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Assistant Professor of Indigenous Health Justice

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Washington State University
Location
Pullman, WA

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Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-09-17
Req: R-1859

Title:

270-NN - Assistant Professor

Business Title:

Assistant Professor of Indigenous Health Justice

Additional Titles:

Location:

Employee Type:

Faculty

Job Family:

Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

The Position:

The Department of Human Development at Washington State University invites applications for a full-time nine-month, permanent position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with appointment to the Pullman campus beginning August 16, 2022. This position is part of a faculty cluster hire initiative in the scholarship and teaching about racism and social inequality – in particular, health inequity and health justice. The university is particularly interested in hiring scholars whose research is deeply connected to communities, as a means to build on our strong tradition of engaged and applied scholarship in the department and at WSU.

We are seeking a colleague with expertise in the study of health justice among Indigenous communities. In particular, we look forward to receiving applications from researchers who center Indigenous knowledge as a primary research paradigm; whose work is informed by a decolonizing lens; and who engage in community-led participatory research approaches that advance our understanding of the intersections among health injustices, developmental processes, and health-related outcomes. The successful candidate will have multiple opportunities for collaboration with colleagues who engage in related scholarship across the department and university system.

The successful candidate will become a valued colleague in the Department of Human Development at the WSU Pullman campus. The department serves a total of over 35 graduate and 500 undergraduate students in our programs at the Pullman Campus, the Vancouver Campus, and Online. Additional information on the Department of Human Development can be found at http://hd.wsu.edu. The successful candidate will also have an opportunity to join the graduate faculty in the interdisciplinary Prevention Science graduate program. Information on this program, administered by the Department of Human Development in collaboration with faculty from Health Communication, Educational Psychology, the School of Medicine, and Nursing, can be found at

https://hd.wsu.edu/preventionscience/. In addition, our new colleague will have rich opportunities for collaboration with WSU Extension faculty.

The Department:

The Department of Human Development is committed to a departmental climate that values and fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition, we are committed to the retention and success of new faculty, and as such the successful candidate will be provided with a departmental mentoring committee, peer mentors/mutual mentoring, and will have access to university programs such as the External Mentor Program (https://advance.wsu.edu/externalmentors/).

Summary of Duties:

Our new colleague will teach in the undergraduate Human Development curriculum and/or Prevention Science graduate curriculum each semester; typical teaching load is two courses per semester. In addition, the successful candidate will engage in an active and high-quality research agenda, advise graduate students, and pursue internal and external funding. It is expected that the successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to supporting first-generation and BIPOC student populations, and participate in appropriate service activities expected of faculty at Washington State University.

Tenure Track: Yes

Monthly Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

FTE: 100%

Position Term in months: 9


Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Ph.D. in human development or a related area such as community psychology, developmental psychology, health promotion, family science, education, sociology, etc. prior to the date of hire; and

  • At least one year (12 months) of research experience focused on health justice pertaining to members of Indigenous populations.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of ability to conduct programmatic, high quality research.

  • Demonstrated focus on decolonization as it relates to members of Indigenous communities.

  • Evidence of expertise in community-based participatory research.

  • Evidence of ability for quality teaching in a higher education environment.

  • Evidence of potential to acquire internal or external research funding.

  • Training and/or experience in varied qualitative approaches.

Additional Information:

Permanent/Temporary: Permanent

Area/College: College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences.
Department Name: Department of Human Development
City, State, Zip: Vancouver, WA 98686 or Pullman, Washington 99164
Department Link: https://hd.wsu.edu/
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Screening Begin Date: Screening of applications will begin September 15, 2021, and will continue until the position has been filled.
Application Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) letter of application; 3) a statement of research interests (no longer than one page); 4) a statement of teaching philosophy (no longer than one page) 5) a statement of diversity and inclusion that describes past experiences, current interests/activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that fosters diversity and inclusion; 6) the names, addresses, and contact information for three references. Three (3) letters of recommendation are required.
Required Documents:

1) Curriculum Vitae

2) Letter of application

3) Statement of research interests

4) Statement of teaching philosophy

5) Statement of diversity and inclusion

6) Contact information and three (3) letters of recommendation

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

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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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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