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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 the Middle East.


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 300/400 level courses in candidate’s area of specialization; as well as HIST 384- Palestine, Zionism, and Israel; HIST 499-Historical Research; and two of the following 200-level courses: HIST 287-Introduction to Islamic Civilization; HIST 288- History of the Modern Middle East; HIST 232- History of the Jews before the Modern era; HIST 233- History of the Jews in the Modern Era.
Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in the history of the modern Middle East, 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 one 200-level course and one 300-level course.

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

Closing Date NotesApplication 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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