Western Washington University: Assistant Professor of Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Position Title      Assistant Professor of Sociology

About the University:  Western Washington University is located in Bellingham, Washington (approximate population 90,000) located 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia, and 90 miles north of Seattle.  The campus is situated on the ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish Peoples who have lived in this area from time immemorial.  Latino/as are one of the fastest growing populations in Washington State.  Approximately 16,000 students attend the University; about 96% of these students are undergraduates; students of color represent 27% of the campus population; 29% new first-year students enrolled are first generation students.  Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News and & World Report rankings.  For more information, please visit the WWU website. 

About the Department: The College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Sociology Department support Western’s mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. The Sociology Department is comprised of thirteen full-time faculty engaged in a wide range of research activities who often involve undergraduate students in their research. The Center for Social Science Instruction is housed within the Department and provides assistance to faculty and students with computing and statistical analysis. The Department also maintains a significant international focus, and enthusiastically supports faculty-led study abroad programs. The Sociology Department contributes to Western’s mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities.  The Department has two standing committees, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and the Wellness Committee, that focus on creating a positive organizational culture for students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds and social identities.  We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity. The Department does not offer a master’s degree.  For more information, please visit the Department website.

About the Position:  The Department of Sociology at Western Washington University invites applications to fill a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Race and Ethnicity to begin September 2022. Priority will be given to candidates who specialize in Latinx Sociology or Critical Indigenous Studies. We seek candidates who can also contribute to teaching one or more of our core courses in sociological theory, research methods, or statistics. The successful candidate will be expected to fulfill teaching and mentoring responsibilities in ways that provide equitable and inclusive learning environments for all students.

Position Responsibilities:

Teach courses within the department’s existing curriculum

Develop new courses in specialized area(s) of expertise (including but not limited to courses such as border issues, transnational families, Indigenous cultural politics, or Indigenous politics and self-determination)

Ability and willingness to consistently teach one of the department’s three core courses in theory, statistics, or research methods

Active engagement in scholarship, including scholarly publications

Active participation in service activities within the Department, University, and discipline

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. at time of application or ABD at time of application in Sociology or a closely related social science discipline in the area of race and ethnicity. If ABD, all degree requirements must be completed by June 15th of the first year of employment.

Demonstrated potential for excellent teaching in race and ethnic relations and ability to teach one of the department’s core courses (theory, statistics, and research methods)

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with underrepresented student populations in the department and on campus

Demonstrated commitment to fostering and promoting an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion

Demonstrated potential to maintain an active program of research/scholarship and publication

Preferred Qualifications:

Specialization in Latinx Sociology or Critical Indigenous Studies

Successful prior teaching experience

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Interest in collaborative research with undergraduates

Salary:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Bargaining Unit:

United Faculty of Western Washington

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit your application via WWU’s PageUp, Western’s online employment management system.

Please submit: (a) a letter of application which addresses each of the preferred and required qualifications, (b) your curriculum vita, (c) a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and related teaching materials, and teaching evaluations (if available), (d) a statement discussing your ability and commitment to work effectively with underrepresented students and to foster and promote an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion; you may draw upon your personal as well as professional experience in developing this statement.  For more information about Western’s commitment to and work on equity, inclusion, and diversity, please see Western President’s page on Advancing Inclusion and Diversity; and (e) sample publications electronically via the PageUp system.

Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair:

Dr. Glenn Tsunokai
Search Committee Chair
Department of Sociology
516 High Street, MS 9081
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225-9081
Phone: 360.650.2540
Email: Glenn.Tsunokai@wwu.edu.

Required Supplemental Materials

Additionally, three letters of reference addressing your teaching and scholarship will be requested of your referees via the PageUp system.

