[Air-L] Faculty position at the University of Washington HCDE

Daniela Rosner daniela.rosner at gmail.com
Wed Nov 12 20:25:28 PST 2014

Hi all,

The University of Washington has an opening for a tenure/tenure track
faculty position in the Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

   - Human-Centered Engineering
   - Human-Centered Computing
   - Product Design
   - Research-through-Design
   - Science & Technologies Studies
   - Infrastructure Studies
   - Tangible & Embodied Interaction

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2015.

For more information see full posting pasted below or online at


Human Centered Design and Engineering - Assistant or Associate Professor

Position Overview

Organization: College of Engineering, Human Centered Design and Engineering

Title : Assistant Professor, Associate Professor

Search Number : AA9073

Position Details

The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) at the
University of Washington seeks a top caliber researcher and teacher to join
our growing and dynamic department in 2015. We are most interested in
candidates whose research is outstanding in quality and originality. The
specialty of the position is open, though we particularly encourage
applications in the areas of Human-Centered Engineering, Human-Centered
Computing, Product Design, Research-through-Design, Science & Technologies
Studies, Infrastructure Studies, and Tangible & Embodied Interaction. We
are also interested in candidates who engage critically with theory 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. More
information about our department can be found at hcde.washington.edu.

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. The successful candidate is expected to develop a substantial
program of research including peer-reviewed publications and external
funding. Candidates should show evidence of strong promise in teaching as
well as scholarship.

The department is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure-track Assistant
Professor position (9-month service period), although an appointment may be
made at the rank of Associate Professor if circumstances and qualifications
warrant. Applicants must have an earned doctorate or foreign equivalent by
the date of appointment.

HCDE offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees. The candidate 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. University of
Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant faculty conducting
interdisciplinary research in human-computer interaction and the design of
sociotechnical systems. Current faculty research includes work in
infrastructure studies, human-computer interaction, research through
design, health and behavior change, visualization, computer-supported
cooperative work, crowdsourcing, computer-mediated communication, ICTD,
engineering design, scientific collaboration, emerging communication
technologies, 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.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity
employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color,
national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as
qualified individuals with disabilities.

Appointment begins in Autumn 2015. Review of applications will begin
January 15, 2015.

To apply, send (1) a letter of application, (2) current c.v., (3) statement
of research and teaching goals, and (4) and at least three letters of
recommendation. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Julie Kientz, Search
Committee Chair, at hcdefac at uw.edu.

Inquiries: Robin Donovan: robind3 at uw.edu or Julie Kientz: jkientz at uw.edu.

Daniela K. Rosner, Assistant Professor
Sieg Hall, room 416
Dept. of Human Centered Design & Engineering
University of Washington

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