The successful candidate for this faculty position must show commitment and demonstrable ability to be an excellent teacher. The person in this position will teach assigned courses (with special focus on math, science, social studies methods) in the undergraduate program for initial licensure as well as the graduate program and provide quality instruction in face to face, online, and hybrid modes of delivery. In addition, the candidate will engage in service activities related to the University and to the professional community. Effective interpersonal and communication skills and the desire to support the mission of Northwest Christian University are paramount in this position. The position requires a strong commitment to multiculturalism and diversity and the ability to work well in a team environment.
Position Duties & Responsibilities
General to all faculty
Maintain a full time teaching load (or equivalent) as described in the Faculty Handbook and as assigned by your supervisor.
As a ‘teacher-scholar’ actively engage with students in collaborative research and learning activities.
Provide a solid role model of wisdom, faith, and service.
Maintain and post regular office hours as specified in the Faculty Handbook.
Attend all regular and special faculty meetings.
Serve on faculty committees, as assigned by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty within Faculty Handbook guidelines.
Submit updated course syllabi each semester to the office of the VPAA for each course taught.
Complete embedded course assessment and/or program assessment activities in TaskStream.
Facilitate the evaluation of each of your classes each semester and contribute to the evaluation of the curriculum and instruction, ensuring the delivery of quality academic programs.
Contribute to development of library resources in area of teaching expertise.
Participate in academic and/or licensure advising, as assigned.
Follow the current Faculty Handbook as it pertains to faculty roles and responsibilities.
Interact with the Registrar’s office in transcript evaluation and recording of student progress, as required.
Actively participate in marketing of the programs as well as forming partnerships with colleagues and students where appropriate.
Contribute to the integration of faith and learning by addressing this issue in class and in curriculum standards.
Fulfill any other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Specific to this position
Participate in the ongoing development and growth of the Teacher Education Program.
Knowledge of edTPA.
Ensure course syllabi are TSPC compliant for all courses you teach.
Familiarity with TSPC and CAEP standards.
Meet regularly with the Asst. Dean, faculty, and staff to ensure operation of programs.
Contribute to the innovative delivery of education in the classroom and other (online) learning where appropriate.
Experience and Qualification Requirements
Master’s Degree required (Doctoral degree preferred) in teaching/education. The ideal candidate will have experience with edTPA. Knowledge of the K-12 school curriculum is paramount to this position. The candidate should have experience implementing project-based learning and/or service learning instruction, as well as a knowledge of summative and formative assessment purposes and methodologies. The professor should have familiarity with state and national curriculum standards and research based practices, Teacher Standards and Practices Commission licensure standards and requirements for initial licensure.
Candidate must be actively engaged in a Christian congregation and able to identify with and support the NCU Theological Context for Community statement.
Higher educational background in the area of Bible/Ministry and/or professional experience in an institution of Christian higher education is highly desirable.
Ability to utilize Windows based software including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Experience utilizing e-mail for the purposes of organizational communications. Listening skills and the ability to speak and write clearly are essential to the position. Individual must possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
Working Conditions/Special Requirements
NCU seeks candidates who demonstrate a vibrant and maturing Christian faith. Application materials will include a personal statement that addresses:
how a maturing Christian faith finds expression in the candidate’s personal life, family life, community life, and current church membership;
how the candidate integrates faith into his/her academic discipline, both inside and outside the classroom; and
the candidate’s understanding of and ability to support NCU’s Theological Context for Community statement.
The applicant’s list of references should include the applicant’s pastor or another appropriate church leader who is able to address the applicant’s faith background.
The position requires a strong commitment to multiculturalism and diversity.
The position requires working in a non-smoking, drug free environment.
The employee must adhere to FERPA guidelines and student confidentiality at all times.
The employee must have high personal motivation, with great attention to detail and accuracy, project a positive and vibrant attitude in assisting people, and have high ethics of honesty and confidentiality with a genuine and gracious presence pertaining to the students, faculty, staff, and business of the department and the University.
This position may require lifting up to 25 lbs., as well as bending, stooping, and kneeling.
Northwest Christian University is a Christian, private, liberal-arts, comprehensive university closely affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ – approximately fifteen percent of students are from these two church bodies. Northwest Christian University also has an ecumenical interest and offers its resources to students and congregati...ons of many church traditions. These students are affiliated with denominational and non-denominational groups, such as Presbyterian, Baptist, Methodist, Foursquare, Lutheran, Nazarene, Episcopal, Assembly of God, Catholic, and Community Churches. The University was founded in 1895 and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Located in the city of Eugene, Oregon – population 145,000 (one hour from the Coast, one hour from the Cascade Mountains, ninety minutes south of Portland). Northwest Christian University enrolls an undergraduate and graduate student body of 750+ students (200 residential). Northwest Christian University was most recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report fifteenth overall among forty comprehensive Colleges in the Western Region.