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Women Studies - Non-Tenure Track Faculty Vacancy Pool
About the Position: The Women Studies Program maintains a vacancy pool of qualified persons interested in non-tenure-track teaching positions.  In anticipation of possible openings throughout the academic year and summer sessions, applications are accepted continuously for temporary, part-time, non-tenure-track positions at the instructor level.  Although most non-tenure-track faculty receive their course assignments for the upcoming academic year by July 16, positions may become available at any time and are filled on a quarterly basis.
About the College/Department: The Women Studies Program offers a minor and a self-designed major comprised of feminist related courses across disciplines. The Program engages students in the exploration of women’s experiences through creative inquiry, critical analysis, effective expression, and community-based learning.  The Program makes vital contributions to the university population in the study of gender and its intersections with other categories such as class, ethnicity, sexuality, language, religion and able-bodiedness. The scope of the Program is multicultural and global. It works collaboratively with other academic and student units and with shared interests.  

Students fulfill the minor and self-designed major through Women Studies core courses – Introduction to Women Studies and the Senior Project –, and draw on courses in three categories – Language and the Arts, History and Politics, and Science and Society.   The Women Studies Program provides an academic space for interdisciplinary as well as community based learning. The Progam offers small, student-centered classes, innovative pedagogy, and close faculty-student interaction.
Position Responsibilities: The Program adheres to the University’s value of excellent 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, to be available to students through regularly-scheduled office hours in a women studies designated location, to mentor Women Studies minors and majors, and to attend Women Studies meetings and related forums.  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 program director and advisory committee for annual review. 
Required Qualifications:
  • MA or above in any field with a focus on feminist thought and methodologies
  • Demonstrated successful experience teaching at the college or university level
  • Demonstrated interest in community-based learning
  • Demonstrated skills in applying feminist thought across diverse cultures and globally
Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD in any field with a focus on feminist thought and methodologies
  • Demonstrated successful experience teaching at the college or university level
  • Demonstrated interest in community-based learning
  • Demonstrated skills in applying feminist thought across diverse cultures and globally
Academic Emphasis: Women Studies
Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Bargaining Union: United Faculty of Western Washington
Application Instructions and Requested Documents: Please log in below and submit your application via WWU’s Electronic System for Employment. You may cut and paste or upload your materials as noted on the EASE application. (EASE). Note: You will need to be using Internet Explorer to utilize our online application system.

To apply, submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, two sets of evaluations of your teaching from students in college or university courses, a one-page statement describing your teaching philosophy and pedagogy, and a list of courses (name and number) that you have taught at the college or university level.  (If you are unable to submit teaching evaluations electronically, mailing hard copies as directed below is sufficient.)                    
In addition to applying online, applicants must mail hard copies to: 
Steven VanderStaay (Women Studies Vacancy Pool)
Office of the Provost, MS 9033
Western Washington University
516 High Street Bellingham, WA 98225-9033
Other Information:
For more information, you may call 360-650-3004 or email steven.vanderstaay@wwu.edu.  Vacancy pool applications will remain active for three years.
Job Posted: 9/7/2010
Closing Date Notes: Open continuously
Recruitment #: 100659
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, 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 Providing Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination. EO/AA inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX 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); EOO.

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.

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