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Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Non-tenure Track Faculty Vacancy Pool

Western Washington University

Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2022

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Position Title Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies 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 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department

Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (WGSS) at Western Washington University pursues praxis and critical inquiry through feminist and queer scholarship by teaching and activism that makes sense of how gender impacts our world and shapes social, political, and cultural formations. We are dedicated to teaching undergraduate majors and minors to use critical thinking to bridge feminist theories and social justice practice. Our program foregrounds interdisciplinary analyses of feminism, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and queer studies in transnational and multicultural contexts. The program prepares students to pursue graduate school, law, social service, counseling, public policy, health care, teaching, social activism, and the arts.

Students fulfill the minor and major through Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies core courses – Introduction to Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies; Introduction to Feminist Theory; Introduction to Queer & Sexuality Studies; Studies in Gender Theory; Feminist and Queer Methodologies; Topics in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and the Senior Capstone. The Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies program provides academic space for interdisciplinary as well as community-based learning. The Program offers small, student-centered classes, innovative pedagogy, and close faculty-student interaction.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies program support Western’s mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities. 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 Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies program maintains a vacancy pool of qualified persons interested in non-tenure-track teaching positions. In anticipation of possible openings throughout the academic year and summer sessions, applications are accepted continuously for temporary, part-time, non-tenure-track positions at the instructor level.  Although most non-tenure-track faculty receive their course assignments for the upcoming academic year by July 15, positions may become available at any time and are filled on a quarterly basis.

The program adheres to the University’s value of excellent 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, to be available to students through regularly-scheduled office hours in a Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies designated location, and to mentor Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies minors and majors. 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 program director and advisory committee for annual review.

Required Qualifications
  • MA or above in any field with a focus on feminist, queer, and intersectional thought and methodologies
  • Demonstrated successful experience teaching at the college or university level
  • Demonstrated interest in community-based learning
  • Demonstrated skills in applying feminist and queer thought across diverse cultures and globally
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds
Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD in any field with a focus on feminist, queer, and intersectional thought and methodologies
Conditions of Employment All employees must comply with our Immunization policies, including Proof of Rubeola Measles Immunity within 60-days of hire. Please reach out to HR@wwu.edu if you need information regarding medical or religious exemption and applicable accommodations.

Salary

 Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Benefits Information 2022 Benefits Overview for Faculty Positions

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.

To apply, please submit your application via WWU’s PAGE UP system. Please include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, two sets of evaluations of your teaching from students in college or university courses, a one-page statement describing your teaching philosophy and pedagogy, and a list of courses (name and number) that you have taught at the college or university level.  (If you are unable to submit teaching evaluations electronically, mailing hard copies as directed below is sufficient.)

Rae Lynn Schwartz-DuPre
Director of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Professor of Communication Studies
Western Washington University
516 High Street - MS9162
Bellingham, WA  98225

raelynn.schwartz-dupre@wwu.edu

 

Required Supplemental Materials

  • Cover letter 
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two sets of course evaluations from college or university students
  • Teaching statement
  • List of courses taught
Closing Date Notes

Applications are accepted continuously for potential NTT faculty openings; please apply at your earliest convenience. Vacancy pool closes no later than December 31, 2023.

This vacancy pool is refreshed annually; please refer to applicable close date information. Applicants who continue to remain interested in being considered for on-going opportunities should re-submit updated materials to the new pool, once posted.

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 126 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); crtc@wwu.edu

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, 360.650.3303 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 vpsa.office@wwu.edu. The report can be found at: Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

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 and rehires, which includes a sexual misconduct background check.

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