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Lecturer - Psychology

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Screening of applications will begin in mid-January 2018; applications will continue to be accepted after the screening date; three days' notice will be provided on our website for a future closing date. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified. 1) Cover letter: please describe how your background matches each of the qualifications and the key position responsibilities. 2) Curriculum Vitae: please include a list of a minimum of three professional references as the last page of your CV, Including names, phone numbers, email addresses 3) Evidence of excellence in teaching All applications must be submitted through our faculty jobs portal located here: https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu. If you have any additional questions, please contact Danielle Sitzman, 509 359 2000 or dsitzman@ewu.edu.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Working Title Lecturer - Psychology
Posting Number 2017047FP

Position Information

Classification Title Lecturer
Classification Code 8209
RCW Exemption Criteria 10 - Academic Personnel
EWU Position Number F99713
CUPA Code 42.28 - Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology
FLSA Exempt - Teaching
Bargaining Unit UFE
% Full Time 100% during academic year
Salary / Wage Range CUPA
Salary Information

DOE/DOQ

Anticipated Start Date 9/16/18
Term of Appointment 9 months per academic year
Location Cheney
County Spokane
Project Description

N/A

Project Duration N/A
Background Check Yes - Both

Department Information

Level 1 User with Access William Shaw
Responsible HR User Lori Livingstone
Responsible HR User Email address llivingstone@ewu.edu (inquiries only)

Posting Text

Job Summary

The College of Social Sciences at Eastern Washington University invites applications for two Lecturers in the Department of Psychology to begin September 2018. This is a full-time non-tenure track position. Contracts are renewable annually.

The Department of Psychology at Eastern Washington University offers undergraduate programs in Psychology and Applied Developmental Psychology as well as graduate programs in School Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, and General Experimental Psychology. The department is made up of approximately 27 full-time faculty with expertise in a wide variety of sub-disciplines in the field.

The successful candidates for the lecturer position will be qualified to teach courses mainly in the undergraduate Psychology program.

Primary Responsibilities:
1. Lecturers at EWU are expected to devote 100% of their effort to teaching activities;
2. Teaching activities include the following related responsibilities:
a. Typical workload for this position will involve 45 credits per academic year, subject to Department needs, primarily at EWU’s main campus in Cheney, WA
b. Teach courses in program such as General Psychology, Scientific Principles of Psychology, Introductory Statistics, Introduction to Psychotherapy, Theories of Personality, and/or other courses that fulfill the needs of the Department and Program
c. Although not expected, there may be opportunities for summer quarter instruction
3. Collaborate with colleagues in the successful operation and development of all academic and administrative department activities
4. All faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning
5. Faculty may be expected to teach face-to-face classes, hybrid or blended classes and/or online classes according to the needs of the department

Screening of applications will begin in mid-January 2018; applications will continue to be accepted after the screening date; three days’ notice will be provided on our website for a future closing date.

EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY is a comprehensive public university and is Washington State’s fastest growing public education institution. We are a driving force for the culture, economy and vitality of the Inland Northwest region. Over 12,000 students, 600 faculty and 800 staff make Eastern their destination of choice for learning opportunities and professional achievement in high-quality liberal arts and professional programs offered in Spokane, Bellevue, Everett, Kent, Seattle, and Vancouver, as well as on our beautiful main campus in Cheney. The city of Cheney offers a safe, small-town atmosphere 20 minutes from Spokane, Washington’s second largest city, and outstanding four-season recreational opportunities.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern 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 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.

Diversity Statement

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. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

The required start date for this position is 09/16/2018. To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than 09/16/2018.

Position is based on the Cheney campus, and includes in-classroom teaching as part of its position responsibilities. As a result, this position will not be filled with a candidate who seeks an on-line only, remote teaching position.

Physical Demands

N/A

Pre-Placement Physical No
Hearing Test No
Medical Monitoring Post Hire No
Protective Equipment

None anticipated

Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree or doctoral degree in Psychology.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal with strong attention to detail.
  • Competent with and experienced using databases, email, and other forms of instructional technology
  • Demonstrated high degree of interest, ability, and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity
Preferred Qualifications
  • One or more years of successful teaching experience at the college or university level
  • Experience teaching one or more of the following topics:
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Scientific Principles of Psychology
    • Introductory Statistics
    • Introduction to Psychotherapy
    • Theories of Personality
Other Skills and Abilities
Work Schedule Type Other
Work Schedule

Schedule will vary from quarter to quarter to fulfill position’s responsibilities.

Posting Date 01/01/2018
Open Until Further Notice Yes
Closing Date
Screening to Begin 1/16/2018
Special Instructions to Applicants

Screening of applications will begin in mid-January 2018; applications will continue to be accepted after the screening date; three days’ notice will be provided on our website for a future closing date. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

1) Cover letter: please describe how your background matches each of the qualifications and the key position responsibilities.
2) Curriculum Vitae: please include a list of a minimum of three professional references as the last page of your CV, Including names, phone numbers, email addresses
3) Evidence of excellence in teaching

All applications must be submitted through our faculty jobs portal located here: https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu. If you have any additional questions, please contact Danielle Sitzman, 509 359 2000 or dsitzman@ewu.edu.

Application Types Accepted Profile
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American Psychological Association (apa.org)
Association for Psychological Science

Index Number for Recruitment Advertising 100066

Job Duties

% of Time 100
Responsibility / Duty

A workload plan will be developed and included as part of the faculty contract. Teaching normally will comprise 100% of the workload, 45 credits in a 3-quarter year.

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.

Essential Function Indicator Yes

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
Optional Documents
  1. DD214 Form