Closing Date Notes          Application review begins October 10, 2021; position is open until filled.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); crtc@wwu.edu

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“The Clery Act”). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western’s campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services at vpsa.office@wwu.edu. The report can be found at: Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

CSU Channel Islands: Assistant Professor of Sociology, Social Inequalities

New Position: Assistant Professor of Sociology (tenure track)

Area: Social Inequalities (Race, Class, Gender, or Intersectionality)

The Sociology Program at CSUCI invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position.  The Program seeks applicants who specialize in the quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-methods study of social inequalities, including race, class, gender, and their interaction. Candidates must be committed to joining a Program dedicated to systematic empirical inquiry and high-impact practices (service learning, undergraduate research, community engagement, etc.). View full application information at the University website: https://jobs.csuci.edu/en-us/listing/

Required qualifications: Ph.D. in Sociology or ABD in Sociology with requirement that degree be in hand by the start of the Fall 2022 semester. The ideal candidate will have lived experiences related to various social inequalities, such as race, gender, class, or others, and their interactions. We value the teacher-scholar model for our faculty and seek a colleague equally committed to teaching, research, and service. Applicants should demonstrate a strong record (or evidence of promise) in each of those areas in their application materials. Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to work effectively with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of how they would successfully mentor minoritized students with special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian, and Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander students.

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience, experience of teaching with high-impact practices, research in the areas of Race and Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality, Social Inequalities.

Responsibilities: Teaching undergraduate courses on Race and Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality, Social Inequalities, as well as other core and elective Sociology classes consistent with Program needs, including our senior Capstone course, where faculty design and implement community-engaged research projects with students; maintaining an active role as a Teacher-Scholar with an active research agenda with publications; mentoring students, with focus on students pursuing program major and minor; participating in the planning, governance, and operation of the institution through service to the program, campus, community, and academic discipline(s); working in efficient and productive collaboration with all CSUCI personnel as appropriate to tasks at hand.

About the University: California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in 2002 as the newest campus in the California State University with 629 transfer students and welcomed its first freshman class in fall 2003. Since that time, the University has grown and developed into one of the premier public universities not only in the Cal State system but also in the nation. Indeed, in its 2021 edition of Best Colleges ranking, U.S. News & World Report listed CSUCI 20th among “Top Public Schools”. Moreover, CSUCI was ranked 20th of over 1,449 schools in CollegeNET’s Social Mobility Index (2020) and the 15th “Most Transformative College” (2020) in the nation by Money Magazine.

CSUCI is a public comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. CSUCI is located in Ventura County and home to more than 6,900 undergraduate and 239 graduate students. We are proud to note that our campus is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with 55% of our undergraduate students as Latinx, 25% as White, 2% as Black/African American, 5.5% as Asian/Asian American, and 4% are multiracial. In 2019, CSUCI attained the inaugural Seal of Excelencia, granted by the Washington, D.C.-based organization, Excelencia in Education, for facilitating the success of Latinx students. We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving CSUCI’s growing diverse student body.

CSUCI is taking steps to confront racism and advocate for justice and fairness for all people. We encourage applicants who are motivated to contribute and serve as colleagues to our tenure-track body that consists of 20.73% Latinx faculty, 2.44% Black/African American faculty, 8.54% Asian/Asian American faculty, and 62.2% White faculty.

Diversity Statement:

CSUCI is committed to recruiting individuals who are dedicated to furthering inclusive excellence in our campus community. We seek to enhance our diverse University population, welcoming people from all backgrounds, to sustain an environment in which all can thrive, create, work and learn.

CSUCI Mission Statement:

Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives.

About the Program:

The Sociology Department at CSU Channel Islands is a vibrant and growing program seeking an energetic colleague to help us build a strong student-centered program – one that is both rigorous and developmental; that provides students with a foundation in systematic empirical inquiry and opportunities for research; that is committed to community engagement in and out of the classroom; and which equally serves students preparing for graduate programs and those seeking direct entry into a range of careers. We value the teacher-scholar model for our faculty.

Post-Doc at Palo Alto, CA Veterans Affairs, with Stanford, for health services researcher

We wanted to share an amazing post-doctoral fellowship opportunity at the Department of Veterans Affairs with your organization. The VA National Center on Homelessness among Veterans (NCHAV), in collaboration with the VA Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) and Stanford University has created a post-doctoral fellowship for health professionals interested in addressing homelessness and health services among criminal justice-involved veterans. The NCHAV Fellowship is open to clinicians and non-clinicians with a doctoral degree or who have completed all requirements toward a doctoral degree from an accredited institution.

