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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, Data, Code, and Information Technology, University of Washington Information School, Seattle, WA

The University of Washington Information School is seeking one or more creative and energetic individuals to design and teach leading-edge educational experiences in data, code, and IT. Successful candidates will love teaching and mentoring students. They will have deep technical knowledge in one or more areas, and will want to join iSchool faculty and students in applying information technology to make the world a better place. This is an amazing opportunity to add your voice and technical skills to a diverse, intellectually stimulating, and multi-disciplinary environment.

In this search we are especially interested in individuals with technical expertise in one or more of the following areas (listed alphabetically):

  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Databases (relational and non-relational)
  • Full-stack Web Development
  • Information Visualization
  • Mobile App Development
  • Networking
  • Software Engineering

The successful candidate will join a broad-based, inclusive Information School that offers multiple degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level and is committed to the values of leadership, innovation, and diversity. The iSchool's undergraduate major and minor in Informatics have grown to be among the most popular and most competitive programs at UW, and this individual will be a key contributor to their ongoing success.

Lecturing faculty are an integral part of the faculty of the iSchool. We provide mentorship, a career path, and opportunities for leadership in the school. This is a full-time appointment at the rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer. This position includes faculty voting rights but is not tenure eligible. The University of Washington is on the quarter system (fall, winter, spring) and lecturing faculty typically teach two courses per quarter (6 courses over 9 months) with summers off. Opportunities for summer teaching are often available. University of Washington lecturing faculty engage in teaching, mentorship, and service. Research is supported and encouraged, but not required.

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 (as applicable), 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

Qualifications: The appointment is at the rank of Lecturer Full-time, or Senior Lecturer Full-time commensurate with qualifications and experience. The anticipated start is January 1 to September 1 2019. Applicants coming from industry must minimally have a bachelor's degree and 3 years of experience in a technical role. Applicants from academia must minimally have a bachelor's degree and experience teaching at least one course as either the lead or assistant instructor. A master's degree or Ph.D. are desirable but not required. Prior teaching experience or demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching is highly desired of all candidates. 

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to candidates who apply by November 15, 2018. Other applications will be reviewed beginning on the 15th of each month until finalists are chosen. Select candidates will be invited for campus visits. 

The initial application package must include a resume or CV, a cover letter, and a diversity statement (see below). Short-listed candidates will later be asked to do a live teaching demonstration, submit a teaching statement, and will be contacted for letters of reference. If appropriate, instructions will be provided at the appropriate time. 

Please note: The cover letter is important. Drawing on your background, please tell us how you will design and teach leading-edge educational experiences in data, code, and IT and why you are interested in a teaching position at the Information School.

*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 Opportunity Statement for Employment 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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