WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF DIVERSITY & COMMUNITY STUDIES

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
DEPARTMENT OF DIVERSITY & COMMUNITY STUDIES

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Company Description

Western Kentucky University aspires to be the University of choice for faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping advance academic excellence. True to its spirit, WKU offers an inviting, nurturing, and challenging work environment, which is responsive to the needs of a diverse and ambitious learning community. WKU's main campus is located on a hill overlooking the city of Bowling Green (population est. 60,000), and is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in the nation. In addition, WKU serves the communities of Elizabethtown/Fort Knox, Glasgow and Owensboro through its regional campuses. We invite you to consider WKU as a place where your academic and professional dreams can be realized.

Job Description

The department seeks dynamic scholar-teachers whose teaching, scholarship, and service show potential for substantive, innovative, collaborative interdisciplinary interventions.  While disciplinary training and area(s) of research are open, candidates should have experience with community-based participatory action research and social justice scholarship.  We are interested in scholar-teachers with expertise in at least one of the following: African American studies, gender & women's studies, social geography, ethnic studies, environmental justice, or sustainability studies.

The typical teaching load is 3/3, with courses in the department's undergraduate curriculum and MA in Social Responsibility and Sustainable Communities. We seek scholar-teachers who are eager to work collaboratively with students in an interdisciplinary environment and to participate actively in the intellectual life of the department and college.  The successful candidate will contribute expertise to the development of curriculum and programming for the CCSJ.

Job Requirements

Required qualifications for this faculty position include an earned doctorate, evidence of teaching excellence in undergraduate education, and an active research agenda. Additional expectations include strong mentoring of students and demonstrated commitment to transformative pedagogies and social justice approaches. WKU is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community.  Candidates who contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.

Additional Information

Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745 - 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.

Application Instructions

The following items must be submitted through this electronic talent management system by November 15, although expressions of interest may be considered until the position is filled:

Letter of Intent

Curriculum Vita

Unofficial Transcripts

Statement of Teaching Philosophy

You will receive email confirmation once you have successfully completed the application process.

Names and contact information of three reference providers will be collected during the application process. Reference letters may be requested by the Search Committee through an online process at a later date.

You will receive email confirmation once you have successfully completed the application process.

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