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Western Washington University Institute for Energy Studies - Non-Tenure Track Faculty Vacancy Pool in Bellingham, Washington

Institute for Energy Studies - Non-Tenure Track Faculty Vacancy Pool

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Location: Bellingham, WA

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Position TitleInstitute for Energy Studies - Non-Tenure Track Faculty Vacancy Pool

About the UniversityWestern 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 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

About the Department

The Institute for Energy Studies (IES) is a multi-college collaboration at WWU, which is designed to meet growing demand, from students and from Washington's growing clean energy economy, for interdisciplinary education related to the science, technology, policy and business aspects of human conversion and use of energy. Our energy programs are designed to provide both breadth and depth, with a practical toolkit of technical and analytic skills from classroom and experiential learning.

The IES academic program is unique in the country in offering undergraduate degrees that directly address key energy/climate challenges and their solutions, via hands-on experiential learning, such as our “Campus as a Lab” initiative, preparing graduates to hit the ground running as practitioners and leaders of a clean energy transition. Through efforts of the IES, WWU was named one of only twelve institutions globally by the U.S. Dept. of Energy for their first-ever Zero Energy Design Designation.

The Institute for Energy Studies 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 focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from under-represented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.

About the Position

The Institute for Energy Studies maintains a vacancy pool of qualified persons interested in temporary, non-tenure track teaching positions. The positions are usually part-time, with occasional opportunities for full-time appointments. Positions may become available at any time and are typically filled on a quarterly basis.

The Institute and the University value teaching and seek exemplary teachers who are current in their field, who will actively engage students in their own learning, and who will follow University guidelines regarding course objectives, content, instructional format, and level of challenge. We seek individuals with teaching interests in fields relevant to the clean energy transition to a decarbonized Northwest energy system, such as energy efficiency, energy system science, net-zero/low-carbon energy planning and management, local energy/climate policies and strategies, enterprise energy management, or urban/community energy planning. We expect students to be given feedback on their course work and examinations, and that adjunct faculty members will be available to students through regularly scheduled office hours.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse students, faculty and staff, and commitment to cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications

  • Recent, relevant industry or government experience

  • Master's degree or higher in a related discipline

  • Successful teaching experience

Conditions of EmploymentAll employees must comply with our Immunization policies, includingProof of Rubeola Measles Immunity ( within 60-days of hire. Please reach out toHR@wwu.eduif you need information regarding medical or religious exemption and applicable accommodations.


$1,600-$2,600 per credit, commensurate with experience and qualifications

Benefits InformationBenefits Overview for Faculty Positions (

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. Please also note courses (existing and proposed) you would be most qualified to teach. You may wish to consult our program and course offerings at

Please provide contact information for three references.

This vacancy pool is refreshed annually; please see applicable close date information below (open continuously until December 31 of each year). Applicants who continue to remain interested in being considered for on-going opportunities should re-submit updated materials to the new pool, once posted.

Closing Date Notes

Applications are accepted continuously for potential NTT faculty openings; please apply at your earliest convenience. Vacancy pool closes no later than December 31, 2024.

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

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services ( , 360.650.3303 or 711 (Washington Relay).

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("The Clery Act"). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western's campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services The report can be found at:Annual Security and Fire Safety Report ( .

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 and rehires, which includes a sexual misconduct background check.

Job no: 501694

Advertised: Apr 02 2024 09:00 Pacific Daylight Time

Applications close: Dec 31 2024 23:55 Pacific Standard Time