Assistant/Associate Professor - Occupational Therapy

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Working TitleAssistant/Associate Professor - Occupational TherapyPosting Number2019022FP Position Information

Classification TitleAssistant or Associate ProfessorClassification Code8003bRCW Exemption Criteria10 - Academic PersonnelEWU Position NumberF99733CUPA Code51.23 - Rehabilitation & Therapeutic ProfessionsFLSAExempt - TeachingBargaining Unit UFE% Full Time100%Salary / Wage RangeCUPASalary InformationAnticipated Start DateAugust 1, 2020Term of Appointment9 months, mid-August through mid-MayLocationSpokaneCountyWashingtonProject DescriptionProject DurationBackground CheckYes - Both Department Information

Level 1 User with AccessCynthia ChadwickResponsible HR UserSaundra GodinResponsible HR User Email [email protected] Posting Text

Job Summary

The Department of Occupational Therapy at Eastern Washington University (Spokane campus) invites applicant candidates for 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. Current program emphasis is in rural practice.

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 of Occupational Therapy at Eastern Washington University is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Occupational Therapy Education. We are situated within the new 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 five other health science programs: Physical Therapy, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Public Health, Dental Hygiene, 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.

Review of applications will start immediately. Position will remain open until filled. Preferred start date is August 1, 2020. Faculty rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and academic credentials. Please go to: 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.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: 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.

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

If the selected candidate is hired within the rank of Associate Professor, the candidate must go up for tenure in his/her 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.

Physical Demands

Optional: To obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis which describes the physical and mental demands associated with the position, contact the Office of Human Resources at [email protected]

Pre-Placement Physical NoHearing Test NoMedical Monitoring Post Hire NoProtective Equipment

Examination gloves

Required Qualifications

Requirements include:

  • an earned PhD, post-professional OTD or other doctorate degree in a related field;
  • at least 3 years of clinical experience with at least 2 years in an area of expertise in occupational therapy;
  • eligibility for licensure as an occupational therapist in the state of Washington;
  • a record of success and at least 1 year in university teaching;
  • evidence of collaboration, collegiality and team building.
  • Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity.
Preferred Qualifications

The preferred applicant will have:

  • 5 or more years of clinical experience;
  • a history of program management;
  • a record of success in grant writing, program development, or research;
  • experience with supervising student research or capstone projects;
  • more than 2 years of teaching experience in higher education;
  • experience in curriculum design, leadership and management, and/or instructing students in research methods.
Other Skills and AbilitiesWork Schedule TypeAlternateWork Schedule

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

Posting Date08/05/2019Open Until Further NoticeYesClosing DateScreening to Begin11/12/2019Special Instructions to Applicants

It is strongly recommended that you print a copy of these instructions and the position posting before you begin to complete the online application, as the instructions will not be viewable once you begin the application process.
Required documentation includes all of the items listed below.
1. Attach a detailed cover letter in which you explain how you meet each of the required minimum qualifications [and preferred qualifications, if applicable]. It is preferred that you provide that information in a bulleted list or within a table within your cover letter.
2. Attach a chronological resume including work experience, education, and applicable certifications. Please include the names, addresses and phone numbers for 3 professional references in your resume (these can be identical to the references listed on the application).
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 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 “Other Document.” 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 Time100Responsibility / Duty
  • Teach in Master of Occupational Therapy Program (MOT) curriculum within area of expertise and support department needs;
  • Conduct research or scholarship activities that contribute to departmental publications, presentations and/or external funding;
  • Provide service to the department, college, university, community and professional of occupational therapy;
  • Serve as an advisor to a small group of MOT students from each academic cohort.
  • Additionally, all faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning.
Essential Function IndicatorYesPosting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Diversity Response
    Optional Documents
    1. Other Document #1
    2. DD214 Form




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    Posted: 8/27/2019
    Application Due: 1/5/2020
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