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Assistant Professor – Social Work

Employer
Eastern Washington University
Location
Cheney

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Professional Fields, Social Work
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Working Title:

Assistant Professor – Social Work

Posting Number:

2021038FP

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor

Classification Code:

8003

RCW Exemption Criteria:

10 - Academic Personnel

EWU Position Number:

F99281

CUPA Code:

44.07 - Social Work

FLSA:

Exempt - Teaching

Bargaining Unit :

UFE

% Full Time:

100%

Salary / Wage Range:

CUPA

Salary Information:

The expected salary upon hire is $66,107.

Anticipated Start Date:

09/16/2022

Term of Appointment:

9 months

Location:

Cheney

County:

Spokane

Project Description:

N/A

Project Duration:

N/A

Background Check:

Yes - Both

Level 1 User with Access:

Felicia Jensen

Responsible HR User:

Britt Pirker

Responsible HR User Email address:

[email protected] "inquiries only"

Job Summary:

The School of Social Work, in the College of Professional Programs at Eastern Washington University, invites applications for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin mid-September 2022. The School is a part of the College of Professional Programs, which offers opportunities for creative interdisciplinary teaching and research. The BASW and MSW programs prepare students for generalist and advanced generalist social work practice in both rural and urban communities, offering elective courses in such areas of practice as behavioral health, aging, child welfare, healthcare, disabilities, and domestic violence. Responsibilities:
Successful candidates will have teaching responsibilities in both the BASW and MSW programs. The faculty member is expected to teach social work practice courses at the undergraduate and the graduate levels. All faculty are expected to teach in our hybrid programs, which requires proficiency or willingness to learn to develop and teach courses using the university’s online platform and to employ online teaching methods and tools. There will likely be occasional travel to our satellite teaching sites in Spokane and Everett, WA. All faculty are expected to actively participate in assessment of student learning and to engage in effective teaching. We are seeking candidates with teaching experience, social work practice, and/or scholarship in one or more of the following areas. (Please clearly identify your area(s) of experience in your letter of application.)

  1. Microsystemic practice with advanced clinical knowledge and skills in behavioral and/or mental health/trauma-informed care.
  2. Leadership and management.
  3. Research.
  4. Policy practice.
  5. Children, youth and families in any practice setting, including child welfare.
  6. Gerontology/aging.
Position is open until further notice; screening will begin on Sept 16, 2021.

About Eastern Washington University:

Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney and Spokane, Washington, with programs offered throughout the state and online with an enrollment of over 12,000 students. Eastern is one of six state-funded four-year institutions of higher education in Washington reporting to its own Board of Trustees.

Eastern’s 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 11,000 residents 16 miles southwest of the state’s second largest city, Spokane. Eastern also offers programs in downtown Spokane at the Brand new Catalyst building and on the Riverpoint Campus which is shared with Washington State University. Eastern also offers program throughout the state based on the needs of the community. Eastern offers an array of bachelor’s and master’s degrees and one applied doctorate in physical therapy. EWU offers 135 fields of study, 9 master’s degrees, 12 graduate certificates, 39 graduate programs, 1 educational specialist degree, and 1 applied doctorate to more than 10,000 enrolled students.

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:

The required start date for this position is Sept 16, 2022. To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than Sept 16, 2022. 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.

Note: Interviews might be conducted via Zoom (camera must be enabled). While we anticipate being open for in-person instruction for academic year 2022-23, 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.

Physical Demands :

Essential Functions Analysis forms (“EFA”) describe the physical and mental demands associated with our positions. If you would like to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis form, which describes the physical and mental demands of the position, please contact Britt Pirker at [email protected]

Pre-Placement Physical :

No

Hearing Test :

No

Medical Monitoring Post Hire :

No

Protective Equipment :

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

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctoral Degree in social work or a related field
  • An MSW degree from a CSWE accredited program or the international equivalent;
  • A minimum of two years post-MSW degree direct social work practice experience;
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, which may be evidenced by providing training or supervision in the workplace; and
  • 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:

  • Demonstrated ability to teach in an online format using synchronous and asynchronous components;
  • Practice experience supported by a record of accomplishments that address the following needs:
    • Leadership, supervision and/or administration in any agency and/or community practice setting;
    • Children, youth and families in any practice setting including child welfare;
    • Micro practice with advanced clinical knowledge and skills
    • Gerontology/Aging.
  • A demonstrated commitment to promoting social justice through teaching and community service activities.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Flexibility
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Attention to Detail

Work Schedule Type:

Other

Work Schedule:

Schedule will vary from quarter to quarter to fulfill position’s responsibilities, which may include teaching day, night, and online classes.

Posting Date:

08/18/2021

Open Until Further Notice:

Yes

Screening to Begin:

09/16/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Position is open until further notice; screening will begin on Sept 16, 2021.

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 applications portal located here: https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381. Position is open until further notice; screening will be immediately. All materials will be held in the 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. Submit a teaching philosophy that speaks to your enthusiasm for teaching undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Evidence: Attach a statement on your research agenda and interests.
  • 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. Speak to your approach in relationship to curriculum, service to the community, and scholarship.
  • 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.

Note: Interviews might be conducted via Zoom (camera must be enabled). While we anticipate being open for in-person instruction for academic year 2022-23, 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.

% of Time:

100

Responsibility / Duty:

A Faculty Activity Plan will be developed by the end of the first quarter of the selected candidate’s appointment, and will consist of a combination of teaching, research, and service and/or release time to perform administrative duties, as negotiated and as needed to meet the business needs of the department.

80% Teaching: teaching workload for Assistant Professors typically include:

  • Teaching 36 credits per academic year, subject to Department needs, but to include online courses and/or on-campus courses in Cheney and Spokane, WA.
  • The faculty member is expected to teach social work practice courses at the undergraduate and the graduate levels. All faculty are expected to teach in our hybrid programs.

Teaching includes the following additional responsibilities as defined in the faculty CBA:
  • Meet all scheduled classes.
  • Plan, organize and inform students of course content, texts, readings, assignments, attendance expectations 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.

20% Scholarship & Service (Typically 10% each)
  • Pursue productive research, scholarship and/or creative activities, including professional activities leading to publication, performance, and/or formal presentation in the field.
  • This position will be expected to engage in service through department, college, university, and community/civic organizations, including service on committees.

Essential Function Indicator:

Yes

Organization

Eastern Washington University is a student-centered, regionally based, comprehensive university. Its campus is located in Cheney, within the Spokane metropolitan area, with additional learning centers in the region and elsewhere in Washington State. Its mission is to prepare broadly educated, technologically proficient, and highly productive citizens to attain meaningful careers, to enjoy enriched lives, and to make contributions to a culturally diverse society.

Eastern Washington University will achieve its mission by providing:

  • an excellent student-centered learning environment;
  • professionally accomplished faculty who are strongly committed to student learning;
  • high-quality integrated, interdependent programs that build upon the region's assets and offer a broad range of choices as appropriate to the needs of the university's students and the region; and
  • exceptional student support services, resources, and facilities.
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