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Contact Department Administrator Jennie Huber
(360) 650-3457
Bellingham, WA, US
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About the Position

One-year Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of History beginning on September 16, 2019, through June 15, 2020. The position is open to historians of Africa.


The successful candidate will teach seven courses over three quarters.

Required Qualifications

ABD in History or related field, by September 15, 2019
Ability to teach upper-division courses in candidate's area of specialization; as well as “African History to 1800” (HIST 285), “African History 1800-present” (HIST 286), and at least one 300-level course in African history from WWU’s catalog.
Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in the history of Africa, or related field
Demonstrated potential for effective teaching
Demonstrated potential to work effectively with a diverse campus community, including potential and commitment to cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Bargaining Unit

United Faculty of Western Washington

Application Instructions

Please log in below and submit your application via WWU PageUp. Applications should include: 1) a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, 2) a c.v., 3) names and contact information for three references, and 4) sample syllabi for HIST 285, HIST 286, and one 300-level course.

For general questions contact the Department Administrator Jennie Huber at (360) 650-3457 or e-mail

Application review begins April 15, 2019; 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 Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, 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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