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Fairhaven College - Non-Tenure Track Faculty Vacancy Pool

Western Washington University

Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2023

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Fairhaven College - Non-Tenure Track Faculty Vacancy Pool

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Position Title Fairhaven College - 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

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies is an interdisciplinary, undergraduate unit of Western Washington University, dedicated to assisting students in taking an unusual degree of responsibility for the structure and content of their education specifically in the areas of creative arts and science.

Fairhaven College 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 Fairhaven College maintains a vacancy pool of qualified persons interested in temporary teaching positions. Our Curriculum Committee refers entirely to these applications as openings occur through the academic year for temporary non-tenure track teaching positions on a part-time basis with occasional opportunities for temporary, full-time appointments. Positions may become available any time and are typically filled on a quarterly basis.

Faculty should be prepared to teach in a learning community defined by five attributes:

  • Interdisciplinary study
  • Student designed studies and evaluation of learning
  • Examination of issues arising from a diverse society
  • Development of leadership and a sense of social responsibility
  • Curricular, instructional and evaluative innovation

Teaching for Fairhaven is in-person and out of state work arrangements are not permitted.

Fairhaven is specifically interested in candidates with the following teaching/research experience:

  • Psychology
  • Law, Diversity and Social Justice
Required Qualifications
  • Master's degree or bachelor's degree with teaching experience
  • Demonstrated ability to teach an interdisciplinary curriculum
  • Experience with teaching methods which promote active, participatory learning
  • Experience working with a diverse student body, including a demonstrated ability and commitment to cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds
  • Understanding of Fairhaven's pedagogy
Preferred Qualifications
  • A terminal degree
  • Positive teaching evaluations
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.


 Commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

 Fairhaven College Pay Scale 

Tier 1: MA with minimal teaching experience: $791/credit

Tier 2: Ma and substantial teaching experience: $1,019/credit

Tier 3: ABD and successful teaching experience $1,100/credit

Tier 4: PhD, MFA or J.D and successful teaching experience $1,236

Benefits Information Benefits Overview for Faculty Positions

Bargaining Unit

 United Faculty of Western Washington

Application Instructions

A letter of application, vita, and brief description of courses you would like to teach are required. You will also be asked to provide contact information of three references.

Your cover letter and curriculum vitae should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications, including your experience working with a diverse student body, as well as demonstrated ability and commitment to cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds. You may cut and paste or upload your materials as noted on the PageUp application. Any additional materials that cannot be submitted electronically may be sent to:

Operations Manager (Vacancy Pool)
Fairhaven College, Western Washington University
516 High St., MS 9118
Bellingham, WA  98225

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

Closing Date Notes

Applications are accepted continuously for potential NTT faculty openings; please apply at your earliest convenience. Vacancy pool closes March 1st, 2024.

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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