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EASTERN WASHINGTON Visiting Assistant Professor - Chicana/o/x Studies Program Director in CHENEY, Washington

The College of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences at Eastern Washington University invites applications for one full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position in the Chicana/o/x Studies Program to begin September 2021. This position is a one-year appointment for AY2021-2022 with the possibility for renewal of a second year based on funding availability and program need. We seek a teacher/scholar/director with a Ph.D. in Chicana/o/x Studies or in a related discipline, preferably in the Humanities or Social Sciences. Candidates must demonstrate thorough knowledge in the following areas: diversity of Latina/o/x communities. Ideal areas of expertise include: Racial and Ethnic Politics, Inequality, Political Economy in the US and Latin America, Politics of Development, Social Movements, Immigration. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience with program administration, teaching introductory and upper-level courses in Chicana/o/x Studies, and a strong record in research and university service. Knowledge of navigating academic systems, a collaborative approach to campus leadership, and commitment to networking among colleagues across campus and the community are central to the role of this director/faculty position. The responsibilities of a successful candidate will include: Teach four courses per year on the quarter system (20 credits), such as Introduction to Chicano Culture, Social Change Through Media, Latinos in Contemporary Society, and other courses relevant to their academic training. *Serve as director of a vibrant, growing, autonomous Chicana/o/x Studies program with a minor in Chicana/o/x Studies, a Peer Mentoring Program, as well as the Chicana/o/x Student Center. *Collaborate with the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) through events, academic planning, and community engagement. *Collaborate with the Hispanic Serving Institution Initiative on campus and in the community. *Course release for director duties and additional community engagement is 56% and director receives two months of summer pay for administrative responsibilities and additional community engagement work related to the Hispanic Serving Institution Initiative (HSI) in the summer quarter. *Recruit and retain minors, and mentee students as well as increase overall course enrollments. *Maintain an active community engagement program and participate in service activities. *Recruit and retain minors to increase overall course enrollments, develop curriculum for in-person and online courses, and lead program assessment. *Collaborate with the Chicana/o/x Program Coordinator on joint projects and events, including fundraising, peer mentoring programs, and community engagement. *Advise and mentor students, which may include supervision of student research and internships. *The candidate selected for these positions may be expected to teach face-to-face classes, hybrid, or blended classes and/or online classes according to the needs of the program. *Additionally, the candidate selected for these positions will be expected to offer interest and/or experience in online learning and pursuit of grants, to expand the university’s endeavors in those areas. The Chicana/o/x Studies Program is seeking a director/faculty member with a strong commitment to students, collegiality, quality teaching, program development, and advising, as well as community engagement potential. The new director/faculty member will be welcomed into an academic community dedicated to all forms of diversity and inclusion, community engagement, and social justice. Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washingt

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