The position is based at VA Palo Alto, CA, Center for Innovation to Implementation (Ci2i) in conjunction with Stanford University, School of Medicine. Please pass this along to your students and recent graduates and anyone you think may be interested.

Eligibility

Applicants must be U.S Citizens who have completed a Ph.D. in a field relevant to health services research (for example, health economics, psychology, criminal justice, criminology, epidemiology). The VA is an equal opportunity employer.

Ci2i values diversity as an important factor in serving the research and training missions of our center. We encourage applications from members of any groups that are historically underrepresented in health services research, academia, and/or medicine. This may include, but is not limited to, the NIH definition of underrepresented groups.

Application Materials

  1. Updated Curriculum Vitae (confirming U.S. Citizenship)
  2. Personal Statement: Applicants should submit a two page statement of their research goals, objectives, how they can contribute to the objectives of the training program, and how the program can contribute to the applicant’s professional development.
  3. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement (up to 1 page): Content may include (but is not limited to) relevant research expertise, opportunities to advance DEI in your field, the impact of your research on DEI issues, and/or relevant personal experiences that have influenced professional goals.
  4. Three Letters of Recommendation

Application materials can be forwarded to Gabrielle Jones by November 1, 2021

gabrielle.jones@va.gov

Interview

Interviews with invited applicants will occur in November and December.

Thank You,

Gabrielle Jones, MA, MPH

VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Center for Innovation to Implementation

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff: Assistant Professor, Sociology

Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona

Assistant Professor, Sociology, #605222

Job Description:

The Department of Sociology at Northern Arizona University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a focus on culture, community, and public sociology. We are seeking applicants with a strong background in applied sociology and community engagement, as well as a commitment to social justice. Successful applicants will have active research agendas and experience conducting mixed-methods research. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach in the areas of culture and community. They should have an interest and demonstrated willingness to mentor undergraduate and graduate-level students and contribute to university service. Northern Arizona University serves large populations of Native American, Latinx, first generation, and international students. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment that is supportive of the unique populations of Northern Arizona University are strongly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Sociology or related social science field completed by August 2021 with a focus in public sociology, culture, and community. Preferred Qualifications • Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in applied sociology and community engagement, as well as a commitment to social justice. • Preference will be given to candidates with active research agendas. • We are open to the candidate’s methodology expertise; preference for experience in conducting mixed-methods research. • Success or potential for success in securing external funding for research. • Demonstrated success in teaching, or evidence of potential teaching effectiveness in culture and community. • Demonstrated willingness to mentor undergraduate and graduate-level students and contribute to university service. • Experience working with ethnically and culturally diverse populations. • Evidence of success working with underrepresented groups in an engaging, civil and respectful campus climate.

Annual Salary:

Commensurate with academic qualifications and experience

Additional Information:

Workplace Culture NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU’s culture of excellence. Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position. General Information Northern Arizona University has a student population of 22,870, including approximately 19,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online. Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees. Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40. The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment. For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage. Background Information Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees’ right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus and NAU-Fort Defiance as these campuses have on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff. Benefits This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page. Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU’s BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

Submission Deadline This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Initial review of applications will begin on February 26, 2021 with weekly reviews thereafter. How to Apply To apply for this position, please click on the “Apply” button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to nau.jobs, follow the ‘Faculty and Administrator Openings’ link, locate vacancy 605222, and then “Apply” at the bottom of the page. Application must include: (1) letter of interest including your relevant experience for the position; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of teaching philosophy; (4) copies of recent teaching evaluations; peer evaluations if available; (5) research statement or any other evidence of research excellence; (6) writing sample (e.g. recent publication or dissertation proposal/chapter); and (7) names and contact information for three references. Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents. If you need assistance completing your application, there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus – on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets. If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD – 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011. FLSA Status This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked. Equal Employment Opportunity Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Please go to https://in.nau.edu/human-resources/current-job-openings for full job descriptions and details on how to apply online! 

NAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CSU San Marcos: Assistant Professor, Sociology and Criminology & Justice Studies

Position Announcement

 California State University San Marcos

Sociology and Criminology & Justice Studies

Position: Assistant Professor 1920-025

Effective Date: Fall 2021

The Sociology Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position for its majors in Sociology and Criminology & Justice Studies. We seek to recruit scholars who develop and/or teach curricula that advance racial and social justice, drawing from their engagement with communities of color.

