• Full Time
  • Spokane, WA
  • Applications have closed

Website Gonzaga University

The Department of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA., invites applications for a one-year, full-time, fixed-term lecturer position beginning the fall 2024 semester.  Our department seeks an individual with teaching experience and scholarly interests in the fields of Ethnic Studies, Critical Race Studies or American Studies. Expectations include teaching introductory undergraduate courses as well as the potential to supervise and mentor students in upper division research projects.  The Department of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies currently offers a minor with plans on expanding toward a major in the future.  We value collegiality and have regular interdisciplinary collaboration with affiliate faculty across departments in the College of Arts and Sciences including History, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, English, Film Studies and Communication Studies.  

We look forward to collaborating with a colleague who has strong pedagogical abilities, with particular sensitivity to inclusive, equity-minded teaching practices and who has demonstrated experience or interest in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students from a variety of backgrounds and identities, including those historically marginalized in the academy.

The department welcomes candidates eager to contribute to the College’s goal of inclusive excellence in teaching and to pursue scholarly interest in an environment that values and practices cura personalis, or care for the whole person, for all community members.

To learn more about the College’s commitment to inclusive practices, please visit: https://www.gonzaga.edu/casjobs .

For information on Gonzaga University’s mission, please visit: https://www.gonzaga.edu/about/our-mission-jesuit-values/mission-statement

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Required Qualifications:

  •  A graduate degree in Ethnic Studies, Critical Race Studies, or American Studies.
  •  Evidence of effective and reflective college-level teaching.
  •  Evidence of inclusive, equity-minded teaching practices.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies, Critical Race Studies, or American Studies.
  • Evidence of course development/teaching experience with demonstrated ability to teach courses in race, ethnicity, and indigeneity.  


Job Duties:

  • Teach a 4-4 course load (equivalent to 24 credits per academic year); with an emphasis on lower division introductory offerings in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies.
  • Provide supervision and mentoring for student-led research projects in capstone coursework.
  • Hold four office hours per week
  • Attend regular departmental and campus-wide meetings.

Application Procedure:

To apply, please visit our website at www.gonzaga.edu/jobs. Applicants must complete an online application and submit (1) a cover letter addressing the required qualifications and job duties with an emphasis on the candidate’s ability to develop courses and engage in reflective teaching practices that emphasize and mentoring and learning in an inclusive environment (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) copies of undergraduate and/or graduate school transcripts, (4) names and contact information for three professional references (letters will be requested when finalists are selected). For information about the institution, visit Gonzaga on the internet at www.gonzaga.edu. For more information about inclusive excellence in the College of Arts and Sciences, visit us at www.gonzaga.edu/casjobs. Questions about the position can be directed to the Department of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Search Committee, Shalon Parker at parker@gonzaga.edu. Review of applications will begin June 24, 2024, open until filled. 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. 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. Applicants with disabilities needing reasonable accommodations to complete the application or hiring process should contact Human Resources (509) 313-5996.