Assistant Professor - Health Services Administration

Eastern Washington University

United States

February 15, 2022


Posting Details Working Title Assistant Professor - Health Services Administration

Posting Number 2022001FP

Classification Title Assistant Professor

Classification Code 8003 RCW Exemption Criteria 10 - Academic Personnel EWU Position Number F99811 CUPA Code 51.07 - Health & Medical Administration Services FLSA Exempt - Teaching Bargaining Unit UFE % Full Time 100 Salary / Wage Range CUPA Salary Information

The expected salary upon hire is $ 74,254.

Anticipated Start Date 09/16/2022 Term of Appointment 9 months per year, mid-September through mid-June Location Spokane, WA or Approved Remote Location County Spokane or Approved Remote Location Project Description Project Duration Background Check Yes - Both

Level 1 User with Access Amy Shadd

Responsible HR User Britt Pirker Responsible HR User Email address "inquiries only"

Job Summary

Eastern Washington University and the College of Health Science and Public Health at Eastern Washington University invite applications to fill one tenure track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Public Health and Health Administration to begin mid-September 2022.

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university where all faculty are expected to demonstrate teaching excellence, professional growth, and service to the university, profession, and the community. The primary teaching area for this position will be health services administration in the graduate and undergraduate programs in online and face-to-face formats. An ongoing research program and service to the university, college, and department are also required for tenure track appointments.

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

Information about the Department The Department of Public Health and Health Administration has programs that are housed in Eastern's residential campus in Cheney, WA and in the Catalyst Building located in the University District in downtown Spokane, WA. The department offers three fully online accelerated format graduate degrees, a Master of Public Health, a Graduate Certificate in Public Health, and a Graduate Certificate in Health Services Administration. The department also offers hybrid undergraduate programs that include: Bachelor of Science in Public Health, Bachelor of Arts in Health Services Administration, a Bachelor of Arts in Health Services Administration- Long-term Care option, a Bachelor of Arts in Health Informatics, and a minor in Health Services Management.

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.

Eastern's 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 11,000 residents 16 miles southwest of the state's 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 bachelor's and master's degrees and one applied doctorate in physical therapy. EWU offers 135 fields of study, 9 master's 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.

Diversity Statement

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.

Conditions of Employment

To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than 09/16/2022.

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.

Note: Interviews might be conducted via Zoom (camera must be enabled). While we anticipate being open for in-person instruction for academic year 2022-23, should Washington State or university pandemic restrictions disallow for in-person instruction, then courses will be taught via online platforms, including Zoom and other technologies. Candidates must be able to demonstrate competence using these technologies.

Physical Demands

Essential Functions Analysis forms (“EFA”) describe the physical and mental demands associated with our positions. If you would like to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis form, which describes the physical and mental demands of the position, please contact Britt Pirker at

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

  • Doctoral degree
  • Minimum of three years' experience in management, administration, or leadership within the last five years.
  • Knowledge of the NAB and AUPHA accreditation process.
  • At least 5 years of experience in online teaching and learning.
  • Experience with use of technology and learning management systems (LMS).
  • History of scholarly work.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Outlook Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Experience in course design and curriculum development.
  • Excellent communication and networking skills.
  • 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 who offer one or more of the following:

  • Doctoral degree in Health Services Administration, Health Care Administration or closely related field.
  • Experience in academic administration, for example program director or chair.
  • Knowledge of Canvas LMS and e-portfolio software.
  • Experience in NAB or AUPHA accreditation process.
  • Experience in Health Service Administration profession.
  • Other Skills and Abilities Work Schedule Type Other Work Schedule

    Schedule will vary from semester to semester to fulfill position's responsibilities.

    Posting Date 01/11/2022 Open Until Further Notice Yes Closing Date Screening to Begin 02/15/2022 Special Instructions to Applicants

    To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your application materials through our online application portal located here: https: // If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, contact Britt Pirker at (509) 359-6931, or

    It is strongly recommended that you print a copy of these instructions and the position posting before you begin to complete the online application, as the instructions will not be viewable once you begin the application process.

    Required documentation includes all of the items listed below:

  • Cover Letter – please describe how you meet each of the required and preferred qualifications (if applicable).
  • Curriculum Vitae – please include a list of references as the last page of your CV, including names, title, organization name, phone numbers, email addresses.
  • Teaching Philosophy – maximum of two pages – include a description of your teaching philosophy and a description of your teaching interests
  • As an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own. You will be asked to attach a diversity response as part of the online application process: Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
  • All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

    Note: Letters of Reference are not required at this time. We reserve the right to request letters of reference at a future date, such as once we have identified interview candidates.

    Job Duties

    % of Time 100

    Responsibility / Duty

    A Faculty Activity Plan will be developed by the end of the first quarter of the selected candidate's 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 36 credits per academic year (80% of the workload), subject to department needs. This position will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Health Services Administration, as well as and/or other courses that fulfill the need of the Department and Program. Courses may be taught on campus or in an on-line environment, including instruction via Learning Management Systems.

    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

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Diversity Response
  • Optional Documents

  • DD214 Form
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