Assistant Professor - Gender, Race, and Health

Job Details

Title:

270-NN_FACULTY - Assistant Professor

Business Title:

Assistant Professor - Gender, Race, and Health

Additional Titles:

Location:

WSU PULLMAN CAMPUS

Employee Type:

Faculty

Job Family:

Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

Position Summary:

The Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) and the Department of English at Washington State University invite applications for a permanent, full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position in Pullman, WA, specializing in Gender, Race, and Health, with health broadly defined to include wellness and social health. We seek a critical humanities scholar and educator who is dedicated to feminist and queer studies and whose research and teaching focus is in, but not limited to, one of the following interdisciplinary areas: Transgender Studies; Sexual Health and Reproductive Justice; Medical Narrative/Health Studies; Postcolonial/Decolonial Science, Technology, and Society Studies; Feminist/Queer Disability Studies; or Environmental Health/Anthropocene Studies. We also welcome applicants whose scholarship values engagement with communities, such as Indigenous community health and wellness initiatives, to cite one among several possibilities. This position builds on the commitments of WSU’s separate multi-year cluster hire program in Racism and Social Inequality in the Americas. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will begin the appointment August 16, 2023.

Job Duties:

The successful candidate will be expected to pursue an active interdisciplinary research agenda leading to publication. With primary duties in WGSS and a tenure home in English, they will be expected, as part of a regular load of two courses per semester, to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in WGSS, including but not limited to those related to gender, race, and health; gender and science; LGBTQ+ studies; and cultural studies (qualitative) methods. They will be able to develop courses in their areas of specialization at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and they will be expected to mentor students at all levels. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice and engage in service at the program, department, college, university, and professional levels.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned PhD in WGSS, Cultural Studies, Disability Studies, Ethnic Studies, or related interdisciplinary field, or PhD in English with formal interdisciplinary graduate training in the above or related field, prior to the appointment start date.

  • Demonstrated record of or potential for published research on gender, race, and health in the critical humanities.

  • Proven or potential for successful teaching and course development in WGSS.

  • Ability to mentor students at all levels.

  • Demonstrated commitment to campus diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

About WSU, Pullman, CAS, WGSS, and English:

Washington State University is a land grant, multiple-campus Research 1 institution. This position will serve on the Pullman campus, which has an enrollment of around 20,000 students and is located in Southeastern Washington on the homelands of the Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe and Palus people. Located 80 miles south of metropolitan Spokane, Pullman is also a quick drive away from the scenic Idaho panhandle and Moscow Mountain. The rolling hills of the Palouse offer a wide range of activities and a true four-season climate. The area provides ample opportunity to enjoy the cultural and academic hub of both Washington State University and the University of Idaho, in the neighboring town of Moscow, Idaho. For more information about the region, please see pullmanchamber.com.

Encompassing more than 30 departments, schools, and research units on five campuses statewide, the College of Arts & Sciences is the heart of WSU. Together our 730+ faculty and staff deliver more than 50% of WSU’s total undergraduate and graduate instruction, including the vast majority of WSU’s core curriculum. We also drive annual research expenditures of more than $26 million, with wide interdisciplinary strengths in public and community health, environmental change, equity and social justice, and data and technology at the boundaries. As Arts & Sciences begins its 10th anniversary as a unified college, we seek to lead a reimagining of WSU’s land-grant mission for the 21st century, expanding the boundaries of creativity and discovery while simultaneously recognizing more completely our obligations to Native and Indigenous peoples. For more about the College of Arts & Sciences at WSU, please see https://cas.wsu.edu.

Housed in the Department of English, WGSS has a long history of advancing feminist and queer studies knowledge at WSU. Its Affiliate Faculty are nationally and internationally recognized for their expertise across a spectrum of disciplines and fields, including Asian American Studies, Chicanx and LGBTQ+ history, Cultural Studies in Education, and Feminist and Queer Studies. WGSS offers a bachelor’s degree, two minors, and the successful candidate will help shape an interdisciplinary graduate certificate now in development. The Department of English offers a bachelor’s degree, an MA and PhD in English, and certificates in Editing and Publishing (undergraduate), Digital Humanities and Culture, and Teaching English as a Second Language (both at the graduate level). WGSS and English are committed to the retention of new faculty and as such the successful candidate will be provided with a faculty mentoring committee, benefit from peer/mutual mentoring opportunities, and have access to university programs such as the External Mentor Program.

WSU acknowledges that its locations statewide are on the homelands of Native American peoples, who have lived in this region and have been caretakers of the land from time immemorial. The Morrill Act of 1862 established our land-grant institution by providing public and federal lands that are traced back to the disposition of Indigenous lands, often taken by coercive and violent acts, and the disregard of treaties. For that, we extend our deepest apologies. We owe our deepest gratitude to the Native peoples of this region and maintain our commitment towards reconciliation. And as a land-grant institution, WSU is deeply committed to the land-grant mission, its Memorandums of Understanding with Native tribes in the region, and a tradition of service to society. To read the full WSU land acknowledgement, please see wsu.edu/about/wsu-land-acknowledgement/.

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 is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/). 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.

Additional Information:

Area/College: College of Arts and Sciences
Department Name: Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) and the Department of English
City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99164
Department Link: wgss.wsu.edu/ english.wsu.edu/
Salary Range: $65,000-$68,000

In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate’s current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts. For a more detailed summary of benefits offered by WSU for Faculty visit: https://hrs.wsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/2022-Benefit-Overview-for-Faculty-and-AP.pdf. Find total compensation information here: https://hrs.wsu.edu/managers/recruitment-toolkit/total-compensation/.
FTE: 100%
Tenure Track: Yes
This is a permanent position.
Screening Begin Date: Formal screening of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Pamela Thoma (pthoma@wsu.edu), search committee chair.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.

To Apply: Please upload the following documents:

  • A cover letter addressing qualifications for this position

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

  • Research/Scholarship statement

  • Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement

  • A chapter, article, or other writing sample (Please upload under "portfolio")

  • Names, addresses, and contact information of three references who can address your history of and potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service. Letters will be requested at a later time.

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.

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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