Lecturers, Part-time Temporary

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Lecturers, Part-time Temporary

Tacoma, WA
Open Date:
Jun 15, 2020

The Milgard School of Business at the University of Washington Tacoma is seeking applications from qualified candidates for non-tenure track, temporary part-time lecturer positions effective throughout the 2020-2021 academic year. The appointment period is generally in alignment with the academic quarter. The positions are dependent on curricular need and available funding. Part-time lecturers are non-voting members of the UW Tacoma faculty. 

The successful candidate(s) will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in topics such as: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Business Analytics, Business Communications, Sports Management, Service Learning, Community Engagement, Corporate Social Responsibility, Board Governance, and Statistics. Business administration course descriptions can be found at: https://www.washington.edu/students/crscatt/ .

The positions may require on-site face-to-face availability for course instruction, online/hybrid instruction, and teaching assignments may include days and/or evenings. Teaching excellence is expected of all successful candidates. General responsibilities include:

  • Preparing and delivering rigorous course content that meets the academic standards befitting the University of Washington
  • Ensuring that delivery of all course materials
    • fits the catalog course description
    • meets the stated learning goals for each course
    • aligns with existing standards (text books, tools, etc.)
  • Ongoing coordination with the corresponding Area Coordinator and the Milgard School of Business administration
  • Using appropriate and effective teaching strategies and student evaluation methods
  • Informing students of all course requirements and providing feedback on a continuing basis
  • Holding regular office hours
  • Using appropriate technology for the course
  • Submitting course grades by the deadline.

The policies and practices of UW Tacoma are grounded in the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through an acknowledgement of the diverse backgrounds and goals of citizens of our community, we believe all its constituents can be better served. UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. For further information, see https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/academic-affairs/diversity.

University and School Background

One of three campuses of the University of Washington, UW Tacoma is an urban-serving university that shares the University of Washington’s commitment to high quality teaching and research and is committed to participating in the educational, cultural, and economic development of the South Puget Sound. Located largely in renovated historical buildings in Tacoma’s downtown warehouse district, UW Tacoma serves students from diverse racial/ethnic and cultural populations. UW Tacoma has a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching. It offers a range of academic programs focused on sustainability including environmental sciences and sustainable urban development. It is also home to the Centers for Urban Waters and Leadership & Social Responsibility. Situated on the high-technology corridor of Puget Sound, UW Tacoma offers views of the historic Foss Waterway and Mount Rainier, providing an incomparable gateway to the Pacific Northwest recreation. For more information about UW Tacoma, please visit http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/.

The Milgard School of Business, named in recognition of a multi-million dollar gift from the Milgard family, enjoys strong relationships with businesses and the South Puget Sound community. The School’s Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility and Center for Business Analytics offer opportunities for teaching, research and community outreach related to its mission. The AACSB-accredited Milgard School currently has more than 777 students in its undergraduate, MBA, Masters in Accounting (MAcc), Masters in Business Analytics (MSBA), and Masters in Cybersecurity and Leadership (MCL) programs. Additional information about the Milgard School of Business can be found at http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/business.


Required Education:

Candidates should have a Masters or PhD (or foreign equivalent) in Business or a related discipline.

Required Work Experience:

Candidates should have a demonstrated record of teaching effectiveness or a minimum of five years of experience in a relevant field.  Candidates with limited prior teaching experience must be willing to commit to an initial on-boarding process that includes guided mentoring by experienced faculty. 

Application Instructions:

Submit the following documents through Interfolio at:

1) Curriculum Vitae or Resume

2) Letter of interest, including:

  • A list of business administration courses (https://www.washington.edu/students/crscatt/) for which you feel qualified to teach (sample syllabi are welcome)
  • Your qualifications for teaching the courses listed
  • Demonstrated evidence of prior teaching success (previous course evaluations are desirable)
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion work

Prior to issuing a letter of appointment, three letters of recommendation must be received directly by the Milgard School of Business.




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Posted: 6/16/2020
Application Due: 3/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time