- Department: School of Business & Management
- Supervisor: Dean of Business
- Status: Full-time, 9-month, benefit eligible
Bushnell University is a Christian, private, liberal-arts, comprehensive university closely affiliated with churches of the Stone-Campbell/Restoration Movement. From this unique heritage Bushnell University embraces the ideal that we are “Christians only” – but not the “only Christians” – and offers its resources to students and congregations of many church traditions. These students are affiliated with denominational and non-denominational groups, such as Presbyterian, Baptist, Methodist, Foursquare, Lutheran, Nazarene, Episcopal, Assembly of God, Catholic, and Community Churches. The University was founded in 1895 and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
The person serving in this position will teach traditional daytime (TUG), adult degree (ADP) undergraduate courses and online graduate courses as needed. TUG courses are face-to-face in a 16 week semester. ADP and graduate courses are offered as on-line courses delivered in eight week blocks. The school of business emphasizes building a strong foundation of critical thinking and the practical application of rigorous curriculum, developed alongside industry leaders with current market demands in mind. As a member of the business faculty, the person in this role will be an integral part of the department and have the opportunity to shape the accounting program . The school of business has among its core values one-on-one and group mentorship of students, and community involvement.
The person in this role will be expected to regularly schedule and lead accounting department student and faculty meetings, and participate in similar business school meetings. From time to time, the person in this role will also be expected to interface with the community at large and develop professional relationships beneficial to the University and its students. The normal teaching load is 24 semester credits per academic year.
Position Duties & Responsibilities
General for all Faculty
- Maintain a full time teaching load (or equivalent) as described in the Faculty Handbook and as assigned by the department head.
- As a ‘teacher-scholar’ actively engage with students in collaborative research and learning activities.
- Provide a solid role model of wisdom, faith, and service.
- Maintain and post regular office hours as specified in the Faculty Handbook.
- Attend all regular and special faculty meetings.
- Serve on faculty committees, as assigned by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty within Faculty Handbook guidelines.
- Submit updated course syllabi each semester to the office of the VPAA for each course taught.
- Complete embedded course assessment and/or program assessment activities in TaskStream.
- Facilitate the evaluation of each of your classes each semester and contribute to the evaluation of the curriculum and instruction, ensuring the delivery of quality academic programs.
- Contribute to development of library resources in area of teaching expertise.
- Participate in academic and/or licensure advising, as assigned.
- Follow the current Faculty Handbook as it pertains to faculty roles and responsibilities.
- Interact with the Registrar’s office in transcript evaluation and recording of student progress, as required.
- Actively participate in marketing of the programs as well as forming partnerships with colleagues and students where appropriate.
- Contribute to the integration of faith and learning by addressing this issue in class and in curriculum standards.
- Fulfill any other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Specific to this Position
- Integrate faith & learning
- Meet regularly with the Assistant Dean of Business, Leadership & Technology, and staff to ensure operation of programs.
- Contribute to the innovative delivery of education in the classroom and other (online) learning where appropriate.
- Provide a solid model of ethical leadership while fostering academics and professionalism with students.
Experience and Qualification Requirements
MBA or Master’s in Accountancy and CPA required. Doctoral degree desirable. Significant business experience in the accounting profession required, as well as knowledge of GAAP and IFRS. Competence to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in accounting and other business topics. Familiarity with curriculum standards, new program development protocols, and teaching in online platforms preferred.
Ability to utilize Windows based software including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Experience utilizing e-mail for the purposes of organizational communications. Listening skills and the ability to speak and write clearly are essential to the position. Individual must possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
Working Conditions/Special Requirements
- Bushnell University employees must have a maturing Christian Faith and live in compliance with the duties and expectations as detailed in the Employee Handbook.
- The position requires a strong commitment to multiculturalism and diversity.
- The position requires working in a non-smoking, drug free environment.
- The employee must adhere to FERPA guidelines and student confidentiality at all times.
- All employees of Bushnell University are “mandatory reporters” under Oregon law. See http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/abuse/pages/mandatory_report.aspx for specific information.
- The employee must have high personal motivation, with great attention to detail and accuracy.
- This person must project a positive, vibrant and professional attitude in assisting people.
- This person must have high ethics of honesty and confidentiality, with a genuine and gracious presence pertaining to the students, faculty, staff and business of the department and the University.
- This position may require lifting up to 25 lbs, as well as bending, stooping, kneeling.
- This position description is subject to change at any time.
Bushnell University employees are expected to abide by the Theological Context for Bushnell University Community Life. Please read this document before continuing.
To be considered for this position, please submit the following materials:
- Bushnell University Employment Application
- Cover letter addressing skills, experience, and knowledge
- Personal Statement of Faith that addresses:
- how a maturing Christian faith finds expression in the candidate’s personal life, family life, community life, and current church membership;
- how the candidate integrates faith into his or her work life;
- the candidate’s understanding of and ability to support Bushnell University’s Theological Context for Community Life statement.
- Contact information for three references, preferably including the applicant’s pastor or other appropriate church leader who is able to address the applicant’s faith background.
- Official Transcripts (Unofficial transcripts may be submitted with the application packet, but official transcripts will be required in the event an applicant is invited to interview with Bushnell.)
Or mail application materials to:
Vice President for Academic Affairs
828 E. 11th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
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