Department – History
Supervisor – Associate Dean of Arts & Sciences
Benefits – Yes
Status – Full-time, 9-month (Open Rank)
About Bushnell University
Founded in 1895, Bushnell University provides a holistic Christian education, fostering wisdom, faith, and service in its students. In joining the faculty here, you will be part of an academic community that seeks to cultivate your development as a Christian teacher and scholar, making a difference in the lives of your students and in your discipline. Bushnell is the largest private university in Eugene’s vibrant university district, which also includes the University of Oregon. Eugene is a college town small enough to know your neighbors and large enough to offer fantastic arts, entertainment, dining, healthcare, and educational opportunities. It is also an ideal place to enjoy the beautiful Pacific Northwest, being just one hour from the Oregon Coast, one hour from the Cascade Mountains, and less than two hours from Portland and the Columbia River Gorge.
The Bushnell School of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time faculty position in History (open rank, continuing contract eligible) beginning August 2023. Faculty appointment is for nine (9) months with a normal teaching load of 12-14 credit hours per semester. The successful candidate will be an accomplished teacher who is enthusiastic about both introductory and more advanced undergraduate courses within the History program, and brings scholarly interests and background to opportunities for curriculum development within their area of specialization. Scholarly excellence is an expectation of the position, as is the ability to integrate faith and learning in all courses.
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 your supervisor.
- 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.
Experience and Qualification Requirements
Doctoral degree or ABD by August, 2023 is preferred.
Candidate must be actively engaged in a Christian congregation and able to identify with and support the Bushnell Theological Context for Community statement.
Candidate has background working in or with institutions of Christian higher education and/or familiarity with the unique challenges and opportunities in such educational contexts.
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 seeks candidates who demonstrate a vibrant and maturing Christian faith.
- The applicant’s list of references should include the applicant’s pastor or another appropriate church leader who is able to address the applicant’s faith background.
- 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.
- The employee must have high personal motivation, with great attention to detail and accuracy, project a positive and vibrant attitude in assisting people, and 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.
For consideration, please complete and submit all six of the following:
- Bushnell Employment Application
- Cover letter addressing skills, experience, and knowledge
- Personal Statement of Faith that clearly addresses all three of the sections below:
- Section 1: how a maturing Christian faith finds expression in the candidate’s personal life, family life, community life, and current church membership;
- Section 2: how the candidate integrates faith into his/her academic discipline, both inside and outside the classroom; and
- Section 3: the candidate’s understanding of and ability to support Bushnell’s Theological Context for Community 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 can be submitted with the application packet, but official transcripts will be required in the event an applicant is invited to interview with Bushnell.)
Submit your packet via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) to: Reed Mueller, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs
Please note: Incomplete application packets may result in disqualification. Final candidate will be required to undergo a criminal background investigation.
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