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[JOB] Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Human Centered Design & Engineering

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Human Centered Design & Engineering

The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington invites applications for a full time (100% FTE) Lecturer or Senior Lecturer position. This will be a 9-month appointment; we anticipate an initial 1- or 2-year appointment at the rank of Lecturer Full-Time or a 3-to 5- year appointment at the rank of Senior Lecturer, depending upon past experience, with a possibility of renewal. The position includes responsibilities for teaching in our Bachelor and Masters programs, with an emphasis on courses related to usability and user-centered design and courses involving significant project work. The lecturer will be responsible for teaching at least two courses per quarter (with 3 quarters per 9-month appointment) as well as engaging in departmental service activities. Additional funding opportunities may be available during summer quarter.

The appointment will likely start in Autumn 2012, but possibly earlier. The level of appointment and compensation will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications.

The position requires a PhD in a field related to Human Centered Design or HCI or significant work and/or teaching experience in this area. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching, particularly design-oriented and studio-based teaching, as well as experience in course development. Candidates with past experience or background suitable for teaching design and engaging in studio-based teaching are encouraged, and should describe that experience.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant faculty conducting interdisciplinary research in humancomputer interaction and the design of socio-technical systems. Current faculty research includes work in CSCW, systems theory, computer-mediated communication, ICTD, usability studies, emerging communication technologies, and engineering education. The department is the home of the awardwinning Laboratory for Usability Testing and Evaluation, and faculty regularly collaborate with colleagues in Computer Science and Engineering, the Information School, the School of Art, and the Center for Engineering Learning and Teaching. The faculty 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 strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University of Washington, a recipient of the 2006 Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility, is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2012. To apply, send (1) a letter of application, (2) current CV, (3) statement of teaching goals, and (4) complete contact information for three references. Teaching portfolios (electronic or paper) are welcome but not required. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Jennifer Turns, Lecturer Search Committee Chair, at

Inquiries: Jaime Luce ( or Jennifer Turns (