Western Washington University, with over 15,000 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 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department
The Department of History at Western Washington University consists of twenty tenured or tenure-track faculty whose courses serve a very active history major and make significant contributions to the university's general education curriculum. History courses cover nearly every historical era and much of the globe. The department encourages its faculty to participate in interdisciplinary programs such as East Asian Studies; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; International Studies; Latin American Studies; Canadian-American Studies; and the Honors program. Faculty in the department provide high quality courses that prepare majors and non-majors will skills in research, analysis and writing. The department likewise houses a small M.A. program in History and a nationally recognized M.A. program in Archives and Records Management.
The Department of History and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences 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
The Department, the College, and the University value teaching and we expect the temporary lecturer to be an exemplary teacher; to be current in their discipline; to engage students actively in their own learning, including discussion, writing, and analysis; and to maintain high standards regarding course content and evaluation of student work. We expect the successful candidate to provide students with feedback on their course work and examinations, and to be available to students through regularly scheduled office hours in keeping with department policy.
The successful candidate may expect to teach survey courses and/or lower/upper division courses according to departmental needs.
Graduate degree in an appropriate field
Demonstrated potential for effective teaching
Demonstrated potential to work effectively with a diverse campus community, including a commitment to cultivating equitable learning environments for all students
PhD or ABD in an appropriate field
Demonstrated successful teaching experience
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
United Faculty of Western Washington
Please submit your application via WWU's PageUp system.
Required application materials:
A letter of application along with a c.v., addressing the required and preferred qualifications
A graduate transcript (official or unofficial)
Article or chapter-length writing sample
Sample syllabi for a survey course and an upper-division course
Names and contract information for three professional references
For general questions contact the Department Administrator Jennie Huber at (360) 650-3457 or email email@example.com.
Closing Date Notes
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); firstname.lastname@example.org
WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).
All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.
With 15,000 students, 160 academic programs, and an energized campus community, Western offers the focus on students and the faculty access of a smaller college and the academic choice, resources, multicultural diversity, and room to grow of a large university. Western is located in beautiful Bellingham, a scenic coastal city of approximately 80,000 situated between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. With easy access to both the Cascade mountain range and the Pacific coast, the region is rich in cultural events and attractions as well as many recreational activities. Western is known nationally for its successes, including being named the top public master’s granting university in the Pacific Northwest by U. S. News and World Report and one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education.