Lecturer - Occupational Therapy

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Working Title Lecturer - Occupational Therapy Posting Number 2019015FP Position Information

Classification Title Lecturer Classification Code 8209 RCW Exemption Criteria 10 - Academic Personnel EWU Position Number F99581 CUPA Code 51.23 - Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions FLSA Exempt - Teaching Bargaining Unit UFE % Full Time 100% Salary / Wage Range CUPA Salary Information Anticipated Start Date August 1, 2019 Term of Appointment 9-month per year, mid-August to mid-May Location Spokane County Spokane Project Description Project Duration Background Check Yes - Both Department Information

Level 1 User with Access Cynthia Chadwick Responsible HR User Saundra Godin Responsible HR User Email address [email protected] Posting Text

Job Summary

Eastern Washington University and the Department of Occupational Therapy invite applications for an individual to serve as a full-time Lecturer. Start date for this position is August 1, 2019. This is a standard 9-month faculty appointment; the academic calendar typically runs from mid-August to mid-May.

The full-time Lecturer position will carry a 90% teaching as outlined in the University Collective Bargaining Agreement, plus 10% service to the Department and the profession. Additionally, all faculty are expected to actively participate in student advising and ongoing assessment of student learning. Current teaching needs are in the areas of physical dysfunction, geriatrics, mental health, program development, leadership, and/ or health and wellness.

The Lecturer Position is open until filled and screening will begin June 14, 2019. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

This position received faculty benefits which continue for all 12 months of the year.

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.

Diversity Statement

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

There may be opportunities for a summer teaching contract. Faculty benefits will continue through the summer whether or not a summer teaching appointment is available, as long as the candidate hired for the position is reappointed for academic year 2020-21.

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 the position’s start date.

Physical Demands

Optional: Contact Saundra Godin in Human Resources at [email protected] to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis which will describe conditions of employment, such as physical demands.

Pre-Placement Physical No Hearing Test No Medical Monitoring Post Hire No Protective Equipment

None anticipated

Required Qualifications
  • Minimum of a master’s degree in occupational therapy or related field.
  • Minimum of three years of clinical experiences in a variety of occupational therapy practice areas, including mental health, geriatrics, and/or health and wellness.
  • Previous experience lecturing in an MOT/OTA program in some capacity.
  • Experience working effectively with inter-professional colleagues.
  • Licensed, or eligible for licensure, as an occupational therapist in the state of Washington.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal accessibility, of our students, faculty, staff and the public.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced masters or doctoral degree in occupational therapy or related field.
  • Evidence of completion of relevant specialty certification, such as Certified Hand Therapist, and/or AOTA Board Certification in related topics
  • Four or more years of clinical experience in a variety of practice areas, including but not limited to mental health, health and wellness, and/or geriatric.
  • One year of college-level teaching experience as a course instructor.
  • Evidence of participation and leadership in professional activities.
  • Evidence of technical publications related to the field of occupational therapy.
  • Evidence of working with or for individuals from rural or other underserved populations.
Other Skills and Abilities Work Schedule Type Alternate Work Schedule

Schedule will vary from semester to semester to fulfill position’s responsibilities.

Posting Date 06/03/2019 Open Until Further Notice No Closing Date 06/28/2019 Screening to Begin 06/14/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants

Required documentation includes all of the items listed below.

  1. Cover letter: please describe how you meet each of the qualifications, both required and preferred, and any experience you offer that is relevant to the position’s required teaching responsibilities
  2. Resume or CV: please include a list of references as the last page of your resume or CV, including names, phone numbers, email addresses
  3. Optional: Letters of reference are NOT required, and will not be accepted via email or regular mail. If you have them available, you may only attach them at the time you complete your online application. If you have more than one letter, scan them into a consolidated pdf file, and attach to the link labeled “Letters of Reference.” Letters may also be provided at the time of interview.
  4. Diversity Response – As an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own. Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
Job Duties

% of Time 100 Responsibility / Duty

The Lecturer position will carry a full-time teaching load of 30 contact hours per year. Current teaching needs are in the areas of physical dysfunction, geriatrics, mental health, program development, leadership, and/ or health and wellness. Additionally, all faculty are expected to actively participate in assessment of student learning and to engage in effective teaching.

Teaching includes the following additional related responsibilities as defined in the faculty CBA:
o Meet all scheduled classes
o Plan, organize and inform students of the course content, texts, readings, assignments, attendance regulations and methods of evaluation including grading scales
o Schedule and attend office hours
o Turn in grades according to established deadlines

Essential Function Indicator Yes Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Diversity Response
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation #3
  4. DD214 Form




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Posted: 6/19/2019
Application Due: 7/2/2019
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