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Institute for Global Engagement - Non-Tenure Track Faculty Vacancy Pool

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Location: Bellingham, WA
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Position Title Institute for Global Engagement - Non-Tenure Track Faculty Vacancy Pool
About the University Western Washington University, with over 16,000 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 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department

The Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) 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.

IGE administers the International Studies minor, which is designed for students seeking an international focus that transcends disciplinary boundaries. The Institute provides students with a General University Requirement intended to prepare students for global experiences and citizenship; a choice of elective courses which can help satisfy the student’s curiosity about any of the multitude of global issues that the University curriculum embraces; an opportunity to acquire global perspectives, cross-cultural competencies, knowledge of international systems, study abroad experiences, second language abilities, and a capstone course in global issues.

For more information about IGE, please visit the website:

About the Position

IGE maintains a vacancy pool of qualified persons interested in temporary teaching positions to teach the Introduction to Global Studies and other courses in the International Studies minor. In anticipation of possible openings throughout the academic year, applications are accepted continuously for temporary non-tenure-track teaching positions on a part-time basis. Positions may become available at any time. 

The International Studies Program 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 Institute's Executive Director for annual review. This may include a limited role in academic advising.

Required Qualifications
  • Master’s in International/Global Studies or related field in Social Sciences, Humanities, or Sciences
  • College or university teaching experience, including the teaching of writing
  • Demonstrated ability to teach an interdisciplinary curriculum
  • Experience with teaching methods which promote active, participatory learning
  • Experience working successfully with a diverse student body and staff
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in a Social Science, Humanities or Science discipline with a global/international concentration
  • Relevant teaching experience at the university level


 Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Bargaining Unit

 United Faculty of Western Washington

Application Instructions

Applications will be received and reviewed on an ongoing basis by a standing screening committee. Qualified applicants will be placed in a pool and forwarded to the Executive Director of the Institute for Global Engagement for further consideration.

Please log in below and submit your application via WWU’s Electronic System for Employment (PageUp). You may cut and paste or upload your materials as noted on the application.

  • A letter of application addressing qualifications
  • Curriculum Vita or resume
  • Name and contact information for three professional references are required
  • Verification of highest degree (unofficial transcript is acceptable and may be scanned for electronic application and email purposes)
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);

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