Assistant/Associate Professor, College of Education
Employee Type: Faculty
Position Number: 078471
Work Location: Vancouver, WA
Summary of Duties: DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: Washington State University Vancouver invites applications for a tenure-track position in the College of Education. Successful candidates will have expertise and a scholarly agenda concerning issues of instruction, curriculum, or assessment as related to teacher preparation. The successful candidate would be expected to carry a 40% teaching load, a 40% research load, and a 20% service load within the academic year. WSU Vancouver is part of the multi-campus Washington State University system. All campuses share a common accreditation and share the R1 Carnegie Classification. Colleges and Departments may have faculty located across multiple campuses.
CONTEXT: WSU Vancouver is an inclusive, innovative, non-residential research university dedicated to offering premier undergraduate and graduate educational and research experiences. Situated on 351 scenic acres, WSU Vancouver is in the homeland of the Chinookan and Taidnapam peoples and the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. WSU Vancouver is located in Vancouver, Washington in the southwest region of Washington state. A part of the Portland, Oregon metro area, Vancouver offers a wealth of social justice, cultural and recreational interests including identity-specific community events, visual and performing arts, professional sports teams, farmers' markets and nature trails. With a population of approximately 300,000, the Greater Vancouver area has been experiencing significant growth from an increase of diverse social identities to an expansion of the downtown waterfront community. Vancouver's central location also facilitates access to a number of nearby attractions and metropolitan areas, including the Oregon coast, Cascade mountain range, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. WSU Vancouver's strategic plan includes a commitment to equity; one of our goals in that area is to increase the success of our underrepresented students, particularly Latinx, Black, Native American, Pacific Islander and underrepresented Asian student populations with a goal of closing the opportunity gap in graduation rates of these groups.
WSU Vancouver is one of four campuses that comprise Washington State University, Washington's land-grant university and a Tier 1 research institution. As the second largest campus in the WSU system and the only public four-year educational institution in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver is an equity-minded campus that enjoys extraordinary community support and is committed to developing areas of academic and research excellence that fulfill regional needs. The campus currently offers 22 bachelor's degrees, 9 master's degrees, and 3 doctoral degrees with more than 100 tenure line faculty. A personal atmosphere, small classes, and interaction with world-class faculty attract 3,500 students. To learn more about the university visit www.vancouver.wsu.edu.
Recognized by Insight Into Diversity Magazine as a top college for diversity, WSU Vancouver commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. WSU Vancouver is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourages applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and individuals who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our strategic goal of creating an equitable and inclusive community. The state of Washington prohibits discrimination in employment based on Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, Creed, Disability, Age, Marital Status, Sexual Orientation, and honorably discharged Veteran or Military status.
JOBDUTIESANDRESPONSIBILITIES: Make a significant contribution to scholarship in the field of teacher education though maintaining active research and seeking external funding. Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in the Bachelors and Masters in Teaching programs on topics in one or more of the following areas: instruction, curriculum, or assessment. Other responsibilities include advising students and chairing master's committees; providing service to the university and to the profession at the local, state, and national levels; developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with colleagues within and across campuses, establishing connections with local school and district leaders throughout the region; demonstrating a commitment to diversity and social justice.
Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate in teacher education or related field by the hire date and demonstrated experience in K-12 educational settings. Evidence of scholarly activity appropriate to rank. Candidates at the Associate level must have an established record of research, teaching, and service to meet WSU requirements for tenure. Candidates at the Assistant level must have evidence of scholarly activity and a clear research agenda situated in teacher education.
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.