Non-Tenure Track Instructor/Assistant Professor of Geography

Recruitment Number: F1805

Application Deadline:  Review of applications begins July 23, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Geography & Sustainability at Western Oregon University seeks applicants for a non-tenure track Instructor/Assistant Professor to start in the 2018-2019 academic year with possibility for renewal. The successful candidate should expect to teach introductory cultural and economic geography. More advanced courses may be in those subfields, but also in urban and political geography.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in geography or related field (ABD will be considered, but the position requires completion of all degree requirements by start date)
  • Ability to teach courses in human geography

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in geography or related field
  • Interest and ability to support teaching in the department’s new sustainability major
  • Prior college teaching experience

Start Date:  September 16, 2018

Contact Information: Questions regarding this position may be directed to Shaun Huston, Search Committee Chair, at

For questions regarding the application process or to submit your application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552 or

Application Process:  You may submit all materials online at

Required application materials (PDF preferred):

  • A WOU Faculty Application Form (available at
  • Letter of interest that addresses each qualification of the position. Please include how your experience, education, and/or training might help us build a more inclusive, collaborative, and diverse community.
  • Current curriculum vita
  • Names and contact information for at least (3) three references
  • Unofficial copy of transcripts for highest degree

As an alternative, you may submit application materials to:

F1805, NTT Instructor/Asst. Professor of Geography

Western Oregon University

Human Resources Office

345 N. Monmouth Ave

Monmouth, OR  97361                                                                                                         

-OR- E-mail as an attachment to  -OR- Fax to 503-838-8144.

Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized public comprehensive university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley. The University serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students. In 2014 Western Oregon University was ranked highest in the Pacific Northwest and 85th in the nation for economic value and employability of its graduates, by Educate to Career, Inc. The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley.  Our student body of about 5200 undergraduate and 400 graduate students enjoys the vibrant and close-knit intellectual community of a leading liberal arts college.

Western Oregon University is an EO/AA/Veteran/Disability employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.