Assistant Professor of Software Engineering

University of Washington

Assistant Professor of Software Engineering

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: Information School

Organization: Information School

Title: Assistant Professor, Teaching Track, in Software Development and Design

Position Details

Position Description

The Information School of the University of Washington seeks an Assistant Teaching Professor in Software Development and Design. This position will be expected to (1) be an engaged teacher and mentor, (2) engage in one or more domains of software development described below, and (3) engage diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and justice in the context of teaching technical topics.                                                                                

This position will be expected to design and deliver courses on the development of software-based information technologies, including software engineering, architecture, design, and collaborative programming techniques–especially within the software industry. We encourage applications from a variety of backgrounds and training, including Computer Science and Engineering, Human-Computer Interaction, Software Engineering, Information Science, and Health Informatics. Candidates with either academic or industry backgrounds are encouraged to apply.                                         

Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, expertise in one or more of the following areas:                                                                                                                                   

●     Software Engineering

●     Computing Education and Computer Programming

●     Web Development (Client-Side and Full-Stack)

●     Software Architecture

●     Cybersecurity

●     Design, User Experience, and Human-Computer Interaction of Software Systems

●     Mobile Application Design Development

●     Networking and Cloud Privacy

●     Program and Product Management


Successful candidates 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; this individual will be a key contributor to their ongoing success.                                                                                 

Teaching professors 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 part-time, 50% appointment at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor. This position includes faculty voting rights but is not tenure eligible. The University of Washington is on the quarter system (autumn, winter, spring) and teaching professors typically teach two courses per quarter (6 courses over 9 months) with summers off. Opportunities for summer teaching are often available. University of Washington teaching professors engage in teaching, mentorship, and service. Scholarship is supported and encouraged, including innovations in teaching, leadership in teaching communities of practice, and teaching mentorship.                                                                             

The University of Washington is a vibrant community of inclusive research and community outreach, situated between 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 who will enhance our inclusion, diversity, equity, access, and sovereignty (IDEAS) mission and vision 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, ability 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.

The position is a part-time (50%) 9-month teaching track appointment at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2024. Applicants may find further information about the Information School at

The full-time equivalent base salary for this position will be $10,500 - $12,000 per month ($94,500 - $108,000 per 9-month academic year), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

iSchool Diversity Statement Guidelines  

Inclusion, diversity, equity, access, and sovereignty (IDEAS) are core values of the Information School, as described on our website: The Diversity Statement provides an opportunity for applicants to reflect on their research, teaching, and service accomplishments and goals that contribute to those values. We expect about a one-page statement that describes the applicants’ IDEAS efforts.


Applicants must minimally have a master's degree (or foreign equivalent) in Software Development or a related field.  Applicants must have 3 years of experience in a technical role in industry, government, or a nonprofit; or experience teaching at least one college-level course as either the lead or assistant instructor.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to candidates who apply by March 1, 2024. Applications will be reviewed beginning on the 1st of each month until finalists are chosen. Select candidates will be invited for a campus visit.

The initial application package must include a resume or CV, a cover letter, a diversity statement (see below), plus names and contact information for three references who may be contacted for letters of recommendation.  We enourage you to choose references from anyone who can speak to your expertise, your ability to teach and mentor, or your general ability to collaborate and work in diverse settings.  Short-listed candidates will later be asked to do a live teaching demonstration and submit a teaching statement; details will be provided at the appropriate time. 

Please note: The cover letter is an important aspect of the application.  Please use this opportunity to build upon the information that is already in your CV. Explain in detail your expertise in software development and design.  Include details about your experiences teaching, your interest in teaching at the University of Washington Information School, and how you might address both technical and social topics in software development courses (e.g. privacy, biases, equity, economic constraints, regulatory compliance, etc.)

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.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

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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Disability Services

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