Assistant Professor – Master of Public Health job with EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

Working Title:

Assistant Professor – Master of Public Health

Posting Number:


Classification Title:

Assistant Professor

Classification Code:


RCW Exemption Criteria:

10 – Academic Personnel

EWU Position Number:


CUPA Code:

51.22 – Public Health


Exempt – Teaching

Bargaining Unit :


% Full Time:


Salary / Wage Range:


Salary Information:

The expected salary upon hire is $78,937.

Anticipated Start Date:


Term of Appointment:

9 months, mid-September through mid-June





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:

[email protected] “inquiries only”

Job Summary:

The College of Health Science and Public Health Administration at Eastern Washington University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor faculty position in the Department of Public Health and Health Services Administration to begin January 3, 2023.

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 public health in the graduate program. An ongoing research program and service to the university, college, and department are also required for tenure-track appointments. Responsibilities in this position include teaching and supervising student internships in community-based organizations.

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

The candidate selected for this position will be expected to be located/based on the Cheney/Spokane Campus, to engage in online learning, pursuit of grants, program assessment, and will be involved in facilitation of accreditation with the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

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 Care Option, a Bachelor of Arts in Health Informatics Technology Management, and a minor in Health Services Management.

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:

To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than 01/03/2023.

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.

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 may be conducted via Zoom (camera must be enabled).

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 [email protected].

Pre-Placement Physical :


Hearing Test :


Medical Monitoring Post Hire :


Protective Equipment :

None anticipated.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD, DrPH, ScD, or MD in Public Health, Epidemiology or associated field;
  • Teaching experience and/or work-related experience in the public health sector;
  • Evidence of scholarly research and/or clear trajectory of research/proposed research;
  • Experience working with students/clients/constituents from a variety of backgrounds and identities, including those historically marginalized in the health sciences and 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:

  • Experience with CEPH accreditation;
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness, including the ability to effectively create inclusive learning environments with students from diverse and marginalized backgrounds and experiences.
  • Prefer evidence of scholarly research and ongoing research program in public health research exploring public health issues facing historical underrepresented and historically marginalized communities, including collecting, managing, and analyzing technical data; writing finished research and analytic reports; presenting materials in a briefing setting; supporting student research activities in these areas.
  • Teaching and research ability in more than one public health area and/or in other disciplines in the department (health services administration, emergency preparedness, risk management or long term care) or in the college;
  • Experience with grant activity;
  • CIC certification from the CBIC.

Work Schedule Type:


Work Schedule:

Schedule may vary from quarter to quarter to fulfill positions responsibilities.

Posting Date:


Open Until Further Notice:


Screening to Begin:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

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.


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