The University of Washington Bothell (UWB) seeks a dynamic scholar and educator who bridges theories and practices of interactive media and interdisciplinary research, with expertise in one or more of the following areas: human-centered design, creative coding, new media art, socially engaged design, speculative design, critical theory, queer and feminist design principles. Candidates should be prepared to teach studio/practice-based courses in interactive media design; the ideal candidate will be able to use an interdisciplinary approach that can account for how forms of difference such as race, gender, sexuality and ability are co-constituted through interactive media and design.
The successful candidate will provide collaborative leadership in the campus’s Interactive Media Design (IMD) major, which is jointly offered between the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) and the division of Computing and Software Systems (CSS) in the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The candidate’s faculty home will be in the School of IAS or the division of CSS in the School of STEM, as appropriate. Record of teaching excellence, evidence of commitment to working with diverse student and community populations, and Masters, MFA, MDes or Ph.D. are required are required at time of appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Washington Bothell houses an array of 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. Co-housed in the Schools of IAS and STEM, the major in IMD is part of a dynamic digital media production ecology on and off campus. Along with related degrees in IAS (media and communication studies; interdisciplinary arts) and STEM (applied computing), IMD educates students to become critical, collaborative, and creative media producers, artists, and designers. In this way, the major contributes to the campus’s broader commitment to the linkage of theory and practice through scholarship and curricula that are relevant to diverse student populations.
When hired through a national search, Lecturers and Artists-in-Residence are eligible for renewable multi-year appointments, promotion, and sabbatical, among other benefits available to full-time UW faculty members. For more information about the position, the IMD major, and the Schools of IAS and STEM, please visit the campus website (http://www.uwb.edu/).
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 of Washington Bothell is the fastest growing public university in the state of Washington. We provide a leading-edge student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and staff dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell’s current enrollment is approximately 5,000 students. A majority of those students are first generation college attendees or are from underrepresented groups; approximately 92 percent are from Washington. Located in the Seattle metropolitan region, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond.
Diversity is a core value of University of Washington Bothell. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.
Applications should include a letter addressing the candidate’s scholarly and pedagogical qualifications for the position; CV; research/creative work sample; and evidence of teaching success or teaching dossier. Please submit applications through InterFolio via this URL: http://apply.interfolio.com/39306 . Letters of recommendation will be requested of candidates who advance in the process. Preferred deadline: 27 January 2017.
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.