Northwest Christian University (soon to be Bushnell University), is a Christian, private, liberal arts, teaching University seeking applications for a full-time faculty position in teacher education beginning Fall 2020. Operating from its Stone-Campbell heritage, NCU employs faculty and serves students from the broad spectrum of the Christian Church.
NCU was founded in 1895 and is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. It is located in Eugene, Oregon, home as well to the University of Oregon, and offers a college town atmosphere in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. It is conveniently located one hour from the Oregon Coast, one hour from the Cascade Mountains, and is 110 miles from Portland. NCU offers a holistic Christian experience that features small classes, mentoring with faculty, and many co-curricular activities including small groups as well as athletics.
A doctoral degree in education and experience teaching in the PreK-12 system is preferred. The person serving in this position should have a broad knowledge of education and be prepared to teach traditional undergraduate students and adults. The normal teaching load is 24 semester credits (8 courses) per 9-month academic year. Opportunities for summer teaching are available with separate contract.
The Education program is one of the largest majors at NCU and offers a B.S. in Teacher Education, Masters of Arts in Teaching and Masters in Education. The program emphasizes building a strong foundation in educational best practices with an integration of faith and learning; therefore, applicants must have a vibrant and maturing Christian faith and a desire to support the mission of NCU to foster wisdom, faith, and service through excellent academic programs within a Christ-centered community. Our approved endorsement areas include multiple subject elementary, secondary social studies, science, math, language arts, Spanish, ESOL, Special Education and Physical Education.
To be considered for this position, please go to the NCU/Bushnell Employment website below and submit the following:
NCU Employment Application
Cover letter addressing skills, experience, and knowledge
Personal Statement of Faith that addresses:
how a maturing Christian faith finds expression in your personal life, family life, community life, and current church membership;
how you integrate faith into your work life;
your understanding of and ability to support NCU’s Theological Context for Community Life statement.
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.
Final candidate will be required to undergo a criminal background check.
About NCU (soon to be Bushnell)
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.