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Assistant Professor of Education & Leadership (Tenure Track) - PhDEL

Job Details

Forest Grove Campus - Forest Grove, OR
Full Time


Pacific University achieves excellence and distinction by investing in exceptional people to think, care, create, and pursue justice in our world. We embrace discovery in a close nurturing environment that leads to genuine transformation. Our community is diverse, sustainable, and dedicated to discovery and excellence in teaching, scholarship and practice. 


At Pacific University we thrive in an extraordinary environment, surrounded by the beauty of the great Pacific Northwest, with campus locations in Forest GroveHillsboroEugene, and Woodburn. We humbly acknowledge and thank the original caretakers of the lands on which we live, work, teach, acquire and share knowledge.


The inter-professional PhD in Education and Leadership Program (PhDEL) invites applications for an 11-month, full-time tenure-track faculty position. This is an appointment in the College of Education.  The position is available August 1, 2023 and salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. International candidates and individuals with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. This position requires the faculty member to work from the Pacific University Forest Grove campus in Oregon.

The PhDEL Program is a low-residency, distance-delivery program, via weekly web conferencing sessions with students and using Moodle LMS. Students are required to be on campus for one week annually each January for an Inter-professional Education and Leadership (IPEL) Conference. The PhDEL Program is centered on interprofessional education, radical inclusion, and values leaders advocating for structural change.

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Faculty Position Responsibilities

  • Curriculum/course development and co-teaching in one or more content areas (via distance technology) including leadership, education, diversity, communications and conflict resolution, and quantitative methods research (up to 24 credits annually);
  • Scholarship activities in inter-professional education and leadership;
  • Student advising, mentoring, and dissertation oversight;
  • Service to the profession and at all levels of the University;
  • Active participation and leadership in planning and implementing the annual IPEL conference, program faculty retreats, advisory board meetings, etc.;
  • Assisting with the coordination of program-related activities with the program director and administrative staff.

Candidates must be committed to the mission, vision, and values of the PhDEL Program, and supportive of transformational student-centered education, and scholarly practice within the broader IPEL community, as well as working supportively with faculty and staff in both Colleges of Education and the College of Health Professions and across the University. Candidates will be expected to have substantial expertise in the design of distance delivery courses and effective use of instructional technology including synchronous teaching modalities.



  1. PhD or terminal degree in an education related field
  2. Strong methodological skills in quantitative methods
  3. Demonstrated expertise in distance delivery course design
  4. Excellent communications, creative thinking, and problem-solving skills
  5. Demonstrated education and leadership skills in an academic setting with an educator’s mindset and practitioner experience
  6. Substantial teaching, research, and service experience at the graduate level
  7. Supervision of graduate students at the doctoral level
  8. Substantial skills and demonstrated innovative use of instructional technology, including both synchronous and asynchronous learning.
  9. Successful completion of a federal background check


Applications: To apply, please upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references via the Paycom application process.

Application materials must be submitted by March 1 to be considered a candidate for this position.



At Pacific University we are dedicated to providing experiences that are authentic, holistic, equity minded, and responsive. We continue to develop our equity practices with a particular focus on racial equity.


For qualifying employees, our benefits include generous paid time off for vacation, holidays (including winter break) and sick leave. We offer medical coverage with alternative care (in-network services covered at 100% after payroll deduction), comprehensive dental, vision plans, 9% contribution to retirement after one year of service with no match required, free mental health appointments, and tuition remission for employees and their dependents. We cover employer paid life, short term disability, and long term disability insurance. On campus benefits include free access to our sports facility and library, with discounts on campus food, bookstore purchases, clinic services, and gear rentals through our outdoor program (kayaks, snow shoes, bikes and more).


Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Studies have shown that candidates that are female and/or BIPOC are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet all of the qualifications they find in the job description. We are seeking the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be a person who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply even if you don't meet every minimum qualification described or are unsure if your experience could be considered related experience.




It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, military, veteran or Vietnam Era status, or any other protected classification recognized by applicable law, in admission, access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other applicable state or federal law, or city ordinance. Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR


Application materials will be screened and interview candidates will be selected and notified by telephone.  The hiring process normally consists of several interviews and can last several weeks depending on the position.  All applicants will be notified once the position is filled.  Employment is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.