Teacher Education Field Supervisor for PE, SPED, ESOL, and Elementary Practicums

Position Overview

  • Department: School of Teacher Education
  • Supervisor: Associate Dean of Teacher Education
  • Status: Adjunct

About Bushnell University

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.

Position Information

Job Summary

The successful candidate for this position must show commitment and have experience as an excellent teacher or school counselor. The person in this position will mentor, coach and evaluate teacher candidates that are doing practicums out in schools. Bushnell Field Supervisors will also participate in informational meetings on campus approximately once a semester. Effective interpersonal and communication skills and the desire to support the mission of Bushnell University are paramount in this position. The position requires a strong commitment to multiculturalism and diversity and the ability to work well in a team environment.

Position Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide a solid role model of wisdom, faith, and service.
  • Visit each student’s site frequently as outlined in each Field Experience packet and provide feedback to students.
  • Establish and maintain communication with students, cooperating teachers and school administrators.
  • Attend all Field supervisor informational meetings.
  • Provide resources and guidance to students in the areas of curriculum development, instructional strategies, assessment techniques and classroom management.
  • Complete mid term and final evaluations in TaskStream for each student.
  • Follow the current field experience packet as it pertains to student and supervisor’s roles and responsibilities.
  • Fulfill any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Experience and Qualification Requirements

Candidate must hold a current teaching license or have recently held a teaching license with TSPC, with endorsements in SPED, PE and ESOL.

Candidate must be actively engaged in a Christian congregation and able to identify with and support the Theological Context for Bushnell University Community Life statement.

Ability to utilize Windows based software including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Experience utilizing e-mail for the purposes of organizational communications.

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 knowledge of strong office management techniques; operations, procedures, specific rules and precedents of the office; research methods and report writing techniques; record-keeping techniques; operation of office machines including computer equipment and specified software; principles of training and providing work direction.
  • Listening skills and the ability to speak and write clearly are essential to this position. Must possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • 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.

Application Instructions

Bushnell University employees are expected to abide by the Theological Context for Bushnell Community Life. Please read this document before continuing.

Required Application Materials

To be considered for this position, please submit the following materials:

  • Bushnell Employment Application
  • Cover letter addressing skills, experience, and knowledge
  • CV/Resume
  • 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.

How to Send Application Materials

Option 1: Email application materials to academicsearch@bushnell.edu.

Option 2: Mail application materials to:

Dennis Lindsay
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Bushnell University
828 East 11th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401

Please note: Incomplete application packets may result in disqualification. Final candidate will be required to undergo a criminal background investigation.


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