The successful candidate for the faculty opening in School Counseling will be part of a dynamic group of School of Education and Counseling Core Faculty. The candidate must possess a strong counselor identity. Additionally, the candidate must have a high degree of expertise teaching School Counseling coursework. Effective interpersonal and communication skills, collaboration with faculty and staff members, i.e., team player, and the desire to support the mission of Northwest Christian University are paramount in this position. Position requires a strong commitment to multiculturalism and diversity.
Position Duties & Responsibilities
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.
File updated course TSPC compliant syllabi for all courses you teach each semester.
Complete embedded course assessment and/or program assessment activities in TaskStream.
Prepare for routine program reviews for the M.A. in School Counseling program as required by internal and external examiners.
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 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.
Experience and Qualification Requirements
Master’s degree in appropriate field required, along with current School Counselor Certificate and significant experience in the field. Doctoral degree highly desirable.
Candidate must be actively engaged in a Christian congregation and able to identify with and support the NCU Theological Context for Community statement.
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 should 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. The faith statement should also address how the candidate integrates faith into his/her academic discipline, both inside and outside the classroom.
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.
Listening skills and the ability to speak and write clearly are essential to the position. Individual must possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
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.