Lecturer - Occupational Therapy

Job description

Working Title:

Lecturer - Occupational Therapy

Posting Number:


Classification Title:


Classification Code:


RCW Exemption Criteria:

10 - Academic Personnel

EWU Position Number:


CUPA Code:

51.23 - Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions


Exempt - Teaching

Bargaining Unit :


% Full Time:


Salary / Wage Range:


Salary Information:

Minimum salary is $73,530; hiring salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications.

Anticipated Start Date:


Term of Appointment:

9-month per year, mid-August to mid-May





Background Check:

Yes - Both

Level 1 User with Access:

Cynthia Chadwick

Responsible HR User:

Saundra Godin

Responsible HR User Email address:

[email protected]

Job Summary:

Eastern Washington University (EWU) and the Department of Occupational Therapy invite applications from qualified occupational therapists to serve as a full-time Lecturer. Preferable start date will begin August 16, 2021. This would be for a standard 9-month core faculty appointment; the academic calendar typically runs from mid-August to mid-May. There may also be opportunities for supplemental summer teaching in anatomy and/or biomechanics. The department is housed in the College of Health Science based on the EWU Spokane campus. The college and department prepare students to help meet the growing market demand in the critical fields of health care and education. The College of Health Science is home to several nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate programs with an increased focus on inter-professional education (IPE).

The full-time Lecturer position will carry a 100% teaching as outlined in the University Collective Bargaining Agreement. Current teaching needs are in the areas of physical dysfunction, geriatrics, mental health, program development, leadership, and/or health and wellness.

Faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning. Additionally, the candidate selected for this position may be expected to teach face-to-face classes, hybrid or blended classes and/or online classes according to the needs of the department.

The Lecturer position is open until filled. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

  • NOTE: Post-COVID-19 pandemic or when restrictions permit, the work location for this position will be on the Spokane campus.

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.

This position receives 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 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.

Diversity Statement:

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.

Conditions of Employment:

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.

Note: Interviews will be conducted via Zoom (camera must be enabled). While we anticipate being open for in-person instruction for academic year 2021-22, should Washington State or university pandemic restrictions disallow for in-person instruction, then courses will be taught via online platforms, including Zoom and other technologies. Candidates must be able to demonstrate competence using these technologies.

  • NOTE: Post-COVID-19 pandemic or when restrictions permit, the work location for this position will be on the Spokane campus.

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 :


Hearing Test :


Medical Monitoring Post Hire :


Protective Equipment :

University, local, regional and state mandates for public and personal protection should be followed as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy (MOT or MSOT)
  • Established record clinical experience in at least one of the following areas:
    1. Pediatrics
    2. Assistive Technology
    3. Physical Disabilities
    4. Neurological Disorders
  • Eligible for Washington state Occupational Therapy licensure
  • Evidence of ability to engage in productive, respectful, collegial relationships with students, faculty and staff
  • Demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility, and/or diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • OTD or DrOT
  • Evidence of strong potential, of successful teaching of graduate students
  • Desire and ability to promote and support cultural competence
  • Readiness to work closely with students and faculty colleagues in community engagement and service-learning initiatives

Work Schedule Type:


Work Schedule:

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

Posting Date:


Open Until Further Notice:


Closing Date:


Screening to Begin:


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.

Please direct all inquiries to the Search Committee Chair, Lucretia Berg, EdD, MSOT, OTR/L, Department of Occupational Therapy, Eastern Washington University, 310 North Riverpoint Blvd, Box R, Spokane, WA 99202; email [email protected]

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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:

  • Teach graduate courses consistent with expertise and program/departmental instructional needs
  • Potential clinical supervision in area(s) of expertise
  • Mentor student research
  • Provide service to the department, college, university as well as the discipline of Occupational Therapy

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Job No:
Posted: 4/2/2021
Application Due: 7/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time