Assistant or Associate Professor

Cheney, Washington, United States
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Job description

The College of Health Science and Public Health Administration at Eastern Washington University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the Department of Public Health and Health Services Administration to begin mid-August 2018.

EWU is currently seeking to fill a tenure track faculty position of Public Health at either Assistant or Associate Professor level, depending upon candidate qualifications.

The college seeks faculty who are committed to excellence in instruction and who appreciate a student-centered, with an emphasis on service and community -based learning in the education process. The department is housed in the College of Health Science and Public Health based on Eastern’s Spokane campus. The college and department prepare students to help meet the growing market demand in the critical fields of public health, health care and education. The MPH program is a project management/practitioner based program, with no laboratory components. The College is home to several nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate programs with a focus on inter-professional education (IPE) and collaboration.

Teaching responsibilities will be mainly with the MPH Program with limited undergraduate focus. Faculty positions include an expectation for teaching, research, and service, to meet the needs of the department. Additionally, all faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching, assessment of learning outcomes, and departmental collaboration.

Additionally, the candidate selected for this position will be expected to engage in online learning, pursuit of grants, program assessment, and will be involved in facilitation of accreditation with the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD, DrPH, ScD, or MD in Public Health, Epidemiology or associated field;
  • 3 years teaching experience at the graduate level and/or 3 years public health experience;
  • Evidence of scholarly research and ongoing research program in public Asshealth;
  • Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with CEPH accreditation;
  • CIC certification from the CBIC;
  • Teaching and research ability in more than one public health area and/or in other disciplines in the department (health services administration, emergency preparedness, risk management or long term care) or in the college;
  • Experience with grant activity.

The College is located on Eastern’s Spokane Campus, adjacent to downtown Spokane, a regional commercial and health center and maintains an administrative presence in Cheney, a residential suburb and the location of Eastern Washington University’s residential campus. Cheney and Spokane are 17 miles apart. Spokane and vicinity offer a wide range of cultural, recreational, dining, shopping and entertainment alternatives as well as extensive affordable housing options. Spokane is home to three universities and to health related, medical and other selective programs from the two state doctoral universities Washington State University and University of Washington. All clinical professions are represented and located on the Riverpoint campus for the 3 universities. This allows for collaboration with a variety of clinical and health administration disciplines. Spokane offers a high quality network of public and private K-12 schools, an extensive community college system and two major healthcare/hospital systems.

Living costs are below the national average and Washington State does not levy an income tax. Spokane is located on a desert high plateau and enjoys over 220 days of sunshine per year, with average summer time temperatures in the upper 70’s and 80’s, fewer than 4 feet of snow per year and low humidity. It is the gateway to the Inland Northwest, an hour drive from Lake Coeur d’Alene and a day drive from Glacier Park. Abundant outdoor recreational opportunities are available year round: skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, kayaking and more. The area offers a wholesome life-style for young families as well as for energetic empty nesters.

How to apply

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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. We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Successful candidate(s) will be required to pass a background check and show proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. pursuant to U.S. immigration laws.

Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney, Wash., with programs also offered in Bellevue, Everett, Kent, Seattle, Shoreline, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver and Yakima. Eastern is a driving force for the culture, economy and vitality of the Inland Northwest region. The university's beautiful campus, NCAA Division I athletics and opportunities for hands-on, real-world learning provide a classic, yet unique college experience. A focus on personal attention, faculty excellence and community collaboration allows Eastern to accomplish its mission for preparing well-rounded students ready to hit the ground running in their chosen career fields.