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Professor of Teaching (Open Rank) in Human-Computer Interaction and Design

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $99,100- $215,800. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment.. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions. See Professor and Professor of Teaching Series – Academic Year Regular Scales: []
Review timeline: January 8, 2024

Application Window

Open date: October 1, 2023

Next review date: Monday, Jan 8, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jan 24, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Informatics in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a Professor of Teaching - Open Ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) who specializes in Human-Computer Interaction and Design.

The Professor of Teaching series requires, in addition to excellent teaching and service, that the candidate make outstanding and recognized contributions to the development of their specific discipline and/or of pedagogy. This position parallels the tenure-track faculty series. The search is inviting applicants at all levels: assistant (potential security of employment; analogous to pre-tenure), associate, and full rank (both with security of employment; analogous to tenure). This is a full-time faculty position designed for individuals who wish to focus their careers on teaching, professional activities, and University and public service, with some focus on research. Professors of Teaching are members of the University of California Academic Senate and have all the usual benefits of Senate membership.

The successful candidate will play a significant role in the Professional Master of Human Computer Interaction and Design (MHCID) program, as well as the state-supported undergraduate program in Informatics. The Professor of Teaching will teach undergraduate and graduate HCI and design courses and may serve as Faculty Director of the MHCID program, a one-year mixed-format professional masters program. The role of Faculty Director focuses on the ongoing success of the MHCID program, which includes setting the overall strategic direction for the program, oversight of the curriculum, support for on-site intensives in the fall and spring, and mentorship of students and faculty teaching in the program. This position requires teaching excellence, public service, and engagement in original scholarly, creative, and/or pedagogical work. The standard teaching load for a Professor of Teaching is 6 courses per year, but a course reduction comes with the faculty directorship of the MHCID program.

The Department of Informatics is highly interdisciplinary with faculty backgrounds in computer science, design, education, health informatics, humanities, media arts, organizational studies, and psychology. 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. This, in no small measure, contributes to our international reputation as an innovative site for research and education. Six graduate programs and four undergraduate degrees are currently being offered. Highly desired candidates will be dedicated to teaching excellence and will thrive in and add to our unique environment. Alongside pedagogical experience, experience in industry, such as in User Experience, User Research, Product Design, or Product Management, would be considered beneficial though not a requirement. The final candidate will join a welcoming and supportive community of teaching-oriented faculty and continuing lecturers.

The search is comprehensive and we encourage applicants from a broad range of disciplines to apply. Applicants should ideally hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field and exhibit a compelling research or design portfolio as well as evidence of excellence in teaching.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

The search is comprehensive and we encourage applicants from a broad range of disciplines to apply. Applicants should ideally hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field and exhibit a compelling research or design portfolio as well as evidence of excellence in teaching.

Application Requirements

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Candidates selected during the initial round of review will be asked to arrange for letters of reference to be submitted electronically later in the search process

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About UC Irvine

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.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA