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 83,000 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 Geology Department at WWU is committed to excellence in both teaching and research. We feel the best way to accomplish our educational goals is to integrate active learning and research into the curriculum so that teaching and research are unified into one endeavor. For all of our students, we strive to create excitement about discover and competence in application of the scientific method. We want to develop in all students an appreciation of how geological processes affect the earth and society so that they will be environmentally responsible, scientifically literate citizens. We strive to produce majors with an interdisciplinary background in geology and the physical sciences that can do original research and effectively communicate the results.
The College of Science and Engineering and the Geology Department 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.
About the Position
The Department of Geology 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. Positions may become available at any time and are typically filled on a quarterly basis.
Position Responsibilities: Lecture and/or lab instruction in geology courses
M.S. in Geological Sciences
Ability to work effectively with diverse students, faculty and staff, and commitment to cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds
PhD in Geological Sciences
Demonstrated successful teaching experience
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
United Faculty of Western Washington
A letter of application addressing the above qualifications, teaching experience, vita, and contact information of three references are required. In your cover letter, please specifically address your ability to work effectively with diverse students, faculty and staff, as well as commitment to cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds.
For additional information or questions, call 360-650-3581 or email: Geology@wwu.edu
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With 15,000 students, 160 academic programs, and an energized campus community, Western offers the focus on students and the faculty access of a smaller college and the academic choice, resources, multicultural diversity, and room to grow of a large university. Western is located in beautiful Bellingham, a scenic coastal city of approximately 80,000 situated between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. With easy access to both the Cascade mountain range and the Pacific coast, the region is rich in cultural events and attractions as well as many recreational activities. Western is known nationally for its successes, including being named the top public master’s granting university in the Pacific Northwest by U. S. News and World Report and one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education.