Assistant Professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Assistant Professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering
(Tenure Track)
Review of applications will begin January 15, 2019.
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 2019.
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 graduate 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
The successful candidate will be expected to expand on one or more emerging areas within the department, including:

  1. Design (e.g., data visualization; design education; research-through-design)
  2. Engineering (e.g., data science; human-robot interaction; machine learning/artificial intelligence; augmented and virtual reality; infrastructure development)
  3. Technology & Society (e.g., policy and ethics in the designing of technologies such as those listed in 1 and 2 above).

Successful candidates will be expected to address the societal implications of technology and think globally in their research. Successful candidates will be expected to deal directly or indirectly with design, engineering, and policy issues such as data use/misuse; social and environmental justice; and equity and civic engagement.
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.
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: 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.
QualificationsApplicants 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. This is a 9-month, full-time appointment.
Application InstructionsAppointment begins in Autumn 2019. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2019. To apply, 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) and contact information for at least three people from whom we may request letters of recommendation. 
Inquiries: Stacia Green at or Dr. Daniela Rosner at
Our department’s social justice mission leads us to invest in recruiting colleagues who in their scholarship, teaching, and service demonstrate experience with, knowledge of, and sensitivity to the needs of culturally diverse and oppressed populations. As a program with a core mission of social justice and a deeply diverse student body, we seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to work with marginalized communities and with students holding a range of worldviews. In accord with the University’s expressed commitment to excellence and equity, contributions in scholarship and research, teaching, and service that address diversity and equal opportunity may be included among the professional and scholarly qualifications for appointment and promotion.
*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.
Daniela K.

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