American Cultural Studies - Non-Tenure Track Faculty Vacancy Pool
About the University
Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department
Fairhaven College and the American Cultural Studies (ACS) Program support Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.
About the Position
Fairhaven College maintains a vacancy pool of qualified persons interested in temporary teaching positions with the ACS Program. Our Curriculum Committee refers entirely to these applications as openings occur through the academic year for temporary non-tenure track teaching positions on a part-time basis with occasional opportunities for temporary, full-time appointments. Positions may become available any time and are typically filled on a quarterly basis.
The ACS Program and the University value teaching, and we expect you to be an exemplary teacher; to be current in your discipline; to engage students actively in their own learning, including discussion, writing, and analysis; and to maintain high standards regarding course content. We expect you to provide students with feedback on their course work and examinations, and to be available to students through regularly scheduled office hours. You will be expected to have your students evaluate your courses using the standard University evaluation forms, and to make those evaluations available to the department chair and faculty for annual review.
Master's degree or bachelor's degree with extensive teaching experience
Demonstrated ability to teach an interdisciplinary curriculum
Experience with teaching methods which promote active, participatory learning
Experience working with a diverse student body and staff, including a demonstrated ability and commitment to cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds
A terminal degree
Positive teaching evaluations
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
United Faculty of Western Washington
A letter of application, vita, and brief description of courses you would like to teach are required. You will also be asked to provide contact information of three references.
Your cover letter and curriculum vitae should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications, including your experience working with a diverse student body and staff, as well as demonstrated ability and commitment to cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds. You may cut and paste or upload your materials as noted on the PageUp application. Any additional materials that cannot be submitted electronically may be sent to:
Operations Manager (Vacancy Pool) Fairhaven College, Western Washington University 516 High St., MS 9118 Bellingham, WA 98225
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