Lecturer - Early Childhood (Education) - 3 Positions Available

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Working TitleLecturer - Early Childhood (Education) - 3 Positions AvailablePosting Number2019026FP Position Information

Classification TitleLecturerClassification Code8209RCW Exemption Criteria10 - Academic PersonnelEWU Position NumberF99812CUPA Code13.01 - General EducationFLSAExempt - TeachingBargaining Unit UFE% Full Time100Salary / Wage RangeCUPASalary Information

The minimum salary for this position is $50,786.

Anticipated Start Date09/16/2019 or as negotiatedTerm of Appointment100% Academic YearLocationCheney, WACountySpokaneProject Description


Project DurationN/ABackground CheckYes - Both Department Information

Level 1 User with AccessBekah BrayResponsible HR UserLori LivingstoneResponsible HR User Email [email protected] (inquiries only) Posting Text

Job Summary

The College of Arts, Letters, and Education at Eastern Washington University invites applications for three Lecturer positions in Early Childhood Education in the Department of Education to begin September 2019.

The preparation of teachers is central to the mission of the Education Department and the selected individual will work closely with colleagues in all areas of the department.

Our program currently offers the following special education certification options:

  • Early Childhood Education with Special Education Option
  • Early Childhood Special Education Minor
  • Special Education Minor (Minors do not meet a State of Washington Special Education endorsement).
  • M.Ed. in Special Education (online program)

We seek an outstanding early childhood educators with successful experience teaching in preschool – third grade settings as well as teaching early childhood education courses at the undergraduate level. Experience in inclusive early childhood education environments is highly desirable. Responsibilities will include teaching courses in early childhood assessment, guiding behavior, curriculum methods, and differentiated instruction for young children. Faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning.

The candidates selected for these positions may be expected to teach face-to-face classes, hybrid or blended classes and/or online classes according to the needs of the department.

Screening of applications will begin September 4, 2019. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

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

The preferred start date for these positions is 09/16/2019; other start dates will be considered, but not later than 1/2/2020.

Special notes pertaining to eligibility for contract reappointments for subsequent years:

  • Two of the three Lecturer positions are eligible for annual contract re-appointments, based on continuing need and funding.
  • The third Lecturer position is needed for academic year 2019-2020 only, as we will be conducting a tenure track search to fill the third position with an Assistant Professor for fall 2020.

This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.

Physical Demands

None anticipated.

Essential Functions Analysis forms (“EFA”) describe the physical and mental demands associated with our positions. You may access this document at the link provided below:
EFA for the Lecturer in Early Childhood Education Position

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


Required Qualifications
  • M.Ed. in early childhood or a related field
  • Minimum of three years of successful teaching experience in preschool – third grade settings or the equivalent.
  • Record of ability to foster community relationships and engage in learning collaboratively with students, community partners, staff, and colleagues.
  • Successful college teaching experiences.
  • Experience teaching diverse populations and engaging with diverse communities.
  • Interest, experience and/or ability promoting cultural competency and/or diversity
  • Demonstrated ability to apply developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood (P-3) settings
  • Familiarity with NAEYC competencies for early childhood professionals.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
Preferred Qualifications

Preference may be given to candidates who offer one or more of the following preferred qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in early childhood or a related field.
  • Reliability and/or experience with Teaching Strategies Gold
  • Reliability and/or experience with the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)
  • Familiarity with state Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS)
  • Expertise in the area of inclusive early childhood education and blended practices
  • Active participation in local, state, or national early childhood work groups/professional organizations
  • NAEYC membership
Other Skills and Abilities
  • Flexibility
  • Collaboration
  • Collegiality
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
Work Schedule TypeOtherWork Schedule

Schedule will vary from quarter to quarter to fulfill position’s responsibilities. Teaching assignments may include evening or online classes.

Posting Date08/23/2019Open Until Further NoticeNoClosing Date09/30/2019Screening to Begin09/04/2019Special 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.

Submit your application materials through our online faculty applications portal located here: https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resource Services at (509) 359-2381.

Position is open until further notice; screening will begin September 4, 2019. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

Required documentation includes all of the items listed below:

  • Cover letter: please describe how you meet each of the required and preferred qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Evidence: Attach evidence of effective teaching to include teaching evaluations if available for the most recent two years. Student evaluations should not include the original evaluation materials, but should be limited to 3rd party summaries.
  • 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.
  • List of Professional References: please include a list of at least three references including names, title, organization name, phone numbers, email addresses, and their connection to you.
  • Additional optional links: if you have additional documents that serve as evidence of how you meet the qualifications, you may upload those items to the optional links labeled Other Document #1 and Other Document #2.
Job Duties

% of Time100Responsibility / Duty

Teaching: typical workload for this position will involve 45 credits per academic year in Early Childhood Education, and the candidate may be required to teach other courses that fulfill the need of the Department and Program.

Teaching includes the following additional related responsibilities as defined in the faculty CBA:

  • Meet all scheduled classes
  • Plan, organize and inform students of the course content, texts, readings, assignments, attendance regulations and methods of evaluation including grading scales
  • Schedule and attend office hours
  • Turn in grades according to established deadlines

Additionally, all faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning.

Sample workload for AY2019-20 is as follows. Actual workload will be based on the needs of the department.

Fall 2019 – 11 credits
EDUC 479 (3 cr)
EDUC 489 (3 cr)
EDUC 581 (4 cr)
EDUC 386 (1 of 3 cr)

Winter 2020 – 12 credits
EDUC 386 (3 cr)
EDUC 423 (5 of 12 cr)
SPED 465 (4 cr)

Spring 2020 – 14 credits
EDUC 430 (5 cr)
EDUC 464 (4 cr)
EDUC 469 (4 cr)
EDUC 386 (1 of 3 cr)

Essential Function IndicatorYesPosting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
    4. Diversity Response
    5. List of Professional References
    Optional Documents
    1. Other Document #1
    2. Other Document #2
    3. DD214 Form




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