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Senior Lecturer Full-Time/Director of the Master of Human-Computer Interaction + Design (MHCI+D)

University of Washington MHCI D Graduate Program k

Seattle, WA

Mar 15
Job Description

The University of Washington seeks applications for the Director of the Master of Human-Computer Interaction + Design program. The successful applicant will be appointed as a Senior Lecturer, full-time, in the Information School for three years, with possibility of renewal. This is a 9-month appt. with 3 months summer support. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2019; compensation commensurate with applicant qualifications: https://apply.interfolio.com/60770
Job posting: http://ap.washington.edu/ahr/position-details/?job_id=44234

University of Washington MHCI D Graduate Program

The MHCI+D graduate program offers a unique, cross-disciplinary approach to educate a new diverse generation of designers, engineers and user researchers who can successfully combine the creative aspects of design and the study of human behavior with the analytical techniques of engineering. Students come from a variety of backgrounds such as visual design, user research, software and technology. Upon graduation, they use their knowledge to create and/or support innovative products and technologies. The program, currently in its sixth year, is a one-year program with a roughly 40 student cohort. MHCI+D is a joint effort of four primary departments: Computer Science & Engineering, the Division of Design in the School of Art + Art History + Design, Human-Centered Design & Engineering, and the Information School. The University of Washington is a vibrant community 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 is dedicated to hiring faculty that will enhance diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education through their research, teaching, and service. As information systems and institutions serve increasingly diverse and global constituencies, it is critical to understand the ways in which differences in perspectives regarding gender identities, class, race, ethnicity, culture, LGBTQ identities, religious affiliation, national origin, disability and other identities can both divide us and offer us better ways of thinking and working together.