Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences – Artist in Residence, Lecturer, Part-time, Competitive Recruitment (AA25101)

Position Overview

Organization: University of Washington, Bothell, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Bothell

Title : Artist in Residence, Lecturer, part-time, competitive recruitment

Search Number : AA25101

Position Details

The School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) at the University of Washington Bothell (UW Bothell) seeks dynamic educators who have experience working with interdisciplinary and portfolio-based curricula. Successful candidates will contribute to at least two of IAS’s undergraduate or graduate degrees, must have a demonstrated commitment to innovative and effective pedagogy, and should be prepared to teach upper-division core courses that introduce students to interdisciplinary inquiry in a portfolio-based undergraduate curriculum. They will join a faculty that spans the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences in a curriculum that values interdisciplinarity, diversity, and community-engaged research and pedagogy. Record of teaching excellence, evidence of engagement with current scholarship, demonstrated commitment to working with diverse student and community populations, and PhD, MFA, or equivalent professional experience are required at time of appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

IAS houses fourteen undergraduate majors, along with Master of Arts degrees in Cultural Studies and Policy Studies, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Poetics, and stresses links among fields and methods of inquiry. Diversity is a core value of IAS. We understand diversity as indexing actions undertaken to address relations of power and difference historically characterized by the social exclusion, marginalization, and oppression of one group and the unearned privilege and overvaluation of another. Successful candidates will show evidence of meaningful engagement with diversity in previous teaching, mentoring, research, and/or service, and the potential to address questions of diversity in IAS and/or their field.

The University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. We offer a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell’s current enrollment is approximately 5,500 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, and approximately half are first-generation college attendees or come from underrepresented groups. Located along wetlands and a river north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership throughout Washington and beyond.

Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell.  We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.

University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching and service. Candidates should expect to teach at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. IAS is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.

Application Instructions

For more information about IAS, UW Bothell, and the position, go to  Preferred deadline: 15 March 2018, though interested applicants should submit as early as possible as successful candidates will be selected to address emerging curricular needs in IAS.  Applications should include a letter addressing the candidate’s scholarly and pedagogical qualifications for working in IAS; CV; evidence of teaching success or teaching dossier, statement of research/creative interests and samples of research/creative work; statement about demonstrated commitment to diversity in research, teaching, mentoring, and/or service.   Applicants can apply at the following link: Questions can be directed to Simone Willynck (

Three confidential letters of recommendation will be requested of candidates who advance in the search process.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.