Open Rank Assistant Professor or Associate Professor - Nursing

  • Eastern Washington University
  • Cheney, WA
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Nursing

Job Description

Open Rank Assistant Professor or Associate Professor - Nursing

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.

Easterns 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 11,000 residents 16 miles southwest of the states 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 bachelors and masters degrees and one applied doctorate in physical therapy. EWU offers 135 fields of study, 9 masters 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 College of Health Science & Public Health at Eastern Washington University is currently seeking tenure track faculty, open rank ranging from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor. Appointment rank will depend on the qualifications of the selected candidate(s). We will select one or more positions from this applicant pool. Position(s) are expected to start on January 3, 2023. The appointment will be for Spring Semester of the 2022-2023 academic year, and will continue as a nine-month academic year appointment.

Assistant and Associate Professors are full-time, tenure-track faculty who are responsible for teaching in classroom, clinical, laboratory, and simulated learning environments. Tenure track faculty teach theory and clinical courses in the nursing program; mentor student research; serve on department, college, university and professional committees; conduct research for publication, grant acquisition and presentation; participate in outreach to the community; and demonstrate teaching excellence, professional growth and service. Faculty follow all guidance from the collective bargaining agreement regarding their position.

Additionally, all faculty are expected to actively participate in assessment of student learning and to engage in effective teaching.

The College of Health Science and Public Health is housed in a state-of-the-art facility located in the downtown University District in Spokane, Washington. Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university with a reputation for teaching excellence, professional growth, and service to the university, profession, and the community.

Required Qualifications:
  • Masters degree in nursing
  • Terminal degree in nursing or a health or education related field
  • Unencumbered Washington Registered Nurse license, or eligible for licensure
  • Current healthcare provider CPR certification
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and identities
  • 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.
Additional required qualification to be considered for Associate Professor Rank
  • Six or more years of successful professional experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Five or more years recent clinical experience
  • One or more years of prior experience teaching in a clinical, laboratory, or simulated learning environment
  • Experience working with Canvas or another learning management system
Other Skills and Abilities:

Job Duties:
% of Time: 100
Responsibility / Duty: A Faculty Activity Plan will be developed by the end of the first semester of the selected candidates appointment, and will consist of a combination of teaching, research, service and/or release time to perform administrative duties, as negotiated and as needed to meet the business needs of the department.

Teaching: typical workload for this position will involve 24 credits per academic year (80% of the workload), subject to department needs. This position will teach Nursing courses in classroom, clinical, laboratory, and simulated learning environments.

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

Conditions of Employment:
This position will help develop the nursing program at Eastern. Continuation of the position is contingent on program approval by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC) and approved budget from the State.

To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than 1/03/2023.

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.
Salary Information: Academic year salary: $73,267-$76,930 DOE/DOQ for Assistant Professor Rank; $85,796-$90,086 DOE/DOQ for Associate Professor Rank.
Salary will be prorated for less than full academic year appointment.

Posting Date: 06/08/2022
Open Until Further Notice: Yes
Closing Date:
Screening to Begin: 07/08/2022

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

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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