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Non-Tenure Track Faculty Vacancy Pool
About the Position: Fairhaven College maintains a vacancy pool of qualified persons interested in temporary teaching positions. Our Curriculum Committee refers entirely to these applications as openings occur throughout the academic year for temporary non-tenure track teaching positions on a part-time basis with occasional opportunities for temporary, full-time appointments. Positions may become available at any time and are typically filled on a quarterly basis. 
About the College/Department:  Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies  is an interdisciplinary, undergraduate unit of Western Washington University, dedicated to assisting students in taking an unusual degree of responsibility for the structure and content of their education specifically in the areas of creative arts and science.  
Position Responsibilities:

Faculty should be prepared to teach in a learning community defined by 5 attributes:

  • Interdisciplinary study
  • Student designed studies and evaluation of learning
  • Examination of issues arising from a diverse society
  • Development of leadership and a sense of social responsibility
  • Curricular, instructional and evaluative innovation

This may include a limited role in academic advising and supervision of independent study proposals (ISPs). 

Required Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to teach an interdisciplinary curriculum and experience with teaching methods which promote active, participatory learning and experience working with a diverse student body.
Preferred Qualifications: An advanced degree.
Academic Emphasis: Fairhaven's curriculum is organized around a core of exploratory studies, concentrated studies, and advanced studies. Additionally the core classes are organized into three groups: humanities and the expressive arts, society and the individual, and science and our place on the planet. Completion of course work includes an on-line student-faculty narrative evaluation process for each student.   
Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington
Salary: Depends on qualifications.
Bargaining Union:
Application Instructions and Requested Documents: Please submit your letter of application, vita and brief description of courses you would like to teach and any inquiries to:
 Kathy Hutchinson (Vacancy Pool)
 Fairhaven College; Western Washington University
 516 High  Street
 Bellingham, WA 98225-9118
 Applications may be e-mailed to Kathy.Hutchinson@wwu.edu  For questions, call 360-650-3680.
Other Information: Qualified vacancy pool applicants will remain active for 3 years. At the end of the three year period, applicants must reapply to the vacancy pool if they wish to be considered for the next vacancy pool period. Click here  for additional information about Western Washington University. 
Job Posted: 11/2/2006
Closing Date Notes: Open Continuous
Recruitment #: 060198
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); eoo@wwu.edu

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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