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English - Non-Tenure Track Faculty Vacancy Pool
About the Position: The English Department 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, full, and 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 June 30, positions may become available at any time and are filled on a quarterly basis.
About the College/Department: The English Department engages students in reflective reading, creative inquiry, critical analysis, and effective expression. The study of literature, linguistics, writing, film, and visual media prepares graduates to pursue a variety of careers, including law, business, government, professional writing, publishing, and education. These studies also prepare students for graduate programs.

The Department of English offers three major emphases: literature, creative writing, and teacher preparation. Two programs lead to the Bachelor of Arts in English. English: Literature Emphasis focuses on the study of literature in historical and cultural contexts and includes course work in English language and literature, literary and rhetorical theory, creative writing and composition, technical writing, film, and visual media. English: Creative Writing Emphasis focuses on writing in fiction, drama, poetry, and in nonfiction prose, and it is complemented by courses in language and literature. An additional program leads to a Bachelor of Arts in Education: English Elementary.

The Department of English provides a dynamic intellectual environment and learning community. Faculty members introduce new genres, fields and methods of critical inquiry, and technologies to provide our students with the best possible education. The department offers small, student-centered classes, innovative pedagogy, and close faculty-student interaction. English faculty members have earned numerous awards for excellence in teaching, research, and writing; they are nationally and internationally recognized in creative and critical fields. Our students have amassed an enviable record of placement in graduate programs and professional position.
Position Responsibilities: The Department, the College, 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. 
Required Qualifications:
  • MA or above in English, Linguistics, Rhetoric and Composition, Film Studies, Technical Writing, or Creative Writing
  • Demonstrated successful experience teaching at the college or university level
Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD in English, Linguistics, Rhetoric and Composition, Technical Writing , or Film Studies; or MFA in Creative Writing
  • Demonstrated currency in the discipline
Academic Emphasis: English 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. 

Candidates should upload 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.           

Other Information: For information about available positions, call 360-650-3209 or email Bruce.Goebel@wwu.edu.  

Your completed application will be screened for the required qualifications, and you will be notified whether or not you have been added to our vacancy pool.  Approved vacancy pool applicants will remain active for 3 years, at which time applicants are required to re-submit updated materials. 

For inquiries, call 360.650.6846
Job Posted: 4/15/2009
Closing Date Notes: Open continuously
Recruitment #: 090053
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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