The Division of Design in the School of Art + Art History + Design at the University of Washington in Seattle invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Interaction Design to start in September 2020. This position has a nine-month service period.
The University of Washington's Interaction Design program shapes the experiences of products, systems, and services: mobile and wearable computing, connected devices, and interactive systems that affect personal, social and societal contexts. Building on a careful analysis of insights from first hand research in today's world, students in the IxD program envision and prototype relevant, appropriate, delightful, and sustainable experiences that push the boundaries of the relationship between people and technology.
This position will utilize pedagogy and research approaches that are expanding current definitions of design, and will engage in critical, inventive and experimental work in Interaction Design. The person in this position will be expected to contribute and collaborate effectively in our community of Industrial Design, Interaction Design, and Visual Communication Design, as well as to collaborate across campus and thrive amongst Seattle's fast-moving design and technology industry. The candidate's teaching will include all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. The person in this postion will take an active role in shaping the future of Interaction Design and the design graduate program.
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About University of Washington
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.