The College of Business & Public Administration at Eastern Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Urban Planning, Public and Health Administration to begin mid-September 2014.
The college seeks faculty who are committed to excellence in instruction and who appreciate a student-centered, application-oriented, hands-on emphasis in the education process. EWU is a regional, comprehensive institution where excellent teaching must be supplemented with an appropriate research program. The primary teaching assignment for this position will be in the two PAB accredited planning degrees, the Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning and Masters of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP).
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.
EWU is a regional, comprehensive institution, co-located in Cheney and Spokane (Washington). It also offers some programs at various locations throughout the state. EWU has an enrollment of over 12,000 students and offers over 100 degree programs. The College of Business & Public Administration has an enrollment of approximately 1,500 students. It is our goal to have our programs recognized with the stamp of their respective professional associations. Our programs currently are accredited or certified by AACSB, The Planning Accreditation Board and AUPHA. Other accreditations are being actively pursued.
The EWU Spokane campus is located in the Spokane University district on the Riverpoint Campus, adjacent to downtown Spokane, a regional commercial and health center. It maintains an administrative presence in Cheney, a residential suburb and the location of Eastern Washington University's residential campus. Spokane and vicinity offer a wide range of cultural, recreational, dining, shopping and entertainment alternatives as well as extensive affordable housing options. Spokane is home to three universities and to health related, medical and other selective programs from the two state doctoral universities - WSU and UW. A new medical school is being built. All clinical professions are represented and located on the Riverpoint campus for the 3 universities.
Spokane offers a high quality network of public and private K-12 schools, an extensive community college system and two major healthcare/hospital systems. Living costs are below the national average and Washington State does not levy an income tax. Spokane is located on a desert high plateau and enjoys over 220 days of sunshine per year, with average summer time temperatures in the upper 70's and 80's, fewer than 4 feet of snow per year and low humidity. It is the gateway to the Inland Northwest, a half-hour drive from Lake Coeur d'Alene and a day drive from Glacier Park. Abundant outdoor recreational opportunities are available year round: skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, kayaking and more. The area offers a wholesome life-style for young families as well as for energetic empty nesters.
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.
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: Eastern strives to satisfy all requests for special access needs for persons with disabilities. Requests for such accommodations are welcome and may be made by calling Human Resources at: (509) 359-2381.
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