This position presents an exciting, innovative opportunity for qualified persons interested in digital age youth. Applications will be accepted starting immediately. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.


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Organization: Information School

Title: Assistant Professor

Position Details

Furthering a research agenda focused on children and adolescents and strengthened with the recently established Beverly Cleary Professorship, the University of Washington Information School seeks a visionary individual who bridges a rich understanding of youth with life in a digital society. This individual should have a strong commitment to excellence in both research and teaching and should be excited by and able to thrive in an intellectually stimulating multi-disciplinary environment.

All areas related to children and adolescents in a digital society and allied fields are welcomed. Specializations of particular interest include:

The Information School is ranked #2 in the US and Canada for Children and Youth Services. Our new colleague will join a broad-based, inclusive information school. Faculty members teach across programs. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. Candidates should show a commitment to bridging research and practice. This is a full-time 9 month appointment anticipated at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by date of appointment. 

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2011, and continue until the position is filled. Selected candidates will be invited for campus visits. The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

Applicants may find further information about the Information School at Application packages should include: CV, a letter of intent, statement of research and teaching, and one sample of the applicant’s publications in PDF.  Applicants should also request three referees to forward letters of recommendation on their behalf. All application materials should be submitted via email, with “Digital Youth” in the subject line, to:

Dr. Batya Friedman ([log in to unmask])
Chair, Search Committee
UW, Information School
Box 352840
Seattle, WA 98195-2840




Dr. Friedman ([log in to unmask]) or I will be glad to answer any questions that anyone interested might have.


Thanks – looking forward to hearing from you,




Eliza T. Dresang

Beverly Cleary Professor for Children & Youth Services

Information School

University of Washington