Warner Pacific College — Interim Director of Teacher Education

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 Diversity: Warner Pacific College 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.

Summary Description: The Interim Director of Teacher Education is responsible for teaching classes, developing curriculum, and advising students in various areas of the Education Department under the Graduate and Professional Programs Division. This position requires a licensed K-12 educator (teacher or administrator certification) who is licensed in the State of Oregon and experienced in teaching a range of courses in education and other areas related to Education.

Essential Functions:
The successful candidate must present strong evidence of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide innovative, strategic, and collaborative leadership of the teacher preparation programs.
  • Keep current on developments and research in teacher education and facilitate relevant trainings for faculty.
  • Engage faculty in continuous program evaluation to measure and increase effectiveness.
  • Review and maintain a system of assessment of student progress.
  • Facilitate student information needs, respond to student issues, and take appropriate corrective actions.
  • Recommend teacher candidates for licensure.
  • Oversee compliance with all requirements of the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission and other accrediting agencies.
  • Represent Warner Pacific College education programs at professional association meetings.
  • Supervise department staff.
  • Maintain partnerships with P-12 school districts.
  • Communicate licensure information and data to faculty and staff.
  • Work collegially with faculty, staff and students.
  • Understand and positively promote the college’s mission, core themes, vision and values.
  • Teach courses related to clinical experiences, advise and supervise student teachers, and teach other courses within areas of expertise, to include any of the following:
    • Curriculum development and/or review
    • Multiple subjects (ECE/EL) pedagogy
    • Literacy instruction
    • Assessment
    • Cultural competence and equity in the classroom
    • ESOL pedagogy
    • Technology integration
    • Special education, exceptional learners
    • Other areas of exceptional expertise capable of contributing to the growth and development of Warner Pacific’s program.
  • Adhere to College policies and procedures.
  • Participate in Warner Pacific College professional development opportunities.
  • 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.
  • Be inclusive and sensitive in terms of human relations and human differences, in regard to areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, and disabilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in education or related field.
  • College teaching experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years teaching in the PK-12 environment.
  • Hold teaching authorizations in middle school and high school.
  • Administrative experience in higher education
  • Familiarity with state regulations, reporting, and operations.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience at an NCATE/CAEP accredited institution.
  • Experience in preparing a national accreditation application.
  • Familiarity with DATATEL integrated resource management system.
  • Record of a research agenda related to critical issues in education.
  • Record of building productive relationships with P-12 and community partners.
  • Ability to teach effectively and mentor adult learners as well as traditional students.
  • Service in positions of leadership in professional organizations.
  • Experience in grant writing and administration.

Warner Pacific is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural learning environment. We, therefore, encourage inquiries 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

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