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Faculty Positions

Pepperdine University

Pepperdine University announces the openings for these positions in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP).

 

Education Division

ASSOCIATE DEAN OF EDUCATION DIVISION

The Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) invites nominations, applications, and expressions of interest for the position of Associate Dean of the Education Division. The associate dean will provide administrative support to the dean of the school, work closely with the dean to ensure academic excellence and innovation in graduate education, and contribute to advancing the dean’s vision for the school that aligns with the mission of the school and the university. A strong commitment to educational excellence and curricular innovation is required particularly as it relates to technological innovation and online education.

The successful candidate will demonstrate experience leading organizational change, promoting academic and pragmatic scholarship, and managing a local, regional, and national accreditation process. Experience setting strategic direction and guiding multiple groups of stakeholders to identified goals is expected. The Associate Dean will oversee program reviews, curriculum/program development and assessment, and implementation of academic and university policies as applicable to students, faculty, and staff. They will participate in recruitment and retention of a diverse student body and faculty and assist with faculty evaluations.  The associate dean will participate in teaching, research, and service and provide leadership and support to efforts that promote faculty excellence. They will be responsible for promoting, directing and supporting the school’s Professional Development School while building and maintaining external relationships with local school districts and other stakeholders. Excellent written and oral communication skills coupled with effective teamwork, consensus building, organizational skills, and a strong command of technology is required.

Pepperdine is a Christian university committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership. Consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful places to study, Pepperdine has five campuses in Southern California and facilities in London, England; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Florence, Italy; Heidelberg, Germany; Shanghai, China; Lausanne, Switzerland.

The Education Division’s primary offices are located in West Los Angeles, California. It presently delivers 11 academic degree programs including master’s degrees, Doctor of Education degrees, and a new Doctor of Philosophy degree in Global Leadership and Change. Preparation for the California teaching credentials is also provided. The division has 23 full-time faculty members and numerous adjuncts that serve 1501 graduate students. For more information, please consult the University’s website: http://www.gsep.pepperdine.edu

Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications include an earned terminal degree in a discipline represented within the school, credentials appropriate for appointment to faculty rank of associate or full professor, and demonstrated experience as department chair, program director, or related academic leadership experience.  Demands of the position require understanding of mission and scope of a comprehensive higher educational institution; the ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders in a professional and collaborative manner; the ability to understand and work across a diversity of disciplines; excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; demonstrated problem solving ability; and familiarity or ability to work with budgets and budgeting in the academic setting. 

Compensation:

Compensation is negotiable and commensurate with experience.

Applications:

This position will remain open until filled. Cover letters, CV’s, a Statement of Faith, and a Philosophy of Education essay should be submitted electronically via email: GSEP Dean's Office

 

Adjunct Faculty for the Master of Arts in Teaching Program

Applications are invited for adjunct faculty position at The Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) at Pepperdine University.

GSEP is seeking accomplished educators with substantive knowledge and experience in the field of teaching and learning. Face-to-face sessions are offered at the West Los Angeles, Irvine, Encino, and Westlake Village Graduate Campuses. Online teaching occurs in Courses powered by Sakai and engages students in synchronous and asynchronous learning.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Preparation of interactive presentations for quality face-to-face and online teaching;
  • Response to student inquiries in a timely manner;
  • Provision of substantive and ongoing feedback to students;
  • Maintenance and enhancement of the quality of teaching in the program;
  • Attendance at adjunct faculty meetings
  • Travel as required to campus and other locations as needed.

The ideal candidates will:

  • Possess a Master's Degree (Doctorate Preferred). Some courses require a teaching credential.
  • Demonstrate experience in multiple and diverse settings;
  • Understand the development of praxis in teaching, learning technologies, and education;
  • Model cultural proficiency and commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice;
  • Value a student-centered approach to the teaching and learning processes;
  • Engage students through rich use of technology in online learning environments.

Our students represent the diverse mosaic of Southern California, with over forty percent of our student body from ethnic minority populations. Pepperdine places a high priority on sustaining a multi-culturally competent faculty and encourages applications from candidates who will enrich and contribute to diversity at Pepperdine. Pepperdine University is an independent Christian university related to the Churches of Christ, committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership.

Applications should include:

  1. Cover letter indicating your area of expertise/current credential(s) held, courses you are interested in teaching, and campuses in which you would like to be considered.
  2. Curriculum Vitae

All materials must be submitted online at: gsepedadjunct@pepperdine.edu.

All applications are submitted into an ongoing adjunct pool. You will be contacted if your qualifications meet our current openings.

 

Full-Time Faculty for Doctoral Programs (2 openings)

Applications are invited for two full-­‐time tenure-­track faculty positions (open rank) at The Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) at Pepperdine University, primarily serving doctoral programs in Learning Technologies, Educational Leadership, Global Leadership and Change and Organizational Leadership:

  • Professor of Research Methods and Quantitative Data Analysis with demonstrated specific content expertise and work/teaching experience in:
    • Design, validation and assessment of data collection and measurement instruments
    • Descriptive statistical analysis and data mining
    • Inferential and multivariate statistical analysis
    • Supervision and service as committee member for doctoral dissertations
    • Online synchronous and asynchronous environments
    • Application of statistical analyses software

Other responsibilities include creating course syllabi for hybrid programs; teaching in face-­to-­face and online environments; engaging in program curriculum mapping; co-­designing and participating in program learning experiences and special events; conducting and disseminating research; chairing and participating in dissertation committees; mentoring; networking; developing partnerships; and pursuing grants.

