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Non-Tenure Track Faculty, Leadership Studies

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Academic Affairs

Position Title

Non-Tenure Track Faculty, Leadership Studies

About the University

Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

About the Department

The mission of the Karen W. Morse Institute for Leadership is to provide opportunities for students to learn and develop leadership potential to become positive change agents in a challenging world. The Institute provides opportunities for students from any discipline and with various interests to learn about and develop their leadership potential through academic courses, as well as collaborative and practical experiences. The Institute is part of Western's Leadership Advantage, which provides curricular and co-curricular leadership education and opportunities.

The Karen W. Morse Institute for Leadership supports Western’s mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement.  We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.

About the Position

The Karen W. Morse Institute for Leadership at Western Washington University (WWU) invites applications for part-time non-tenure track faculty teaching positions in Leadership Studies. Given the small size and resources of the program, the Institute is looking for colleagues who can teach select courses based on their leadership education and personal expertise combined with program objectives and student interest. Individuals who can teach introductory courses in leadership theories and concepts to help deliver leadership program objectives. Candidates who can develop specialized courses related to the diversity of leadership styles apparent in leaders from many cultures and perspectives are especially invited to apply. Teaching positions depend on funding, program needs, and applicant availability. This is an open position.

Position Responsibilities

 

The successful candidate will be able to teach existing courses at the undergraduate level, including, but not limited to, Introduction to Leadership Studies, Introduction to Peer Leadership Education, Issues in Global Leadership, or Topics in Leadership. The successful candidate will also be able to develop courses related to critical leadership studies or diverse approaches to leadership. The teaching load is dependent on available funding and curricular needs. Research and service work are not expected for non-tenure track positions without additional compensation.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree (minimum)
  • Specialization in Leadership Studies or related field
  • Evidence of successful teaching
  • Ability to teach one or more existing Leadership Studies classes
  • Demonstrated ability to engage a diverse group of students and faculty

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching Leadership Studies theories and concepts
  • Ability to emphasize leadership development in student and peer-to-peer leadership situations
  • Ability to develop and teach courses related to diverse approaches to leadership
  • Experience with service-learning or community engagement pedagogies
  • Evidence of leadership experience in academic, community service, or professional organizations

Salary

 Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Bargaining Unit

 United Faculty of Western Washington

Application Instructions

A cover letter and curriculum vitae are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.

You will be asked to provide contact information of three references.

Closing Date Notes

Open continuously

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).

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