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Assistant or Associate Professor - Physical Therapy

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To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your application materials through our online faculty application portal located here: https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Tanya LaPier, Professor and Search Committee Chair, tlapier@ewu.edu, (509) 828-1358. Review of materials will begin in mid-December 2017. All materials will be held in strictest confidence. Required application materials include: * Cover Letter – please describe how you meet each of the required (and preferred, if applicable) qualifications. * Curriculum Vitae – detailed listing of educational background, qualifications and professional experiences. * References – name, address, place of employment, phone number, and email address of at least 3 professional references. 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. Successful candidate 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. Special Accommodations: Eastern strives to satisfy all requests for special access needs for persons with disabilities. Requests for such accommodations are welcome and may be made by calling Human Resources at: (509) 359-2381.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Working Title Assistant or Associate Professor - Physical Therapy
Posting Number 2017043FP

Position Information

Classification Title Assistant or Associate Professor
Classification Code 8003b
RCW Exemption Criteria 10 - Academic Personnel
EWU Position Number F99902
CUPA Code 51.23 - Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions
FLSA Exempt - Teaching
Bargaining Unit UFE
% Full Time 100
Salary / Wage Range CUPA
Salary Information

DOE/DOQ

Anticipated Start Date September, 2018
Term of Appointment 9 months, mid-Sept through mid-June
Location Spokane Campus
County Spokane
Project Description

n/a

Project Duration n/a
Background Check Yes - Both

Department Information

Level 1 User with Access Cynthia Chadwick, Amy Shadd
Responsible HR User Lori Livingstone
Responsible HR User Email address hr@ewu.edu (inquiries only)

Posting Text

Job Summary

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Eastern Washington University invites applications for one full-time faculty position to begin September 2018. Faculty rank upon hire is dependent on the qualifications of the selected candidate; position is approved to be filled as either Assistant or Associate Professor.

Position responsibilities include teaching, student advising, scholarship, and service to the university, community, and/or profession. We are seeking a faculty member who can teach in their area of expertise and contribute to departmental scholarship. Opportunities to teach in several areas of the curriculum are available; qualified candidates with all areas of expertise are invited to apply. The successful candidate will possess strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive university with its main campus in Cheney, WA. The DPT Program is located at EWU Spokane, a primarily health sciences campus, with state-of-the-art space and facilities. The DPT Program is 2 years 9 months in length, has 9 full-time faculty positions, and admits 38 students each fall. Opportunities for summer teaching may be available. The Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, and high quality schools and housing.

Screening for this position will begin in mid-December. Applications will be held in confidence, and references will not be contacted prior to candidate notification.

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

Please note: This position begins September 2018, and for academic year 2018-19, the Physical Therapy program will operate on a quarter-based academic calendar. Effective Fall 2019, Physical Therapy will transition to a semester based academic calendar, and will operate from mid-August through mid-May, beginning in August 2018.

If the selected candidate is hired in with the rank of Associate Professor, the candidate must go up for tenure in his/her third year.

Physical Demands

Optional: To obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis form, which describes the physical and mental demands associated with the position, contact the Office of Human Resources at hr@ewu.edu.

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

None anticipated

Required Qualifications
  • Earned doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent)
    • ABD considered, but doctorate must be completed by start date;
  • WA PT license eligible;
  • Clinical practice experience as a physical therapist;
  • 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

Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:

  • Established record of scholarship (peer-reviewed publications, national presentations, grant funding);
  • Experience teaching at the university level;
  • Current membership in the American Physical Therapy Association.
Other Skills and Abilities
Work Schedule Type Alternate
Work Schedule

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

Posting Date 11/15/2017
Open Until Further Notice Yes
Closing Date
Screening to Begin Mid December 2017
Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your application materials through our online faculty application portal located here: https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu.

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Tanya LaPier, Professor and Search Committee Chair, tlapier@ewu.edu, (509) 828-1358.

Review of materials will begin in mid-December 2017. All materials will be held in strictest confidence.

Required application materials include:

  • Cover Letter – please describe how you meet each of the required (and preferred, if applicable) qualifications.
  • Curriculum Vitae – detailed listing of educational background, qualifications and professional experiences.
  • References – name, address, place of employment, phone number, and email address of at least 3 professional references.

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. Successful candidate 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. Special Accommodations: Eastern strives to satisfy all requests for special access needs for persons with disabilities. Requests for such accommodations are welcome and may be made by calling Human Resources at: (509) 359-2381.

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Job Duties

% of Time 100
Responsibility / Duty
  • Teach in Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program curriculum within area of expertise and to support department needs
  • Conduct research or scholarship activities that contribute to departmental publications, presentations and/or external funding
  • Provide service to the department, college, university, community, and profession of physical therapy
  • Serve as an advisor to a small group of DPT students from each academic cohort

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. List of Professional References
Optional Documents