Lecturer - Foundations and/or Curriculum & Instruction (Education)

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Lecturer - Foundations and/or Curriculum & Instruction (Education)

About Eastern Washington University:
Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to our primary campus in Cheney, we also offer programs in Spokane’s innovative University-District, 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.


Job Summary:
This recruitment will be closed to further applications as of Friday, December 4th, 2020, at noon Pacific time.

The College of Arts, Letters, and Education at Eastern Washington University invites applications for Lecturer positions in the Department of Education to begin January 2021. We anticipate filling at least two positions from this recruitment. Focus for these positions will be Foundations and/or Curriculum and Instruction graduate programs in the Department of Education.

The preparation of educators is central to the mission of the Education Department and the selected individual will work closely with colleagues in all areas of the department. We offer the following graduate programs that lead to a Master in Education degree.

  • Adult Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Leadership
  • Literacy

We seek an outstanding educator with successful experience teaching in educational settings. Experience in higher education environments is highly desirable.

Responsibilities will include primarily teaching online courses in foundations, theories of learning, philosophy of education, curriculum development and evaluation, research methods, and overseeing program completion for students. Faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning.

The candidate selected for these positions will be expected to teach online and face-to-face classes according to the needs of the department.

Additionally, the candidate selected for these positions will be expected to offer experience and/or interest in online learning and the pursuit of grants, to expand the university's endeavors in those areas. In addition, candidates will be expected to attend in person or virtually faculty retreats, meetings, and professional development around program improvement.

Screening of applications will begin Nov.5th, 2020; recruitment will remain open after the screening date, and until further notice. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.


Required Qualifications:
  • Doctorate or ABD in a field of education or relevant discipline.
  • Two or more years of online teaching experience
  • Higher education experience
  • Two or more years of P-12 experience or equivalent
  • Expertise in Curriculum Instruction or Foundations
  • 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:
  • P-12 experience or equivalent
  • Evidence of collaboration and relationships
  • Evidence of the ability to develop strong relationships with students


Other Skills and Abilities:
  • Flexibility
  • Collaboration
  • Collegiality
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management


Job Duties:
% of Time: 100
Responsibility / Duty:
Teaching: typical workload for this position will involve about 30 credits per academic year in foundations of education courses, 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.

AY20-21 Teaching Responsibilities (for winter 2021 and spring 2021)

Winter 2021 (16 credits)
  • EDUC 507 (4 credits)
  • EDUC 520 (4 credits)
  • EDUC 522 (4 credits)
  • EDUC 522 (4 credits)

Spring 2021 (15 credits)
  • EDUC 507 (4 credits)
  • EDUC 624 (3 credits)
  • EDUC 522 (4 credits)
  • EDUC 522 (4 credits)

Essential Function Indicator: Yes



Conditions of Employment:
The strongly preferred start date for these positions is 01/06/2021.

Note: Interviews will be conducted via Zoom (camera must be enabled). The reason for this interview requirement, is that the courses to be taught by these positions in Winter quarter 2021, will be conducted via online platforms, utilizing Zoom and other technologies. Candidates must be able to demonstrate competence using these technologies.

These positions, 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.

Salary Information: For a full academic year, these positions are budgeted at $50,786 (minimum salary).

For appointments beginning in January 2021, these positions are budgeted at $33,857, to cover the initial two-quarter appointment, beginning 01/06/2021 through 06/15/2021.


Posting Date: 10/27/2020
Open Until Further Notice: No
Closing Date: 12/4/2020
Screening to Begin: 11/05/2020

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit your application materials through our online applications portal provided below. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.

To apply, visit https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu/postings/6187

EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.






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Posted: 10/29/2020
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