Adjunct Faculty

  • Eastern Washington University
  • Cheney, WA 99004, USA
  • Nov 08, 2023
Full time Other Professional fields

Job Description


Adjunct Faculty

About Eastern Washington University:
Eastern Washington University, a regional, comprehensive public university with an enrollment of over 10,000 students, is one of six state-funded four-year institutions of higher education in Washington, each governed by its own board of trustees. EWU’s 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 12,000 residents 16 miles southwest of Washington’s second largest city, Spokane. Eastern also offers programs in downtown Spokane at the innovative, energy-efficient Catalyst building and at Riverpoint, a campus shared with Washington State University. In addition, EWU programs can be found at select locations throughout the state, aligned with the needs of the community. Eastern contributes to the vitality of the region and the state through its wide array of bachelor’s and master’s degrees in over 100 fields of study, as well as applied doctorates in physical therapy and educational leadership, offering accessible pathways to career success and personal development to students of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.

Eastern Washington University has been recognized for its commitment to helping undergraduate students learn, grow and succeed by Colleges of Distinction, a nationally trusted resource guide for college-bound students. The honor recognizes Eastern as a ’22-’23 College of Distinction (CoD). Money magazine recently named EWU as one of its Best Colleges in America 2023.
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:
Adjunct faculty are hired to fulfill responsibilities which will be specified in their letter of appointment.

Unless otherwise specified in the adjunct faculty member's letter of appointment, workload consists solely of instruction.

All faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning.

Benefits: Faculty eligibility rules are complex and depend on the nature of your appointment. Faculty with a quarter-to-quarter or semester-to-semester appointment who are in an EWU paid appointment of at least 50 percent or more are eligible for PEBB insurance on the first day of the month following the start of their second consecutive academic term. See WAC 182-12-114 section (3)(a)(ii) for more details.

Required Qualifications:
Demonstrated expertise is required for teaching in the discipline associated with appointment as an adjunct faculty member; expertise is normally demonstrated by one or more of the following:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or applicable certification for the discipline
  • One or more years of prior teaching experience
  • One or more years of experience working in a non-academic capacity associated with the discipline, such as in a business, industry, or in another professional non-academic capacity
  • 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:
Master’s degree is strongly preferred

Other Skills and Abilities:

Job Duties:
% of Time: 100
Responsibility / Duty: Teaching workload for individuals appointed to an adjunct faculty position will be specified in their individual letter of appointment.

Teaching includes the following additional related responsibilities as defined in the faculty CBA:

  • Meet all scheduled classes
  • Plan, organize and inform students of the 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

Additionally, all faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning.
Essential Function Indicator: Yes

Conditions of Employment:
Appointment is as specified in the letter of appointment. Appointment as an adjunct faculty member does not confer any right to subsequent appointment for additional quarters or semesters.

To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than the date specified in the letter of appointment.

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.

Upon hire you must complete required DEI, Hazing, Harassment and Title IX training, and other federal, state & university mandated trainings. You can access the online training at or complete the training in person or via Zoom. In person and Zoom training opportunities will be posted on InsideEWU and are listed on Human Resources’

All new employees must comply with EWU Immunization Policy 602-02 and provide proof of immunity or vaccination to MMR before beginning work at EWU. Waivers for the immunization requirements are available for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs.

Salary Information: Effective August 1, 2021, Adjunct Faculty assigned to semesters will be compensated at the rate of at least one thousand fifty one dollars and 50 cents ($1051.50) per credit.

Effective September 1, 2021, Adjunct Faculty assigned to quarters will be compensated at the rate of at least seven hundred and one dollars ($701) per credit.

The minimum compensation for quarterly online course teaching will be nine hundred ($900) dollars per credit.

Posting Date: 05/07/2021
Open Until Further Notice: Yes
Closing Date:
Screening to Begin: Continous screening to meet departmental needs

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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