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

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.

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

For consideration, please complete and submit all six of the following:

  1. Bushnell Employment Application
  2. Cover letter addressing skills, experience, and knowledge
  3. CV/Resume
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 (academicsearch@bushnell.edu) 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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