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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Adult Education
About the Position: The Woodring College of Education invites dynamic and innovative educators to apply for a tenure-track position (open-rank) in the Master of Education Continuing and College Education (CCE) Program. This is an academic year appointment with opportunity for summer employment.The successful candidate will be visionary and collaborative with other professional educators, students and alumni. She/he will maintain a strong record of scholarship and will be a leading educator. Additionally, she/he will support student professional development projects and assist students to be competitive in the market for teaching in higher education, directing training and staff development for business, industry, government and professional associations and as administrators of programs for adults, especially in colleges, technical schools and university settings.
About the College/Department: The CCE Program is the leading master’s level program in adult education among publically purposed universities in Washington State. Each year, the CCE program averages 70 students and graduates approximately 25 M.Ed. students, who become innovators in training, teaching, or as program administrators. For additional information about the Program visit: http://www.wwu.edu/cce.

Committed to the creation of an inclusive, supportive community of learners, Woodring College of Education seeks leaders in their professions who have experience working in culturally diverse communities and schools and who have the ability to contribute to the creation of a more just and inclusive society. Under the leadership of its Dean, the faculty, staff, and students of Woodring College of Education are pursuing a shared vision to “foster community relationships and a culture of learning that advance knowledge, embrace diversity, and promote social justice.” We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.
Position Responsibilities:
  • Develop curriculum and teach interactive and challenging master's level courses in adult and continuing education
  • Possibly serve as CCE Director (depending on qualifications and experience), overseeing a hybrid delivery program and a fully distance-learning program
  • Recruit, mentor, and advise graduate students
  • Plan and administer special projects, such as professional development, assessment, and community collaboration
  • Provide service to the department, college, university, and profession
Required Qualifications:
  • Earned doctorate in adult education, continuing education, professional education, lifelong learning, or related field by time of appointment
  • Teaching, service and scholarly activity commensurate with general tenure-track requirements of the department, college, and university
  • Evidence of research or scholarship related to adult, continuing, or professional education, commensurate with experience
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching or training
  • Experience using instructional technology and course management systems
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to work effectively with diverse adult learners
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active connections with scholars in adult, continuing, or professional education and/or leadership in professional organizations in a related area
  • Administrative experience appropriate for leading a graduate program .
  • Commitment to working with adult learners in institutional, organizational, or community settings
  • Experience in program development and marketing
  • Expertise in e-learning
  • Experience recruiting and mentoring diverse graduate students
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
Academic Emphasis: Continuing and College Education
Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Bargaining Union: United Faculty of Western Washington
Application Instructions and Requested Documents:
Please submit your application via WWU’s Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE) at https://jobs.wwu.edu/. Note: You will need to use Internet Explorer to fully utilize WWU’s online application system. Materials may be attached as noted on the EASE application. Application materials should include:
  • Cover letter addressing the position qualifications and the level (assistant, associate or full professor) at which you are requesting consideration
  • Curriculum vita
  • Evidence of effective teaching or training
  • No more than two scholarly writing samples
  • Contact information for three references (no letters of reference)

Technical questions regarding EASE application process should be directed to Human Resources at 360.650.3306.
Other Information: Please address any questions about the position to Dr. Elizabeth Boland, Chair of the Department of Human Services and Rehabilitation at elizabeth.boland@wwu.edu.   

Related Websites:
Woodring College of Education: http://www.wce.wwu.edu  
Visitor websites:  http://www.cob.org/visiting/     http://vancouver.ca/visitors.htm;  http://www.seattle.gov/visiting/  
Job Posted: 11/7/2012
Closing Date Notes: Application review begins January 7, 2013; position is open until filled
Recruitment #: 120896
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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