Adjunct Faculty, Comparative Cultures

Open date: 
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Position summary: 

Washington State University Vancouver is seeking applicants for an adjunct faculty member to teach one course in Comparative Cultures for the Fall 2018 semester (August 15-December 18).  Content development required, in collaboration with departmental leadership; access to previous course iterations will be provided.


For_Lang 120 – Introduction to Foreign Cultures 3 credit hours.  MWF 12:10-1p.  An introduction to inter-/intra-cultural communication of foreign cultures, plus customs, art, music, religion, fashion, food, et. al.  Taught in English.   Fulfills the DIVR (Diversity) designation of the WSU University Common Requirements (UCORE).

Lecture: MWF, 12:10-1p.  Enrollment:  20-25 students.

The lens of the course may be adapted to the successful candidate’s specialty.  Recent iterations of the course include a study of European cultures vs. the US; workplace cultures around the world; relationships between society and evolutions in language.  Regardless of focus, communication should be the primary theme, and the course must fulfill the requirements of its designation within the university core curriculum (departmental collaboration/approval required). 

Review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Minimum requirements: 

Master's degree in a non-English language, linguistics, comparative literature, or a related field focusing on non-US culture or society.

Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to working with diverse student and community populations.

Preferred qualifications: 

Documented experience teaching undergraduates, situating content within core curriculum objectives, and ability to relate specialty to non-majors. 

$4491-$4704, depending on terminal degree.
To apply: 

Interested applicants should send the following items, preferably via email, to:  Julie Points, Washington State University Vancouver, 14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave., Vancouver, WA 98686-9600;

1) a cover letter discussing training and experience as related to the required qualifications, as well as 1-3 preliminary suggestions for the course “lens,”

2) curriculum vitae,

3) unofficial graduate transcripts.

4) evaluations of recent teaching performance (such as course evaluation report summaries or a letter of recommendation from a former teaching supervisor), and

5) names of three references (one may be from a former student)

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