Adjunct Instructor - Master of Arts in Teaching/Undergraduate Teacher Education

Location: Portland, OR
Date Posted: 02-16-2016
 Warner Pacific College’s Mission:  Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, liberal arts college dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds 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 College’s Commitment to Racial and Ethnic Diversity: Warner Pacific College is committed to hiring staff and faculty for our institution so that employees reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of the students we serve.  In the fall of 2016, more than 57% of our traditional students were racially or ethnically diverse.  Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)/Undergraduate Education program adjunct instructor reports to the Chair of the Education Department and is responsible for teaching courses in the Adult Degree Program and/or the traditional undergraduate program, either in the on-ground sections, or in the online sections.  Face-to-face courses at the graduate level meet one night per week (6-10 p.m.); online courses have a varied online meeting schedule.
 
Specific areas of need are: ESOL, Special Education, Reading interventionist, technology in the classroom, and methods courses for all subjects in Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, and High School.

A master degree in the field of education is required for all adjunct positions, with a PhD degree preferred. Recent K-12 teaching experience is a plus. All adjunct positions are temporary, part-time positions.
 
Essential Functions:
 
  • Teach assigned courses, modeling current best practices in teaching, demonstrating a commitment to sound andragogical and pedagogical practices.
  • Advise and mentor students during the course.
  • Clearly communicate to students when and how to secure instruction and feedback outside of regular course meeting hours.
  • Provide prompt and thorough feedback to students to ensure their ability to incorporate changes before subsequent assignments.
  • Submit attendance information to Records Office weekly, and submit final grades within two weeks of the last date of the course.
  • Work collegially with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Understand and promote the mission, values, and core themes of Warner Pacific College.
  • Exhibit excellent communication skills in all interactions with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Participate in the professional development opportunities provided by the institution.
  • Adhere to college policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding the mission of the college 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.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Graduate degree in the field (typically master’s degree for undergraduate; terminal degree for graduate).
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Current teaching experience in the K-12 classroom
  • Endorsements in ESOL, Reading, or Special Education
  • Training in Understanding by Design
  • Training in SIOP
  • Training in Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • College teaching experience in relevant curriculum.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
 
Physical Demands – Work Environment: 
The position is located in a typical office environment.  Professional/business casual attire is required.

To apply:
Complete the online application and submit it along with a cover letter and a curriculum vitae or resume (you will have opportunity to attach these documents at the conclusion of the online application). In addition,  please read the Employment and Lifestyle Standards statement below, and provide essay responses to the following questions. The essay responses may be uploaded along with the other attachments.

 
Please Provide 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 college dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. The College was founded in 1937 by the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) and maintains a covenant relationship with that body. 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 College community.
8. A commitment to teaching and serving in harmony with the doctrines of the Bible as understood and generally held by the Church of God Reformation Movement.
 
Employee Agreement:
Mission-based hiring is of critical importance to Warner Pacific College. From its inception, the Church of God has resisted condensing the Scriptures into a formal creed, instead emphasizing salvation as the entrance into the body of Christ; unity in diversity; and a call to holy living as God’s people representing Christ in the world. Warner Pacific, rather than requiring subscription to an institutional doctrinal statement, asks each employee to affirm a personal faith in Jesus Christ by providing a statement articulating the ways in which faith informs the employee’s understanding of his or her vocation at Warner Pacific. 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 College 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 College community, there may be cause for institutional involvement, regardless of where the situation occurs.
 
Warner Pacific College desires to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, faculty, students, visitors and guests. Therefore, smoking is not permitted on College property, in its vehicles, or at any College 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 College campuses.
 
Commitment to Diversity: 
Warner Pacific College is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural learning environment. Inquiries are encouraged from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Warner Pacific College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
 
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 college, the college exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose
 
To Apply:
In order to be considered an applicant for this position, please complete our online employment application at www.warnerpacific.edu/jobs.  Click “Apply Now” to complete the online application, and submit the following:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter with names/contact information for three professional references                        
  
 

 
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