Department – School of Psychology and Counseling
Supervisor – Dean of Psychology and Counseling
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 person serving in this position will teach traditional daytime and evening/online undergraduate courses. Daytime courses are face-to-face in a 16-week semester. Evening and on-line courses are delivered in eight-week blocks. The psychology major emphasizes building a strong foundation in psychological science with an integration of faith and learning. The normal teaching load is 24 semester credits per academic year. Effective pedagogical, interpersonal, and communication skills and the desire to support the mission of Bushnell University are paramount in this position.
Position Duties & Responsibilities
- 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 in Psychology or related field or ABD in Psychology or related field required, with expertise in forensic psychology a plus. The person serving in this position should have a broad knowledge of psychology, preferably in applied areas such as forensic or counseling psychology and be able to teach such courses as general psychology, social psychology, theories of personality, forensic psychology, abnormal psychology, introduction to counseling skills, cognition, learning, and/or research methods.
Candidate must be actively engaged in a Christian congregation and able to identify with and support the Bushnell Theological Context for Community statement.
Ability to utilize Windows based software including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Experience utilizing email for the purposes of organizational communications and Moodle course management system a plus.
Working Conditions/Special Requirements
- Bushnell seeks candidates who demonstrate a vibrant and maturing Christian faith.
- 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.
- 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.
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 (email@example.com) 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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