Assistant Professor - Human Resource Management
Eastern Washington University

Cheney, Kansas

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Assistant Professor - Human Resource Management

About Eastern Washington University:
Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney and Spokane, Washington, with programs offered throughout the state and online with an enrollment of over 12,000 students. Eastern is one of six state-funded four-year institutions of higher education in Washington reporting to its own Board of Trustees.

Eastern’s 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 11,000 residents 16 miles southwest of the state’s second largest city, Spokane. Eastern also offers programs in downtown Spokane at the Brand new Catalyst building and on the Riverpoint Campus which is shared with Washington State University. Eastern also offers program throughout the state based on the needs of the community. Eastern offers an array of bachelor’s and master’s degrees and one applied doctorate in physical therapy. EWU offers 135 fields of study, 9 master’s degrees, 12 graduate certificates, 39 graduate programs, 1 educational specialist degree, and 1 applied doctorate to more than 10,000 enrolled students.

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.

Job Summary:
The School of Business, in the College of Professional Programs at Eastern Washington University is currently inviting applications for one tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Human Resource Management, starting September 16, 2022.

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive institution where excellent teaching must be supplemented with an appropriate research program. The primary teaching area for this position will be human resource management courses in the undergraduate and MBA programs. Participation in student-learning assessment and ongoing research program and service to the university, college, and department are also required. Additionally, the candidate selected for this position will be expected to teach online academic courses at the graduate and/or graduate level to a diverse student body; experience with online teaching is required.

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

About the School of Business
The School of Business is located in the Catalyst Building in the downtown Spokane University District, and maintains an administrative presence in EWU's primary campus in Cheney, Washington. The business programs are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB-International).

Required Qualifications:

  • Applicants must hold a PhD or DBA in Human Resource Management or a related field from an AACSB accredited or equivalent program. ABD candidates close to degree completion will be considered; PhD completed by September 16, 2022 would result in a tenure-track appointment for current academic year. Otherwise, lecturer appointment. PhD completed after September 16th, 2022 and before June 15th, 2023 would result in tenure-track position in the following year.
  • Demonstrated record of published scholarly research in peer-reviewed journals or potential for scholarly research publication and a continuing research program in an area relevant to management and teaching.
  • The ability to teach both principles and upper-level HR courses (such as compensations, current issues in HR, etc.).
  • The ability to meet faculty qualifications criteria per the AACSB accreditation standards and the School of Business Policies and Procedures.
  • The ability to work collaboratively and effectively with students, faculty, and administration.
  • Experience teaching courses in an online mode.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal accessibility, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Publications in field of HR, management, or related fields (SA designation under AACSB standards) or recent PhD.
  • External certification in human resources (i.e., SHRM, SPHR, PHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, etc.).
  • Experience with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
  • Experience teaching using the Canvas instructional platform,
  • Commitment to quality teaching and student development,
  • Demonstrated ability to teach courses in other areas of management such as general management or operations management.

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

Job Duties:
% of Time: 100
Responsibility / Duty: A Faculty Activity Plan will be developed by the end of the first quarter of the selected candidate’s appointment, and will consist of a combination of teaching, research, and service and/or release time to perform administrative duties, as negotiated and as needed to meet the business needs of the department. Teaching workload for Assistant Professors typically include:Teaching workload for Assistant Professors typically include up to 28 credits of teaching across the academic year (mid-September through mid-June) however, teaching load might be up to 36 credits, subject to department needs and AACSB qualification status. 
  Teaching includes the following additional responsibilities as defined in the Eastern Washington University Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) 7.8.2(a) Teaching. 
  • All faculty are expected to be current in their field or discipline and maintain methods of professional practice or performance. 
  • Each faculty member is responsible for meeting all scheduled classes.
  • Each faculty member is also responsible for planning, organizing, and informing students of the course content, texts, readings, assignments, attendance regulations and methods of evaluation including grading scales. 
  • Faculty are required to provide textbook and other course material adoption information to the EWU bookstore on the timeline established by the bookstore under the authority of RCW 28B.10.590. Faculty are responsible for scheduling and attending office hours to meet the needs of students as identified in department plans. 
  • They are also responsible for turning in grades according to the deadline established by the registrar’s office. 
  • Tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to advise students who are declared majors in their department on department, college and University requirements and career opportunities in their disciplines.

 Additional Responsibilities/Duties
  • Contribute to program, college, and university committees. 
  • Participate in the leadership of local, state, and regional professional organizations.
  • Collect, retain, and disseminate course and program data for accrediting bodies and to maintain professional standards.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in utilization of creativity and best practice knowledge in curriculum development, classroom instruction, and student supervision.
  • Pursue productive research, scholarship and/or creative activities, including professional activities leading to publication, performance, and/or formal presentation in the field.
  • Pursue research funding through grant development.
  • Mentor student portfolio development.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in utilization of creativity and best practice knowledge in curriculum development, classroom instruction, and student supervision.
  • Additionally, all faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

Conditions of Employment:
Multiple work locations (main office located in the Catalyst Building in Spokane’s downtown University District, shared office at the EWU Cheney Campus, or from an approved remote location, with the ability to participate in college and university meetings as required via videoconference).

The required start date for this position is 09/16/2022. To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than 09/16/2022.
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 might be conducted via Zoom (camera must be enabled). While we anticipate being open for in-person instruction for academic year 2022-23, should Washington State or university pandemic restrictions disallow for in-person instruction, then courses will be taught via online platforms, including Zoom and other technologies. Candidates must be able to demonstrate competence using these technologies.
Salary Information: The expected salary upon hire is $104,162.

Posting Date: 12/08/2021
Open Until Further Notice: Yes
Closing Date:
Screening to Begin: 01/11/22

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

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.

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