Institute for Energy 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 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 Institute for Energy Studies 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 Institute for Energy Studies maintains a vacancy pool of qualified persons interested in temporary, non-tenure track teaching positions. The positions are usually part-time, with occasional opportunities for full-time appointments. Positions may become available at any time and are typically filled on a quarterly basis.
The Institute for Energy Studies is a unique, multi-college collaboration at WWU, which is designed to meet growing demand, from students and Washington's growing clean energy economy, for interdisciplinary education related to the science, technology, policy and business aspects of human conversion and use of energy. Our program is designed to be interdisciplinary in a way that provides both breadth and depth, with a practical toolkit of technical and analytic tools in a context of system-level thinking and understanding. We offer a BA in Energy Policy and Management, minors in Energy Science and Energy Policy, and Energy Concentrations in the Electrical Engineering BS degree and the Business and Sustainability BA degree. More information is available at https://energy.wwu.edu/.
The Institute and the University value teaching and seek exemplary teachers who are current in their discipline, who will actively engage students in their own learning, and who will comply with University guidelines regarding course objectives, content, instructional format, and level of challenge. We expect students to be given feedback on their course work and examinations, and that adjunct faculty members will be available to students through regularly scheduled office hours.
Bachelor's degree in a related discipline
Demonstrated 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
Recent, relevant industry experience
Master's degree or higher in a related discipline
Successful teaching experience
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
United Faculty of Western Washington
A cover letter and curriculum vitae are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications, including your demonstrated 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.
You will be asked to provide contact information of three references.
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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.