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Assistant Professor - Curriculum and Instruction


The College of Arts, Letters, and Education, at Eastern Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Education to begin mid-September 2019.


The preparation of teachers is central to the mission of the Education Department and the selected individual will work closely with colleagues in all areas of the department. Our Master of Education program has options for certified teachers in educational foundations and curriculum and instruction, among others (online, hybrid, and face-to-face options). Our undergraduate teacher education program also offers a number of education majors resulting in specific Washington State Endorsements for successful teacher candidates. Several foundations courses are required for all elementary and secondary teacher candidates. Foundations core courses are introduction to education, foundations of assessment and elementary and secondary classroom management.


We seek an outstanding teacher with successful experience teaching P-12 and foundational courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Responsibilities will include teaching courses in the areas of learning theory, philosophy of education, curriculum development, research methods, and other foundations courses.


The candidate selected for this position may be expected to teach online, hybrid, and face-to-face classes according to the needs of the department.


Additionally, the candidate selected for this position will be expected to offer interest and/or experience in online learning and pursuit of grants, to expand the university's endeavors in those areas. All faculty are expected to actively participate in assessment of student learning and to engage in effective teaching.


Screening of applications will begin in mid-December; posting will remain open until further notice. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.


About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.


Diversity Statement

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.


Conditions of Employment

A copy of the Essential Functions Analysis, which describes conditions of employment, such as physical demands, may be obtained by contacting the Office of Human Resources at 509-359-2381.


The required start date for this position is 09/13/2019. To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than 09/13/2019.



Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree in Education or closely related discipline (or ABD, with doctorate conferred by contract start date).



  • At least two years of full-time contracted teaching experience in a PK-12 setting or equivalent.



  • Demonstrated expertise in the area of curriculum and instruction; expertise may be assessed based on coursework, teaching experience, research, and/or P-12 experience.



  • 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:



  • Record of ability to foster community relationships and engage in learning collaboratively with students, community partners, staff, and colleagues.



  • Experience with STEM education or ESL/ELL education or MTSS or teaching research methods or curriculum development



  • Evidence of online teaching experience or proficiency with online learning environments.



  • Evidence of scholarly publication.



  • Interest and/or experience in pursuit of grants.



  • Three or more years of full-time, paid experience in teaching at the PK-12 levels in public or private schools.


Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Flexibility

  • Collaboration

  • Collegiality

  • Communication

  • Teamwork

  • Time Management




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