The University of Washington Information School seeks a truly outstanding scholar to broaden and deepen our research and scholarship in any area relevant to the information field. We seek a creative, collaborative, and forward-thinking individual, who demonstrates excellence in research and education, to join our faculty in forging the future of the information field. The individual should be excited by, able to thrive in, and eager to contribute to our diverse, intellectually stimulating, a multi-disciplinary environment that respects a wide variety of research traditions and methods, and is open to new areas and methods.
We are recruiting for a full-time 9-month tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor (job class code 10116). Applicants must have a Ph.D., JD, EdD, or foreign equivalent by date of appointment. Our new colleague will join a broad-based, inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff dedicated to sustaining leadership in our dynamic and growing field. Candidates should show a commitment to bridging research and practice. Faculty members in the Information School teach across programs, and University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.
The University of Washington is a vibrant crucible of inclusive research and community outreach, situated between the Puget Sound and Lake Washington. The city of Seattle is a rapidly growing, dynamic, and diverse metropolitan area.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications submitted by January 18, 2018. Selected candidates will be invited for campus visits. The Information School believes that the catalyzing power of diversity enriches everyone by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and to engage with the world, by identifying challenges, and by discovering, defining and delivering solutions.
The iSchool prepares professionals to work in an increasingly diverse and global society by promoting equity and justice for all individuals. We actively work to eliminate barriers and obstacles created by institutional discrimination.
Applicants may find further information about the Information School at ischool.uw.edu. Application packages should include: CV, a letter of intent that indicates how the candidate’s background complements and extends the iSchool’s mission, a research statement, teaching philosophy, and two sample publications, or scholarly works, as well as a diversity statement (see below), and three letters of reference (preferred) or the names and contact information for three references. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for letters of reference.