The ideal candidate has experience teaching working professionals who pursue graduate degrees by attending classes in evenings, on weekends, and in both face-­to-face and hybrid learning environments. The ideal candidate will hold an earned Ph.D. degree with an established record of scholarship. Candidates who hold an earned Ed.D. or Psy.D. or other terminal degrees degree with extensive record of scholarship and related teaching and work experience may also be considered.

Preference will be given to candidates who:

    • Engage students through innovative and multi-­modal approaches and teaching
    • Appreciate and can contribute to a value-­centered and service oriented approach to teaching and learning
    • Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to cultural proficiency, diversity, equity and social justice.

 

  • Professor of Global Policy Development and Advocacy with demonstrated specific content expertise and work/teaching experience in:
    • Nature and cause of present and classical global social, economic and political challenges
    • Evolution of political and economic systems employed globally
    • Policy approaches and solutions globally to problems such as poverty, healthcare, education etc.
    • Role of innovation, technology and competition in the global economy
    • Supervision and service as committee member for doctoral dissertations.
    • Online synchronous and asynchronous environments

 

Other responsibilities include creating course syllabi for hybrid programs; teaching in face-to-­face and online environments; engaging in program curriculum mapping; co-­designing and participating in program learning experiences and special events; conducting and disseminating research; chairing and participating in dissertation committees; mentoring; networking; developing partnerships; and pursuing grants.

The ideal candidate has experience teaching working professionals who pursue graduate degrees by attending classes in evenings, on weekends, and in both face-­to-face and hybrid learning environments. The ideal candidate will hold an earned Ph.D. degree with an established record of scholarship. Candidates who hold an earned Ed.D. or D.B.A., J.D. or other terminal degrees degree with extensive record of scholarship and related teaching and work experience may also be considered.

Preference will be given to candidates who:

    • Engage students through innovative and multi-­‐modal approaches and teaching
    • Appreciate and can contribute to a value-­‐centered and service oriented approach to teaching and learning
    • Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to cultural proficiency, diversity, equity and social justice.
    • Have a record of international travel and/or unique understanding and familiarity with specific nations or cultures

Our students represent the diverse mosaic of Southern California, with over forty percent of our student body from ethnic minority populations. Pepperdine places a high priority on sustaining a multi-­culturally competent faculty and encourages applications from candidates who will enrich and contribute to diversity at Pepperdine. The faculty positions will involve a primary assignment to a Pepperdine graduate campus in West Los Angeles, Irvine, or Encino, California. Pepperdine University is an independent Christian university related to the Churches of Christ, committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership.

Applications should include: a letter that indicates teaching, philosophy and related research interests; a statement regarding the applicant's participation in a community of faith; a curriculum vita that includes the names of three references; and reprints of selected publications. Applications will be accepted until the positions have been filled. All materials must be submitted to Maricela Montes, Assistant to the Associate Dean of Education at: Maricela.Montes@Pepperdine.edu.

 

Full-Time Faculty for Credential Programs (3 openings)

Applications are invited for three full-­time tenure-­track faculty positions (open rank) at The Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) at Pepperdine University:

  • Director of Master of Science Program in Administration and California Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Course Work (West Los Angeles Graduate Campus);
  • Director of Teacher Preparation Program and California Preliminary Teaching Credential Course Work for Multiple-­Subjects and Single-­Subject Classrooms (all campuses);
  • Director of Field Experience to maintain, build, and sustain partnerships with school districts in the Southern California region and be responsible for clinical placements.

GSEP is seeking accomplished leaders with substantive knowledge and experience who are committed to envisioning, creating, and sustaining learning communities in which purpose is shared, service is an integral component, and leadership capacity is intentionally developed.

Responsibilities include: leadership within credential programs; engaging in program curriculum mapping; teaching in blended learning environments; mentoring; fostering strong collaborations with the Seaver College Teacher Preparation Program and developing external partnerships. Face-­to-face sessions for the teaching credential are offered through the M.A. in Teaching pathway at GSEP. Online teaching occurs in Courses powered by Sakai and engages students in synchronous and asynchronous learning.

The ideal candidates will:

  • Have earned a doctoral degree, either Ed.D. or Ph.D.;
  • Hold a clear teaching credential or a clear administrative services credential;
  • Demonstrate extensive leadership experience in multiple and diverse P-­12 settings;
  • Understand the development of praxis in leadership, learning technologies, and education;
  • Model cultural proficiency and commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice;
  • Demonstrate excellent skills in the areas of scholarly research and a strong passion for excellence in teaching;

Our students represent the diverse mosaic of Southern California, with over forty percent of our student body from ethnic minority populations. Pepperdine places a high priority on sustaining a multi-­culturally competent faculty and encourages applications from candidates who will enrich and contribute to diversity at Pepperdine. The faculty positions will involve a primary assignment to a Pepperdine graduate campus in West Los Angeles, Irvine, or Encino, California. Pepperdine University is an independent Christian university related to the Churches of Christ, committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership.

Applications should include: a letter that indicates teaching, philosophy and related research interests; a statement regarding the applicant's participation in a community of faith; a curriculum vita that includes the names of three references; and reprints of selected publications. Applications will be accepted until the positions have been filled. All materials must be submitted to Maricela Montes, Assistant to the Associate Dean of Education at: Maricela.Montes@Pepperdine.edu.

Psychology Division

Currently there are no available positions at this time.

 

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