Warner Pacific University’s Mission: Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, diverse, minority-serving, Hispanic-serving, liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds with an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Our hiring practices reflect our missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.
Warner Pacific University’s Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific University is committed to hiring staff and faculty with an intentionality that demonstrates the importance of having an employee community that reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the students we serve. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Summary Description: The Assistant/Associate Professor of Business Administration is a full-time, benefit eligible position reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Warner Pacific University’s Department of Business is seeking an innovative faculty member to grow its business administration bachelor’s degree programs and its Master of Business Administration (MBA) program for both traditional and adult populations. This faculty member will be the primary internal and external contact for both programs which are aligned in progression, as well as for the university’s popular 4+1 MBA program where students earn two business degrees at WPU within 5 years. The faculty member will also teach face-to-face (F2F) and online in both the Business Administration and MBA programs in the university’s traditional and Professional and Graduate Studies (PGS) programs, which operate mostly in the evenings for non-traditional students. Because this faculty member will be the lead for the university’s MBA program it will be important that they hold an MBA themselves and are familiar with the rigor of an MBA program. The position is split between 1/3 administrative functions (focused on building these programs and developing partnerships) and 2/3 teaching and advising students in these programs. The position will be housed in the Business Department and will report to the Dean of Business to further develop these programs through innovation, cutting edge improvements, and re-engineering efforts.
Teach face to face, hybrid and online courses in the Business Administration and MBA Program each semester on the Traditional Campus and/or in the PGS Program.
Develop and revise curriculum for the BA, BBA, MBA and other related programs.
Serve in the administrative role as the academic program lead for the undergraduate Business Administration program on the traditional and PGS programs as the key contact for students and others seeking information on this program.
Serve in the administrative role as the academic program lead for the MBA programs both internally and externally.
Serve as an Academic Advisor to students in the traditional undergraduate Business Administration Program as needed.
Serve as a conduit between faculty, staff and students in the traditional and PGS programs for Business Administration and the MBA configurations.
Collaborate with enrollment and marketing teams to ensure these business programs are accurately represented, and to inform marketing and enrollment strategies.
Liaise with adjunct faculty to identify development and partnership opportunities.
Represent the Business Department in internal leadership capacities as needed.
Contribute to the support and implementation of the University Strategic Plan.
Participate in Warner Pacific University professional development opportunities.
Adhere to University policies and procedures.
Demonstrate a commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding the mission of the University and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement. Warner Pacific is affiliated with the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana).
Exhibit commitment to inclusiveness and sensitivity in areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, and disabilities.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Professional Doctorate Degree in a business discipline – i.e. Doctor of Business Administration (or a related doctoral business degree: Doctor of Management, PhD in Leadership Studies, PhD in Executive Leadership, or Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership, etc.). ABD candidates will be considered.
Master in Business Administration (MBA).
Minimum of Two Years Higher Education experience teaching Business Courses at the Undergraduate and/or Graduate Levels at a Two or Four-Year Institution.
Experience working with diverse populations and passion for providing inclusive and equitable education leading to a more diverse workforce.
Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of teams
Willingness to work evenings and occasional weekends
Experience in Business program recruitment, curriculum development, and outreach.
Experience using technology tools and Learning Management Systems related to curriculum development and delivery, including expertise with MSOffice
Bilingual/Proficiency in Spanish preferred
Physical Demands – Work Environment: The position is located in a typical office environment. Professional/business casual attire is required.
To apply, please read the Employment and Lifestyle Standards statement below, then complete the online application at www.warnerpacific.edu/jobs. Please also submit the following with your application (you may attach these documents at the conclusion of the online application):
*Cover Letter *Curriculum Vitae or Resume *Essay Response to the Following Questions:
1. How does your personal faith reflect the principles stated in terms 1, 2, and 3 of the Employment Standards? (listed below)
2. How does your personal philosophy of education and commitment to the synthesis of faith and learning reflect the principles stated in items 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8? (listed below)
Employment and Lifestyle Standards:
Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered urban liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. The University was founded in 1937 by the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) and maintains a covenant relationship with that body. Central to Warner Pacific’s identity as a Christ-centered higher education institution is the policy of hiring persons whose personal and professional lives reflect:
1. A belief in the deity of and commitment to Jesus Christ and the Christian faith, as interpreted through the historic witness of Scripture and the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit. 2. The practice of following Christ through day-to-day personal lifestyle choices. 3. A vitality of Christian experience maturing in insight and application and appreciative of differing viewpoints. 4. A commitment to life-long learning and service through personal and professional development. 5. For teaching faculty, the expression of artful teaching, based on mastery of relevant subject matter and in an environment of purposeful and rigorous inquiry amongst a community of scholars who support one another. 6. A capability, by temperament, preparation, and will, to support students as they confront the intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of their lives. 7. A sensitivity to and support for the mission, core themes, vision, values, ethos and traditions of the Warner Pacific University community. 8. A commitment to teaching and serving in harmony with the doctrines of the Bible as understood and generally held by the Church of God Reformation Movement.
Employee Agreement: Mission-based hiring is of critical importance to Warner Pacific University. From its inception, the Church of God has resisted condensing the Scriptures into a formal creed, instead emphasizing salvation as the entrance into the body of Christ; unity in diversity; and a call to holy living as God’s people representing Christ in the world. Warner Pacific, rather than requiring subscription to an institutional doctrinal statement, asks each employee to affirm a personal faith in Jesus Christ by providing a statement articulating the ways in which faith informs the employee’s understanding of his or her vocation at Warner Pacific. Employees are expected to demonstrate and articulate a vital Christian faith and to live in a manner consistent with a Christ-centered lifestyle as informed by the Scriptures of the New Testament.
Warner Pacific’s students, faculty and staff are expected to foster an environment of mutual respect and accountability, to care for the personal dignity of others and to exercise integrity in their conduct and communication. The University environment is expected to be free from discrimination and harassment (including bullying). When an individual’s behavior has direct implications for others and/or the well-being of the University community, there may be cause for institutional involvement, regardless of where the situation occurs.
Warner Pacific University desires to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, faculty, students, visitors and guests. Therefore, smoking is not permitted on University property, in its vehicles, or at any University sponsored event. The use of illegal drugs or non-prescribed controlled substances is strictly prohibited. Use of alcoholic beverages or tobacco products is strictly prohibited on Warner Pacific University campuses.
Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific University is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural learning environment. Inquiries are encouraged from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our University. Warner Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
Equal Employment Opportunity Warner Pacific provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status and any other status protected by laws and regulations to which Warner Pacific is subject. All employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, and terminations are made in a manner that does not discriminate against individuals in the categories discussed above. Because Warner Pacific is a Christian liberal arts University, the University exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.
About Warner Pacific University
Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, diverse, minority-serving, Hispanic-serving, liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds with an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Our hiring practices reflect our missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution. The University is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural learning environment. We, therefore, encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Warner Pacific provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status and any other status protected by laws and regulations to which Warner Pacific is subject. All employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, and terminations are made in a manner that does not discriminate against individuals in the categories discussed above. Because Warner Pacific... is a Christian liberal arts university, the university exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.