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Lecturer Part-Time competitive multi-year in Interactive Media Design (IMD) - UW Bothell

University of Washington Bothell
Washington, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 16, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts, Other Arts, Education, Instructional Technology & Design, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology
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Part Time
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School / Campus / College: University of Washington, Bothell

Organization: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Title: Lecturer Part-Time competitive multi-year in Interactive Media Design (IMD) - UW Bothell

Position Details
Position Description

The Computing and Software Systems (CSS) Division of the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS) at the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) seek to fill multiple positions for Lecturer Part-Time faculty in our Interactive Media Design (IMD) Program. A commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level is essential, as is a commitment to support and enhance learning for diverse populations. We are seeking multiple candidates to join our faculty on a part-time basis (50% - 100%) for a 9-month service period with opportunities to teach during the summer. Positions in this title are non-tenure track and not promotion eligible. Appointments in these positions may be for multiple years (1-5 years). Reappointments are contingent upon instructional needs, performance and funding. The start date is September 16, 2022. We encourage applicants whose interests align with our commitment to fostering diversity and inclusivity to apply.

The position has an expectation of teaching between five and eight courses in the three quarters of the regular academic year with teaching assignments focused on IMD. Critical topics for these courses include but are not limited to design mindsets, principles, and practices relating to community-based design, human-centered design, social justice design, design for difference, and speculative design; new media art; feminist and queer theory; project management and collaborative group work; personas; creative coding; and physical computing.

The successful candidates will be dynamic scholars, educators, and artists/designers/makers whose work bridges theory and practice of interactive media and design thinking, with expertise in designing and making technology-mediated interactive media experiences. The successful candidates will bring a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to interaction design, experience with team-based studio practices, and will work closely and adaptively with faculty colleagues overseeing the IMD program to ensure coherence across and between courses. The ideal candidate will have expertise teaching and design approaches that address or account for the ways that race, gender, sexuality, and ability are co-constituted. PhD, MDes, or MFA are desirable, though may be substituted by appropriate pedagogical and work experience.

The School of STEM is the largest school at UW Bothell, and we remain committed to attracting diverse faculty and staff who create an exceptional student experience in support of our core values of COLLABORATION, OPPORTUNITY, RESPONSIBILITY, and ENGAGEMENT. Our faculty are dynamic educators who engage in innovative, evidence-based pedagogies. Seventy-five percent of UW Bothell faculty engage students as research collaborators, and we continue to develop community and industry partnerships to expand internship, capstone, and collaborative research opportunities for students and faculty. We offer twenty-three undergraduate and graduate degrees and eight minors across four Divisions (Biological Sciences, Computing and Software Systems, Engineering and Mathematics, Physical Sciences). The School is housed in several buildings on a vibrant campus collocated on a restored 100-acre wetland with an active salmon stream, including the 74,000 square-foot Discovery Hall teaching and laboratory facility, with a new 77,000 square-foot STEM building in collaboration with Cascadia College opening in Fall 2023.

IAS houses eighteen 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 entire UW system. Part of an institution with one of the most diverse student populations in Washington State, IAS stresses connections among fields and methods of inquiry. Our school-wide Mission, Values, and Goals commit us to engaged scholarship, experiential learning and transformative pedagogy relevant to the diverse student populations and communities we serve. We recognize, reflect on, and challenge unequal relations of power and privilege in our curriculum, scholarship and community partnerships. As part of a public university, we seek to build an inclusive and just community of students, faculty, and staff.

Located in the heart of the Puget Sound region, the University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. The campus is committed to increasing access to an excellent UW education and preparing students to be leaders throughout Washington and beyond.

UW Bothell provides students a participatory, cross-disciplinary experience grounded in hands-on learning, community-based research, close relationships with faculty as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success.

The campus offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degrees. Current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90% of undergraduates are from Washington State, approximately 40% are first-generation college attendees, and more than half are students of color. The University values hiring faculty and staff who have demonstrated experience and ability to work successfully with diverse student populations and who can contribute to a campus culture that promotes equity among colleagues.

Diversity and inclusion are core values at UW Bothell. Our work begins with the acceptance and celebration of the differences that are represented through the many diverse and minoritized communities on our campus and in the surrounding community. We recognize that we are bound together in a collective experience and that our actions impact all in our community. When we focus on the lives of the most marginalized groups among us, we also create conditions of equity, justice and academic excellence for everyone. To learn more about our commitment to diversity click here.

The three priorities of the University’s current Strategic Plan, Increasing Access, Achieving Excellence are to strengthen diversity and equity, enhance community and campus engagement, and advance cross- disciplinary teaching and scholarship.

In addition to having award winning faculty and staff, UW Bothell has been recognized for innovations in academic programming and support services designed to help students graduate on time and debt-free. It has also earned both recognition and awards for its work in the area of environmental sustainability.

UW Bothell is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) that participates in the AANAPISI program. This program provides grants and related assistance to enable MSI to improve and expand their capacity to serve Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders and low-income individuals.

  • PhD, MDes, or MFA or foreign equivalent are desirable, though degree may be substituted by appropriate pedagogical and work experience
  • Demonstrated ability to teach a wide variety of IMD courses
  • Demonstrated potential to support the UW Bothell mission and STEM core values, including the values of diversity and equal opportunity
Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to:
  • Teaching excellence: Demonstrates teaching competence and effective approaches to teaching; shows potential for high quality teaching.
  • Contributions to diversity and equal opportunity: Experience with and capacity for furthering UW Bothell’s commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • Interdisciplinarity: Ability to thrive in an interdisciplinary STEM or IAS environment, across disciplinary interests.
  • Service and collegiality: Evidence of willingness to work with others, be collaborative, and contribute to shared goals.

Please submit the following application materials.
  • Cover letter addressing qualifications.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diversity statement detailing how the candidate’s teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Bothell’s commitment to equity and inclusion. (1 page).
  • Provide names/contact information for three references
Review of applications will begin upon receipt and the position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by June 3, 2022 will receive priority consideration.

If you have a question about the details of this search/position please contact the search committee at . For questions regarding Interfolio or potential disability accommodations, please contact Annie Brelsford at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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.

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