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Teaching Assistant or Associate Professor - Career Track

Employer
Washington State University
Location
Spokane, WA

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Faculty Jobs
Science & Technology, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Available Title(s):

158-NN_FACULTY - Teaching Assistant Professor - Career, 159-NN_FACULTY - Teaching Associate Professor - Career

Business Title:

Teaching Assistant or Associate Professor - Career Track

Employee Type:

Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

The Washington State University, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences invites applications for a Teaching Assistant or Associate Professor - Career Track faculty position on the Health Sciences campus in Spokane, WA. This position is a fixed-term, full-time, twelve-month, annual appointment with the possibility of renewal. Expected start date for this position is July 1, 2024.

The responsibilities of the position are teaching (65%), student recruitment (20%), programmatic development (10%), and service (5%). The ideal candidate will have a commitment to teaching excellence; the ability to mentor a diverse student body; interest in contributing to the service, equity, diversity, and inclusion missions of the college and campus; and an ability to enhance the curriculum and promote the Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical and Medical Sciences (BSPMS). The BSPMS is a new program in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and this an exceptional opportunity to join the department to help develop and promote this unique program.


Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, biology, biochemistry, genetics, or closely related field.
  • Two years of post-doctoral teaching and scholarly experience.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching undergraduate courses with student-centered pedagogy practices, in both didactic and discussion-based formats.
  • Excellent communication skills and a demonstrated commitment to collaborate with diverse internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion and diversity in undergraduate STEM education.
  • Ability and desire to work collaboratively in a departmental setting.

Additional Required Qualifications for Candidates at Associate rank:

  • Current or previous appointment at the Associate rank or equivalent at a post-secondary institution; OR experience determined to be equivalent.
  • Record of accomplishments applicable to the sub-track in teaching and/or service activities commensurate with college and university standards for ssociate rank.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience mentoring graduate teaching assistants.
  • Familiarity with literature on undergraduate teaching and learning

Additional Information:

College: WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Department Name: Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
City State: Spokane, WA 99202

Department Link: https://pharmacy.wsu.edu/

Annual Salary:

Teaching Assistant Professor Rank: $100,000 - $120,000 commensurate with experience

Teaching Associate Professor Rank: $120.000 - $140,000 commensurate with experience

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/2024/01/2024-Benefit-Overview-for-Faculty-and-AP.pdf. Find total compensation information here: https://hrs.wsu.edu/managers/recruitment-toolkit/total-compensation/.

Overtime Eligibility: Ineligible

FTE: 100%

Tenure-Track: No

This is a temporary, fixed-term, 12-month, career track position which is intended to be renewed annually dependent upon performance, funding, and mutual agreement.

Screening Begin Date: Screening of applications will begin March 18, 2024, and will continue until a suitable candidate has been 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:

Applicants must upload the following documents to their online application.

  • Cover letter (2-page limit). The application cover letter should indicate the applicant’s short- and long-term goals and outline qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching statement (2-page limit). The statement should reflect the applicant’s beliefs about the teaching and learning process and include concrete examples of how these beliefs are enacted.
  • Diversity statement (2-page limit). The statement should elucidate the applicant’s professional skills, experiences and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance the university’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
  • Contact information for three (3) professional references including name, title, organization, phone number, and email address.

External candidates, please upload all documents in the “Resume/CV” section of your application.

Internal candidates, please upload all documents in the “Resume/Cover Letter” section of your application.

Documents may be submitted in one file or separate files. Applicants are encouraged to upload as a PDF if possible. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

Applicants will be requested to provide contact information for professional references within the online application.

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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