Sessional job in Canadian History - Western Washington University

One-Year Visiting Instructor – Canada

Department of History


One-year Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of History beginning on September 16, 2017, through June 15, 2018. The position is open to historians of Canada in all fields and time periods.


The successful candidate will teach seven courses over three quarters.


Required:             • ABD in Canadian history or a related field by September 15, 2017

• The ability to teach HIST 277 – Canada: A Historical Survey and upper-level courses in the history of Canada according to candidate’s areas of specialization and departmental needs

• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse students and colleagues


Preferred:            • A Ph.D. in the history of Canada

• Demonstrated potential for effective teaching

• Ability to teach HIST 379 – Canadian American Relations, which contributes to the curricula in history and Canadian-American Studies.


The Department of History at Western Washington University consists of nineteen tenured or tenure-track faculty whose courses serve a very active history major 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 East Asian Studies; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; International Studies; Latin American 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 houses a small but strong M.A. program in History and a nationally recognized M.A. program in Archives and Records Management.


WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY is located in Bellingham, Washington, a city of approximately 83,000 situated between Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, both of which have substantial research universities, archives, and libraries to which WWU faculty have access.  The University enrolls approximately 15,000 students in eight colleges. The Department of History is in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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 for both a survey of Canadian history and an upper-level history course in the candidate’s area of specialization, and three letters of reference are required.

Apply online at,

and have letters of reference sent directly to:

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

Materials must be received by August 15, 2017. Review of applications will commence August 2, 2017.

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

WWU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, Vietnam-era veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply.  For disability accommodation, call the Employee Relations-Disability Specialist/ADA Coordinator at (360) 650-7410 or (360) 650-7696 (TTY).  All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service before beginning work at WWU.

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