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Lecturer, Teaching Fellow – Leadership Studies

Gonzaga University
Spokane, Washington State
Posted Date
Dec 9, 2022

Gonzaga University’s School of Leadership Studies, Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies (DPLS) invites application for Scholars of Indigenous Knowledge, Global Leadership, Critical Race Theory, Feminist Theory, Anti-racism and/or Decolonization. The school seeks to fill a 100% FTE, 9-month, fixed-term, two- year faculty position for one Underrepresented Minority Postdoctoral Fellow, beginning fall 2023 semester.  Over the course of the post-doctoral position, this individual will have the opportunity to teach doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate level courses in both in-person, online and hybrid formats, as well as advise students, maintain an active scholarly agenda, and participate in academic citizenship.

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  . 

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D., or Ed.D. in any field of arts and science and have an emphasis in ethical, social, and cultural considerations of Indigenous knowledge, decolonization theories, Indigenous Research methods/methodology and practices, Global Leadership, Cross-Cultural Research methods, Feminist Theory and/or Critical Race Theory. The program values creative, collaborative, and publicly engaged scholarship that places an emphasis on explicitly anti-racist pedagogies, and/or social justice practices, and production in teaching, research, service, and scholarship that work to advance societal wellbeing, reconciliation, and repair. 

For information on our mission, please visit: 

Essential Functions

  • Teach a 1-3 or 2-2 load of mixed upper and lower division courses. Teach in-person, on-line and hybrid manner in the School of Leadership Studies Develop a graduate level course in topic areas such as Indigenous Research Methods/methodology, anti-racism, decolonialization, Cross Cultural or Global leadership and Research, Critical Race Theory, Feminist Theory or related disciplines, and the connection to leadership studies. Produce scholarly contributions to the field of leadership studies and practices

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D., or Ed. D completed by July 15th, 2023
  • Demonstrated expertise in the field of Indigenous Research Methods/methodology, anti-racism, decolonialization, Cross Cultural or Global leadership and research methods, Critical Race Theory, Feminist Theory or the like, as they relate to leadership studies.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching Current scholarly agenda Evidence of requisite technical and computational skills

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated understanding of the mission of a Catholic, Jesuit institution and a willingness to embed those qualities into teaching, advising, and academic citizenship. Explicit engagement with issues of leadership in relation to non-dominant epistemologies and ontologies Demonstrated knowledge of inclusive teaching practices, and experience engaging diverse populations within national and/or international contexts Experience in teaching graduate and/or undergraduate students. Demonstrated ability to facilitate and teach both in a traditional classroom and through alternative delivery methods (e.g., fully online and hybrid learning formats)

Application Procedure:

To apply, please visit our website at:  . Applicants must complete an online application and electronically submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, copies of graduate school transcripts, a statement of teaching and research philosophy, a short (2-3 page) descriptive paper describing either: 1) a current research project, or proposal, or 2) A reflection on how the applicant understands leadership intersectionality with  Indigenous Research Methods/methodology, anti-racism, decolonialization, Cross Cultural or Global Research methods, Critical Race Theory, Feminist Theory; and the names and contact information for three letters of recommendation. Application materials should address the candidate’s fit with Gonzaga’s Jesuit, Catholic, and humanist mission. Please direct inquiries to Dr. Kem Gambrell, Search Committee Chairperson, Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies,  Application review begins on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. 

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. 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


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