About the UniversityWestern 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 Marine and Coastal Science Program (MACS) is a new, interdisciplinary major being developed at WWU to help students develop into confident, thoughtful, ethical scientists who are ready to address the growing challenges affecting our marine and coastal environments. The major combines resources and expertise from the Biology Department, the Chemistry Department, the Geology Department, the Department of Environmental Sciences, and the Shannon Point Marine Center located about a hour away from Bellingham, in Anacortes. The major is built around a cohort model in which students engage deeply with their peer group, as well as learning about the tools, concepts and context of marine science. There are 8 core faculty members in the program, numerous affiliate faculty, two additional staff members, and an academic director. We expect enrollment of 30 students pear year/cohort in the major, with a total enrollment of 60 majors and about 40 pre-majors when the program is fully rolled out.
The Marine and Coastal Sciences Program 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 excellent 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 Marine and Coastal Science Program maintains a vacancy pool of qualified persons interested in temporary teaching positions. In anticipation of possible openings throughout the academic year and summer session, applications are accepted continuously for temporary, non-tenure track teaching positions on a part-time basis with occasional opportunities for temporary, full-time appointments. Positions may become available at any time and are typically filled on a quarterly basis.
This is a non-tenure track position at the rank of Instructor for the duration of each assigned courses and/or labs specified. There is no expectation of continued employment. The Program and the University value teaching and the candidate is expected to be an exemplary teacher; to be current in the discipline; to engage students actively in their own learning, including discussion, writing, and analysis; and to provide students with feedback on their course work and examinations; and to be available to students through regularly scheduled office hours. The instructor is required to have the students evaluate the course(s) using the standard University evaluation forms and to make those evaluations available to the MACS director, academic director and faculty for annual review.
- Masters or PhD in related field, or commensurate experience
- Experience teaching university-level courses
- Demonstrated ability and commitment to cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds
- PhD in related field
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
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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.
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