Lecturer - Health Services Administration

Eastern Washington University

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Lecturer - Health Services Administration

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:
Eastern Washington University and the College of Health Science and Public Health at Eastern Washington University invite applications for a Lecturer position in the Department of Public Health and Health Administration to begin mid-September 2022.

The Department of Public Health and Health Administration is housed in a state-of-the-art facility located at Eastern's Spokane Campus in Spokane, WA. The department offers three fully online accelerated format graduate degrees, a Master of Public Health, a Graduate Certificate in Public Health, and a Graduate Certificate in Health Services Administration. The department also offers hybrid undergraduate programs that include: Bachelor of Science in Public Health, Bachelor of Arts in Health Services Administration, a Bachelor of Arts in Health Services Administration- Long-term Care option, a Bachelor of Arts in Health Informatics, and a minor in Health Services Management.
This position is responsible to teach undergraduate classes in the health services administration program. Classes cover a wide range of topics which include professional development, health finance, health law, health economics, health technology, health research and design and population health. The lecturer is expected to participate in discipline and department meetings as well as contribute to professional development opportunities and student events.

The successful candidate will teach courses on the campus, in the Health Service Administration program, supervise, mentor student research and may perform service-related activities and scholarly activities if appropriate (not required). Lecturers follow all guidance from the collective bargaining agreement regarding their position. Teaching is the main responsibility.

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.

Required Qualifications:
  • Masters degree in the area of Health Services Administration, Health Care Administration or Management or related Health Care field, or
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related Health Care field and five (5) or more years of teaching Health Services Administration courses.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and problem solving skills
  • 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:
  • PhD in Health Services Administration, Health Care Administration or Management or related Health Care field.
  • Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Minimum of 5 yrs. working experience in a health administration position
  • Prior teaching experience, preferably relevant to health administration
  • Knowledge of the local health administration community
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching

Other Skills and Abilities:

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 Riverpoint campus in Spokane, WA.

Teaching also includes the following additional related responsibilities as defined in the faculty CBA:
  • Met 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:
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 $65,334.

Posting Date: 05/12/2022
Open Until Further Notice: Yes
Closing Date:
Screening to Begin: 06/13/2022

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.

To apply, visit https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu/postings/8636

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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