Asia University America Program (AUAP) - 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 Western Washington University-Asia University America Program (WWU-AUAP) is a specially-designed English language and cultural orientation program which has been developed cooperatively with Asia University (Tokyo, Japan), Western Washington University, Central Washington University, and Eastern Washington University. During this five-month study abroad program, the WWU-AUAP offers twenty hours of instruction per week at different instructional levels.
WWU-AUAP 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
WWU-AUAP 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.
The AUAP Instructor provides instruction in components of a specialized ESL curriculum. The WWU-AUAP offers twenty hours of instruction per week at different instructional levels. The specific ESL and content courses include: Integrated English Skills, Functions of English, American Studies, International Communications (with emphasis on content related to important global issues), and Career/Business Exploration.
Conditions of Contract: Fifteen instructional hours per week constitutes fulltime employment. AUAP has two terms, approximately five months each. This is a five-month, renewable contract.
Provide classroom instruction as assigned and during designated class times
Develop relevant, high interest course materials to meet specific course objectives
Review weekly lecture recording (e.g., audio and PowerPoint slides) online prior to returning lecture notes to students
Attend faculty meetings which are set up to discuss curriculum issues, student progress, attendance problems and other instructionally related matters
Monitor and evaluate the language proficiency of students in each section and recommend section changes as needed
Participate in course-related field trips and develop follow-up materials
Assist in the testing and placement of students
Keep current in the field of TESOL
Maintain regular office hours for student interaction
Submit a weekly update for each class
Submit midterm and end-of-quarter grades and attendance reports for each student
Provide leadership in fostering an inclusive learning community for students and working environment with faculty and staff colleagues
Participate in major program functions and social activities
Participate fully in Pre-Service Week, Orientation Week and Closing Week planning, meetings and activities
Model conduct consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement and Faculty Handbook
Master’s Degree in TESL, Applied Linguistics or a Related Field with TESOL Certification
Experience teaching a range of postsecondary ESL skill and content areas at all proficiency levels
Effective communication skills, including cross-cultural communication
Ability to work effectively with diverse students and colleagues, including multicultural experience and the ability to create and promote an inclusive community
Experience developing and implementing content-based curriculum
Demonstrated professional activity (conference presentations, publications, service to profession)
Knowledge of another language
Successful teaching experience abroad
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 ability to work effectively with diverse students and colleagues, as well as multicultural experience and the ability to create and promote an inclusive community.
You will be asked to provide contact information of three references.
Closing Date Notes
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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.