The Department of Occupational Therapy at Eastern Washington University (Spokane campus) invites applications for qualified occupational therapists seeking a full-time, 9-month tenure-track faculty position. We are looking for individuals with experience working in geriatrics, mental health settings, or health and wellness.
There are three positions
This tenure-track position is for an assistant professor but associate professor rank may be negotiated dependent on qualifications. The successful applicant will have clinical expertise in one of the areas listed above and be expected to teach in one or more of these areas as well as several first year courses. The applicant will be expected to engage in scholarly activities, supervise MOT research or capstone projects, and engage in professional, university and departmental service.
The department is housed in the College of Health Science based on the EWU Spokane campus. The college and department prepare students to help meet the growing market demand in the critical fields of health care and education. The College of Health Science is home to several nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate programs with an increased focus on inter-professional education (IPE).
The Department of Occupational Therapy at Eastern Washington University is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Occupational Therapy Education. We are situated within the College of Health Sciences and Public Health (CHSPH) and operate in a new and well-equipped campus in the University District near downtown Spokane, Washington. The college includes six other health science programs: Physical Therapy, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Public Health, Dental Hygiene, Wellness and Movement Sciences, Health Sciences Administration and pre-Nursing. Our campus is inter-collegiate and includes medical, nursing, pharmacy, and dentistry programs. CHSPH has well established community partnerships and a commitment to serving rural and under-represented populations. The Department works with school districts, an agency offering services to children with autism, a drop-in center for homeless women, a veteran's maker space, a parasports program, a day program for adults with developmental disabilities, a variety of mental health and substance abuse treatment programs, as well as with local hospitals, clinics, and private practices. We look forward to developing additional opportunities for community-engaged scholarship.
Spokane is located in the scenic Pacific Northwest close to the Rocky Mountains. Opportunities abound for outdoor recreation both within the city and close by - you'll find many great places for skiing, hiking, biking and boating. The cost of living is reasonable, and the pace of life relaxed. Spokane is a medical hub for the Inland Northwest region.
This is an open recruitment; three days' notice will be provided prior to closure of recruitment.
Review of applications will start immediately. Position will remain open until filled. Preferred start date is August 16, 2020. Faculty rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and academic credentials. Please go to: https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu to apply to this position. EWU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
SPECIALACCOMMODATIONS: Eastern strives to satisfy all requests for special access needs for persons with disabilities. Requests for such accommodations are welcome and may be made by calling Human Resources at: (509) 359-2381.
About Eastern Washington University
Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.
Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Conditions of Employment
If the selected candidate is hired within the rank of Associate Professor, the candidate must go up for tenure in their third year.
This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university fund or other items of value, as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.
Master's degree in Occupational Therapy (MOT or MSOT), post-professional OTDor doctorate degree (DrOT) or doctorate degree (PhD, EdD) in a related field. Someone in process toward their post-professional OTD (or other doctorate) will be considered; however, all requirements for the OTD and doctorate must be completed by January 2022.
Established record, or evidence of strong potential, of successful teaching of graduate students and clinical experience in at least one of the following areas:
Evidence of, or strong potential of a research agenda
Eligible for Washington state Occupational Therapy licensure
Evidence of ability to engage in productive, respectful, collegial relationships with students, faculty and staff
Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity.
The preferred applicant will have:
PhD, EdD, or DrOT
Established record, or evidence of potential, of external research funding
Desire and ability to promote and support cultural competence
Readiness to work closely with students and faculty colleagues in community engagement and service-learning initiatives
Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney, Washington. Home to over 12,000 students, Eastern offers more than 100 fields of studies, nine master’s degrees, one applied doctorate, one educational specialist degree, and 11 graduate certificates. The university offers an exceptional learning environment that offers hands-on, real-world learning opportunities. Eastern offers a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum, which prepares students to succeed in the competitive job market. Students at Eastern receive a traditional, yet unique college experience.