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About the Department
The Geology Department offers BA, BS and MS programs in Geology, Geophysics, and Science Education. Information is available at https://cse.wwu.edu/geology. The Geology Department 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
Western Washington University invites applications for a three-quarter (nine month) visiting teaching position with a required start date of September 16, 2019.
The successful candidate will teach courses in geophysics, earth materials, and introduction to geology, with the opportunity to develop upper division courses and mentor undergraduate student research. This appointment will include two quarters of Geol 352 (Introduction to Geophysics), two quarters of Geol 311 (Earth Materials), and 1-2 sections of Introduction to Geology or Physical Geology, an upper division course in the applicant’s specialty, or supervision of undergraduate research.
MS or PhD in an appropriate Earth Sciences field at time of appointment
Ability to teach Introduction to Geophysics, Earth Materials, and Introduction to Geology
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
College-level teaching experience
Ability to teach an upper division course in the applicant’s specialty
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
United Faculty of Western Washington
Please log in and submit your application via WWU PageUp. Applications must include a cover letter outlining your teaching accomplishments with specific reference made to your ability to teach the courses described above. The application should also include a C.V., graduate school transcripts, and statements describing the candidate’s teaching philosophy and effectiveness, and ability to work with a diverse student body.
In addition, letters of reference from two persons familiar with the candidate’s teaching and academic qualifications must be provided. Send the letters to the Geology Department or email them to the search committee chair (see below).
Questions regarding this position should be directed to the search committee chair, Jackie Caplan-Auerbach (email@example.com) or the Geology Department chair, Bernie Housen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Closing Date Notes
Review of applications begins August 9, 2019; position open until filled.
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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.