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Postdoctoral Teaching Associate

Job description

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-02-18
Req: R-555


257-NN - Postdoctoral Teaching Associate

Business Title:

Postdoctoral Teaching Associate

Additional Titles:


Employee Type:

Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)

Job Family:

Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

The Department of History at Washington State University seeks to hire a postdoctoral teaching associate to teach the university’s core undergraduate course, “The Roots of Contemporary Issues” beginning August 2021, pending budgetary approval. “The Roots of Contemporary Issues” is a history course that helps students make sense of our complex world by focusing on the deep historical roots of present-day issues in global perspective. Applicants should demonstrate their ability to understand historical problems in transnational, comparative, or global perspective and to engage students in discussion relating to the history of the environment, globalization, social inequalities, diverse ways of thinking, and world conflicts.

Teaching duties are as follows:

  • 80% Teach four courses in History per semester through mutual consultation with the Chair.

  • 20% Research

Required Qualifications:

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. at time of appointment and should have teaching experience and evidence of a commitment to underrepresented communities.

Additional Information:


College of Arts and Sciences


Department of History

Department Link:


Monthly Salary:

Commensurate on education, experience, and University guidelines



Tenure Track:

Non-Tenure Track



Position Term in months:

9 months

City, State, Zip:

Pullman, WA 99163

Background Check:

This position has been determined by the department to require a background check

Screening Begin Date:

March 8, 2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume, 2) cover letter, 3) a one-page teaching statement, and 4) one sample syllabus. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.

Required Documents:

Please submit only the following documents in the application:

  • Cover letter

  • Curriculum vitae

  • One-page teaching statement

  • One sample syllabus (on any subject)

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

9 Month

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.




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Job No:
Posted: 2/19/2021
Application Due: 5/20/2021
Work Type: Full Time