One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of African History
About the University
Western Washington University is located in Bellingham, Washington, a city of approximately 90,000 situated between Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, both of which have substantial research universities, archives, and libraries to which WWU faculty have access. The University enrolls approximately 16,000 students in eight colleges. The Department of History is in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
About the Department
The Department of History at Western Washington University consists of nineteen 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 with skills in research, analysis, and writing. The department likewise houses a small but strong M.A. program in history.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of History 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
One-year Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of History beginning on September 16, 2019, through June 15, 2020. The position is open to historians of Africa.
The successful candidate will teach seven courses over three quarters.
ABD in History or related field, by September 15, 2019
Ability to teach upper-division courses in candidate's area of specialization; as well as “African History to 1800” (HIST 285), “African History 1800-present” (HIST 286), and at least one 300-level course in African history from WWU’s catalog.
Ph.D. in the history of Africa, or related field
Demonstrated potential for effective teaching
Demonstrated potential to work effectively with a diverse campus community, including potential and commitment to cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
United Faculty of Western Washington
Please log in below and submit your application via WWU PageUp. Applications should include: 1) a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, 2) a c.v., 3) names and contact information for three references, and 4) sample syllabi for HIST 285, HIST 286, and one 300-level course.
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Closing Date Notes
Application review begins April 15, 2019; position is open until filled.
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