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Assistant Professor of Social Justice in the Built Environment

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Washington State University
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Job location: Washington State University


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-12-17
Req: R-8

Title:

270-NN - Assistant Professor

Business Title:

Assistant Professor of Social Justice in the Built Environment

Additional Titles:

Location:

Washington State University

Area:

Provost and Executive Vice President

Department:

School of Design and Construction

Employee Type:

Faculty

Job Family:

Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible

Position Number:

Position Details:

This recruitment is included in the Washington State University Racism and Social Inequality in the Americas cluster hire. For more information and the list of the other positions included in this cluster hire, please visit the Office of the Provost website at https://provost.wsu.edu/clusterhire/.

Summary of Duties:

Duties for this position are to teach social and environmental justice related courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Design + Construction, including architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, construction management and/or construction engineering. The position will include conducting interdisciplinary research, scholarship and outreach related to social and environmental justice.

Responsibilities of the position include the following:

  • Develop new SDC course(s) in social justice in the built environment;

  • Craft curriculum in the School focused on social justice;

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the School of Design + Construction and be willing to teach online when required;

  • Collaborate with faculty in departments and units across the WSU system to teach about and research social and environmental justice topics;

  • Develop a clear research agenda that demonstrates or leads to translational and/or transformational change in the built environment related to social justice;

  • Publish research material in national and/or international peer-reviewed venues and actively pursue grants;

  • Conduct community engaged teaching, scholarship and outreach in social justice in the built environment;

  • Participate in School committees and student mentoring;

  • Provide continuing education and short courses to industry and students.

Tenure Track : Yes
Monthly Salary: Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications, and accompanied by benefits.Please see http://facultystaff.wsu.edu/employment-benefits.html
FTE: 100%
Position Term in months: 9 months

Required Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD or masters terminal degree in their discipline from any of the following areas but not limited to: architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, construction management, construction engineering, city and regional planning, urban design, law, civil engineering, environmental engineering, sociology, environmental sciences, health sciences, history, political science, or education.

Applicants must develop or have the potential to develop a nationally recognized research and outreach program.

Applicants are expected to collaborate across disciplines to develop and establish initiatives around social justice in the built environment.

Applicants must be willing to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds, and to engage with varied community stakeholders.

Applicants must have experience with instruction, mentoring, or tutoring in academic or community settings.

For questions about the position contact: Professor Jolie Kaytes, Search Committee Chair, Email: jolie@wsu.edu

Additional Information:

Department Link: School of Design + Construction | Washington State University (wsu.edu)
Background Check: Yes, this position has been determined to require a background check.

Location: Pullman, Washington 99164
Screening Begin Date: January 16, 2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Cover letter outlining the candidate’s interests, qualifications, pertinent experience, and vision for the position in social justice in the built environment, with links to relevant portfolios or projects; Curriculum Vitae; Contact information for at least three (3) professional references. References will not be contacted without first informing the candidate.

Required Documents:

1. Cover letter

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Contact information for at least three (3) professional references

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

9 Month

Posting Close Date (If empty, open until filled):

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

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 hrs@wsu.edu.

Organization

Working at Washington State University

Founded as the people’s university, WSU embraces its land-grant heritage, seeking to transform lives through education, research, and community engagement and service. The University has been delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to the state, region, nation, and the world for nearly 130 years. WSU enjoys productive partnerships with major industries in the state, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, technology, and construction. The colleges at WSU Health Sciences Spokane have formed robust partnerships across the state of Washington, both with large medical centers and hospitals, as well as a variety of rural and community hospitals and clinics.

WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and online through the Global Campus. WSU also has research centers located throughout the state and extension offices in every county. Learn about WSU’s statewide reach.

WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research with nationally recognized academic programs, renowned professors, students who make a difference, and vibrant communities.

WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package as well as professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. Explore WSU’s benefits.

Review the application instructions for instructions and tips on using the WSU Jobs site and applying for jobs at WSU.

WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and online through the Global Campus. WSU also has research centers located throughout the state and extension offices in every county. Learn about WSU’s statewide reach.

WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research with nationally recognized academic programs, renowned professors, students who make a difference, and vibrant communities.

WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package as well as professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. Explore WSU’s benefits.

Review the application instructions for instructions and tips on using the WSU Jobs site and applying for jobs at WSU.

Diversity Profile: Washington State University

As a land-grant institution, diversity, equity, and inclusion serve as core values and beliefs of Washington State University (WSU). At the university, college, or department level, WSU is committed to fostering open, proactive dialogue to create a more inclusive culture at all its locations including the five physical campuses and its online Global Campus, as well as its 39 Extension offices, four research centers, and 25 small business development centers.

Core Belief

WSU is committed to achieving an ethical and socially just society for all. Instituting social change on a large scale begins at home with system-level policies that actively promote equity. The University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout every aspect of its statewide system. We strive to create a climate that enables underrepresented students, faculty, and staff to thrive in communities that foster a sense of belonging in a culture of inclusion. The ultimate goal? Creation of institutional culture in which inclusion and equity are the norms, a model that helps move the world toward a place in which all people are treated with dignity and respect.

Core Value

Equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Promotion of an ethical and socially just society through an intentional commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

WSU’s core ideology can be found in its System Strategic Plan. 

WSU’s Student Body

WSU's student body statewide is ethnically diverse: 31 percent of our students are underrepresented minorities, and first-generation students represent nearly 33 percent of the total enrollment. About 15 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington and about 7 percent are international students. System-wide enrollment reached a record 31,607 students in fall 2019.

Associate Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Recently Announced

Dr. Lisa Guerrero was recently named associate vice provost for inclusive excellence. Guerrero has been an active advocate for diversity and inclusion since joining the WSU faculty in 2004. She is currently a professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies in WSU’s School of Languages, Cultures, and Race. She will maintain her faculty position, while serving as associate vice provost in a half-time appointment.

Dr. Guerrero will provide leadership to academic affairs in implementing WSU’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. She will help to identify and implement best practices and evidence-based approaches in faculty hiring, tenure and promotion, research support, faculty retention, teaching and mentoring, and curriculum planning. One of her first areas of responsibility will be to oversee the Racism and Social Inequality in the Americas faculty cluster hire program for Fall 2021.

Representative Affinity Groups

Representative affinity groups within the Washington State University system include the following:

WSU Resources and Offices

WSU Human Resource Services supports a climate of integrity and equity that actively reflects open, respectful dialog. Additional resources are available on the Human Resource Services website.

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