Lecturer Part-Time, Ethnic Studies/Cultural Studies

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: University of Washington, Bothell

Organization: Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Title: Lecturer Part-Time, Ethnic Studies/Cultural Studies

Position Details
Position Description

The School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) at the University of Washington Bothell (UW Bothell) seeks a dynamic educator who is prepared to teach courses in Cultural Studies, American Studies, Critical Ethnic Studies, and Popular Culture and who possess expertise in interdisciplinary pedagogy and portfolio-based teaching.

Successful candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to innovative and effective pedagogy; ability to address questions of diversity, equity and inclusion in courses; and expertise in working with diverse student populations. We seek a candidate to join our faculty on at least a part-time (50%) basis for a 9-month service period. Appointments may be 1-5 years, renewable, and are not tenure eligible. The start date is September 16, 2021.

Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2020 .

IAS houses eighteen undergraduate and graduate programs, is located in the Seattle metropolitan area, and provides faculty members with access to the research and funding resources of the entire UW system. Part of an institution with one of the most diverse student populations in Washington State, IAS stresses connections among fields and methods of inquiry. Our school-wide Mission, Values, and Goals commit us to engaged scholarship, experiential learning and transformative pedagogy relevant to the diverse student populations and communities we serve. We recognize, reflect on, and challenge unequal relations of power and privilege in our curriculum, scholarship and community partnerships. As part of a public university, we seek to build an inclusive and just community of students, faculty, and staff.

The University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. We offer a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell’s current enrollment is approximately 5,000 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, and almost half are first-generation college attendees or come from underrepresented groups. Located along wetlands on a river just north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership throughout Washington and beyond.

Diversity is a core value of UW Bothell. We recognize that we are bound together in a collective experience and that our actions impact all in our community. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. To learn more, read our campus Diversity Statement http://www.uwb.edu/diversity.

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.


Minimum requirements for the position include:

  • Ph.D. in relevant field with emphasis in Cultural Studies, Ethnic Studies, American Studies, or Popular Culture or equivalent professional experience required by time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to innovative and effective pedagogy
  • Demonstrated ability to teach courses in cultural studies and critical ethnic studies in the context of an interdisciplinary and portfolio-based curriculum.
  • Demonstrated ability to address questions of diversity, equity and inclusion in courses and scholarship
  • Expertise in working with diverse student populations

Please submit: (1) a letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position, (2) an updated curriculum vitae, (3) a teaching statement with evidence of teaching effectiveness, (4) One syllabus for a course you have taught, (5) a diversity statement that describes the applicant’s experiences with and commitments to diversity, and (6) complete contact information for at least three references. If needed, reference letters will be requested directly by the school for candidates who advance in the application process.

For more information about IAS, go to http://www.uwb.edu/IAS/. Questions about this search may be directed to IAS Associate Dean Deirdre Vinyard (dvinyard@uw.edu). Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2020 .

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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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