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Assistant Professor of Social Justice in the Built Environment

Pullman, Michigan, US
Closing date
Aug 2, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Environmental Justice
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Assistant Professor of Social Justice in the Built Environment

270-NN - Assistant Professor
Business Title:
Assistant Professor of Social Justice in the Built Environment
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Washington State University
Provost and Executive Vice President
School of Design and Construction
Employee Type:
Job Family:
Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible
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Position Details:

This recruitment is included in the Washington State University Racism and Social Inequality in the Americas cluster hire. For more information and the list of the other positions included in this cluster hire, please visit the Office of the Provost website at .

Summary of Duties:

Duties for this position are to teach social and environmental justice related courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Design + Construction, including architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, construction management and/or construction engineering. The position will include conducting interdisciplinary research, scholarship and outreach related to social and environmental justice.

Responsibilities of the position include the following:
  • Develop new SDC course(s) in social justice in the built environment;
  • Craft curriculum in the School focused on social justice;
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the School of Design + Construction and be willing to teach online when required;
  • Collaborate with faculty in departments and units across the WSU system to teach about and research social and environmental justice topics;
  • Develop a clear research agenda that demonstrates or leads to translational and/or transformational change in the built environment related to social justice;
  • Publish research material in national and/or international peer-reviewed venues and actively pursue grants;
  • Conduct community engaged teaching, scholarship and outreach in social justice in the built environment;
  • Participate in School committees and student mentoring;
  • Provide continuing education and short courses to industry and students.

Tenure Track : Yes
Monthly Salary: Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications, and accompanied by benefits.Please see
FTE: 100%
Position Term in months: 9 months

Required Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD or masters terminal degree in their discipline from any of the following areas but not limited to: architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, construction management, construction engineering, city and regional planning, urban design, law, civil engineering, environmental engineering, sociology, environmental sciences, health sciences, history, political science, or education.

Applicants must develop or have the potential to develop a nationally recognized research and outreach program.

Applicants are expected to collaborate across disciplines to develop and establish initiatives around social justice in the built environment.

Applicants must be willing to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds, and to engage with varied community stakeholders.

Applicants must have experience with instruction, mentoring, or tutoring in academic or community settings.

For questions about the position contact: Professor Jolie Kaytes, Search Committee Chair, Email:

Additional Information:

Department Link: School of Design + Construction | Washington State University (
Background Check: Yes, this position has been determined to require a background check.

Location: Pullman, Washington 99164
Screening Begin Date: January 16, 2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Cover letter outlining the candidate's interests, qualifications, pertinent experience, and vision for the position in social justice in the built environment, with links to relevant portfolios or projects; Curriculum Vitae; Contact information for at least three (3) professional references. References will not be contacted without first informing the candidate.

Required Documents:

1. Cover letter

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Contact information for at least three (3) professional references

Time Type:
Full time
Position Term:
9 Month
Posting Close Date (If empty, open until filled):

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or .

WSU is Washington's land-grant university with campuses located in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver. Additionally, research centers are located throughout the state, extension offices are located in every county in Washington, and online degree programs are offered worldwide. WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research that serves the state, nation, and world. With a focus on innovation, excellence, and accountability, continual enhancement of research and educational endeavors are at the core of WSU's strategic priorities . See here for additional information about WSU's statewide locations.
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