COLLEGE/SCHOOL/DEPT: College of Education
REPORTS TO: Chair for Teacher Preparation Program
FLSA: Exempt (10.5 months)
ABOUT HERITAGE UNIVERSITY:
Heritage University is an accredited, private institution offering a wide variety of academic programs and degrees. At Heritage, we believe that a college education should be accessible to anyone with the talent and drive to pursue a degree — regardless of economics, culture, or geographic locations.
Heritage is Washington State’s only university to be designated a Hispanic Serving Institution by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). Additionally, with its percentage of Native American students, it qualifies to be a Native American Serving Institution. The broad diversity found at Heritage is an asset to all students as this exposure to different ethnicities and cultures helps them succeed in a multicultural workforce.
Heritage University invites applications for a Bilingual Education faculty position in the Teacher Preparation Program (TPP) in the College of Education. The position includes teaching to both undergrad and graduate level students in pursuit of their teacher certificate with an ELL endorsement. The courses may be taught in-person on the main campus, online in synchronous or asynchronous modes, and at regional sites as may be required by program needs as directed by the TPP Chair. The position will require additional duties of student advising and support and administrative functions typically required of other College of Education TPP faculty and as assigned by the Chair. Some travel may be required to regional locations to meet student and program needs.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Represent Heritage University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, stakeholders, suppliers, and the community we serve.
- Interact effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our services; learn and use operating practices of the department and Heritage University.
- Uphold the Heritage University Mission Statement.
- Manage confidential information with tact, discretion and in compliance with FERPA regulations.
- Teach both undergraduate and graduate courses for the TPP.
- Advise and mentor students in the TPP; topics including degree requirements, strategies for academic success, and career possibilities.
- Participate in division and university-wide activities.
- Collaborate with colleagues in scholarly and professional pursuits.
- Evaluate and grade students’ class work, assignments, papers, and assessments.
- Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
- Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
- Communicate effectively with the offices of university admissions, registrar, and advising center personnel to ensure successful transition of new students to program.
- Assist department faculty and department chair with ongoing program development, assessment, and accreditation.
- Perform other functions as necessary or as assigned by the TPP Chair.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Doctoral degree preferred; Master’s degree required in the field of education.
- Successful teaching experience (K-12) with an emphasis on BLE/ELL instruction.
- Academic preparation and experience in Bilingual Education (BLE) instruction.
- Successful experience collaborating with school districts including teachers and administrators.
- Demonstrated successful experience with school districts with diverse student populations.
- Previous experience working successfully with developing teachers for culturally diverse populations.
- Successful experience in teaching adult learners.
- Ability to effectively integrate technology into instruction and assessment.
- Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Proven skills as an effective communicator with a strong work ethic.
- Academic Spanish fluency and ability to teach in Spanish preferred.
- Initiative, commitment, adaptability and sensitivity to program and candidate needs.
- Personal transportation and willingness to travel.
APPLICATION INFORMATION AND DEADLINE: Applications should include a cover letter including research interests, vitae/resume, transcripts (copies acceptable for initial screening), and names, addresses, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of 3-5 current professional references.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
To apply, please email application material to: Humanresources@heritage.edu or Heritage University Office of Human Resources 3240 Fort Road Toppenish, WA