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Teaching Dean of Education

Portland, OR · Education
Summary Description: The Teaching Dean of Education reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and holds a join appointment of 50% teaching load and 50% administrative load. In this way administrative work is grounded in the teaching and learning perspective. Administratively, the position serves as the Academic Leader for the Education Department and guides work in curriculum, staffing of courses, advising, mentorship for adjunct faculty for the undergraduate and graduate programs in Education. The position also works with external partners such as school districts, the AAQEP accrediting body, and Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, and administers grant funds for the department. This position requires a licensed K-12 educator (teacher or administrator certification) who is licensed in the State of Oregon and experienced in teaching a range of courses in education and other areas related to Education. 

Primary Job Duties:
The successful candidate must present strong evidence of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position, which include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide innovative, strategic, and collaborative leadership of the teacher preparation programs.
  • Understand how to maximize enrollments in academic programs. Strategize on transfer pathways in teacher education.
  • Understanding of online delivery of educational programs.
  • Coordinate course offerings and schedule with academic programs across the university.
  • Keep current on developments and research in teacher education and facilitate relevant trainings for faculty.
  • Engage faculty in continuous program evaluation to measure and increase effectiveness.
  • Develop, review, and maintain a system of assessment of student progress within WPU.
  • Apply for, administer and report on grant funded projects.
  • Maintain and report to AAQEP on program accreditation.
  • Communicate licensure information and data to faculty and staff.
  •  Recommend teacher candidates for licensure.
  • Oversee compliance with all requirements of the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission and other accrediting agencies.
  • Understanding of SPED practices and policies in Oregon.
  • Facilitate student information needs, respond to student issues, and take appropriate corrective actions.
  • Represent Warner Pacific University education programs at professional association meetings.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with P-12 school districts in the greater Portland Metro area.
  • Work collegially with faculty, staff and students.
  • Understand and positively promote the university’s mission, core themes, vision and values.
  • Teach courses related to clinical experiences, advise and supervise student teachers, and teach other courses within areas of expertise, to include any of the following:
    • Curriculum development and/or review
    • Multiple subjects (ECE/EL) pedagogy
    • Literacy instruction
    • Assessment
    • Cultural competence and equity in the classroom
    • ESOL pedagogy
    • Technology integration
    • Special education, exceptional learners
    • Other areas of exceptional expertise capable of contributing to the growth and development of Warner Pacific’s program.
  • 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 a commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding the mission of the University and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement. Warner Pacific is affiliated with the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana).
  • Exhibit commitment to inclusiveness and sensitivity in areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, and disabilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Education or related field.
  • A record of at least three years senior supervisory experience including personnel and budget management
  • Minimum of 5 years teaching in the PK-12 environment.
  • Hold teaching authorizations in middle school and high school.
  • Familiarity with state regulations, reporting, and operations.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Doctorate Degree in Education
  • University teaching experience
  • A record of productive community partnerships and collaborative leadership
  • Demonstrated understanding of educational needs and priorities specific to the state of Oregon.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion for diverse populations
  • Evidence of contributions to education policy and best practices, including experience in assessing and improving student learning outcomes
  • A record of involvement in graduate education
  • Knowledge and experience in SPED practices and policies in Oregon.
  • Experience at an AAQEP/NCATE/CAEP accredited institution.
  • Experience in preparing a national accreditation application.
  • Record of a research agenda related to critical issues in education.
  • Record of building productive relationships with P-12 and community partners.
  • Ability to teach effectively and mentor adult learners as well as traditional students.
  • Service in positions of leadership in professional organizations.
  • Experience in grant writing and administration.
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 from diverse backgrounds with an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Our mission underscores education WITH PURPOSE, which means demonstrating faith in action through vocation and service. In this way, WPU guides students towards meaningful academic and career goals

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 Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific University is a proud HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution), MSI (Minority Serving Institution) and ANAPISI (Asian, Native America and Pacific Islander Serving Institution). WPU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds, and 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. In the fall of 2023, more than 59% of our traditional students were racially or ethnically diverse. 

In order to be considered an applicant for this position, please complete our online employment application at https://warnerpacific.catsone.com/careers/1611-General Click “Apply Now” to complete the online application, and submit the following:
Application, Cover Letter and Resume

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

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