Assistant Professor, Modern Latin American/Latinx History

Job Details

Title:

270-NN_FACULTY - Assistant Professor

Business Title:

Assistant Professor, Modern Latin American/Latinx History

Additional Titles:

Location:

WSU TRI-CITIES CAMPUS

Employee Type:

Faculty

Job Family:

Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

This is a tenure-track position with a 40-40-20 (research, teaching, service) appointment and a two courses per semester (2-2) teaching load. The successful candidate will teach upper and lower division courses in Latin American history, and contribute to the department’s graduate program and to the undergraduate Roots of Contemporary Issues course. Department faculty also may be asked to teach occasionally for the WSU Global campus. In addition, the successful candidate will maintain an active research program and serve on departmental, university and campus committees, as needed.

Position Summary:

The Department of History at Washington State University Tri-Cities campus in Richland, WA invites applications for a permanent full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Modern Latin American/Latinx history beginning August 16, 2023. Applicants should provide evidence of a well-defined research program. Specialization is open to thematic areas, but preferred areas of research include migration studies, race and ethnicity, gender, labor, and/or environmental justice. In addition, experience with public history projects is desirable. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to underrepresented communities through research, service, teaching, public history projects, and/or community engagement.

About WSU, the Tri-Cities, the College of Arts and Sciences and the History Department

Washington State University (WSU) conducts transformational research and provides world-class education to a diverse student population of approximately 31,000 students statewide. Founded in Pullman in 1890, WSU today consists of four campuses: Pullman (21,000 students), Spokane (1,600 students), Tri-Cities (1,800 students), and Vancouver (3,500 students). This multi-campus system shares one central administration and one faculty. The University strongly values diversity among its faculty, staff and students. As a land-grant institution, Washington State University is committed to excellence in research, learning, and outreach to all constituents.

WSU Tri-Cities is located on the shared traditional homelands of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation who have lived on these lands from time immemorial. WSU Tri-Cities is an urban campus of Washington State University, located in Richland, which, along with Kennewick and Pasco, make up the Tri-Cities, Washington. The campus draws from a regional population of approximately 260,000, and is expanding its reach both nationally and internationally. The growing campus has more than 1,800 students who are served by nearly 90 full-time faculty and 250 adjunct faculty, many of whom are full-time researchers and scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory or local science and engineering firms.

Encompassing more than 30 departments, schools, and research institutes 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.

The Department of History at WSU is a collegial community of over 40 full-time faculty members across three campuses. The History faculty are a distinguished and diverse group of scholars and teachers who conduct ground-breaking research in a wide variety of fields and have been awarded numerous prizes and fellowships. For more information, see the department website, https://history.wsu.edu. WSU Tri-Cities provides exciting opportunities in public history, as it is home to the Hanford History Project, whose most recent endeavors include a Latinx Community Oral History project, www.hanfordhistory.com.

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 https://wsu.edu/about/wsu-land-acknowledgement/.


Required Qualifications:

  • Completed PhD in History or closely-related field at time of appointment

  • Evidence of a well-defined research agenda within modern Latin American/Latinx history

  • Demonstrated teaching experience or potential for successful teaching and instruction

  • Demonstrated commitment underrepresented communities and to campus and university diversity, equity and inclusion efforts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Public History experience

Additional Information:

Area/College:

WSU Tri-Cities


Department Name:

College of Arts and Sciences


City, State, Zip:

Richland, WA 99354


Department Link:

https://tricities.wsu.edu/cas/


Monthly Salary: $6,666.00 - $8,000.00

Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications, and accompanied by excellent fringe benefits.

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.

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%


Position Type: This is is permanent tenure track position.

Posting Close Date:

This position has been posted as Open until Filled. The screening of applicants will begin immediately and remain on-going until a finalist is identified.

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.

Application Instructions and Required Documents:

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents into their online application:

  • A cover letter addressing qualifications for this position

  • Current curriculum vita

  • Brief (1-2 pages) research statement

  • Brief (1-2 pages) teaching statement

  • Brief (1-2 pages) commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in research and teaching statement

  • Names, addresses and contact information of at least three (3) individuals who can address your history or, and potential for, excellence in research, teaching and service. Letters will be requested at a later point in the search process.

Direct inquiries about this position to Dr. Matthew Sutton, History Department Chair (sutton@wsu.edu) or Dr. Robert Bauman, Search Committee Chair (rbauman@wsu.edu).

Additional Instructions:

Applicants must attach all of the above required documents. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

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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