Associate Dean of Education
Company: Bushnell University
Posted on: February 22, 2021
Department - School of Education
Supervisor - Vice President for Academic Affairs
Benefits - Yes
Status - Full-time Bushnell University Bushnell University is a
Christian, private, liberal-arts, comprehensive university closely
affiliated with churches of the Stone-Campbell/Restoration
Movement. From this unique heritage Bushnell 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. Job Summary
The Associate Dean of Education at Bushnell University oversees the
Teacher Education programs and is a member of a dynamic group of
Teacher Education faculty team. The Associate Dean must possess
effective interpersonal and communication skills, as well as strong
leadership and administration skills. The Associate Dean of
Education must be knowledgeable about Oregon State and Federal
Education laws, accreditation standards, policies, and best
practices. The position requires a strong commitment to
multiculturalism and diversity. The Associate Dean leads faculty
and staff in community partnership cultivation and new program
development for the department. As a member of faculty the
Associate Dean routinely teaches up to a half-time load (6 credits
per fall/spring semester & 3 credits in the summer). The Associate
Dean supervises full-time faculty, adjunct faculty, and
departmental staff, and is responsible for program delivery and
program assessment. The Associate Dean serves in an entrepreneurial
role in assisting the VPAA to identify, research, and develop
opportunities for program development, both for new and existing
programs. The Associate Dean is a member of the VPAA's Dean's
Cabinet. Successful performance in this position will be evaluated
in terms of 1) innovative leadership for the department; 2)
significant and sustainable enrollment growth in departmental
programs; 3) enhanced departmental and university standing within
the local and global Christian community. Position Duties &
- Carry up to a .5 FTE teaching load (6 credits per semester)
during the 9-month academic year plus one additional course (3
credits) within the fiscal year.
- Ensure academic quality and student-centered delivery of all
courses and program information delivery.
- Collaborate with program faculty to ensure program quality and
effectiveness and to promote student learning, student
satisfaction, and student retention in all student
- Collaborate with the Bushnell Instructional Technology
Specialist to ensure effective use of BeaconLearning and online
resources for all departmental programs and courses.
- Assist the VPAA to identify, research, and develop
opportunities for program development, both for new and existing
- Identify strategic full-time faculty positions and recruit
- Recruit, screen, and provide orientation and on-boarding for
- Supervise all full-time, part-time, and adjunct faculty and
staff in the department; monitor faculty & staff performance and
conduct routine performance reviews.
- Develop and administer departmental program budget(s).
- Oversee assessment procedures and program review for courses
and programs in the School of Education and ensure compliance with
institutional assessment standards.
- Ensure compliance with state (TSPC) and national (AAQEP)
accreditation standards and be responsible for
accreditation-related activities and reporting for the school.
- Coordinate EdTPA instruction.
- Attend and participate in state-wide meetings of teacher
education groups, including TSPC, OAICU, and OACTE.
- Collaborate with advising staff to ensure effective advising
and mentoring for all students in the department.
- Oversee program assessment and new program development within
- Serve on at least one major faculty committee, as assigned by
- Collaborate with enrollment, admission, and advancement staff,
to develop and cultivate community partnerships (e.g., internships,
practicums) and to maximize recruitment activities that would
benefit the institution and department.
- Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor
Experience and Qualification Requirements Minimum Masters degree in
appropriate field of teacher education. A solid record of
accomplishment in higher education administration and teaching
experience (3-5 years' experience preferred). Knowledge of the
Oregon Comprehensive Guidance Counseling Framework, and TSPC/AAQEP
Standards for teacher educators is essential, along with
familiarity with curriculum standards and new program development
protocols. 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. Candidate must be actively engaged in a
Christian congregation and able to identify with and support the
Bushnell Theological Context for Community statement. Working
- Bushnell University 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
- The position requires working in a non-smoking, drug free
- The employee must adhere to FERPA guidelines and student
confidentiality at all times.
- The employee must have knowledge of strong office management
techniques; operations, procedures, specific rules and precedents
of the office; research methods and report writing techniques;
record-keeping techniques; operation of office machines including
computer equipment and specified software; principles of training
and providing work direction.
- Listening skills and the ability to speak and write clearly are
essential to this position. Must possess exceptional interpersonal
and communication skills.
- The employee must have high personal motivation, with great
attention to detail and accuracy.
- This person must project a positive, vibrant and professional
attitude in assisting people.
- This person must 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
- This position may require lifting up to 25 lbs, as well as
bending, stooping, kneeling.
- This position description is subject to change at any time. To
be considered for this position, please submit the following
- 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
- how the candidate integrates faith into his or her work
- the candidate's understanding of and ability to support
Bushnell University's Theological Context for Community Life
- Contact information for three references, preferably including
the applicant's pastor or other appropriate church leader who is
able to address the applicant's faith background. Dennis
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