Faculty Position: Teacher Education

Position Overview

Position Rank – Instructor/Professor (rank dependent upon background & experience)
Department – Teacher Education
Supervisor – Associate Dean of Teacher Education
Benefits – Yes
Status – Full-time, 9-month contract

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 faculty position must show commitment and demonstrable ability to be an excellent teacher. The person in this position will teach assigned courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs and will provide quality instruction in face-to-face, online, and hybrid modes of delivery. In addition, the candidate will engage in service activities related to the University and to the professional community. 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

  • 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 (VPAA)/Dean of the Faculty within Faculty Handbook guidelines.
  • Submit updated course syllabi each semester to the Assoc. Dean of Education and 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

Master’s Degree required (Doctoral degree preferred) in teaching/education. The ideal candidate will have experience with edTPA and state/national accreditation bodies. Knowledge of the K-12 school curriculum is paramount to this position, as well as knowledge of summative and formative assessment purposes and methodologies. The professor should have familiarity with state and national curriculum standards and research-based practices (Teacher Standards and Practices Commission licensure standards and requirements for initial licensure).

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, and 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.
  • 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
  • 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 E. 11th Ave.
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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