Assistant Professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering
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 2020.
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 master’s 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. More information about our
department can be found at http://www.hcde.washington.edu.
Human centered research includes, but is not limited to,
discovering methods, theories, processes, tools, and systems for
the purpose of improving people’s lives and constructively engaging
with the ethical and societal implications of technology such as
issues of equity or global impacts.
We particularly seek multidisciplinary candidates who are
pursuing research in one or more of the following areas:
- human centered data science
- race, class, gender, and their intersections in design or
- engineering human-centered systems (e.g., fabrication,
robotics, open-source hardware, or similar fields), and
- information visualization and social consequences.
While these are areas of priority, we will consider any
applicant whose research is consistent with the department's
This position will develop substantial programs of research
including peer-reviewed publications and external funding.
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 here: https://www.engr.washington.edu/facresearch/strategicareas.
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.
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;
candidates who have current academic appointments must have
completed fewer than three full years in a tenure track position at
the time of application. Candidates should show evidence of strong
promise in teaching as well as scholarship. This is a 9-month,
Appointment begins in Autumn 2020. Review of applications will
begin December 1, 2019. Please 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) contact information (best email and phone number)
for at least three people from whom we may request letters of
recommendation. Inquiries: HCDE Assistant to the Chair
Stacia Green at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal
opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status,
pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age,
disability, or protected veteran status.
Commitment to Diversity
The University of Washington is committed to building diversity
among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and
articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/).
Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty
efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity
and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty
member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).
Location/Region: Seattle, WA (98195)