Information School – Assistant Professor Tenure Track (AA26570)

Position Overview

Organization: The Information School, Information School

Title : Assistant Professor

Search Number : AA26570

Position Details

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 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.

Diversity Statement

Diversity is a core value and foundational concept in the Information School, and we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse faculty, staff, and student community. Please describe your experiences with diversity in your research, teaching, and service, and/or your potential to bring diversity to the iSchool and the information field. Discuss your potential to mentor and educate students who will serve diverse populations.

For your reference please consult the UW iSchool’s diversity web pages:

Application Instructions

Application materials (PDFs preferred, .zip files will not be accepted) should be sent via email, with “Open Search” in the subject line, to:

Dr. David Hendry (
Chair, Open Search Committee
UW, Information School
Box 352840
Seattle, WA 98195-2840

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.