1547-Assistant/Associate Professor of Education

Job #:  1547

Position Title: Assistant / Associate Professor, Tenure-Track / Extended-Term

Department: School of Learning and Teaching, College of Education

Reports to: Director, School of Learning and Teaching

Effective date of position description: 22nd February 2017

Start Date: Fall 2017 (August)

The School of Learning and Teaching (SLT), a unit within the College of Education (COE) at Pacific University, Oregon, invites applications for appointment to a 10-month, Assistant/Associate Professor of Education position to teach across programs within the School. We seek a candidate who has experience / expertise in Literacy. Preference will be given to candidates who have familiarity working within edTPA. The selected candidate will join a thriving community of teacher-scholars who are committed to the preparation and professional development of outstanding teachers. Alongside teaching duties, the selected candidate will also lead the development and implementation of the School’s edTPA program, contribute to the scholarly work of the School and serve on professional and institutional committees.

Pacific University also recognizes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success; therefore, this position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and scope of the role, but will not limit the incumbent or the University to just those items listed below.

The School of Learning and Teaching is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including instruction, scholarship and engagement. There may be leadership opportunities within the School for suitably qualified candidates.

1.    Teach within and across undergraduate and graduates programs  

2.      Lead School-wide edTPA implementation & compliance

3.     Supervise and mentor teacher candidates during field placements

4.   Work alongside K-12 partner schools and districts, including collaborative opportunities in off- campus settings

5.    Teach and collaborate across SLT campuses and sites (school districts etc.)  

6.     Develop / maintain an active research / scholarly  agenda

7.     Serve on institutional and professional committees

8.     Participate in the development of SLT programs, curricula and strategic planning  

9.     Ability  to  collaborate  and  coordinate  with  colleagues  in  instructional  delivery

10.   Student advising and mentoring


1.     Participate in SLT and College faculty   meetings

2.    Maintain office hours and communications with students

3.     Perform other reasonable duties as assigned

4.     Summer teaching opportunities are   available



1.     Master’s degree in Education or closely related   field

2.     K-12 teaching experience, preferably in Literacy (minimum  of 2 years)

3.     Strong oral and written communication skills; bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged

4.     Evidence of emerging (Assistant Professor) or established (Associate  Professor) research agenda and publication record

5.    Ability to work collegially, constructively and effectively with a variety of stakeholders, groups, and individuals, as well as the ability to work independently

6.   Ability to travel to relevant local school districts and other settings to support SLT initiatives


1.     Doctorate degree (PhD / EdD) in Education or related field

2.     Experience teaching through multi-modal formats (online, hybrid, synchronous etc.)  

3.     Experience working with in-service and pre-service teachers preferred

4.     Demonstrated commitment to, and experience with, working in a culturally, ethnically and  linguistically diverse setting

5.    Experience with edTPA

6.   Experience developing deep, reciprocal partnership with districts, schools and other stakeholders Credentials and/or experience substantially comparable to the above may also be considered.

Application Procedure:

To apply, please email a single PDF document including the items listed below, for the attention of Dr. Anita Zijdemans-Boudreau, Chair of the Search Committee, to employment@pacificu.edu. State the Job Number in the subject line of the email.

1.     Current vita

2.     Letter of Application

3.    Transcripts (official transcripts will be required from shortlisted candidates)  

4.     Three letters of recommendation

Application materials will be screened and interview candidates will be selected and notified.  The hiring process normally consists of several interviews and can last several weeks depending on the position.  Employment is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and successful completion of a background check.  If the position is posted on our job board at http://www.pacificu.edu/hr/employment/positions/index.cfm it is an available position and you may apply.  No phone calls please.


Pacific University is a small but diverse community, where students thrive in a personal academic environment.  Tracing its roots back to 1849, when it began as a school for orphans of the Oregon Trail, Pacific has long been devoted to making a difference in people’s lives.  Nestled in the valley at the base of the coastal range and Mount Hood, the university is only a half hour to the Portland metro center. 

Today, students study in a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, optometry, education, health professions and business.  Pacific University has campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn, Ore., as well as an office in Honolulu.  In addition, a variety of Pacific University health and eye clinics throughout the Portland area serve patients and provide students with practical experience.

At Pacific University, students and faculty engage in discovery through close, nurturing relationships that provide extraordinary learning experiences.  International study, service learning, internships and co-curricular activities have been integral parts of the education of nearly 25,000 alumni worldwide who share in the Boxer spirit.


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