Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

Washington, United States
Competitive Salary
Apr 16, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES), within the College of Arts and Sciences, at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA, invites applications for an Underrepresented Minority Postdoctoral Fellow beginning fall semester 2021.

This is a two-year program. The initial contract will be for one-year; a second year contract is contingent on reappointment. Depending on program needs, there is a possibility of renewal for a third year. While there is the possibility of a tenure track hire at the end of the fellowship, there is no expectation of continued employment nor guarantee as a result of participation in the URM Post-Doc Fellowship program. A separate offer of a tenure track position will be dependent on a number of factors including but not limited to departmental need, the availability of financial resources, and successful performance of the Fellow in their first, second and possible third year, as evidenced by favorable annual reviews and teaching evaluations.

We are specifically looking for direct expertise, cultural competence and familiarity, and insider knowledge, scholarly publications, conference presentations, training, etc. regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion. Gonzaga University is committed to the creation and maintenance of an environment that fosters inclusive excellence and anti-racist pedagogy. For more information on the program, please visit

Teaching responsibilities will include a 12-credit teaching load per academic year (6 credits per semester); courses include Introduction to Ethnic Studies and courses in one or more of the following specialty areas depending on the candidate’s expertise and strengths: African American Studies or Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies. In addition, successful candidates will engage in scholarly productivity in one of these two specialty areas. The successful candidate will also collaborate with CRES faculty to develop a major in CRES.

Minimum Qualifications: 

• Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies, Critical Race Studies, American Studies, or related interdisciplinary field or ABD with completion (degree in hand) by August 1, 2021 but no earlier than August 1, 2019
• Specialty in one or more of the following areas: African American Studies or Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies
• Demonstrated ability to contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching, research and service
• Demonstrated excellence and equity in teaching at the undergraduate level (i.e., through course evaluation data, teaching observation reports, sample syllabi, assignments, etc.)
• Demonstrated potential for scholarly productivity (i.e., conference presentation, research statement, works in progress, community engaged or public scholarship, collaborative work, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning)
• Ability to teach Introduction to Ethnic Studies, as well as develop and teach courses in their area of specialty

To apply, please visit our website at Applicants must complete an online application, as well as attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness and teaching equity (sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, and teaching philosophy). When finalists are selected, they will be asked to provide names and contact information for two professional references to provide confidential letters of recommendation.

Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Bernadette Marie Calafell, Chair and Professor, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Position closes on Friday, May 7, 2021, 11:59 p.m., PDT. For assistance with your online application, call 509.313.5996.

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission of social justice. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.