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Assistant Professor in Information Technology (IT) (Multiple Positions)

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School / Campus / College: University of Washington, Tacoma

Organization: School of Engineering and Technology

Title: Assistant Professor in Information Technology (IT) (Multiple Positions)

Position Details

Position Description

The School of Engineering and Technology (SET) at the University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) invites applications for multiple tenure-tenure track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in Information Technology (IT). This is a full-time (100% FTE) position with a nine-month service period, with an expected start date of September 16, 2024. The initial appointment is for a three-year period, renewable upon successful completion of the second-year review.


All faculty at the UW engage in scholarship, teaching, and service. Successful candidates will be expected to pursue a vigorous research agenda and teach classes at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Successful candidates should expect to teach in a variety of modalities, including online, hybrid, and/or in-person, in the context of an urban-serving university campus. Successful candidates will also participate in service to the university and profession, and will be expected to contribute substantially toward creating a diverse and inclusive community of faculty, staff, and students. We encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds, including those from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the Information Technology and/or Higher Education fields.


Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to: teaching, research, or industry experience in a relevant field; demonstrated cross-disciplinary expertise in teaching and research; and researd foci in Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Machine Learning, Systems Integration, DevOps, Wireless Networks, or Mobile systems.


About UW Tacoma:

UW Tacoma, one of the three UW campuses, is an undergraduate and graduate level campus that is evolving economically, culturally, and architecturally together with the region it serves. UWT is a 46-acre, urban-serving campus that currently enrolls approximately 5,000 students. The campus consists of architectural award-winning LEED certified retrofitted historical buildings, set in the midst of the city’s museum mile and situated on the high-technology corridor of Puget Sound, offering views of the historic Foss Waterway and Mount Rainier, while providing an incomparable gateway to Pacific Northwest recreation opportunities. UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal, and professional growth.


The School of Engineering and Technology (SET) was created in 2001 through a public/private partnership to address the critical demand for computing and engineering professionals in the South Puget Sound. Today, SET has 33 tenured and tenure- track faculty, 20 teaching faculty, 1 research faculty, and approximately 1,000 students. SET faculty have received research funding from federal/government grants/contracts, and industry partners. The CSS program offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees with 23 PhD students, 95 MS students, and 400 undergraduate majors. In addition to CSS, SET offers undergraduate degree programs in Information Technology, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, and graduate degree programs in Cybersecurity and Leadership, and Electrical and Computer Engineering. For more information regarding the School of Engineering and Technology please visit:



The base salary range for this position is $12,556 to $13,111 per month ($113,000 to $118,000 per 9-month academic year), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Other compensation associated with this position may include a one-time relocation allowance and startup package. A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at


An earned Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Information Technology or a related field is required by the time of appointment. In exceptional circumstances, candidates in the final stages of the Ph.D. (pending conferral) may be selected and appointed on an acting basis.


Applications must be submitted electronically to:

Position URL:

Applicants should include:

1.      A cover letter describing your academic qualifications, professional experiences, and how your work would complement current SET faculty research areas (maximum length 2 pages);

2.      A research statement describing your research experience and trajectory, including any plans for funding/grant writing (maximum length 2 pages).

3.      A teaching statement that presents your teaching philosophy, your teaching effectiveness, a list of courses you are qualified to teach, and descriptions of your experience with hybrid teaching, teaching flexibility, and student advising (maximum length 2 pages). Candidates should include evidence of teaching experience, if available (such as teaching evaluations or any related documentation; these do not count towards the page limit).

4.      A statement demonstrating your commitment to diversity in research, teaching, mentoring and/or service (maximum length 2 pages). The statement should describe how your teaching, scholarship, and/or service has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in IT. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should describe how they plan to further UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion.

5.      A curriculum vitae

6.      Three peer-reviewed publications

7.      Three letters of reference including contact information


Questions related to positions in IT should be directed to the IT search committee chair at

Applications received by December 11, 2023, will receive priority review. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Equal Employment Opportunity questionnaire that is linked to the confirmation email. This information will not be shared with the search committee.

Equal Employment Opportunity StatementUniversity 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. UW Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research, and service and generally participate in lower division, upper division, and graduate instruction.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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