Washington State University, School of Languages, Cultures, and Race
Assistant Professor position with a specialty in Health Inequities
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|Location:||Washington, United States|
Washington State University – Pullman, WA
Assistant Professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies and American Studies and Culture in Health Inequities
School of Languages, Cultures, and Race
NOTICE OF VACANCY
The School of Languages, Cultures, and Race at Washington State University invites applications for a permanent, full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Pullman, WA, with a specialty in Health Inequities. We seek applicants whose research focuses on Health inequities within the United States or does comparative work between groups in the United States and groups in other countries.
It is anticipated that the successful candidate will begin the appointment on August 16, 2023.
Job duties: The appointment distribution for the position is 40% research, 40% teaching, and 20% service. The selected candidate will be expected to have a strong research agenda in their area of expertise. The position carries a 2/2 teaching load and candidate will be expected to teach courses within the Comparative Ethnic Studies curriculum. They will also be expected to teach graduate seminars for the American Studies and Culture Ph.D. Program. They will also be expected to develop their own courses and provide service to the unit, the university, and the profession.
-Earned Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies, American Studies, or related field by date of hire
-Demonstrated record of or potential for publications in their area of expertise
-Proven or potential for successful teaching and instruction
-Demonstrated commitment to campus diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts
-Research engaging in comparative work, i.e., studying more than one population within the United States or transnationally.
-Evidence of working successfully in inter/transdisciplinary contexts.
-Evidence of commitment to retention and student-success initiatives.
Salary/Benefits: Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications, and accompanied by excellent fringe benefits. Please see http://hrs.wsu.edu/employees/benefits/.
To Apply: Visit wsu.edu/jobs, select your appropriate employment status, and search for R-6643. Please upload the following documents:
1. A cover letter addressing qualifications for this position
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Teaching statement and evidence of effective teaching, if applicable (student evaluations may suffice)
4. Research/Scholarship statement and up to two publication samples
5. Contributions to and vision and plans for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement
6. Names, addresses, and contact information of at least three references who can address your history of and potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service (letters will be requested at a later time)
Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo (email@example.com), Chair of the committee.
Screening begin date
Formal screening of applications will begin November 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
About WSU, Pullman, CAS, and the School of Languages, Cultures, and Race: Washington State University, a land grant, multiple-campus Research 1 institution. This position will serve on the Pullman campus, which has an enrollment of around 20,000 students and is located in Southeastern Washington on the homelands of the Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe and Palus people. Located 80 miles south of metropolitan Spokane, Pullman is also a quick drive away from the scenic Idaho panhandle and Moscow Mountain. The rolling hills of the Palouse offer a wide range of activities and a true four-season climate. The area provides ample opportunity to enjoy the cultural and academic hub of both Washington State University and the University of Idaho, in the neighboring town of Moscow, Idaho. For more information about the region, please see https://pullmanchamber.com.
Encompassing more than 30 departments, schools, and research institutes on five campuses statewide, the College of Arts & Sciences is the heart of WSU. Together our 730+ faculty and staff deliver more than 50% of WSU’s total undergraduate and graduate instruction, including the vast majority of WSU’s core curriculum. We also drive annual research expenditures of more than $26 million, with wide interdisciplinary strengths in public and community health, environmental change, equity and social justice, and data and technology at the boundaries. As Arts & Sciences begins its 10th anniversary as a unified college, we seek to lead a reimagining of WSU’s land-grant mission for the 21st century, expanding the boundaries of creativity and discovery while simultaneously recognizing more completely our obligations to Native and Indigenous peoples. For more about the College of Arts & Sciences at WSU, please see https://cas.wsu.edu.
The School of Languages, Cultures, and Race (SLCR) was formed in 2018 combining the former Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures with the Comparative Ethnic Studies undergraduate program and the American Studies and Culture graduate program. The School is home to more than 30 faculty across three campuses of the WSU system whose areas of research include race, racial identity and racism, cultural productions of 9/11, food sovereignty and justice, health inequities, language acquisition and language pedagogy, linguistics, popular culture, literature, translation, cultural politics of sport, gender and sexuality, technologies of time and space, and social justice. SLCR offers majors and/or second majors in Comparative Ethnic Studies, Foreign Languages and Cultures (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish), Humanities, and Social Sciences, and 13 minors and certificates in different areas. SLCR also offers a PhD in American Studies and Culture.
WSU acknowledges that its locations statewide are on the homelands of Native American peoples, who have lived in this region and have been caretakers of the land from time immemorial. The Morrill Act of 1862 established our land-grant institution by providing public and federal lands that are traced back to the disposition of Indigenous lands, often taken by coercive and violent acts, and the disregard of treaties. For that, we extend our deepest apologies. We owe our deepest gratitude to the Native peoples of this region and maintain our commitment towards reconciliation. And as a land-grant institution, WSU is deeply committed to the land-grant mission, its Memorandums of Understanding with Native tribes in the region, and a tradition of service to society. To read the full WSU land acknowledgement, please see https://wsu.edu/about/wsu-land-acknowledgement/.
Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer. Members of ethnic minorities, women, protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply. WSU has faculty friendly policies including a partner accommodation program, & a NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant (see https://advance.wsu.edu)
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.3, as a condition of employment, new employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation at time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Vaccine or an approved accommodation for new employees will be verified prior to first day of employment. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious information is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at email@example.com or 509-335-4521 if you have questions
To Apply: Visit https://hrs.wsu.edu/jobs, select your appropriate employment status, and search for R-6643.
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Ethnic History / Studies
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