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About the Position: One-year Visiting Instructor of History beginning on September 16, 2012, through June 15, 2013. The position is open to historians of the Middle East.

About the Department: The Department of History at Western Washington University consists of nineteen tenured or tenure-track faculty whose courses serve approximately 200 history majors and make significant contributions to the university’s general education curriculum. History courses cover nearly every historical era and much of the globe. The department encourages its faculty to participate in interdisciplinary programs such as Arabic and Islamic Studies, Latin American Studies, Women’s Studies, International Studies, East Asian Studies, Canadian-American Studies, and the Honors program. Faculty in the department provide high quality courses that prepare majors and non-majors with skills in research, analysis, and writing. The department likewise fosters a small but strong M.A. program in history and a nationally recognized M.A. program in Archives and Records Management.
Position Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach seven courses.

Required Qualifications:

  • ABD
  • Ability to teach courses in the history of the Middle East, including a survey of Islamic Civilization and upper-level courses in his or her field of specialization

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in the history of the Middle East or a related field
  • Candidates who show promise as a teacher and have experience working with a diverse student body and staff

Academic Emphasis: Middle East History

Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Bargaining Union: United Faculty of Western Washington

Application Instructions and Requested Documents: Please log in below and submit your application via WWU’s Electronic System for Employment (EASE). Note: You will need to be using Internet Explorer to utilize our online application system. A letter of application along with a c.v., a graduate transcript, sample syllabi in upper level courses in the history of the Middle East or Introduction to Islamic Civilization, and three letters of reference are required. In addition to applying online, please mail your materials in hard copy form to:

Jennie Huber, Administrative Services Manager
Department of History, MS 9061
Western Washington University
516 High Street Bellingham, WA 98225-9061

Materials must be postmarked by May 21, 2012. Position open until filled.
Recruitment #: 120232

WWU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. 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. For disability accommodation, call (360) 650-3774.

For general questions contact Jennie Huber, Department Manager Search Coordinator Western Washington University Dept. Mgr./History 516 High Street Bellingham, WA 98225-9061 Tel 360.650.3457 Fax 360.650.7789

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