Assistant Professor
Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

Posted in Education and Training


Job Info


Title:

270-NN - Assistant Professor

Business Title:

Assistant Professor

Additional Titles:

Location:

WSU PULLMAN CAMPUS

Employee Type:

Faculty

Job Family:

Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

Developing and maintaining a productive program of scholarship (which may be multi-disciplinary, appear in non-traditional or specialized venues, share authorship with non-academic or community partners, or speak to teaching), seeking appropriate grant funding, mentoring graduate student research, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses on topics in the law, policy and Native American/Indigenous studies, collaborating with members of other departments and programs (e.g., WSU's Center for Native American Research and Collaboration (CNRC); https://native.wsu.edu/cnrc/), and participating in meaningful community engagement.

Position Summary:

The School of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs (PPPA) at Washington State University invites applications for a permanent, full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Pullman, WA, with a specialty in Native American/Indigenous Law and Policy. We seek applicants who conduct research related to tribal sovereignty broadly, using the lens of the law and public policy. Research might address how attitudes about Indigenous Peoples inform and influence law and policies that affect Indigenous and Native American nations, the social and political consequences of tensions between Native legal institutions and state and federal courts, or how an understanding of the law might help address the inequities that exist in Native American and other Indigenous communities.

WSU is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community. The university recognizes that fostering an inclusive environment for all, with particular attention to the needs of historically marginalized populations, is vital to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission. Towards continually strengthening this commitment, we seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service has prepared them to be an integral contributor to the continued advancement of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access here at WSU.

This position is part of a faculty cluster hire initiative in the scholarship and teaching about racism and social inequality in the Americas, with a particular focus this year on Native American/Indigenous communities. The university is particularly interested in hiring scholars who are deeply connected to and integrated into the communities that they study, as a means to build on our strong tradition of engaged and applied scholarship at WSU.

It is anticipated that the successful candidate will begin the appointment on August 16, 2023.

Job duties:

Developing and maintaining a productive program of scholarship (which may be multi-disciplinary, appear in non-traditional or specialized venues, share authorship with non-academic or community partners, or speak to teaching), seeking appropriate grant funding, mentoring graduate student research, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses on topics in the law, policy and Native American/Indigenous studies, collaborating with members of other departments and programs (e.g., WSU's Center for Native American Research and Collaboration (CNRC); https://native.wsu.edu/cnrc/), and participating in meaningful community engagement.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctoral degree in Political Science, Public Policy, Public Administration, Law, Legal Studies or a related field or a Juris Doctor (J.D.) by August 15, 2023

  • Demonstrated record of or potential for scholarship that addresses Native American/Indigenous law and policy

  • Proven or potential for successful teaching and instruction

  • Demonstrated commitment to campus diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts

  • Significant engagement with the communities involved in their research

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach courses such as Judicial Process, Civil Liberties and U.S. Constitution

  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with internal and external constituencies that represent diverse cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.

Additional Information:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.3, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at hrs@wsu.edu or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.

Area/College: College of Arts and Sciences
Department Name: School of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs (PPPA)
City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99164
Department Link: pppa.wsu.edu/
Monthly Salary: Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications
FTE: 100%
Tenure Track: Yes
This is a permanent position.
Screening Begin Date: Formal screening of applications will begin October 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Application Instructions: Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Steven Stehr, Chair, Native American/Indigenous Law and Policy Faculty Search Committee, at stehr@wsu.edu.
Required Documents:

  • A cover letter addressing qualifications for this position

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Teaching portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and other indicators of teaching success such as quantitative evaluations and peer reviews

  • Research statement

  • Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement

  • Names, addresses, and contact information of at least three references who can

  • address your history of and potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service (letters will be requested at a later time)

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

9 Month - Summer

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.



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