Lecturer - Africana Studies Program

Cheney, Spokane County
Jul 30, 2014

The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences and Social Work (CSBSSW) at Eastern Washington University invites applications for a Lecturer in the Africana Studies Program to begin September 24, 2014. This is a 9-month academic position.

EWU's Africana Education Program (AEP) has been in existence for over 30 years, serving as a vehicle to enhance the opportunity and participation of Africana students in higher education. The central mission is to help develop and deliver Africana Studies academic content to the broader EWU campus through the following: general education core courses and an academic minor. AEP faculty and staff actively recruit and support Africana students to have successful academic careers.

This position is located in EWU's College of Social & Behavioral Sciences and Social Work (CSBSSW), which houses successful academic and student support programs in Chicano Education, American Indian Studies and Africana Education. These unique programs blend student support, academic offerings, and campus activities designed to help recruit, retain and graduate students who are racially diverse. CSBSSW holds an outreach mission, reaching out to under served educational and client populations, and providing campus leadership on Diversity initiatives. In particular, the Africana Education Program has a longstanding tradition of outreach to central and eastern Washington's growing Africana communities, with growing emphasis on the Seattle area.

Responsibilities include working and teaching within a multi-disciplinary program. Primary teaching responsibilities include the following related responsibilities:

1) Teach three courses per quarter based on program's needs. The successful candidate should have experience and/or interests in teaching some of the following courses: Introduction to Africana Studies (AAST 101), Early African American History prior to 1877 (AAST 215), , African History(AAST 315), African American Women's History (AAST 430) and other classes as assigned.
2) Attend program meetings and/or be willing to participate in Africana and other university events/programs as requested.
3) As requested, advise students who are declared minors in program
4) Collaborate with colleagues in utilization of creativity and knowledge in curriculum development, advising and classroom instruction

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Screening of applications will begin 08/01/2014. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

Conditions of Employment:

This position is currently budgeted for one academic year, mid-September 2014 through mid-June 2015, as we anticipate conducting a search for a tenure track position in fall 2014 for the 2015-16 academic year.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: Eastern strives to satisfy all requests for special access needs for persons with disabilities. Requests for such accommodations are welcome and may be made by calling Human Resources at: (509) 359-2381.

Minimum Qualifications:

-- Ph.D. or M.A. /M.F.A. by August 1, 2014 in one of the following disciplines: African, African American, or Africana Studies or other closely related fields.

-- Teaching experience is required at least at the T.A. (or G.A.) level; preference may be given to candidates who offer one or more years teaching experience at the instructor/lecturer level

-- Experience and excellent record of college-level teaching in Africana/African American/ Pan-African Studies or closely related fields

-- Competent with and experienced using, database, email, and other forms of instruction technology

-- Demonstrated high degree of interest, ability, and/or experience promoting cultural competency and/or diversity

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference may be given to candidates who also offer one ore more of the following:

-- Experience and/or willingness to teach online/hybrid courses

-- Experience using innovative teaching methods and/or curricular design to effectively engage a diverse student body.