Chemistry Non-Tenure Track Vacancy Pool – Bellingham, WA

Chemistry Non-Tenure Track Vacancy Pool

Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA


Position Title

Chemistry Non-Tenure Track 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 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 College of Science and Engineering and the Chemistry Department support 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. Please refer to the department website for detailed information about our programs. 

The Chemistry Department offers a robust schedule of lecture and/or laboratory instruction, primarily in 100-level general chemistry lecture/laboratory courses, organic and biochemistry laboratories, or upper division lecture courses in analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and/or physical chemistry.


About the Position

The Chemistry Department 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. Positions may become available at any time and are typically filled on a quarterly basis.

Position Responsibilities: The department, College and University value teaching, and we expect you to be an excellent teacher; to be current in your discipline; to engage students actively in their own learning including discussion, writing, and analysis; and to set high standards regarding course content. You are expected to provide students with feedback on their coursework and examinations, and to be available to students through regularly scheduled office hours in keeping with department policy. You must have your students evaluate your course(s) using the standard University evaluation forms, or others approved by the department, and you must make those evaluations available to the department chairs and faculty for annual review.

Required Qualifications

  • M.S. in chemistry or related field (e.g., biochemistry, chemical engineering)
  • Experience and skills in working with diverse students and staff, including a commitment to cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds
  • Demonstrated potential for successful teaching at the college level

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in chemistry or related field (e.g., biochemistry, chemical engineering)
  • Demonstrated successful experience in teaching chemistry (lecture and/or laboratory) at the college level

Conditions of Employment

All employees must comply with our Immunization policies, including COVID vaccination by time of hire and Proof of Rubeola Measles Immunity within 60-days of hire. Please reach out to [email protected] if you need information regarding medical or religious exemption and applicable accommodations.


Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Benefits Information

Bargaining Unit

United Faculty of Western Washington

Application Instructions

A cover letter and curriculum vitae are required and should address the areas of chemistry/biochemistry that you are qualified to teach and your teaching experience in these areas, your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications, and your availability: part-time only, full-time only, or either.

You will be asked to provide contact information for three references.

Required Supplemental Materials

If available, evidence of teaching ability (i.e., student course evaluations or peer teaching evaluations).

Closing Date Notes

Applications are accepted continuously for potential NTT faculty openings; please apply at your earliest convenience. Vacancy pool closes no later than April 15, 2023.


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