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Environmental Studies - Non-Tenure Track Instructor...
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About the Position: The Environmental Studies Department maintains a vacancy pool of qualified persons interested in temporary teaching positions. In anticipation of possible openings throughout the academic year and summer sessions, applications are accepted continuously for temporary, non-tenure track teaching positions on a part-time basis with occasional opportunities for temporary, full-term appointments. Positions may become available at any time and are typically filled on a quarterly basis.
About the College/Department: The Department of Environmental Studies: Environmental Studies, Planning and Environmental Policy, Environmental Education, Environmental Journalism, Environmental Economics, and Geography provides a home for diverse faculty and students who are committed to interdisciplinary environmental problem solving. The work of this department is largely interdisciplinary, though programs maintain a strong disciplinary identity. Department faculty are trained in anthropology, geography, education, natural resource management, urban and regional planning, law, political science, and related fields. Degree programs are environmental education, geography, planning and environmental policy, environmental journalism and, jointly with the economics department, a combined major in economics and environmental studies.
Position Responsibilities: This position is limited-term (non-tenure track) at the rank of Instructor for the duration of each assigned courses and/or labs specified. There is no expectation of continued employment. The Department, the College, and the University value teaching and the candidate is expected to be an exemplary teacher; to be current in the discipline; to engage students actively in their own learning, including discussion, writing, and analysis; and to provide students with feedback on their course work and examinations; and to be available to students through regularly-scheduled office hours in keeping with department policy. The instructor is required to have the students evaluate the course(s) using the standard University evaluation forms and to make those evaluations available to the department chair and faculty for annual review.
Required Qualifications: Masters or PhD in related fieldCurrent in disciplinePreferred Qualifications: Teaching experience working with a diverse student bodyAcademic Emphasis: Course emphasis, Environmental Studies
Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Bargaining Union: United Faculty of Western WashingtonApplication Instructions and Requested Documents: Please log in below and submit your application via WWU's Electronic System for Employment (EASE). Note: You will need to be using Internet Explorer to utilize our online application system.
A letter of application addressing the above qualifications, current curriculum vita and names and contact information of three references is required. You may cut and paste or upload your materials as noted on the EASE application.
Other Information: Approved vacancy pool applications will remain active for 3 years, at which time they are required to re-submit updated materials.
Job Posted: 4/10/2009Closing Date Notes: Open continuouslyRecruitment #: 090050Western 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.eduWWU 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.