Working Title Ethnic Studies (Assistant/Associate Professor)
Position Type Faculty
Division Academic Affairs
Department College of Liberal Arts
Unit Ethnic Studies
Location Winona, MN
Full/Part Time Full Time
Employment Condition Probationary/Tenure-Track (9 Month Appointment)
Application Deadline: Review begins 11/10/2021
Rank/Title: Assistant/Associate Professor
Type of Appointment: Probationary/Tenure-Track (9 Month Appointment)
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Appointment Date: August 15, 2022
Bargaining Unit/Plan 209, IFO
Teach introductory and midlevel courses in comparative race and ethnic
studies in addition to upper-level ethnic studies seminars.
Engage in scholarly research or creative achievement to enhance knowledge
in the interdisciplinary field of Ethnic Studies.
Provide evidence of continuing preparation and study in the field to
enhance teaching abilities and other professional contributions to the
field of Ethnic Studies including the WSU Ethnic Studies program
Contribute to student growth and development including student advising
with a particular emphasis on supporting marginalized student populations.
Provide service to the university and community, which may include the
program, department, college, university and greater intellectual or other
Earned PhD in Ethnic Studies or a closely related field by date of
Experience teaching college-level courses in Ethnic Studies and/or on U.S.
experiences of race
Research experience focusing on U.S. experiences of race, especially using
a diaspora/immigration/transnationalism framework
Ability to teach Ethnic Studies Courses in one or more related subfields,
including African American Studies, Chican@/Latin@ Studies, and American
Indian/Native American Studies
Critical intersectional approaches to teaching and/or research
Institutional and/or community diversity/equity/inclusion service and/or
Racial justice community/institutional/academic discipline engagement and
leadership service experience
Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and support for student
A complete online application will include:
1. A cover letter which addresses the qualifications listed previously;
2. Curriculum Vitae/ Resume;
3. Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate);
4. A statement explaining your personal or professional experiences in
working with diverse populations (such as persons from differing race /
ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, gender, or mental and physical
ability) as well as how the applicant would contribute toward a diverse and
inclusive academic and employment culture and community at Winona State
University. Statements should be 1 page or less;
5. Contact Information for at least 3 references, with addresses and
About the Department & Winona State University:
The WSU Ethnic Studies Program is currently housed in the Department of
Political Science, Public Administration, and Ethnic Studies, and has 30+
Typical WSU teaching assignments consist of four courses per semester (24
credits/year), with a mix of upper- and lower-level undergraduate
Successful candidates will need to earn tenure at WSU regardless of rank
Founded in 1858, Winona State University is a teaching-focused public
university with about 6500 students. It is a predominantly white
institution; Hmong and Latina/o/x populations reside in the area, and WSU
also draws Somali American, Sudanese American, and South Asian American
The WSU faculty are unionized; the union includes a Faculty of Color
Caucus, an LGBTQ+ Caucus, and a Women's Caucus whose purpose is to
advocate for better working conditions for marginalized faculty within the
union and our institutions.
Founded in 1858, Winona State University is the oldest member of the
Minnesota State System of colleges and universities. Today WSU serves
approximately 6500 undergraduate and graduate students across two campuses
in Winona and Rochester, Minnesota. Winona State was the highest ranked
public institution in Minnesota in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report's
“Best Colleges,” was listed among the “Best in the Midwest” by the
Princeton Review and named one of “America's 100 Best College Buys” by
Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc.
The small city of Winona is located 100 miles southeast of Minneapolis/St.
Paul, surrounded by beautiful bluffs of the Mississippi River Valley, on
the indigenous homelands of the Mdewakanton Dakota.
Benefits : WSU offers a comprehensive benefit package including life,
health and dental insurance, a retirement program, tuition waiver for employee
and dependents, as well as a variety of other benefits as defined by the
individual Collective Bargaining Agreements.
For information on our benefits (Medical and Dental Insurance; Life
Insurance; Disability and Long-Term Care; Pre-Tax Benefits; and Health and
Wellness), please refer to SEGIP's website
For information on Minnesota State's Retirement Plan(s), please go to:
https:// www. minnstate.edu/system/hr/employees/retirement/index.html
Posting Number 2021/202212
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 08/15/2022
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Until Filled Yes
Accept Applications Yes
Special Instructions Summary
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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
EEO Statement: Winona State University is an Equal Opportunity
employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit
discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color,
creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status,
marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation,
gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as
defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and
encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and
individuals with protected veteran status.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
•Do you or will you have an earned PhD in Ethnic Studies or a closely related field by date of appointment?
Do you have experience teaching college-level courses in Ethnic Studies and/or on U.S. experiences of race?
Documents Needed to Apply