Assistant or Associate Professor - Chicano Studies

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Working Title Assistant or Associate Professor - Chicano Studies Posting Number 2018037FP Position Information

Classification Title Assistant or Associate Professor Classification Code 8003b RCW Exemption Criteria 10 - Academic Personnel EWU Position Number F99391 CUPA Code 05.02 - Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender and Group Studies FLSA Exempt - Teaching Bargaining Unit UFE % Full Time 100 Salary / Wage Range CUPA Salary Information


Anticipated Start Date 09/13/18 Term of Appointment 9 month Location Garcia County Spokane Project Description Project Duration Background Check Yes - Both Department Information

Level 1 User with Access William Shaw Responsible HR User Lori Livingstone Responsible HR User Email address [email protected] (inquiries only) Posting Text

Job Summary

The Chicana/o Studies Program and College of Social Science (CSS) at Eastern Washington University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Associate or Assistant Professor in the Chicana/o Studies Program to begin mid-September 2019.

We seek an active and innovative scholar with a thorough knowledge and understanding in the following areas: the Latinx immigrant experience and Chicanx Studies as an interdisciplinary area of study with background in disciplines other than History and Political Science. Critical knowledge of the theories and practice related to the Mexican and Chicanx experience is required, as well as familiarity with the major debates, issues and challenges facing the discipline. Chicana/o Studies Program is seeking a colleague with a strong commitment to students, collegiality, quality teaching and advising as well as scholarly potential. The faculty member hired for this position will be welcomed into an academic community dedicated to cultural diversity, community engagement, and social justice.

The Chicanx Studies Program has a longstanding tradition of outreach to Central and Eastern Washington’s growing Latinx/Chicanx communities. These rural areas are often the home regions for the large number of first generation Chicanx/Latinx EWU students, many of whom are children of migrant workers.

•The typical teaching load is seven courses per year on the quarter system (36 credits approximately) and the successful candidate will be expected to teach existing courses that require expertise related to Chicana/o Studies and other courses relevant to his/her/their academic training.
•The successful candidate will be expected to create new courses (face-to-face, online, and hybrid) in his/her/their areas of expertise that explore important themes and concepts related to Chicana/o communities.
•The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research program and seek external funding to support his/her/their research.
•The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in service and outreach activities related to the advancement of diversity and inclusivity goals of the university and our program.
•The successful candidate will be expected to advise and mentor students, and may supervise student research, internships/practicums (if applicable or appropriate).
•All faculty members are expected to engage in effective teaching and in assessment of learning outcomes.
•Additionally, the candidate selected for this position will be expected to have interest and/or experience in online learning and pursuit of grants, to expand the university’s endeavors in those areas.

About Eastern:
Eastern Washington University is a comprehensive public university and is Washington State’s fastest growing public education institution. We are a driving force for the culture, economy and vitality of the Inland Northwest region. Over 12,000 students, 600 faculty and 800 staff make Eastern their destination of choice for learning opportunities and professional achievement in high-quality liberal arts and professional programs offered in Spokane, Bellevue, Everett, Seattle and Vancouver as well as on our beautiful main campus in Cheney. The city of Cheney offers a safe, small-town atmosphere 20 minutes from Spokane, Washington’s second largest city, and outstanding four-season recreational opportunities.

EASTERN is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Successful candidate(s) will be required to pass a background check and show proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. pursuant to U.S. immigration laws.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: Eastern strives to satisfy all requests for special access needs for persons with disabilities. Requests for such accommodations are welcome and may be made by calling Human Resources at: (509) 359-2381

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern’s Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Diversity Statement

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

The required start date for this position is 09/13/2019. To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than 09/13/2019.

Physical Demands


Pre-Placement Physical No Hearing Test No Medical Monitoring Post Hire No Protective Equipment


Required Qualifications
  • PhD in the Social Sciences with an emphasis to contribute to the interdisciplinary nature of the program in disciplines other than History and Political Science. ABD may be considered for appointment as Assistant Professor, but PhD must be completed no later than the start date of the position (mid-September 2019).
  • Expertise in Chicanx Studies as demonstrated by record of coursework, teaching experience, publications, and/or relevant professional experience.
  • Teaching experience in Chicana/o Studies or closely related academic disciplines is required; at least one year is required for appointment as Assistant Professor; for candidates seeking appointment as Associate Professor, six years of this teaching experience is required
  • Demonstrated potential for active and innovative scholarship.
  • Interest and/or experience in designing and leading experiential learning opportunities for students.
  • Commitment to diversity and a student-centered, learning-centered mission combined with experience of working with Chicanx communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who also possess one or more of the following:

  • Development, delivery and teaching of on campus and online courses in Chicana/o Studies or closely related field.
  • Successful experience with applying for/receiving large external grants.
  • Experience working collaboratively with multiple departments and programs.

The following preferred qualification applies to candidates interested in appointment as Associate Professor:

  • A record of curriculum development and publication(s) (for the Associate Professor Position).
Other Skills and Abilities Work Schedule Type Other Work Schedule

Schedule will vary from quarter to quarter to fulfill position’s responsibilities.

Posting Date 11/06/2018 Open Until Further Notice Yes Closing Date Screening to Begin 12/3/18 Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your application materials through our online application portal located here: If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, contact Lori Livingstone at (509) 359-6931.

Screening of applications will begin 12/3/2018; applications will be accepted until further notice. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified. Required application materials include all of the items listed below.

•Cover letter – please describe how you meet each of the required and preferred qualifications (if applicable)
•Curriculum Vitae.
•Teaching Philosophy – please describe your views on classroom management, student assessment, experiential and/or alternative learning, and student achievement.
•Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness – please provide relevant teaching evaluations and a sample syllabus.
•Scholarship sample(s) –Please attach a minimum of two samples of scholarship/creative activity.
•Research Statement – please describe your views on the importance of research and grant activity.
•Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies will be accepted for application process, official transcripts will be required for hiring offer).

Job Duties

% of Time 80 Responsibility / Duty


All faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and in assessment of student learning outcomes.

Teaching also includes the following additional related responsibilities as defined in the faculty CBA:
•Meet all scheduled classes
•Plan, organize and inform students of course content, texts, readings, assignments, attendance regulations and methods of evaluation including grading scales
•Schedule and attend office hours
•Turn in grades according to established deadlines
•Advise students who are declared majors on department, college and University requirements and career opportunities.

Essential Function Indicator Yes Job Duties

% of Time 10 Responsibility / Duty

Scholarship/Creative Activity:

This position will be expected to engage in research, scholarship and/or creative activity, including professional activities leading to publication, performance, and/or formal presentation in the field. Additionally, the position is expected to pursue research funding through grant development.

Essential Function Indicator Yes Job Duties

% of Time 10 Responsibility / Duty


This position will be expected to engage in Service and provide school, college, university, community/civic service, including service on committees. Participate in the leadership of local, state, and regional professional organizations.

Collaborate with colleagues in utilization of creativity and best practice knowledge in curriculum development, classroom instruction, and student supervision.

Essential Function Indicator Yes Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  5. Research Statement
  6. Scholarship Sample(s)
  7. Transcripts
  8. List of Professional References
Optional Documents
  1. DD214 Form




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Posted: 12/30/2018
Application Due: 2/7/2019
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