Acad. Job: Visiting Assistant Professor in Humanities (Willamette University)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Willamette University’s College of Arts & Sciences welcomes applications for a one-year full-time Visiting Assistant Professor (non-tenure-track) in any Humanities discipline, beginning in August 2023 and running through May 2024. PhD preferred, ABD considered. This position is renewable for up to three years, based on curricular need and successful reviews.–Humanities_R0005098?fbclid=IwAR2KHgSKwqaBNYc6RGNm-NV7djkJ4_GKp83RTtkra-OI1D5uiddJL6Cx0kE

The ideal candidate will have a commitment to teaching, mentoring, and community engagement, and be interested in pursuing a career in undergraduate education. The successful hire will teach primarily first and second-year classes in and adjacent to their area(s) of specialty, three classes per semester, approximately 25 students per course. One upper level course per year. Possible courses—depending on disciplinary background—include things such as Reading Literature and Culture, Introduction to the Study of Religion, Topics in United States History, Introduction to Japanese Art History; Introduction to Cinema Studies, etc. We welcome interdisciplinary scholars, and individuals whose courses might contribute to any of our cross-disciplinary programs.

Willamette is a small, highly selective private university of 2500 students, 1300 of whom are enrolled in the undergraduate College of Arts & Sciences, which is committed to providing students with a well-rounded liberal arts education. Willamette believes that a diverse, inclusive community is essential to achieving academic excellence; accordingly, we seek candidates who not only have the potential to become outstanding teachers and scholars, but whose work also furthers equity and inclusion, and who will bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. The College of Arts & Sciences is proud to enroll a substantial number of low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students of color. Over the past four years, 24% of our students were first-generation; 24% were Pell-eligible; and 33% identified as African American, Hispanic/LatinX, Native American/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or multiracial.

Must be able to reside in or primarily work in Oregon by the first day of employment. This is an in-person teaching position.  All University positions require that candidates submit to a criminal conviction record check prior to hire. Conviction does not automatically preclude candidates from being hired. Nature of conviction will be considered relative to the duties of the position.

To apply, please upload the following documents as part of your application materials in the “My Experience” section labeled “Resume”:

Letter of application describing your interest and qualifications for the position, with a description of courses you could teach within the college; 

Curriculum vitae

A statement of teaching philosophy

Names and contact information for three professional references

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  

For questions, please contact Dean Ruth Feingold, at

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