Tenure Track Position at University of Washington in 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,
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 mission.

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, full-time appointment.

Application Instructions

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 greens6@uw.edu.


Details at https://www.hcde.washington.edu/employment, apply at http://apply.interfolio.com/64731.