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 individuals will work closely with colleagues in all areas of the department.

Our undergraduate teacher education program offers a P-12 reading/literacy major that results in the Washington State Reading Endorsement for successful teacher candidates. Our Master of Education program, in person and online, has options for certified teachers in literacy, which also includes the reading endorsement. We also offer core reading/literacy courses that all elementary and secondary teacher candidates are expected to take.

We seek an outstanding educator with successful experience teaching literacy courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Responsibilities will include teaching classes in the areas of literacy development and literacy methods, which include the various facets of literacy.

Faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning.

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

Additionally, the candidate selected for this position will be expected to express interest in and/or experience in online learning and pursuit of grants, to expand the university’s endeavors in those areas.

Applications will be accepted until November 1, 2018. Screening of applications will begin in October 2018. 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.

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

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 level degree in Education with an emphasis in literacy, reading, or writing or a closely related discipline ( ABDconfirmed by 9/16/19).
  • At least two years of full-time, paid experience in teaching reading/literacy at the P-12 classroom level or equivalent; prefer candidates with this experience at the P-8 classroom level.
  • Interest and/or experience in pursuit of grants.
  • 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.
  • At least two years of full-time, paid experience in teaching reading/literacy at the P-8 classroom level or equivalent.
  • Experience with P-8 evidence-based literacy instructional methods (preference for SBRR), Common Core State Standards, three-tier model of literacy instruction, writing instruction, culturally responsive instruction, and/or literacy within STEM or the content areas.
  • College level teaching experience modeling evidence-based literacy instruction.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Flexibility
  • Collaboration
  • Collegiality
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management