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.
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.
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.
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*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.
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