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The Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity - Non-Tenure Track Faculty Vacancy Pool

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Position Title The Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity - 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 Ray Wolpow Institute's (RWI) mission is to advance knowledge about the Holocaust and genocide, including ethnic and religious conflict as well as attendant human rights abuses.  The Holocaust and Genocide Studies (HGST) minor complements current course offerings with a particular focus on mass atrocities.  The institutes's contributions is central to the university's commitment to being an international leader in active learning, critical thinking, and societal problem solving.

The RWI 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.

For more information about the RWI, please visit the website: 

About the Position The Ray Wolpow Institute maintains a vacancy pool of qualified persons interested in temporary teaching positions to teach Topics in Holocaust Studies (HGST 301). 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 Ray Wolpow Institute and the University value teaching; and we expect you to be an excellent 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 support 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 Director for annual review.

Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D or ABD in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Russian, Slavic Studies, Spanish, Israel Studies, Jewish Studies, History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Memory Studies, or Scandinavian Studies
  • Demonstrated potential for successful teaching of course on Holocaust history, memory, and representation in an interdisciplinary undergraduate curriculum
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse students, faculty, and staff, including a commitment to cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with teaching methods which promote active and collaborative learning


 Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Bargaining Unit

 United Faculty of Western Washington

Application Instructions

Please submit your application through Western's PageUp system.  You should include: a letter of application addressing the above-listed required and preferred qualifications and detailing specific areas of teaching and research expertise; a curriculum vita, including contact information for at least two professional references (one reference who can provide evidence of teaching effectiveness); and a sample syllabus for Holocaust and Genocide Studies 301.  If a recent PhD or ABD, please include graduate transcripts and verification of highest degree (unofficial transcript is acceptable and may be scanned for electronic application and email purposes).

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 Director of the Wolpow Institute for further consideration.

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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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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