Assistant Professor-Tenure-Track – Joint Addiction Studies and Social Work Appointment

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Cheney, WASHINGTON
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Posting Details
Posting Details


Working Title Assistant Professor-Tenure-Track – Joint Addiction Studies and Social Work Appointment
Posting Number 2022048FP

Position Information


Classification Title Assistant Professor
Classification Code 8003
RCW Exemption Criteria 10 - Academic Personnel
EWU Position Number F99280
CUPA Code 44.07 - Social Work
FLSA Exempt - Teaching
Bargaining Unit UFE
% Full Time 100
Salary / Wage Range CUPA
Salary Information
The expected salary upon hire is $68,703.
Anticipated Start Date 09/16/2023
Term of Appointment 9 months per academic year, mid-September through mid-June
Location Cheney, WA
County Spokane
Project Description
N/A
Project Duration N/A
Background Check Yes - Both

Department Information


Level 1 User with Access Linda Moody
Responsible HR User Britt Pirker
Responsible HR User Email address bpirker@ewu.edu "inquiries only"

Posting Text


Job Summary
The School of Social Work at Eastern Washington University is currently seeking a faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor for the 2023-2024 academic school year. This is a tenure-track position with a nine-month academic year appointment with potential for summer teaching assignments.
Eastern Washington University serves a diverse student population including a large percentage of first generation college students. Additionally, EWU is working toward becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).
The School of Social Work is a part of the College of Professional Programs, which offers opportunities for creative interdisciplinary teaching and research. The School of Social Work includes both MSW and BASW social work programs. In addition to programs in social work, the School includes Addiction Studies, Disability Studies, Children’s Studies, and Aging Studies. The individual selected for this position would have a joint appointment with social work and addiction studies and would teach in both programs. The teaching assignments would generally be 50% in Addiction Studies and 50% in Social Work. This may be adjusted to meet the changing needs of the programs.
Addiction Studies is accredited by NASAC (National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission) and is a multidisciplinary program that provides university-level education valuable for students in all disciplines, particularly those students interested in substance use disorder treatment and prevention. Our program currently offers multiple degree options at the undergraduate and graduate levels. All Addiction Studies program courses are offered completely online.
The BASW and MSW programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). These programs prepare students for generalist and advanced generalist social work practice in both rural and urban communities, offering elective courses in such areas of practice as behavioral health, aging, child welfare, healthcare, disabilities, and domestic violence. Social Work courses are offered in person in Cheney and Spokane. We also have part-time hybrid MSW programs based in Spokane and Everett, WA.
Responsibilities:
Successful candidates will have teaching responsibilities in the Addiction Studies, BASW, and MSW programs. The faculty member is expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and the graduate levels. The teaching assignments will include online, hybrid, and in-person. Online and hybrid courses require proficiency or willingness to learn to develop and teach courses using the university’s online platform and to employ online teaching methods and tools. There will be travel to our satellite teaching sites in Spokane and Everett, WA. All faculty are expected to actively participate in assessment of student learning and to engage in effective teaching. Normal teaching load includes 36 quarter credits per academic year with a nine-month appointment. In addition to teaching, responsibilities include student advising, research and service.
For this position, we are seeking a candidate with an MSW who also has teaching, practice, and/or scholarship in the field of addictions. (Please clearly identify your area(s) of experience in your letter of application.) In addition to specializing in addictions, a successful candidate would have expertise in one or more of the following areas:
  • Microsystemic practice with advanced clinical knowledge and skills in behavioral and/or mental health/trauma-informed care.
  • Leadership and management.
  • Research.
  • Policy practice.
  • Children, youth and families in any practice setting, including child welfare.
  • Gerontology/aging.

