Assistant Professor of Education

Oregon, United States
Competitive Salary
Mar 19, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

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, Extended Term or Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor position based on the Forest Grove campus. Alongside teaching duties, the selected candidate will work collaboratively to facilitate and maintain embedded reciprocal initiatives/programs with our diverse P-12 partner schools and districts, engage in the school’s mission to diversify the teaching force and address barriers to becoming a teacher, advance a scholar-practitioner line of inquiry, and serve on professional, institutional, and organizational committees.  The School of Learning and Teaching is committed to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of faculty effort, including instruction, service, and scholarship.

Primary Qualifications: Preference will be given to individuals with three or more of the following (in the order of preference):

  • Spanish Language Proficiency
  • PK-12 teaching experience with a critical pedagogy and social justice lens
  • Expertise in Elementary Education, Literacy, and/or Dual Language Instruction
  • Demonstrated leadership experience and commitment to community outreach and developing initiatives, programs, and pathways in school and community contexts (e.g., with community colleges and community partners)
  • Experience with community activism/movements and as an advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) professionally and beyond
  • Strong relational skills and experience mentoring and supervising teachers and/or teacher candidates
  • Hybrid teaching (e.g. online synchronous face-to-face) experience

Additional Qualifications: One or more of the following is also desirable:

  • Additional specialty area: e.g. Special Education and/or inclusive teaching, ESOL, Educational Technology, Ethnic Studies/Multicultural Education, Bilingual Education, or other content areas
  • From and committed to the local community context experience
  • Experience with edTPA
  • Educational Research, particularly Teacher Action Research, that centers EDI and community


Pacific University recognizes that each employee makes a uniquely significant contribution to our success; therefore, the primary duties listed below indicate qualifications and scope of the role, but will not limit the incumbent or the University to just these items:

  1. Teach within and across undergraduate and graduate programs with a critical equity lens
  2. Develop and maintain an active research/practitioner agenda
  3. Serve as the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) Hybrid Delivery Program Coordinator
  4. Recruit, advise, and mentor students, centered on relationship-building
  5. Collaborate with partners from diverse community colleges, K-12 school districts, and community organizations
  6. Supervise and mentor teacher candidates during field placements in P-12 settings
  7. Demonstrate strong instructional technology skills and experience in distance learning with the ability to teach across different modalities (face-to-face, blended, online - synchronous and asynchronous) and collaborate with colleagues in multimodal instructional delivery
  8. Serve on institutional, community, and professional committees


  1.   Participate in campus, School, and College faculty meetings
  2.   Maintain office hours and timely communications with students
  3.   Perform other reasonable duties as assigned


  1. Doctoral degree (PhD/EdD) preferred. A minimum of three years P-12 teaching experience, preferably in a public, bi/multilingual setting. Master’s level will be considered with extensive P-12 and professional experience
  2. Demonstrated experience with and commitment to working effectively with culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse students and families
  3. Knowledge of best practices in the area of equity, diversity, and inclusion
  4. A current teaching license (or eligibility) in one of the teacher preparation areas offered within the School of Learning and Teaching
  5. Strong oral and written communication skills
  6. Evidence of emerging research agenda and publication record, or leadership within P-12 and/or higher education context
  7. Ability to work collegially, constructively, and effectively with a variety of stakeholders, groups, and individuals, as well as the ability to work independently
  8. Ability to travel to relevant local school districts, Pacific campuses, and other settings to support SLT initiatives
  9. Experience working with in-service and pre-service teachers preferred

Credentials and/or experiences substantially comparable to the above may also be considered.

For best consideration, apply by April 11, 2021. Interviews will occur late-April through May. Position is open until filled. The anticipated start date is August 2021.

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