Assistant or Associate Professor - Health Services Administration

The College of Health Science and Public Health Administration at Eastern Washington University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the Department of Public Health and Health Services Administration to begin mid-September 2018.

Easternis currently seeking to fill a tenure track faculty position in Health Services Administration at either Assistant or Associate Professor level, depending upon candidate qualifications.

The college seeks faculty who are committed to excellence in instruction and who appreciate a student-centered, with an emphasis on service and community -based learning in the education process. The department is housed in the College of Health Science and Public Health based on Eastern's Spokane campus. The college and department prepare students to help meet the growing market demand in the critical fields of public health, health care and education. The College is home to several nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate programs with a focus on inter-professional education (IPE) and collaboration.

Teaching responsibilities will be mainly with the Health Services Administration Services program which is an undergraduate program with an option in Long Term Care. Faculty positions include an expectation for teaching, research, and service, to meet the needs of the department at the undergraduate level. Additionally, all faculty are expected to actively participate in assessment of student learning and to engage in effective teaching.

The candidate selected for this position will be expected to engage in online learning, pursuit of grants, program assessment, and will be involved in continuation of accreditation with both the Association for University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) and National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB).

The College is located on Eastern's Spokane Campus, adjacent to downtown Spokane, a regional commercial and health center and maintains an administrative presence in Cheney, a residential suburb and the location of Eastern Washington University's residential campus. Cheney and Spokane are 17 miles apart. Spokane and vicinity offer a wide range of cultural, recreational, dining, shopping and entertainment alternatives as well as extensive affordable housing options.

Spokane is home to three universities and to health related, medical and other selective programs from the two state doctoral universities Washington State University and University of Washington. All clinical professions are represented and located on the Riverpoint campus for the 3 universities. This allows for collaboration with a variety of clinical and health administration disciplines. Spokane offers a high quality network of public and private K-12 schools, an extensive community college system and two major healthcare/hospital systems.

Living costs are below the national average and Washington State does not levy an income tax. Spokane is located on a desert high plateau and enjoys over 220 days of sunshine per year, with average summer time temperatures in the upper 70's and 80's, fewer than 4 feet of snow per year and low humidity. It is the gateway to the Inland Northwest, an hour drive from Lake Coeur d'Alene and a day drive from Glacier Park. Abundant outdoor recreational opportunities are available year round: skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, kayaking and more. The area offers a wholesome life-style for young families as well as for energetic empty nesters.

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 in with the rank of Associate Professor, the candidate must go up for tenure in his/her third year.

Eastern Washington University is currently seeking to fill a tenure track faculty position in Health Services Administration, Required Qualifications:
  • PhD in relevant field from an accredited institution; prefer PhD in Health Administration or closely related field;
    • PhD in another field will be considered if candidate offers an MHA from an accredited institution
    • DHA will be considered
  • 3 or more years teaching experience as the instructor of record at the undergraduate level
  • Evidence of scholarly research and ongoing research program in health services administration;
  • To be considered qualified, candidates must meet at least one the following:
    • At least one year of administration experience with 24/7 operations; and/or
    • Fellow in FACHA.
  • Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency and diversity, including universal accessibility.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with AUPHA and /or NAB accreditation;
  • Teaching and research ability in more than one health administration area (health finance, quality management, facility management, long term care);
  • Experience with grant activity.


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