Assistant Professor, Cultural Studies and Social Thought
Employee Type: Faculty
Position Number: 041237
Work Location: Pullman
Summary of Duties: The Department of Teaching and Learning at Washington State University Pullman campus seeks applicants with a demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with individuals and groups from a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds and epistemologies to serve as a core faculty member of the Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education (CSSTE) doctoral program. This position is located at the WSU Pullman campus, on the ceded lands of the Nez Perce Tribe and the traditional homelands of the Palus Band of Indians. The CSSTE program seeks dynamic and innovative candidates with the potential to make a significant contribution to scholarship in the field of cultural studies in education and critical and/or social justice approaches to education. Candidates must be able to contribute to graduate and undergraduate programs in education by teaching, conducting relevant research, assuming service responsibilities, advising students, and chairing doctoral students' committees. Candidates should have scholarship and teaching in two or more of the following areas: Culture, Diversity, Social Justice, and Sustainability; Critical feminisms (e.g. Intersectionality Theory, Black Feminism, Chicana Feminism, Transnational Feminism, Ecofeminism, etc.); Youth Cultures; Critical Theories (e.g. Queer Theories, Critical Race Theories, Disability Studies, Decolonial Theories, etc.); Qualitative Research Methods (e.g. Critical Ethnography, Critical Discourse Analysis, Epistemologies, Autoethnography, Case Studies, Arts-Based Methods, etc.). Responsibilities include maintaining an active research and scholarly agenda that includes pursuing external funding; teaching graduate and undergraduate students; advising diverse graduate students; providing service to the university and to the profession at the local, state, and national levels; and engaging in collaborative work with peers and diverse communities.
Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate in cultural studies in education, social and cultural foundations of education, educational studies, or closely related field before date of hire; Evidence of appropriate contribution to scholarship in the fields noted above; Evidence of ability to contribute to advancing diversity consistent with the WSU strategic plan (see strategicplan.wsu.edu ); Commitment to working with underrepresented, linguistically/culturally-diverse, international, and first generation college students; Commitment to working with underrepresented, linguistically/culturally-diverse, international, and first generation college students.
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.