faculty engage in teaching, research and service. The College of Engineering regularly sets visions for strategic research areas; current areas can be found on the College of Engineering website. Faculty members also routinely collaborate with colleagues across campus and with affiliates from the region’s noted high-tech industry. Seattle is a culturally diverse urban center with growing racial, ethnic and immigrant communities. It is also 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 encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Qualifications

Applicants for this Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position should be recent or soon to graduate PhDs and must have earned a doctorate (or foreign equivalent) by the date of appointment. This is a 9-month, full-time appointment.

Application Instructions

Appointment begins in Autumn 2019. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2019. To apply, send (1) a letter of application, (2) a current c.v., (3) a statement of research and teaching goals, (4) a diversity statement*, (5) up to three representative papers and (6) and contact information for at least three people from whom we may request letters of recommendation.

Apply via interfolio here

Inquiries: Stacia Green at greens6@uw.edu or Dr. Daniela Rosner at dkrosner@uw.edu.

 

Our department's social justice mission leads us to invest in recruiting colleagues who in their scholarship, teaching, and service demonstrate experience with, knowledge of, and sensitivity to the needs of culturally diverse and oppressed populations. As a program with a core mission of social justice and a deeply diverse student body, we seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to work with marginalized communities and with students holding a range of worldviews. In accord with the University’s expressed commitment to excellence and equity, contributions in scholarship and research, teaching, and service that address diversity and equal opportunity may be included among the professional and scholarly qualifications for appointment and promotion.

*A Diversity Statement helps applicants reflect on how their approach to teaching and/or service contributes to positive social change and supports people who represent differences in gender, class, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, national and cultural boundaries, national origin, worldview, intellectual origin, ability, and other identities. We invite you to reflect and describe your related experiences in teaching and service and also where you stand to grow with regard to issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice, and your potential to mentor and educate students who will serve diverse populations.

 


Lecturer, Part-Time - HCDE Engineering Communication Program

The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington invites applications for up to six Lecturers Part-Time (formerly Lecturer, Part-time, Competitive Recruitment, non-tenure). The positions will be have a 9-month appointment to start September 2019 with an anticipated 1-2 year initial contract with the possibility of renewal. Compensation will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience.

The positions include teaching approximately six class sections per year in the Engineering Communication Program, with an emphasis on undergraduate courses related to communication and writing taught through the lens of sustainability and ethics. More than one applicant may be hired. The anticipated course load includes sections of introductory and/or advanced communication courses each academic quarter (Autumn, Winter, and Spring). Experience working with English Language Learners is a plus.

Qualifications

The positions require an MS or MA in a field related to Technical Communication or Human Centered Design & Engineering, or significant work and/or teaching experience in these areas. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching and  experience in course development. Candidates with a successful record of teaching topics and developing curricula mentioned in this advertisement should describe their experience and provide evidence of success in their application materials.

The ideal candidates will have a strong record teaching these or similar courses and demonstrated excellence in curriculum development. Lecturers typically have the following duties: teaching up to 2 courses per quarter; development of curriculum, workshops, and assignments; grading assignments, reports, oral presentations and projects; meeting with students; assigning grades; attending meetings; and various other duties as assigned by the their immediate supervisor.

Application Instructions

Applicants for this position should prepare the following: (1) a cover letter indicating interest and fit with the position; (2) a current resume or CV; (3) complete contact information for three references; (4) a diversity statement (2 pages max., see * below)*; and (5) a teaching portfolio that includes (5.a) a teaching statement or teaching philosophy (2 pages max.), (5.b) a set of course evaluations that provide both quantitative and qualitative evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (5.c) sample syllabi, example in-class activities, and example assignments with associated evaluation and/or grading rubrics. Materials are to be submitted via interfolio.

