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Assistant/Associate Professor of Instruction or Practice

University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant/Associate Professor of Instruction or Practice

College/School/Unit: School of Information
Posted: Oct 19, 2021
Apply By: Open until filled


The School of Information (iSchool) at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for full-time non-tenure track positions (Professor of Instruction and Professor of Practice). We seek candidates qualified to teach a range of courses in the iSchool's new undergraduate degree programs, the B.S.I. and B.A. in Informatics as well as the Master of Science in Information Studies (MSIS) program. Thus, the ideal candidates will have broad professional experience in one or more core areas of disciplines of information studies and informatics.

We invite candidates who could teach in one or more of the following areas:
  • Programming (python)
  • Statistics
  • Human-Centered Data Science (e.g., database design, machine learning, computer vision, natural language processing, data visualization, deep learning, machine learning with graphs, big data analysis, information retrieval, robotics, explainable artificial intelligence)
  • User-Experience Design (e.g., human-computer interaction, user-experience research, user interface design, interaction design, accessibility, information visualization, information architecture, experimental design and analysis, user-centered agile development, rapid prototyping of interactive systems, product management, human-robot interaction, value-sensitive design, web development, mobile development)
  • Cultural Heritage Informatics (e.g., archives, digital archiving, preservation, digital curation, digital humanities, management of information organizations, museum studies, metadata, youth services)
  • Health Informatics (e.g., consumer health informatics, AI in health, health information for underserved populations, eHealth, mobile health, electronic health records, patient portals, self-tracking)
  • Social Justice Informatics (e.g., information and civil rights, information and human rights, serving and working with communities, environmental justice, race and information technology, gender and information technology, information and communication technologies and development, technology for social good)
  • Social Informatics (e.g., information technology and society, public interest technology, information technology and organizations, future of work, computer-supported cooperative work, cybersecurity, information security and privacy)


Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in a field that is relevant to their area of teaching; or a master's degree and have at least two years of professional experience in a field relevant to the subject(s) in which they teach.

Candidates who currently or will potentially make outstanding contributions to the diversification of their scholarly fields and/or institutions of higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Required materials include:
  1. Current CV
  2. A cover letter
  3. Teaching statement (2-3 pages)
  4. A sample course syllabus
  5. Names and contact details of 3 references (we will solicit reference letters, if needed, later in the process)

Send inquiries to Dr. Soo Young Rieh, Associate Dean for Education, at

All faculty positions are based in Austin, Texas. Successful candidates residing outside of the Austin area will be expected to relocate.

About the UT Austin iSchool

The UT Austin iSchool is a premier research and education program for the 21st century field of information, where we are changing the future by engaging the present and preserving the past. Research and teaching at the iSchool changes the ways that we interact with information and technology, changes how information can make the world a better and fairer place, and changes the ways we protect and preserve our collective memory. For more information about the iSchool, see

The UT Austin iSchool is a founding member of the international iSchools organization (, and has a long history of interdisciplinary scholarship and research focused on the human, social, cultural, and technical aspects of information. Our program is consistently ranked among the top programs in information internationally. We are a stand-alone school with strong connections across the university and with other institutions nationally and internationally; we are particularly interested in applicants who will further strengthen and extend our collaborative network. We offer an ALA-accredited Master of Science in Information Studies as well as degrees at the undergraduate and PhD levels. Our Master of Science degree in Information Security and Privacy is offered jointly with the UT Center for Identity. For more details on our current degree offerings, see

UT Austin has an internationally distinguished faculty making it one of the world's leading research universities. UT Austin embraces interdisciplinary research and is the home to more the 200 dedicated research units and centers. For more information on UT Austin, see

About Austin

Austin is a city bursting with entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for discovery. Austin has a vibrant, internationally renowned music, film, and art scene, along with a thriving economy that leads the way in the technology, engineering, and health care sectors. It is a city with natural beauty in abundance, with a glittering river that runs through the center of the city, year-round sunshine, and a location in the picturesque Hill Country of central Texas. Austin is a creative center that attracts the best and the brightest from around the world. Often referred to as the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin hosts major annual events such as the Austin City Limits Music Festival and South by Southwest (SXSW), which includes Education, Film, Music, and Interactive Festivals. Austin serves as the corporate headquarters for Fortune 500 companies such as Dell, Whole Foods, and ABM Industries, plus successful tech start-ups such as Tivoli, Hoover's and more recently, SparkCognition,,, Spiceworks, and WP Engine. Austin also hosts research and development offices for major technology-oriented companies such as Amazon, AMD, Apple, Cisco, eBay, Facebook, Freescale, Google, IBM, Intel, Oracle, Samsung, and Texas Instruments, who have established major operations in Austin to draw from the highly skilled talent the university produces. Savills World Research ranks Austin #1 in the Savills Tech Cities Index. U.S. News and World Report rated Austin #1 in its Best Places to Live list. Expedia ranks Austin #1 in its 21 super cool US cities list. More information on Austin can be found at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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