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Open Rank Faculty Position in Human-Computer Interaction and Design

Recruitment Period

Open October 8th, 2019 through Monday, Jan 6, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
If you apply to this recruitment by January 6th, 2020, you will have until January 15th, 2020 to complete your application.


Open Rank Faculty Position - Human-Computer Interaction and Design
University of California, Irvine - Department of Informatics

The Department of Informatics in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) invites applications for a tenure-track position in human-computer interaction and design.

The search is comprehensive and we encourage applicants from a broad range of disciplines to apply. The department is highly interdisciplinary with faculty backgrounds in anthropology, computer science, design, education, health informatics, humanities, media arts, organizational studies, psychology, and software engineering. With five CHI Academy members on our faculty, we are known for innovative research and education in human-computer interaction and design, as well as in affiliated areas such as computer-supported cooperative work, digital media and learning, game design, health, and science and technology studies. We seek to further bolster our reputation with the recruitment of a new colleague who will thrive in and add to this environment.

Our search is intentionally broad. We appreciate scholarship of all varieties, whether empirical, technological, methodological, or analytical in nature.

UCI is ranked No. 1 by Money magazine on its 2019-2020 list of the nation’s best colleges, making UCI the first public university to achieve the top spot. UCI is also ranked as a top 10 public university by U.S. News and World Report and has been identified by the New York Times as No. 1 among U.S. universities that do the most for low-income students. For nine consecutive years UCI has been named a top 10 “Coolest School” by Sierra magazine for our innovative sustainable practices. UCI is located in Orange County, four miles from the Pacific Ocean and 45 miles south of Los Angeles. Irvine is one of the safest communities in the U.S. and offers a very pleasant year-round climate, numerous recreational and cultural opportunities, and one of the highest-ranked public school systems in the nation.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field and exhibit a compelling research portfolio as well as a clear vision for teaching.

Each application must contain: a cover letter, CV, up to three key publications, statements on research, teaching, and diversity, and 3-5 letters of recommendation. All materials should be uploaded at:

The position is for appointment on July 1, 2020 and is open rank. The review of applications will begin January 6, 2020.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

Job location

Irvine, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

  • Publications requested - Up to three key publications

  • Available Teaching evaluations (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)