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Assistant/Associate Professor of Business

Portland, OR
Summary Description:
Warner Pacific University’s Department of Business is seeking an innovative faculty member committed to grow its programs with a special focus on Professional and Graduate Studies (PGS) Business Programs (undergraduate and graduate). This includes being the point of contact for the Business Department, PGS Students, PGS Faculty, PGS Enrollment, PGS Registrar and PGS Financial Aid. This faculty member will be available in person each evening (Monday – Thursday) for WPU’s PGS Business Programs. The faculty member will also teach face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses in both the traditional and PGS programs, with the bulk of the courses being in the PGS programs, which operate mostly in the evenings for non-traditional students. The position is split between 1/3 administrative functions (focused on building these programs and developing partnerships) and 2/3 teaching and advising students in these programs. The position is benefit eligible and will be housed in the Business Department and will report to the Dean of Business (direct) and the VPAA (indirect) to further develop these programs through innovation, cutting edge improvements, and re-imagining efforts.

 Primary Job Duties:
  • Teach face to face, hybrid and online courses in the Business Administration and MBA Program each semester on the Traditional Campus and/or in the PGS Program.
  • Develop and revise curriculum for the in Business programs.
  • Serve in the administrative role as the academic program lead for the PGS undergraduate and graduate Business programs
  • Develop information and serve as the key contact for students and faculty seeking information and support on this program
  • Serve as an Academic Advisor to students in the traditional undergraduate and graduate programs as needed
  • Develop a research-based comprehensive curriculum revision and revisioning cycle
  • Lead the implementation of Business program reviews
  • Serve as the quality control lead faculty for the PGS programs
  • Serve as the chief mentor and departmental liaison for PGS adjunct faculty members
  • Provide mentoring for PGS students
  • Serve as departmental PGS representative
  • Assist in identifying and onboarding adjunct faculty members
  • Lead the implementation and assessment Student Learning Outcomes in the PGS space
  • Collect, analyze, and manage qualitative and quantitative data for continuous improvement and accreditation
  • Participate in research and gran writing activities
  • Productively serve on committees
  • Collaborate with enrollment and marketing teams to ensure these business programs are accurately represented, and to inform marketing and enrollment strategies.
  • Liaise with adjunct faculty to identify development and partnership opportunities.
  • Represent the Business Department in internal leadership capacities as needed.
  • Be present in the office on a daily basis unless arrangements are made with the employee’s direct supervisor. The typical work schedule for this position will be 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. (M-TH) depending on with a flexible schedule on Friday depending on the department’s needs.
  • Participate in certain recruitment/enrollment/partnership work on the weekends
  • Teach face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses in the PGS Business Programs
  • Participate in faculty and other meetings
  • Seek external funding to support institutional priorities
  • Provide data-supported reports on the programs
  • Contribute to the support and implementation of the University Strategic Plan.
  • Participate in Warner Pacific University professional development opportunities
  • Adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding the mission of the University and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement.
  • Exhibit commitment to inclusiveness and sensitivity in areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, and disabilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Professional Doctorate Degree in a business discipline – i.e. Doctor of Business Administration (or a related doctoral business degree: Doctor of Management, PhD in Leadership Studies, PhD in Executive Leadership, or Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership, etc.). ABD candidates will be considered.
  • Master in Business Administration (MBA)
  • Minimum of Two Years Higher Education experience teaching Business Courses at the Undergraduate and/or Graduate Levels at a Two or Four-Year Institution.
  • Experience working with diverse populations and passion for providing inclusive and equitable education leading to a more diverse workforce.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of teams
  • Willingness to work evenings and occasional weekends
  • Willingness to develop and pursue a research agenda
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in Business program recruitment, curriculum development, and outreach.
  • Experience using technology tools and Learning Management Systems related to curriculum development and delivery, including expertise with MSOffice
  • Bilingual/Proficiency in Spanish preferred
  • Specialization in Economics or Finance
Physical Demands – Work Environment: 
The position is located in a typical office environment.  Professional/business casual attire is required.

To apply, please read the Employment and Lifestyle Standards statement below, then complete the online application at https://warnerpacific.catsone.com/careers/1611-General Please also submit the following with your application (you may attach these documents at the conclusion of the online application):
*Cover Letter
*Curriculum Vitae or Resume
*Essay Response to the Following Questions:
1. How does your personal faith reflect the principles stated in terms 1, 2, and 3 of the Employment Standards? (listed below)
 2.  How does your personal philosophy of education and commitment to the synthesis of faith and learning reflect the principles stated in items 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8? (listed below)

Employment and Lifestyle Standards: 
Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered urban liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. The University was founded in 1937 by the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana). Central to Warner Pacific’s identity as a Christ-centered higher education institution is the policy of hiring persons whose personal and professional lives reflect:
1.   A belief in the deity of and commitment to Jesus Christ and the Christian faith, as interpreted through the historic witness of Scripture and the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit.
2.  The practice of following Christ through day-to-day personal lifestyle choices.
3.  A vitality of Christian experience maturing in insight and application and appreciative of differing viewpoints.
4.  A commitment to life-long learning and service through personal and professional development.
5.  For teaching faculty, the expression of artful teaching, based on mastery of relevant subject matter and in an environment of purposeful and rigorous inquiry amongst a community of scholars who support one another.
6. A capability, by temperament, preparation, and will, to support students as they confront the intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of their lives.
7.   A sensitivity to and support for the mission, core themes, vision, values, ethos and traditions of the Warner Pacific University community.
8. A commitment to teaching and serving in harmony with the doctrines of the Holy Bible. 

Employee Agreement:
Mission-based hiring is of critical importance to Warner Pacific University. Employees are expected to demonstrate and articulate a vital Christian faith and to live in a manner consistent with a Christ-centered lifestyle as informed by the Scriptures of the New Testament.
Warner Pacific’s students, faculty and staff are expected to foster an environment of mutual respect and accountability, to care for the personal dignity of others and to exercise integrity in their conduct and communication. The University environment is expected to be free from discrimination and harassment (including bullying). When an individual’s behavior has direct implications for others and/or the well-being of the University community, there may be cause for institutional involvement, regardless of where the situation occurs.
Warner Pacific University desires to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, faculty, students, visitors and guests. Therefore, smoking is not permitted on University property, in its vehicles, or at any University sponsored event. The use of illegal drugs or non-prescribed controlled substances is strictly prohibited. Use of alcoholic beverages or tobacco products is strictly prohibited on Warner Pacific University campuses.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Warner Pacific provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status and any other status protected by laws and regulations to which Warner Pacific is subject.  All employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, and terminations are made in a manner that does not discriminate against individuals in the categories discussed above.  Because Warner Pacific is a Christian liberal arts University, the University exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.

Warner Pacific University’s Mission: Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, diverse, minority-serving, Hispanic-serving, liberal arts University dedicated to providing students with an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Our hiring practices reflect our missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.

Warner Pacific University’s Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Warner Pacific University is committed to hiring staff and faculty with an intentionality that demonstrates the importance of having an employee community that reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the students we serve. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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