Joint Lecturer - Social Work/Addiction Studies

Eastern Washington University

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Joint Lecturer - Social Work/Addiction Studies

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.

Tribal Land Acknowledgement
Eastern Washington University resides within the traditional homelands of the Spokane People and other tribes who are connected through their shared history of this region. This land holds their cultural DNA and it is their Ancestors who are here and bring forth the knowledge of this place—the knowledge that comes from the land.

Job Summary:
The School of Social Work at Eastern Washington University is currently seeking a faculty at the rank of Joint Lecturer for the 2022-2023 academic school year. Start date for this position is September 16, 2022. This position has a nine-month academic year appointment with potential for summer teaching assignments. The contract is renewable annually dependent on performance, need, and funding.

The School of Social Work is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and includes a full-time BASW and MSW program, MSW programs located at sites throughout Washington state, the Center for Aging Studies, Disability Studies, Addiction Studies, Children Studies, and the Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence, a state-wide training partnership with the University of Washington and the Washington Children's Administration. The School has a long standing partnership with the State of Washington Children's Administration.

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.

Summary of Responsibilities:

Teaching core courses in the Addiction Studies program, BASW and MSW programs. Normal teaching load includes 45 quarter credits per academic year with a nine-month appointment. Credits will be split between Addiction Studies and Social Work, with approximately 50% teaching in each. Summer teaching opportunities may also be available.

Required Qualifications:
● Master of Social Work from a CSWE accredited Social Work program or international equivalent.● Certification as a Substance Use Disorder Professional through Washington State Department of Health or ability to become certified within a year, or certification for another state that is substantially equivalent.● A minimum of two years post-MSW practice experience (in the area of substance use disorders or related fields of social work practice).● Ability to use instructional technologies● Interest in human and cultural diversity, social justice and experiential and community- based education.● Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to diverse needs, including universal accessibility, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Preferred Qualifications:
● Higher education teaching experience and/or other online teaching experience● Experience in one of more of the following areas: clinical social work practice, child welfare, case management for substance use disorder treatment, gerontology, research, policy practice.● Ability to treat and screen for co-occurring disorders.

Other Skills and Abilities:

Job Duties:
% of Time: 100
Responsibility / Duty: 1. Teach 45 credits per academic year, in the Addiction Studies and social work programs, subject to department needs.2. Collaborate with colleagues in developing curriculum.3. Attend School of Social Work faculty and staff meetings.
Essential Function Indicator: Yes

Conditions of Employment:
The required start date for this position is 09/16/2022. To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than 09/16/2022.

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.

All new employees must comply with EWU immunization Policy 602-02 and provide proof of immunity or vaccination to MMR and proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before beginning work at EWU. Waivers for the immunization requirements are available for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs.
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.
Salary Information: The expected salary upon hire is $56,863.

Posting Date: 05/02/2022
Open Until Further Notice: Yes
Closing Date:
Screening to Begin: 05/17/2022

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.

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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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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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