Lecturer - Therapeutic Recreation

Eastern Washington University

United States

June 18, 2021


Posting Details Working Title Lecturer - Therapeutic Recreation

Posting Number 2021027FP

Classification Title Lecturer

Classification Code 8209 RCW Exemption Criteria 10 - Academic Personnel EWU Position Number F99584 CUPA Code 31.01 - Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies FLSA Exempt - Teaching Bargaining Unit UFE % Full Time 100% Salary / Wage Range CUPA Salary Information

The expected salary upon hire is $51,001

Anticipated Start Date 09/16/2021 Term of Appointment 9 months, mid-September through mid-June Location Cheney County Spokane Project Description Project Duration Background Check Yes - Both

Level 1 User with Access Cynthia Chadwick

Responsible HR User Britt Pirker Responsible HR User Email address bpirker@ewu.edu "inquiries only"

Job Summary

Please note : this recruitment will be closed to further applications as of Midnight Friday, June 18, 2021.

The College of Health Science and Public Health and the Department of Wellness and Movement Sciences invites applications for a Lecturer of Therapeutic Recreation in the Recreation and Leisure Services (RCLS) program to begin mid-September 2021. Appointment rank will be as Lecturer for a one year appointment for AY2021-2022. Lecturer positions may be reappointed.

The required start date for this position is 09/16/2021. This position requires that the candidate be available to be on campus in Cheney, WA on a regular basis — this is not an online teaching position.

The successful candidate hired into this position will be welcomed into an academic community dedicated to cultural diversity, community engagement, and social justice.

The candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the Therapeutic Recreation major, general recreation and related areas. The candidate may be expected to advise Therapeutic Recreation majors toward program completion and internship opportunities. Additionally, all faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning.

The department's undergraduate programs prepare students to complete degrees in Exercise Science, Health and Physical Education, Public Health, Recreation and Tourism Management, Outdoor Recreation, and Therapeutic Recreation. We have Master of Science degrees in Athletic Training and in Wellness and Movement Sciences with two tracks – Sports and Recreation Administration and Exercise Science.

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.

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 Lecturer position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than 09/16/2021.

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.

Physical Demands

Essential Functions Analysis forms (“EFA”) describe the physical and mental demands associated with our positions. You may access this document at the link provided below: EFA for Lecturer – Therapeutic Recreation Position

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

University, local, regional and state mandates for public and personal protection should be followed as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Recreation or closely related field.
  • 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 preferred qualifications:

  • Master's, ABD or Doctorate in Recreation or closely related field.
  • Expertise in therapeutic recreation.
  • Extensive teaching and industry experience.
  • Certified as a CTRS through the national Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification.
  • Undergraduate student advising experience.
  • Other Skills and Abilities

  • Flexibility
  • Collaboration
  • Collegiality
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Work Schedule Type Alternate Work Schedule

    Schedule will vary from quarter to quarter to fulfill position's responsibilities. Assignments may include evening or weekend classes.

    Posting Date 05/24/2021 Open Until Further Notice No Closing Date 06/18/2021 Screening to Begin 06/07/2021 Special Instructions to Applicants

    Please note : this recruitment will be closed to further applications as of Midnight Friday, June 18, 2021.

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

    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

    Typical workload for this position will involve 45 credits per academic year, subject to Department needs, mainly at EWU's main campus in Cheney, WA.

    Responsibilities will consist of teaching and/or release time to perform administrative duties, as negotiated and as needed to meet the business needs of the department.

    Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Will include teaching the following courses:
  • Overview of Therapeutic Recreation
  • Assessment Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation
  • Programming in Recreation and Leisure Services
  • Diversity/Social Justic in Recreation and Leisure Services
  • Therapeutic Recreation for People with Dissabilities
  • Program Planning in Therapeutic Recreation
  • Professional Issues in Therapeutic Recreation
  • Budgeting in Recreation and Leisure Services
  • Processes and Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation
  • Publicity and Promotion in Recreation
  • May be required to advise undergraduate students.
  • All faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and in assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Teaching also includes the following additional related responsibilities as defined in the faculty CBA:

  • Meet all scheduled classes
  • Plan, organize and inform students of 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
  • Based on credentials and availability, the candidate may be able to supervise Therapeutic Recreation internships during summer of 2022. This opportunity would be under a separate summer contract.

    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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