Apply via interfolio here

Please contact Stacia Green (greens6@uw.edu) for inquires. Evaluation of applicants will begin  January 15, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

*A Diversity Statement helps applicants reflect on how their approach to teaching and/or service contributes to positive social change and supports people who represent differences in gender, class, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, national and cultural boundaries, national origin, worldview, intellectual origin, ability, and other identities. We invite you to reflect and describe your related experiences in teaching and service and also where you stand to grow with regard to issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice, and your potential to mentor and educate students who will serve diverse populations.


Lecturers or Senior Lecturers

The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) at the University of Washington plans to hire up to two (100% FTE, non-tenured) Lecturer or Senior Lecturers. HCDE is expanding its faculty to address the growing need for professionals trained in Human Centered Design & Engineering from a multidisciplinary perspective. HCDE is committed to being a model of diversity in the UW College of Engineering.

We anticipate an initial 2-3 year appointment duration. The position can be renewed and individuals in these positions are reviewed at the end of each appointment period for reappointment consideration. This position is a 9 month academic year appointment as a voting member of the HCDE faculty. The appointment will begin August 2019. The rank of appointment, initial appointment duration, and compensation will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications.

We are interested in individuals who have a diverse intellectual background across engineering and design. For example, individuals with a background in mechanical engineering, product design, visual communication, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer Science (CS), HCDE, or architecture could be a fit with these positions. Candidates with a passion for and demonstrated excellence in teaching a studio based pedagogy and/or project based learning approaches are encouraged to apply. Applicants who have extensive industry/professional experience and who are transitioning to an academic environment are also encouraged to apply.

The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering has an extensive, evolving, and growing curricular program. HCDE offers bachelor’s, professionally oriented master’s, and doctoral degrees as well as a User-Centered Design certificate program. HCDE also collaborates with other departments on campus to offer a Masters of Science Data Science (MSDS), a Masters of Human Computer Interaction and Design (MHCID), and, through the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX), a Masters of Science in Technology Innovation (MSTI). HCDE faculty members often teach in two or more of these programs each year.

University of Washington (UW) faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. While Lecturers at UW are primarily evaluated with regard to their teaching and service, the successful candidate will be invited to participate in the wide-range of research activities in the department and collaboratively across the college and university. Successful candidates will join a vibrant faculty conducting interdisciplinary research in human-computer interaction and the design of sociotechnical systems. Current faculty work in infrastructure studies, human-computer interaction, research through design, health informatics and behavior change, visualization, computer-supported cooperative work, crowdsourcing, computer-mediated communication, engineering design, scientific collaboration, emerging communication technologies, human centered data science, visual analytics, and engineering education. The department is the home of dynamic, collaborative faculty labs, and faculty members regularly collaborate with colleagues in Computer Science and Engineering, the Information School, and the School of Art. Faculty members also routinely engage in research projects 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.

Qualifications

The positions require a PhD or Masters degree (or foreign equivalent) and prior teaching experience.

While we will consider all strong candidates, we are seeking individuals with experience in one or more of the following: ideation techniques, user-centered design processes, interaction design, physical computing, physical prototyping, visual design, information visualization, data science, sustainable design, technical communication, or related areas.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2019. To apply, send (1) a letter of application; (2) a current CV; (3) complete contact information for three references; (4) a diversity statement*; and (5) a teaching portfolio that includes (5.a) a teaching statement or teaching philosophy (2 pages max.), (5.b) a set of course evaluations that provide both quantitative and qualitative evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (5.c) sample syllabi, example in-class activities, and example assignments with associated evaluation and/or grading rubrics.

Apply via interfolio here

For questions regarding this position or possible disability accommodations, please address questions to Stacia Green (at hcdesrl1@uw.edu).

*A Diversity Statement helps applicants reflect on how their approach to teaching and/or service contributes to positive social change and supports people who represent differences in gender, class, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, national and cultural boundaries, national origin, worldview, intellectual origin, ability, and other identities. We invite you to reflect and describe your related experiences in teaching and service and also where you stand to grow with regard to issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice, and your potential to mentor and educate students who will serve diverse populations.