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Asia University America Program (AUAP) - Non-Tenure Track Faculty Vacancy Pool

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Location: Bellingham, WA
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Position Title Asia University America Program (AUAP) - 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 90,000 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 Western Washington University - Asia University America Program (WWU-AUAP) is a specially-designed English language and cultural orientation program which has been developed cooperatively with Asia University (Tokyo, Japan), Western Washington University, Central Washington University, and Eastern Washington University.  During this five-month study abroad program, the WWU-AUAP offers twenty hours of instruction per week at different instructional levels.

WWU-AUAP 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

WWU-AUAP 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-time appointments.

The AUAP Instructor provides instructions in components of a specialized ESL curriculum.  The WWU-AUAP offers twenty hours of instruction per week at different instructional levels.  The specific ESL content courses include: Integrated English Skills, Functions of English, American Studies, International Communications (with emphasis on content related to important global issues), and Career/Business Exploration.

Conditions of Contract: Fifteen instructional hours per week constitutes fulltime employment. AUAP has two terms, approximately five months each. This is a five-month, renewable contract.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide classroom instruction as assigned and during designated class times
  • Develop relevant, high interest course materials to meet specific course objectives
  • Review weekly lecture recording (e.g. audio and PowerPoint slides) online prior to returning lecture notes to students
  • Attend faculty meetings which are set up to discuss curriculum issues, student progress, attendance problems and other instructionally related matters
  • Monitor and evaluate the language proficiency of students in each section and recommend section changes as needed
  • Participate in course-related field trips and develop follow-up materials
  • Assist in the testing and placement of students
  • Keep current in the field of TESOL
  • Maintain regular office hours for student interaction
  • Submit a weekly update for each class
  • Submit midterm and end-of-quarter grades and attendance reports for each student
  • Provide leadership in fostering an inclusive learning community for students and working environment with faculty and staff colleagues
  • Participate in major program functions and social activities
  • Participate fully in Pre-Service Week, Orientation Week and Closing Week planning, meetings and activities
  • Model conduct consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement and Faculty Handbook


Required Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in TESL, Applied Linguistics or a Related Field with TESOL Certification
  • Experience teaching a range of postsecondary ESL skill and content areas at all proficiency levels
  • Effective communication skills, including cross-cultural communication
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse students and colleagues, including multicultural experience and the ability to create and promote an inclusive community

All employees must comply with our Immunization policies, including COVID vaccination by time of hire and Proof of Rubeola Measles Immunity within 60-days of hire. Please reach out to if you need information regarding medical or religious exemption and applicable accommodations.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience developing and implementing content-based curriculum
  • Demonstrated professional activity (conference presentations, publications, service to profession)
  • Knowledge of another language
  • Successful teaching experience abroad



 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 While this pool is listed as "Open Continuously" please note this does not indicate there is a current opening.  Applicant materials are reviewed on an as-needed basis.  You will only be contacted if an opportunity is available.

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 Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("The Clery Act"). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western's campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services at The report can be found at: Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

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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