Assistant Dean of Teacher Education
Eligible for Benefits
Full-time, 9-month, rank based on background & experience
Northwest Christian University Overview
Northwest Christian University is a Christian, private, liberal-arts, comprehensive university closely affiliated with churches of the Stone-Campbell/Restoration Movement. From this unique heritage Northwest Christian University embraces the ideal that we are “Christians only” – but not the “only Christians” – and offers its resources to students and congregations 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.
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 in the Masters of School Counseling program for initial licensure. The graduate program provides 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 for all faculty
- Maintain a full time teaching load (or equivalent) as described in the Faculty Handbook and as assigned by the department head.
- 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 School Counseling Program.
- 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.
Master’s Degree in School Counseling required. Knowledge of the K-12 Framework for School Counseling as set forth by ODE and school curriculum is paramount to this position. 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.
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 employees must have a maturing Christian Faith and live in compliance with the duties and expectations as detailed in the Employee Handbook.
- 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.
- All employees of NCU are “mandatory reporters” under Oregon law. See http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/abuse/pages/mandatory_report.aspx for specific information
- 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.
- The position may require lifting up to 25 lbs., as well as bending, stooping and kneeling.
- This position description is subject to change at any time.
NCU employees are expected to abide by the Theological Context for NCU Community Life. Please read this document before continuing.
To be considered for this position, please submit the following materials:
- NCU Employment Application
- Cover letter addressing skills, experience, and knowledge
- Personal Statement of Faith 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 or her work life, inside and outside the classroom;
- the candidate’s understanding of and ability to support NCU’s Theological Context for Community Life statement.
- Contact information for three references, including the applicant’s pastor or other appropriate church leader who is able to address the applicant’s faith background.
- Official Transcripts (Unofficial transcripts can be submitted with the application packet, but official transcripts will be required in the event an applicant is invited to interview with NCU.)
Or mail application materials to:
Dr. Dennis Lindsay
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty
Northwest Christian University
828 E. 11th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
*Please include all requested materials. Incomplete application packets may result in disqualification.
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