Minimum Qualifications:

We seek a tenure-track assistant professor position who has content area expertise in domestic and/or transnational immigration or “crimmigration” with focus on US-Mexico-Central America and youth and families. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to innovative pedagogical strategies and mentoring students. They must demonstrate a record of success (or potential for success) in research or creative activities focused on underserved minoritized communities. Candidates must be actively engaged in research.

Diversity & Equity Cluster Hire at CSUSM:

CSUSM seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars who will serve as role models for our diverse student body and who have a demonstrated commitment to the academic success of our students. Candidates can demonstrate their commitment to diversity and equity either through their teaching or research and creative activity or service. Ph.D. in Sociology or related interdisciplinary (e.g., Critical Criminology; American Studies, Ethnic Studies; Justice Studies; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies). ABD with doctorate degree awarded by August 2021 will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates for this position will offer at least two academic years’ experience teaching at the college level or equivalent. The candidate’s teaching interest should be consistent with our academic program, including interest in contributing to our graduate program. Candidates must demonstrate expertise in the core courses and electives in the Sociology and the Criminology & Justice Studies majors. 

Duties: 

Faculty are expected to teach 18 units per academic year, develop an active research agenda, and participate in activities serving the department, college, university, and local community.

Applications must include:

  • A completed Faculty Application
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diversity Statement
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Sample of written work (up to two items)
  • Sample syllabi (used in or proposed for relevant course)
  • Three letters of reference submitted directly from referees
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness, including sample student evaluations of instruction
  • TT Applicant Survey

Submit application materials to: soccrimjustt2021@csusm.edu.

Inquiries should be directed to: Dr. Xuan Santos, Search Chair; soccrimjustt2021@csusm.edu.

A review of applications will begin February 19, 2021; however, the position will be open until filled.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and was named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit Faculty Opportunities for more information. California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. 

The person holding this position is considered a limited mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment. 

 

Portland State University: Cluster hires (5) School of Gender Race and Nations and its Departments of Black Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, Indigenous Nations Studies, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

BUILDING A COMMUNITY OF SCHOLARS AROUND CRITICAL THOUGHT AND ACTIVISM

The School of Gender Race and Nations and its Departments of Black Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, Indigenous Nations Studies, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies are seeking applicants for five tenure-track positions, one director position, and one non-tenure track teaching position as part of a nationally-focused cluster hire. We are building a community of scholars: these cluster hires will work in multiple departments that comprise a single school for whom a major focus is critical thought and activism. Successful candidates will contribute to our growing graduate program in the School of Gender, Race and Nations, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their areas of specialty. Our curriculum welcomes students from across the university, focusing on Black, Indigenous, Chicanx/Latinx, People of Color, and LGBTQ students, with a pedagogical attunement to the retention and success of first-generation students.

Portland State University is located in a region with a complex and contested history. Located at the confluence of Nch’i-Wána, The Big River (Columbia) and the Willamette, two rivers where intellectual, economic, social, political ideas, and community have been shared by Indigenous peoples for millennia, it is natural and necessary that we deeply inquire and engage with the contemporary results of a colonial project that imagined Oregon and the Pacific Northwest more broadly as a white homeland at its incorporation into what is now the United States. We are at a critical juncture in the story of our region and our country. National attention has been focused on protests in Portland, the political, cultural and demographic center of the state. We seek scholars whose work is transformative and future-oriented to be part of a supportive intellectual community of allied departments. This cluster hire initiative focuses on several broad themes:

  • Futurisms, transformational scholarship and regenerative justice, including, but not limited to Afrofuturism and Indigenous Futurisms
  • Histories of resistance, protest, and community struggle.
  • Critical theory, and the social and philosophical themes of liberation.
  • Ecology and gentrification

Successful applicants will be expected to develop a robust research agenda and contribute to our growing graduate program.

Please see below links for individual program requirements and submission information:

PSU is supportive of faculty’s family needs, especially the needs of single parents and dual career couples. Candidates with non-traditional career paths are encouraged to apply.

For inquiries about this position, please contact search coordinator Angela Canton at psu12225@pdx.edu.