South Asian Studies - Three-quarter Visiting Instructor
Western Washington University - Bellingham, WA

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A position in Liberal Studies as a three-quarter visiting Instructor of South Asian Studies, in Fall, Winter and Spring quarters of the 2012-2013 Academic Year, beginning September 25, 2013. Salary is competitive.

About the Department: Liberal Studies is an interdisciplinary humanities department with a focus on cultural history and the academic study of religion. The department offers two B.A. Humanities degree programs in History of Culture and Religion and Culture, and minors in Humanities and Study of Religion.

Position Responsibilities: To teach 7 courses: 3 sections of LBRL 271: Humanities of India; 3 sections of LBRL 378: Religion and Society of India; and one section of a 300-level course of your choice, with a cap of 25. (Sample syllabi are available upon request.)

Required Qualifications:
  • PhD or ABD, with training in social or cultural history of any period of South Asian history, and ability to teach both introductory and upper division courses on South Asia.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Some previous classroom teaching experience; and a background in the study of religion and/or gender studies.

Academic Emphasis: Liberal Studies/History

Job Location: Western Washington University , Bellingham, WA

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Bargaining Union: United Faculty of Western Washington

Application Instructions and Requested Documents: Please log in and submit your application via WWU’s Electronic System for Employment (EASE). Note: you will need to be using Internet Explorer to use EASE. Go to and choose Employment, Information for Applicants, and Instructions for applying online to Faculty Vacancy Pools.

A letter of application, a C.V., a graduate transcript, and three letters of reference are required.

In addition to applying online, please also mail your materials in hard copy form to:
Kim Ayre, Department Administrator
Liberal Studies Department, MS-9064
Western Washington University
516 High Street Bellingham, WA 98225-9064

Other Information: Contact the Liberal Studies Department Administrator Kim Kolb Ayre at (360) 650-3031; or e-mail .

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