Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences – Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, Full-Time (AA3761)

Position Overview

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

Title : Lecturer, full-time, competitive recruitment, Senior Lecturer, full-time

Search Number : AA3761

Position Details

Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Bothell – Lecturer Full-Time or Senior Lecturer Full-Time in Interdisciplinary Studies (multiple positions)

The School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) at the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) seeks dynamic educators who can integrate teaching, research, and practice. Candidates should have demonstrated success working with interdisciplinary and portfolio-based curricula.  Successful candidates will contribute to at least two of IAS’s undergraduate or graduate degrees, with specialization in one or more of the following areas: transnational feminist studies; journalism studies; interdisciplinary environmental arts, humanities, and sciences; media and visual arts and art history.

Successful candidates 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 in an interdisciplinary and portfolio-based curriculum, evidence of engagement with current scholarship, demonstrated commitment to working with diverse student and community populations, and PhD, MFA, or other terminal degree are required at time of appointment.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

IAS houses undergraduate and graduate programs, is located in the Seattle metropolitan area, and provides faculty members with access to the research and funding resources of the UW as a whole.  IAS houses twelve 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.  IAS as a whole stresses links among fields and methods of inquiry.  We value engaged scholarship and experiential learning relevant to diverse student populations and communities. Successful candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to innovative and effective pedagogy at all levels of the curriculum, and should be prepared to teach an upper-division core course that introduces students to interdisciplinary inquiry.

When hired through a national search, Senior Lecturers and Lecturers are eligible for renewable multi-year appointments, promotion, and sabbatical, among other benefits available to full-time UW faculty members.  For more information about IAS, UW Bothell, and the position, go to, or e-mail the search committee chair, Professor Colin Danby:  Preferred deadline: April 17, 2014.  Applications should include a letter addressing the candidate’s scholarly and pedagogical qualifications for working in IAS; CV; research/artistic sample; sample syllabus; evidence of teaching success or teaching dossier.  Email application materials in a single electronic file to:  Letters of recommendation are not required at application, but will be requested of candidates who advance in the process.

University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching, research and service.  Candidates should expect to teach at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum.  The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  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. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.