Assistant Professor, School of Languages, Culture, and Race
Employee Type: Faculty
Position Number: 38141
Work Location: Pullman
Summary of Duties: The School of Languages, Culture, and Race in the College of Arts and Sciences is enthusiastically recruiting for an Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in Comparative Ethnic Studies and Latina/o Studies, Latin American Studies (in English and Spanish), and graduate courses in American Studies. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop and teach courses in her/his/their field(s) of expertise. As a tenure-track faculty member, the selected candidate will teach two courses each semester, conduct a substantial program of research and scholarship, and engage in service to the institution and the profession.
Required Qualifications: 1. Earned Ph.D. in Latina/o and Latin American Studies, Ethnic Studies, American Studies or a related field by the time of the appointment. 2. Fluency in English and Spanish 3. A clear scholarly research program/agenda 4. Evidence of successful classroom and individual teaching in Comparative Ethnic Studies and Latina/o Studies, Latin American Studies, and American Studies. 5. Evidence of ability to mentor students and teachers, including those from diverse backgrounds;
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.