Employment Opportunities

The department of Human Centered Design & Engineering is hiring for the following positions:

Assistant Professor 

The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) at the University of Washington seeks up to two top caliber researchers and teachers to join our growing and dynamic department in 2017. The department is seeking applicants at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants must have an earned doctorate by the date of appointment. We are interested in candidates whose research is outstanding in quality and originality. The specialty of the position is open; related areas include: Human Centered Data Science, Engineering & Computing, Visual Analytics, Collaborative Systems, Learning Technologies, Connected Devices, Tangible & Embodied Interaction, Inclusive Design, Game Design, Research-through-Design, Biologically Inspired Interaction Design, Human-Robot Interaction, Science & Technology Studies, and Technology Innovation. We are also interested in candidates who engage critically with theory and think globally in their research. Our department has a core interest in research-based approaches to design that place people at the center of activity.

HCDE is an interdisciplinary community that incorporates a range of research traditions. We will consider candidates from a range of disciplinary backgrounds who use innovative methodological and theoretical approaches to address current challenges in human-centered design and engineering. We expect our new colleagues to be engaged with emerging research trends in their area(s) of expertise. 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. HCDE offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees and is a founding contributor to three interdisciplinary graduate degrees: the Masters of Human-Computer Interaction+Design (MHCI+D), the Masters in Data Science (MSDS), and the Masters of Science in Technology Innovation (MSTI) as part of the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX). Candidates will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and will supervise doctoral dissertations. The yearly teaching load is three courses (one per quarter) plus supervision of 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 vibrant faculty conducting interdisciplinary research in human-computer interaction and the design of sociotechnical systems. Current faculty research includes work in human-computer interaction, data science, health and behavior change, visualization, computer-supported cooperative work, crowdsourcing, computer-mediated communication, research through design, ICT4D, STS, engineering design, scientific collaboration, infrastructure studies, emerging communication technologies, and engineering education. The department is the home of dynamic, collaborative faculty labs, and faculty members regularly collaborate with colleagues across campus.

The College of Engineering regularly sets visions for strategic research areas; current areas can be found here. 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. The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and encourages applications from women and minority candidates. Appointment begins in Autumn 2017. Review of applications will begin January 5, 2017.

Application Instructions

To apply, send (1) a letter of application, (2) current c.v., (3) statement of research and teaching goals, (4) up to three representative papers and (5) and at least three letters of recommendation. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Gary Hsieh, Search Committee Chair, at hcdefac@uw.edu. Inquiries: Stacia Green: greens6@uw.edu or Gary Hsieh: garyhs@uw.edu.