Postdoctoral Teaching Associate
- Washington State University
- Location: Pullman, WA
- Job Number: 7070800
- Posting Date: Oct 8, 2020
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionSummary of Duties
The Digital Technology and Culture program at Washington State University (WSU) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Partnership Initiative Fellowship, made possible by a generous grant from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) with funds provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The two year postdoctoral fellowship begins August 2021, with the intent to transition into a tenure-track faculty position upon the completion of the fellowship period. The ACLS Postdoctoral Partnership Initiative is designed to increase the diversity, broadly conceived, of faculty in the humanities and to support fellows within fields of the humanities for members of groups that have been historically underrepresented. WSU is a public research university committed to its land-grant heritage, its formal Memorandum of Understanding with Native American tribes in the region, and tradition of service to society. The College of Arts and Sciences and the Digital Technology and Culture program thus encourages applications from individuals who identify as members of traditionally underrepresented groups including, but not limited to Indigenous, Native American, First Nations, Black, African diaspora, and Latin(x) populations.
The Digital Technology and Culture program is an interdisciplinary program within the newly authorized School of Information in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) emphasizing humanistic understandings of technology, technological histories and futures, and publicly engaged research and creative production. Candidates should have a research focus and/or creative agenda in one or more of the following broadly interpreted areas: visual arts, critical design, data-driven storytelling, digital media arts, integrative media and design, data visualization, critical code studies and practice, archival sciences, artificial intelligence, or human-computer interaction with an emphasis on ethical, social and cultural considerations. We are especially interested in candidates using digital technologies, computational methods and creative practices that cross disciplines and that explicitly examine issues related to systemic racism in its many forms and modalities. The program values creative, collaborative, and publicly engaged scholarship that places an emphasis on explicitly anti-racist pedagogies, practices, and production in teaching, research, service, and scholarship that work to advance racial justice, reconciliation, and repair.
WSU is a land grant, multi-campus, state university. The Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow position will serve on the Pullman campus, located in Eastern Washington on the traditional homelands of the Nez Perce Tribe and Palus Band of Indians. The successful candidate will join a growing interdisciplinary program consisting of scholars, teachers, and practitioners of design, animation, critical digital literacy, digital media studies, web development, information ethics, critical game studies, and software studies. The formation of the new School of Information highlights the commitment of the CAS and the University to value, nurture, and expand interdisciplinary work and foster broad collaborations that break down silos and extend to meaningful partnerships with the multiple publics the university serves. The DTC program offers the B.A., as well as a graduate certificate in digital culture and humanities.
Founded as the people’s university in 1890, Washington State University fulfills that commitment by transforming lives through education, research, and community outreach. In 2015, the University celebrated 125 years of delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to citizens across the state, region, nation, and around the world. The state’s only land-grant institution and one of two public research universities, WSU provides a world-class education to nearly 30,000 students through its multi-campus, statewide locations and online. The University strives to ensure that higher education is accessible at an affordable cost—a decades-long WSU commitment to the state’s citizens. The University offers more than 200 undergraduate fields of study and 127 graduate and professional degree programs. Many academic programs win recognition nationally for excellence. WSU is one of just 108 public and private universities in the United States—out of more than 4,500—singled out for its “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University’s research agenda is focused on addressing challenges in health, sustainability, smart systems, national security, and opportunity and equity. WSU is a major driver of Washington’s economy, partnering with many of the state’s leading industries, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, and construction. The University is responsible for nearly 20,600 jobs statewide and generates an overall economic impact of more than $3.3 billion annually. The institution’s operating budget expenditures total nearly $2 billion annually.
The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest academic unit in the WSU system and a powerhouse of research, scholarly, and creative activity.
Comprised of social, natural, and physical sciences, humanities, mathematics, and the arts, the college’s foundational disciplines provide a strong framework for educational and research activities across the institution and fully support the University’s goal to advance knowledge through innovative scholarship and research.
The College is united by the spirit of inquiry, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, and strengthened by the college’s service to the community.