Lecturer - Wellness & Movement Sciences (One Year Only)

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Lecturer - Wellness & Movement Sciences (One Year Only)

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:
The College of Health Science and Public Health invites applications for a Lecturer of Exercise Science/Biomechanics in the Department of Wellness and Movement Sciences (WAMS) to begin mid-September 2021. Appointment rank will be as Lecturer for a one-year only appointment. This position will be re-advertised as a tenure track position with a Fall 2022 start date.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in biomechanics, human performance, and research methods/statistics. In addition, the successful candidate will advise undergraduate exercise science students. The candidate will also be a member of the graduate faculty and will teach courses appropriate to their discipline as needed. The successful candidate will also teach other departmental courses as needed, demonstrate teaching excellence, professional growth and service. Interest in online teaching is preferred.

Eastern's WAMS faculty bring knowledge and experience in teaching, research, and service to their undergraduate and graduate programs. We are especially interested in a colleague who complements our existing faculty, who can develop and maintain strong community relationships, who can serve on department, college and university committees, as well as maintain an active role in a professional organization. The department's undergraduate programs prepare students to complete degrees in Exercise Science, Health and Physical Education, Public Health, Recreation and Tourism Management, Outdoor Recreation, and Therapeutic Recreation. We have Master of Science degrees in Athletic Training and in Wellness and Movement Sciences with two tracks - Sports and Recreation Administration and Exercise Science.

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

  • This is an open recruitment; three days' notice will be provided prior to closure of recruitment.

Eastern Washington University 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 13,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theaters, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high-quality schools and housing.


Required Qualifications:
  • Masters Degree from an accredited program in Exercise Science, Biomechanics or a related field;
  • Demonstrated strong teaching record (preference given at the college level).
  • 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:
  • ABD or Doctorate in Exercise Science, Biomechanics or a related field (to qualify for tenure track position start date Fall of 2022);
  • Evidence of advising undergraduate students relevant to exercise science, biomechanics or related field;
  • Evidence of scholarly activities relevant to biomechanics or related field;
  • Experience advising graduate and undergraduate research;
  • NSCA certification.


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


Job Duties:
% of Time: 100
Responsibility / Duty:
Typical workload for this position will involve 45 credits per academic year, subject to Department needs, mainly at EWU’s main campus in Cheney, WA.

Responsibilities will consist of teaching and/or release time to perform administrative duties, as negotiated and as needed to meet the business needs of the department.

100% Teaching Responsibilities:
  • May be required to teach courses that fulfill the need of the Department and Program.
  • Advising undergraduate students
  • All faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and in assessment of student learning outcomes.

Teaching also includes the following additional related responsibilities as defined in the faculty CBA:
  • Meet all scheduled classes
  • Plan, organize and inform students of 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
  • Advise students who are declared majors on department, college and University requirements and career opportunities.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes



Conditions of Employment:
The person hired into this position will receive a one-year only appointment; however, the upcoming recruitment will be for a full-time, 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin September 2022. The person hired for the Lecturer position will be eligible to apply for the Assistant Professor position if they possess the required qualifications.

To be considered eligible for appointment into the Lecturer position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than 09/13/2021. (This is for the purpose of attending new faculty orientation sessions and other meetings scheduled by the department, college, and/or university.)

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.

Salary Information: Minimum salary is $58,208; hiring salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications.


Posting Date: 04/05/2021
Open Until Further Notice: Yes
Closing Date:
Screening to Begin: 04/26/2021

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/6660

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: 4/6/2021
Application Due: 6/5/2021
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