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Eastern Washington University
  • Position Number: 1941722
  • Location: Cheney, WA
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Psychology

Lecturer - Psychology

About Eastern Washington University:
Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to our primary campus in Cheney, we also offer programs in Spokanes innovative University-District, 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.

Job Summary:
Eastern Washington University Department of Psychology invites applications for a Lecturer in Psychology to support the CACREP accredited MS Counseling Program, as well as other Department needs, to begin September 16, 2020.

Eastern is a comprehensive public university and is Washington State's fastest growing public education institution. We are a driving force for the culture, economy and vitality of the Inland Northwest region. Over 12,000 students, 600 faculty and 800 staff make Eastern their destination of choice for learning opportunities and professional achievement. Eastern has a proud history of providing education to a high percentage of first-generation college students, often from under-represented and lower socioeconomic communities, a tradition the M.S. Counseling program maintains.

Eastern's Department of Psychology is committed to the selection, training, supervision, and professional success of students in our various programs and in the Masters of Science in Counseling degree, in keeping with the high standards established by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The program offers a structured sequence of curricular and clinical experiences with an emphasis on closely supervised training experiences both at the University and in the community.

Program faculty members have established strong relationships with area K-12 schools and community agencies, and students engage in meaningful practica and internship experiences across their time in the program. Thus, counseling training occurs in a learning community that is intentionally focused on both skill development and personal growth of students. In this way, the program fulfills its purpose of preparing diverse, competent, and caring professional counselors to meet the needs of diverse urban and rural communities. The selected candidate will join a committed and enthusiastic Department faculty.


The current position includes primary responsibilities for teaching within the CACREP Accredited MS Counseling Program, with additional support of other Department needs (e.g., undergraduate psychology courses). Teaching modalities will include face-to-face, hybrid, and online. Opportunities for summer teaching, although not required, may be available.

1) Teach 45 credits per academic year, subject to Department needs, primarily at EWU's main campus in Cheney, WA. Teach courses in this CACREP-approved program such as, Research Methods, Group Theory and Process, Family Systems, Practicum and Internship supervision, and/or other courses that fulfill the need of the Department and Program
  • Advise students who are declared majors on Department, College, and University requirements and career opportunities

2) Participate in the leadership of local, state, and regional professional organizations, including serving/chairing the PEAB and/or Mental Health Advisory Board when needed

3) Collect, retain, and disseminate course and program data for accrediting bodies and to maintain professional standards

4) Collaborate with colleagues in utilization of creativity and best practice knowledge in curriculum development, classroom instruction, and student supervision.

Position is open until further notice; screening will begin on July 6, 2020.

Please direct questions about the position to Dr. Keely Hope, Search Committee Chair, (inquiries only; applications are not accepted via email).

Required Qualifications:
  • Doctoral degree in Counselor Education; ABD candidates may be considered (Doctorate must be conferred by 9/1/2020 for this position which begins 9/16/2020)
  • Eligible for credential as a certified school counselor and/or licensed mental health counselor
  • Competent with and experienced using, database, email, and other forms of instruction technology
  • Demonstrated ability to teach a variety of core courses in Counseling.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise student practicum and internship, and advise students.
  • A high degree of interest in human and cultural diversity, social justice and experiential and community-based education.
  • 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 working in professional settings such as schools or mental health agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach in an online format using synchronous and asynchronous components
  • Experience teaching university or college graduate level Counseling and Psychology courses
  • Commitment to quality teaching and student development

Other Skills and Abilities:
  • Flexibility
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Attention to Detail

Conditions of Employment:
The required start date for this position is 09/16/2020. To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than 09/16/2020.

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.

Salary Information:

Posting Date: 06/19/2020
Open Until Further Notice: No
Closing Date:
Screening to Begin: 07/06/2020

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit your application materials through our online applications portal provided below. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.

To apply, visit

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.

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