Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of Ancient Near East or Mediterranean History

Western Washington University
Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
May 17, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, History
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

One-year Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of History beginning on September 16, 2022, through June 15, 2023. The position is open to historians of the Ancient Near East or Mediterranean, including Egypt. The successful candidate will teach seven courses over three quarters.

Required Qualifications

  • ABD and the ability to teach an introductory regional survey, an upper-division course on ancient empires, and additional undergraduate courses according to candidate’s areas of specialization and departmental needs
  • Demonstrated potential for effective teaching
  • Demonstrated commitment to work effectively with diverse students and colleagues, including a commitment to cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in the history of the Ancient Near East or Mediterranean or a related field.

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 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings. The Humanities and Social Sciences College and the History 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. The Department of History at Western Washington University consists of twenty-two tenured or tenure-track faculty whose courses serve a very active history major and make significant contributions to the university’s general education curriculum. Faculty in the department provide high-quality courses that prepare majors and non-majors with skills in research, analysis, and writing. The department offers majors in History, History/Social Studies, Elementary Education, and a combined degree with Latin American Studies. The department likewise houses a small but strong M.A. program in history as well as a number of undergraduate minors.

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. You will be asked to provide contact information of three references. Please do not submit reference letters, these will be automatically requested from your listed referees via the PageUp system.

Required application materials: (1) letter of application that includes a statement that addresses how your experiences (professional and non-professional) have prepared you to work effectively with diverse students and colleagues, including a commitment to cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds; (2) graduate transcript (official or unofficial); (3) C.V.; (4) syllabi for an introductory level Western Civilizations survey from pre-history to 476 and an upper-level history course in the candidate’s area of specialization; and (5) contact information for three letters of recommendation.

Application review begins June 7, 2022; position is open until filled.

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 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

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All employees must comply with our Immunization policies, including COVID vaccination by time of hire and Proof of Rubeola Measles Immunity within 60-days of hire. Please reach out to if you need information regarding medical or religious exemption and applicable accommodations. 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.

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