General Description of Position: Visiting Instructor in American Ethnic Studies with emphasis on U.S. race and ethnic relations (focused on African American Studies / American Indian Studies/ Indigenous Chicana/o Studies/ Asian American Studies); beginning August 13, 2017. Information about the Department: American Ethnic Studies attained departmental status in 2013. We are a cohesive unit with a strong vision and a supportive spirit of collegiality. We are poised to respond to the rapidly changing demographic dynamics and social changes in the American heartland and beyond. Kansas State University is a mid-sized university (25,000 students) situated in a small town, at the confluence of two rivers, with the largest remaining expanse of prairie nearby. Various large and mid-size cities are within short driving distance. Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community. Job Description: The visiting instructor will teach four 3-credit courses each semester: initially four sections of Introduction to American Ethnic Studies (AMETH 160). Introductory class size is approximately 35 students and upper-division class sizes range from 10-25. Required Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. (or ABD) in Ethnic Studies or related field by August 2017. Preferred Qualifications: Applicants who apply comparative, interdisciplinary, intersectional, and decolonial social justice approaches in their teaching and research. Special Instructions to Applicants: Submit ONE pdf file-containing cover letter detailing your fit for the position, a CV, one-page teaching philosophy statement, sample syllabi, and the names and contact information of three references, along with the completed application.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.Screening of Applications Begins: Screening begins July 24, 2017 and will continue until filled. Salary Range / Pay Rate: $40,000 / annual Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law. Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.