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Assistant/Associate Professor of Education

Portland, OR · Education
Summary Description:  The Assistant/Associate Professor of Education is a full-time, benefit eligible position reporting to the Director of Teacher Education.  This role is responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Education, Teacher Education, and other areas; serving on committees; and advising students in the Education Department. At Warner Pacific University, the Education Department is designed primarily to serve students preparing for a teaching license in the State of Oregon.

Primary Job Duties:
  • Develop curriculum related to area of expertise;
  • Teach assigned courses;
  • Articulate and model current best practices in teaching;
  • Advise and mentor students;
  • Scholarly activities, including academic research publications in peer-reviewed journals and other publications;
  • Serve on faculty and institutional committees as assigned;
  • Engage in instructional improvement, research, and professional development and improvement activities;
  • Communicate course progress to students in a timely manner;
  • Engage in scholarly activity in education, literacy, language development, or closely related discipline;
  • Actively participate in recruitment and retention of students;
  • Work collegially with faculty, staff, and students;
  • Understand and promote the mission, values, and core themes of Warner Pacific University;
  • Exhibit excellent communication skills in all interactions with faculty, staff, and students;
  • Support and contribute to the 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:
  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education or closely related discipline in Reading (A.B.D. will be considered);
  • A minimum of three years teaching at the elementary level;
  • University teaching experience in relevant curriculum;
  • Must be eligible for a teaching license in the State of Oregon;
  • Commitment to equity for historically marginalized communities.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • A reading endorsement;
  • An ESOL endorsement;
  • A Special Education endorsement;
  • Experience with urban education;
  • Experience using technology in the P-12 classroom;
  • Experience working with diverse populations;
  • Ability to educate and mentor adult learners as well as traditional students;
  • Evidence of research and or grant-writing experience;
  • Experience with program review, assessment, and accreditation.
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

*Unofficial Transcripts
*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.

Physical Demands – Work Environment:
The position is located in a typical office environment.  Professional/business casual attire is required.

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.

** NOTE: All job offers are contingent upon successfully passing a background check and completing all required paperwork.

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