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Assistant, Associate, Full Professor - Open Field, University of Washington Information School, Seattle, WA

The University of Washington Information School is hiring for an Assistant, Associate, Full Professor - Open Field faculty position:

Preference will be given to applications submitted by December 1, 2018


The University of Washington Information School seeks a truly outstanding scholar to broaden and deepen our research and scholarship in any area relevant to the information fields. We seek a creative, collaborative, and forward-thinking individual, who demonstrates excellence in research and education, to join our faculty in forging the future of the information fields. The individual should be excited by, able to thrive in, and eager to contribute to our diverse, intellectually stimulating, multi-disciplinary environment that respects a wide variety of research traditions and methods, and is open to new areas and methods. The School encourages applications from candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. The Information School believes that the catalyzing power of diversity enriches everyone by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and to engage with the world, by identifying challenges, and by discovering, defining and delivering solutions.

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. Candidates should show a commitment to bridging research and practice.  Faculty members in the Information School teach across programs, and University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

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.

The position is a full-time 9-month appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor. Rank and tenure status is commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position is expected to start in September 2019.

Applicants may find further information about the Information School at



Applicants must have a PhD, JD, EdD, or foreign equivalent by date of appointment.


Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Preference will be given to applications submitted by December 1, 2018. Selected candidates will be invited for campus visits.

Application packages should include: CV, a letter of intent that indicates how the candidate's background complements and extends the iSchool's mission, teaching statement, research statement, and two sample publications, or scholarly works, diversity statement*, and names and contact information for three references. Short listed candidates will be contacted for letters of reference. Please contact Dr. Carole Palmer, Chair, Open Search Committee, with questions (

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