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Job Posting: WKU Asst. Prof. in Dept. of Diversity & Community Studies

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WESTERN  KENTUCKY  UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY  COLLEGE    
DEPARTMENT OF DIVERSITY & COMMUNITY STUDIES
 
ASSISTANT  PROFESSOR
The University College at Western Kentucky University (WKU) invites applicants for an interdisciplinary tenure-­‐track faculty position in the Department of Diversity and Community Studies beginning August 2014.  The Department of Diversity & Community Studies is home to four programs—African American Studies, Gender & Women’s Studies, Gerontology, and the Institute  for Citizenship and Social Responsibility (ICSR).
The department seeks dynamic scholar-­activists 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, critical ethnography, and/or collaborative social justice activist scholarship.  We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in Critical Social Geography, Critical Ethnic Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Environmental Justice/Sustainability Studies.   The successful candidate will contribute expertise to the development of curriculum and programming for the Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility  (ICSR).
The successful candidate will teach a 3/3 load, contributing to the department’s undergraduate curriculum, especially in the ICSR, and to the online Masters of Arts in Social Responsibility and Sustainable Communities.  We seek teacher‐scholars 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.
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.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.

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