Assistant Professor of Social Justice in the Built Environment
Title: 270-NN - Assistant Professor
Business Title: Assistant Professor of Social Justice in the Built Environment
Location: Washington State University
Area: Provost and Executive Vice President
Department: School of Design and Construction
Employee Type: Faculty
Job Family: Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible
This recruitment is included in the Washington State University Racism and Social Inequality in the Americas cluster hire. For more information and the list of the other positions included in this cluster hire, please visit the Office of the Provost website at https://provost.wsu.edu/clusterhire/.
Summary of Duties:
Duties for this position are to teach social and environmental justice related courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Design + Construction, including architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, construction management and/or construction engineering. The position will include conducting interdisciplinary research, scholarship and outreach related to social and environmental justice.
Responsibilities of the position include the following:
Develop new SDC course(s) in social justice in the built environment;
Craft curriculum in the School focused on social justice;
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the School of Design + Construction and be willing to teach online when required;
Collaborate with faculty in departments and units across the WSU system to teach about and research social and environmental justice topics;
Develop a clear research agenda that demonstrates or leads to translational and/or transformational change in the built environment related to social justice;
Publish research material in national and/or international peer-reviewed venues and actively pursue grants;
Conduct community engaged teaching, scholarship and outreach in social justice in the built environment;
Participate in School committees and student mentoring;
Provide continuing education and short courses to industry and students.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD or masters terminal degree in their discipline from any of the following areas but not limited to: architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, construction management, construction engineering, city and regional planning, urban design, law, civil engineering, environmental engineering, sociology, environmental sciences, health sciences, history, political science, or education.
Applicants must develop or have the potential to develop a nationally recognized research and outreach program.
Applicants are expected to collaborate across disciplines to develop and establish initiatives around social justice in the built environment.
Applicants must be willing to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds, and to engage with varied community stakeholders.
Applicants must have experience with instruction, mentoring, or tutoring in academic or community settings.
For questions about the position contact: Professor Jolie Kaytes, Search Committee Chair, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Pullman, Washington 99164 Screening Begin Date: January 16, 2021
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Cover letter outlining the candidate's interests, qualifications, pertinent experience, and vision for the position in social justice in the built environment, with links to relevant portfolios or projects; Curriculum Vitae; Contact information for at least three (3) professional references. References will not be contacted without first informing the candidate.
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Contact information for at least three (3) professional references
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 9 Month
Posting Close Date (If empty, open until filled):
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