University of Washington, Bothell - Assistant Professor - Interactive Media Design

School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Interactive Media Design – Assistant Professor (AA9050)

Organization: University of Washington, Bothell, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Bothell

Title: Assistant Professor

The University of Washington Bothell (UWB) seeks a dynamic educator who bridges theories and practices of design studies, with expertise in one or more of the following areas: design thinking, interaction design, media experience, digital media arts practice, digital graphics and animation. One position is being recruited at the rank of Assistant Professor (0116). This would be a full-time, multi-year appointment with a 9-month service period. The successful candidate will provide collaborative leadership for the major in Interactive Media Design (IMD), have a faculty appointment in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) or the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), and join a campus that values interdisciplinarity, diversity, and engaged forms of research and teaching. Record of teaching excellence, evidence of commitment to working with diverse student and community populations, and PhD (or foreign equivalent) 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, including the campus’s Digital Futures Lab. 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.

For more information about the position, the IMD major, and the Schools of IAS and STEM, please visit the campus website ( or email the search committee chair, Professor Ron Krabill: Preferred deadline: 5 January 2015. Applications should include a letter addressing the candidate’s scholarly and pedagogical qualifications for working in IAS; CV; research/creative work sample; sample syllabus; evidence of teaching success or teaching dossier. Email applications in one electronic file to: Letters of recommendation will be requested of candidates who advance in the process.

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 is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.                   





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