Resources for prospective faculty
The resources in the Welcome Guide are designed to help prospective faculty candidates learn about WSU, WSU Vancouver, and the community of Vancouver and surrounding region; and about resources, benefits, and academic policies of interest to prospective faculty.
Additional information not covered in the welcome guide follows:
About the cost of living:
This calculator compares costs of many essentials between cities.
WSU is committed to excellence through diversity, and has faculty friendly policies including a partner accommodation program:
Dual career partners at WSU Vancouver: The University attempts to assist faculty candidates whose partners seek academic employment. In addition, partners may wish to explore employment options at other colleges and universities (PDF) in the area.
WSU Vancouver helps veterans succeed in higher education by increasing awareness of veteran's programs on and off campus, implementing policies that foster social support and promoting a welcoming environment that meaningfully acknowledges the contributions of veterans:
Resources for new faculty
These resources are designed for new faculty who are joining WSU Vancouver and need maps, directions, and relocation information.
Vancouver, WA information
City and county Information
Neighborhood and relocation information
- Information on neighborhoods, schools, housing, and general areas of interest, as well as focusing on relocation
- City of Vancouver Site Neighborhood maps and associations
- MyApartmentMap: Allows potential renters to adjust for price range, number of bedrooms, miles from key destinations, and shows pictures of inside apartment units. Has an interactive map which points out where the properties are located. Lists neighborhoods in Vancouver and Portland.
- The Columbian Classifieds: Search the classified ads of The Columbian, Vancouver's daily newspaper, for rental listings.
Portland, OR Information
City & County Information
- Portland, OR: Guide links to neighborhoods and demographic information from home page.
- Portland Development Commission: Community economic resources.
Neighborhood and Relocation Information
- Neighborhood Link: Information on neighborhoods, schools, housing and general areas of interest, as well as focusing on relocation.
- Oregon Real Estate Listings: A large assortment of good, local information and links, including comprehensive and adjustable search engines for home, condo and apartment rentals, and real estate sales. Also features pictures and videos of many properties.
*Resources contained on this page are not inclusive or endorsed by WSU Vancouver. They are simply provided as sources of information or a starting point for your use.