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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer – Information Management / Information Systems

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School / Campus / College: Information School

Organization: Information School

Title: Lecturer or Senior Lecturer – Information Management / Information Systems

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington Information School is at an exciting juncture, as we broaden and deepen our Master of Information Management (MSIM) Program. We seek a creative, energetic, forward-thinking scholar to help catalyze this growth.  This individual should have a strong commitment to excellence in research, teaching and service and should thrive in a diverse, intellectually stimulating, multi-disciplinary environment.  

The successful candidate will join a broad-based, inclusive Information School that offers multiple degree programs and is committed to the values of leadership, innovation, and diversity.  

Lecturing faculty are an integral part of the faculty of the iSchool, teaching across undergraduate and graduate programs. We provide mentorship and a career path for lecturing faculty, including opportunities for leadership within the School. This is a full-time 9-month appointment at the rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer.  This position includes faculty voting rights and is not tenure eligible.  Faculty at the rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer typically teach for 9 months per year (excluding summer) although opportunities for summer teaching may be available. 

Information Management is an emerging field with the purpose of designing, developing, managing, and using information with insight and innovation to support decision making and create value for individuals, organizations, communities, and societies.  While all areas of information management are welcome, we are particularly interested in faculty who can complement iSchool expertise in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Information systems 

  • Business analytics/business intelligence 

  • Data science 

  • Information/cyber security  

  • Digital transformation/emerging tech 

The University of Washington is a vibrant crucible of inclusive research and community outreach, situated between the Puget Sound and Lake Washington, in the city of Seattle, on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples.  Seattle is a rapidly growing, dynamic, and diverse metropolitan area.  

The UW Information School is dedicated to hiring faculty that will enhance diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research, teaching, and service. As information systems and institutions serve increasingly diverse and global constituencies, it is vital to understand the ways in which differences in gender, class, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, national and cultural boundaries, national origin, worldview, intellectual origin, and other identities can both divide us and offer us better ways of thinking and working. The Information School faculty are committed to preparing professionals who work in an increasingly diverse and global society by promoting equity and justice for all individuals, actively working to eliminate barriers and obstacles created by institutional discrimination. 

Applicants may find further information about the Information School at 



The appointment is at the rank of Lecturer Full-time, or Senior Lecturer Full-time commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Candidates should have a background and competencies for excellence in teaching, and provide evidence or demonstrate potential that they are excellent instructors. Applicants must have a Masters Degree or foreign equivalent degree by date of appointment. A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent and three years of professional experience and prior teaching experience is desirable.  University of Washington faculty engage in teaching and service


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Preference will be given to applications submitted by October 31, 2018. Selected candidates will be invited for campus visits. 

Application packages should include: CV, a letter of intent, teaching statement (2-3 pages), diversity statement*, and names and contact information for three references. Short listed candidates will be contacted for letters of reference.  Please contact Dr. Sean McGann, Chair, IM/IS Search Committee, with questions (

*iSchool Diversity Statement Guidelines 

Diversity is a core value of the Information School. We are working to create more equitable opportunities for underrepresented groups to participate in university life in research and teaching, across ranks, and among faculty, students, and staff. The Diversity Statement provides an opportunity for applicants to reflect on how they and their approach to research, teaching, and/or service examines, identifies, and/or will contribute to positive social change that supports people who represent differences in gender, class, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, national and cultural boundaries, national origin, worldview, intellectual origin, ability, and other identities. We invite you to be reflective and describe where you stand to learn and grow with regard to issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice, and your potential to mentor and educate students who will serve diverse populations. In short, we would like to know, what does “diversity” in academic teaching, service, and research mean to you? 

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

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.

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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 (