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Assistant Professor, Instructional Technology

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Woodring College of Education

Position Title Assistant Professor, Instructional Technology
About the University Faculty at Western Washington University enjoy a balance of teaching, scholarship, and service in a university that is nationally ranked as one of the top among regional universities in the nation. With over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, WWU is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students, and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a community of 83,000 situated on Coast Salish territories, 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

Woodring College of Education and the Department of Elementary Education support 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.  A number of faculty-led initiatives, committees, and centers focus on diversity and inclusivity in the classroom and beyond, such as the Ershig Assistive Technology Center and the Center for Education, Equity, and Diversity. 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.

For more information about Woodring College of Education, please visit our website:

About the Position

Woodring College of Education invites individuals with cross-cultural experience and commitment to social justice and educational equity to apply for appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Instructional Technology Program in Woodring College of Education. Committed to the creation of an inclusive, supportive community of learners, Woodring College of Education seeks applicants with experience working in culturally diverse communities and schools and who have the skills to contribute to the creation of a more just and inclusive society. The position will begin September 16, 2019.

The successful candidate will teach across Early Childhood, Elementary, Special Education, Secondary Education, and Adult and Higher Education programs. Additionally, the candidate will mentor and advise students in the Elementary Program.  Candidates will have both theoretical and practical experience in instructional technology or a closely related field.

The position requires a strong commitment to teaching and high quality scholarship and service. The successful candidate will be expected to fulfill teaching and mentoring responsibilities in ways that provide equitable and inclusive learning environments for all students.


  • Teach and develop in-person, online, and hybrid undergraduate and graduate instructional technology courses
  • Maintain an active and visible program of applied scholarship and research
  • Participate and collaborate with colleagues in service within the program, department, college, university, community and in professional organizations.
  • Advise Elementary Education undergraduate students
Required Qualifications
  • Earned doctorate or ABD by the time of appointment with an emphasis in Instructional Technology, Educational Technology, or a closely related field. ABD candidates must have doctorate awarded by June 15, 2020.
  • Scholarly record or demonstrated scholarly potential sufficient to warrant appointment at the tenure-track assistant professor rank.
  • Expertise, coursework, or demonstrated record of skills and knowledge of instructional technology.
  • Demonstrated skill in and commitment to cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated experience and success teaching in P-12 or higher education settings.
  • Expertise bridging theory and practice.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Teaching and scholarship emphasis in one or more of the following areas: assistive technology, instructional technology at the secondary level, or emerging technologies.
  • Demonstrated experience and success teaching in higher education settings.
  • Demonstrated expertise in hybrid or online learning.
  • Communicate fluently in two or more languages.
  • Demonstrated record of innovative use(s) of technologies in an educational setting.
  • Demonstrated leadership in promoting equity and diversity.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills.


 Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Bargaining Unit

 United Faculty of Western Washington

Application Instructions

Please submit your application via Western’s PageUp system using the link below.

Materials must be attached as noted on the application. For further information on this position please contact Dr. Paula Dagnon by email at or by phone at (360) 650-2544.

A complete application includes:

  • Cover letter addressing your experience related to the required and any of the preferred qualifications.
  • A separate statement highlighting your demonstrated skill in and commitment to cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds.
  • Current curriculum vitae.
  • Scanned unofficial academic transcript showing highest degree.
  • Contact information for three professional references.
Closing Date Notes Application review begins January 10, 2019; position is open until filled.

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);

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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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