Assistant Professor of Business and Management
Business and Management
Start Date: August 15, 2011
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
Northwest Christian University Overview:
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 15% of NCU's students are from these two church bodies. Northwest Christian University also has an ecumenical interest 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. 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 600 students (170 residential). Northwest Christian University was most recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report fifteen overall among forty comprehensive Universities in the Western Region. This is an exciting time in NCU's history with the planning for enrollment growth, additional buildings, and renovations.
This professor will teach assigned courses in the School of Business and Management in areas in the areas of Management theory, business communication, business strategy, as well as the business principles and practices and others as needed. This position is particularly focused to provide leadership and support for adult studies programs in Business Administration at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
Position Duties and 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 model of ethical leadership.
Maintain and post regular office hours, not less than 8 hours per week.
Attend all regular and assigned 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 syllabi for all courses you teach each semester.
Complete embedded course assessment and/or program assessment activities, as required.
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.
Support the school and chair with assessment activities and program reviews and as assigned.
Participate in academic 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:
Doctoral degree Required. ABD Candidates Considered.
Teaching experience required especially in the area of Adult Studies. Competence to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in business and management.
Experience with curriculum development, program oversight and departmental management will be a major plus for this position.
Ability to utilize Windows based software including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Experience utilizing email for the purposes of organizational communications.
Working Conditions/Special Requirements:
1. NCU employees must have a maturing Christian Faith and be supporting of NCU's mission to develop competent, ethical leaders for service in the workplace, community, Church and world.
2. The position requires a strong commitment to multiculturalism and diversity.
3. The position requires working in a non-smoking, drug free environment.
4. The employee must adhere to FERPA guidelines and student confidentiality at all times.
5. 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 College.
6. Listening skills and the ability to speak and write clearly are essential to the position. Individual must possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.