Assistant Professor - School Psychology Respecialization Program


Eastern Washington University Department of Psychology invites applications for an Assistant Professor in the Ed.S. School Psychology Respecialization Program, to begin September 2018.

The Ed.S. School Psychology Respecialization Program is a distance-learning hybrid program offered primarily online with synchronous and asynchronous delivery and in-person training requirements on the Cheney or Spokane campus. The program admits high quality educators, counselors, and mental health professionals who demonstrate substantial professional experience in an education setting or within their respective fields.

In keeping with the high standards established by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), the Psychology Department is committed to the selection, training, supervision, and professional success of students in the Ed.S. School Psychology Respecialization Program. The program adheres to a scientist-practitioner model and offers a structured sequence of curricular and field experiences with an emphasis on closely supervised training experiences across all levels of need within schools. Program faculty members establish strong relationships with one another and with site supervisors to support students to engage in meaningful field based experiences.

The current position includes responsibilities for teaching online with opportunities to teach in Cheney and Spokane. The position also includes responsibilities for field supervision, service, and scholarship. Opportunities for summer teaching, although not required, may be available.

Responsibilities:

  1. Teach 36 credits per academic year, subject to Department needs, but to include online courses and/or on-campus courses in Cheney, WA
  2. Teach courses in this NASP-aligned program such as, Counseling Theories and School-based Mental Health Interventions, Academic Assessment, and Human Neuropsychology, Practicum and Internship supervision courses, and/or other courses that fulfill the need of the Department and Program
  3. Advising students who are declared majors on Department, College, and University requirements and career opportunities
  4. Participate in the leadership of local, state, and regional professional organizations
  5. Pursue productive research, scholarship and/or creative activities, including professional activities leading to publication, performance, and/or formal presentation in the field
  6. Pursue research funding through grant development
  7. Mentor student portfolio development.
  8. Collaborate with colleagues in utilization of creativity and best practice knowledge in curriculum development, classroom instruction, and student supervision

Position is open until further notice; screening will begin in January 2018. Update: screening will be continuing through mid-April.

Please direct questions about the position to Dr. Jamie Chaffin, Search Committee Chair, jchaffin@ewu.edu (inquiries only; applications are not accepted via email).

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

The required start date for this position is 09/16/2018. To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than 09/16/2018.

Position is based on the Cheney campus, and includes responsibilities that are delivered in-person and on-campus. As a result, this position will not be filled with a candidate who seeks an on-line only, remote faculty position.


Required Qualifications:
  • Doctoral degree in School Psychology (or related field with specialist level training as a school psychologist); ABD candidates may be considered (PhD must be conferred by 9/16/2018 for this position which begins 9/16/2018) and Certification/Licensure in School Psychology
  • Eligible for Washington State ESA certification in School Psychology or Psychology Licensure
  • Interest and/or experience in online learning
  • Competent with and experienced using, database, email, and other forms of instruction technology
  • Demonstrated ability to teach a variety of core courses in School Psychology such as Counseling Theories and School-based Mental Health Interventions, Psychoeducational Groups, Professional School Psychology courses, and Internship.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise student practicum, internship, and portfolio requirements, and advise graduate students.
  • Experience working with school districts and in professional settings as a School Psychologist
  • A high degree of interest in human and cultural diversity, social justice and experiential and community-based education.


Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates who also offer one or more of the following:

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. or ABD in School Psychology
  • National Certification in School Psychology (NCSP)
  • PREPaRE Certified Trainer
  • Demonstrated ability to teach in an online format using synchronous and asynchronous components
  • Experience teaching university or college graduate level Psychology courses
  • Commitment to quality teaching and student development






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