Summary: Adjunct Teacher Education Supervisors supervise Teacher Candidates in the field for both graduate and undergraduate teacher education programs in Student Teaching I, Student Teaching II, and Reading Endorsement experiences. This role is a part-time adjunct position that is assigned and compensated on a per-student basis. The functions for this position are listed below. Primary Job Duties:
Attend Teacher Candidate Orientation as scheduled by the Director of Teacher Education (DTE)
Attend regular meetings, up to once a month, with DTE to clarify program expectations and monitor Teacher Candidate progress
Attend Teacher Candidate Seminars, on campus at WPU, as requested by the DTE
Contact assigned Teacher Candidates before the semester begins or within the first week of the semester to schedule an initial meeting with the Mentor and the Teacher Candidate. Review expectations for the placement and your role as supervisor. Exchange contact information and schedule observations and 3-way meetings (midterm and end of term)
Communicate program expectations and documentation requirements to Mentor. Obtain and share forms with Mentor, school, or Teacher Candidate as needed.
Observe Teacher Candidates as required by the program (MAT, Undergrad, or Reading Endorsement) during the semester.
Troubleshoot problems that may arise during the placement. Inform the DTE immediately of issues that are concerning. Attend disciplinary hearings if needed.
Document Teacher Candidate’s professional growth. Maintain a file of lessons, observations, assessments and other significant documentation as required by the program. Submit required documents to the Director of Teacher Education at the end of the semester. The supervisor is responsible for collecting all forms and signatures from Mentors and Teacher Candidate’s prior to submission to the DTE.
Contribute to the support and implementation of the University Strategic Plan.
Participate in Warner Pacific University's 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, sexual orientation, and disabilities.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Teaching license (expired or current).
Minimum of five years teaching experience in a K-12 school district
Master’s Degree or Doctorate in Education
Special Education endorsement
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 www.warnerpacific.edu/jobs. 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.
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.