  • 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.
    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
    The required start date for this position is Sept 16, 2023. To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than Sept 16, 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.
    COVID-19/MMR Requirement: 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.
    COVID-19 Vaccination and Exemption Information link: https://inside.ewu.edu/hr/
    Note: Interviews might be conducted via Zoom (camera must be enabled). While we are 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 bpirker@ewu.edu.
    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
    • An MSW degree from a CSWE accredited program or the international equivalent;
    • A minimum of two years post-MSW degree direct social work practice experience;
    • Ph.D. or Doctorate in Addiction, Psychology, Social Work, or a closely related discipline. ABD candidates close to degree completion will be considered. Ph.D or Doctorate must be conferred by start date.
    • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, which may be evidenced by providing training or supervision in the workplace;
    • Clinical experience and/or specialization in substance use disorder counseling or addiction studies with emphasis on substance use disorders and/or mental health, or other clinical experience in behavioral health related fields;
    • Interest and/or experience in online learning;
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively engage in scholarship and research;
    • Competent with and experienced using, database, email, and other forms of instruction technology.
    • Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to diverse needs, including universal accessibility, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
    Preferred Qualifications
    • A minimum of two years direct counseling, social work, or mental health practice experience in addictions;
    • MA in Addiction Studies from a NASAC accredited program or the international equivalent;
    • Demonstrated ability to teach in an online format using synchronous and asynchronous components;
    • Practice experience supported by a record of accomplishments that address the following needs:
      • Leadership, supervision and/or administration for agency and community practice in any practice setting;
      • Children, youth and families in any practice setting including child welfare;
      • Micro practice with advanced clinical knowledge and skills
      • Gerontology/Aging.
      • Social work practice in a health care setting;
    • Bilingual;
    • Experience teaching first generation students;
    • Demonstrated commitment to promoting social justice through teaching and community service activities.
    Other Skills and Abilities
    • Flexibility
    • Collaboration
    • Communication
    • Telework
    • Time Management
    • Attention to Detail
    Work Schedule Type Other
    Work Schedule
    Schedule will vary from quarter to quarter to fulfill position’s responsibilities, which may include teaching day, night, and online classes.
    Posting Date 11/03/2022
    Open Until Further Notice Yes
    Closing Date
    Screening to Begin 11/30/2022
    Special Instructions to Applicants
    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.
    • Curriculum Vitae.
    • Sample course syllabus.
    • Evidence: Attach evidence of effective teaching to include teaching evaluations if available for most recent two years. Student evaluations should not include the original evaluation materials, but should be limited to 3rd party summaries.
    • Your teaching philosophy.
    • A copy of your research agenda.
    • List of Professional References: please include a list of at least three references including names, title, organization name, phone numbers, email addresses, and their connection to you.
    • Diversity Response – 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 maybe different from your own. Please describe how you would apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
    • Additional optional links: if you have additional documents that serve s evidence of ho you meet the qualifications, you may upload those items to the optional links labeled Other Document #1 and Other Document #2.

    Note: Letters of Reference are not required at this time. We reserve the right to request letters at a future date, and/or to conduct reference calls to verify employment experience, and job-related skills and abilities. References are not contacted until candidates are notified, and the calls will focus on the reference contacts provided by the candidate. The search committee will not contact other parties for the purpose of obtaining an employment reference without first notifying the candidate(s).
    Candidates please submit your application materials through our online applications portal located here: https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu . If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.
    Position is open until further notice; screening will begin on November 30, 2022. All materials will be held in the strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

    Job Duties


    % of Time 100
    Responsibility / Duty
    Successful candidates will have teaching responsibilities in the Addiction Studies, BASW, and MSW programs. The faculty member is expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and the graduate levels. The teaching assignments will include online, hybrid, and in-person. Online and hybrid courses require proficiency or willingness to learn to develop and teach courses using the university’s online platform and to employ online teaching methods and tools. There will be travel to our satellite teaching sites in Spokane and Everett, WA. All faculty are expected to actively participate in assessment of student learning and to engage in effective teaching. Normal teaching load includes 36 quarter credits per academic year with a nine-month appointment. In addition to teaching, responsibilities include student advising, research and service.
    For this position, we are seeking a candidate with an MSW who also has teaching, practice, and/or scholarship in the field of addictions. (Please clearly identify your area(s) of experience in your letter of application.) In addition to specializing in addictions, a successful candidate would have expertise in one or more of the following areas:
  • Microsystemic practice with advanced clinical knowledge and skills in behavioral and/or mental health/trauma-informed care.
  • Leadership and management.
  • Research.
  • Policy practice.
  • Children, youth and families in any practice setting, including child welfare.
  • Gerontology/aging.

  • Essential Function Indicator Yes

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