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Music - Non-Tenure Track Faculty Vacancy Pool

Western Washington University

Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2023

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Music - Non-Tenure Track Faculty Vacancy Pool

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Position Title Music - 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 The College of Fine and Performing Arts and the Department of Music support 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.

The Department of Music is a community of musicians and teachers who work collaboratively to support and encourage one another. Our mission is to provide a rigorous, professional artistic experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels; produce graduates who use their musical abilities to enrich and sustain communities within the university, the region, and beyond; and support ongoing musical experiences as part of a comprehensive Liberal Arts education.

The Department of Music serves 200 undergraduate majors and 12 graduate students annually, and offers BA, BMus and MMus degrees in multiple concentration areas, as well as minors in Music and Jazz Studies. The Department is comprised of twenty full-time faculty and approximately thirty-six part-time faculty. The department serves as a focal point for the campus and the regional community through collaboration, participation and leadership in music performance and instruction. Visit the department’s website for more information.

About the Position The Music Department maintains a vacancy pool of qualified persons interested in possible openings throughout the academic year and summer sessions for temporary, limited term 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. 
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in music or equivalent professional experience
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills and professionalism
  • Demonstrated commitment to cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds
Preferred Qualifications
  • MM, PhD, DMA
  • Previous teaching experience
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 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.

As part of the application, you will be asked to provide the names and contact information for at least three professional references. 

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 April 30, 2024. While applications are accepted continuously, please note this does not indicate there is a current opening.  Applicant materials are reviewed on 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 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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