Communication Studies - Non-tenure track faculty vacancy pool
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA
3d ago

About the University

Western Washington University, with over 15,000 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 2017 U.

S. News & World Report rankings.

About the Department

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Communication 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.

The educational objectives of the Department of Communication Studies are to teach communication that nurtures inclusive civil discourse, critical thinking, and cooperative solutions in a diverse world, to build a firm liberal arts foundation, and to enhance communication skills the students will use in business, education, government and professional careers.

  • Departmental courses in interpersonal / organizational and public / mass communication represent major interests in the communication discipline;
  • an intercultural focus distinguishes the program. The program emphasizes broad-based communication in professional roles rather than vocational / technical production skills.

    About the Position

    The Department of Communication Studies 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. Successful candidates will have the ability to teach both theory and skills-based classes.

  • Position Responsibilities : The department, college and University value teaching, and we expect you to be an excellent teacher;
  • to be current in your discipline; to engage students actively in their own learning including discussion, writing, and analysis;
  • and to set high standards regarding course content. You are expected to provide students with feedback on their coursework and examinations, and to be available to students through regularly scheduled office hours in keeping with department policy.

    You must have your students evaluate your course(s) using the standard University evaluation forms, or others approved by the provost, and you must make those evaluations available to the department chairs and faculty for annual review.

    Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree (BA or BS degrees may be considered for Forensics Program positions)
  • Emphasis in Communication or related discipline
  • Demonstrated potential for successful teaching
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse students and staff, including a demonstrated ability and commitment to cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated successful teaching experience
  • Strong communication skills
  • Salary

    Commensurate with experience and qualifications

    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, including your demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse students and staff, including a demonstrated ability and commitment to cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds.

    You will also be required to provide contact information of three references.

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