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Assistant Teaching Professor/Associate Teaching Professor - Human Centered Design & Engineering

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School / Campus / College: College of Engineering

Organization: Human Centered Design & Engineering

Title: Assistant Teaching Professor/Associate Teaching Professor - Human Centered Design & Engineering

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Position Description

The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) at the University of Washington plans to hire up to two Assistant Teaching Professors or one Associate Teaching Professor and one Assistant Teaching Professor (100% FTE, non-tenured) starting the 2022-2023 academic year. HCDE is expanding its faculty to address the growing need for professionals trained in Human Centered Design & Engineering from a multi-disciplinary perspective. HCDE is committed to being a model of diversity in the UW College of Engineering.

This position is a nine month academic year appointment as a voting member of the HCDE faculty. The successful applicants will be expected to provide excellent teaching. The rank of appointment, initial appointment duration, and compensation will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience. 

The appointment will begin in September 2022. The initial appointment is expected to be for 2–3 years. The position can be renewed, and Teaching Professors are reviewed at the end of each appointment period for reappointment consideration. 

University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. While Teaching Professors are primarily focused on teaching and service, they are also invited to participate in the wide range of research or scholarly activities in the department and collaboratively across the college and university. In addition to having voting rights in the faculty, HCDE Teaching Professors are equal partners with tenure-track faculty in the governance and leadership of the department.     

HCDE has an extensive, evolving, and growing curricular program. HCDE offers bachelors, professionally oriented masters, and doctoral degrees as well as a User-Centered Design certificate program. HCDE also collaborates with other departments on campus to offer a Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS); a Master of Human Computer Interaction and Design (MHCI+D); and, through the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX), a Master of Science in Technology Innovation (MSTI). HCDE faculty members may teach in one or more of these programs.

Background Information

HCDE is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. It is anticipated that successful candidates will grow with regard to issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice, and their potential to mentor and educate diverse students.

Successful candidates will join a vibrant faculty conducting interdisciplinary research in human-computer interaction and the design of sociotechnical systems. Current faculty work in infrastructure studies, human-computer interaction, research through design, health informatics and behavior change, visualization, computer-supported cooperative work, crowd-sourcing, computer-mediated communication, engineering design, scientific collaboration, emerging communication technologies, human centered data science, visual analytics, and engineering education.

The department is the home of dynamic, collaborative faculty labs, and faculty members regularly collaborate with colleagues in Computer Science and Engineering; the Information School; and the School of Art, Art History, and Design. Faculty members also routinely engage in research projects with affiliates from the region’s high-tech industry. Seattle is home to many prominent technology companies, along with a robust startup and global health community.


Requires a Masters degree (or foreign equivalent). Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, prior teaching experience, and extensive industry, professional, or academic experience in areas covered in our curriculum, such as: human and user centered design processes, interaction design, programming, visual design, information visualization, physical computing, data science, sustainable design, accessibility, ethics, or related areas.


To apply, please submit the following materials via Interfolio. Review of applications will begin March 18, 2022. 

  1. Letter of application

  2. Current CV

  3. Contact information for three references

  4. Diversity, equity, and inclusion statement *

  5. Teaching statement or teaching philosophy

  6. For applicants with prior teaching experience, a teaching portfolio that includes:

    1. Instructional materials such as sample syllabi, in-class activities, and assignments with associated evaluation and/or grading rubrics

    2. If available, course evaluations that provide both quantitative and qualitative evidence of teaching and mentoring effectiveness

  *    A diversity, equity, and inclusion statement helps applicants reflect on how their approach to teaching and/or service contributes to positive social change and 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 reflect and describe your related experiences in teaching and service and also where you stand to grow with regard to issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice, and your potential to mentor and educate diverse students.

For questions regarding this position or possible disability accommodations, please contact Stacia Green < >.

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.

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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