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Faculty Positions

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

 

Education Division

The Education Division provides innovative academic programs dedicated to building scholar-practitioners through academically rigorous student-centered learning. We shape individuals who will be catalysts for inspiration and change. The Division offers six Masters and four Doctoral programs to match well defined career tracks.

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 primary assignment to a Pepperdine graduate campus in west Los Angeles, Irvine, or Encino, California. 

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.

 

 

Education Division

Professor of Educational Leadership (K-12)

Applications are invited for a full-time tenure-track or visiting faculty and leadership positions (open rank) at The Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) at Pepperdine University, primarily serving doctoral and master's programs in Educational Leadership.

The ideal candidate will hold an earned Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree and has a record of scholarship and work experience in K-12 leadership and administration. The candidate for this position will have demonstrated specific content expertise and work/teaching experience in:

  • K-12 leadership, administration and policy.
  • Culturally proficient leadership, equity and social justice.
  • Policy approaches and solutions to K-12 educational challenges, including formation and implementation of change and continuous improvement processes.

Candidates must:

  • Have a CLEAR Administrative Services Credential.
  • Have served as a principal or executive leader in the K-12 environment.
  • Actively participate in local and national organizations that support K-12 leaders.

Preference will be given to candidates who:

  • Have a passion for teaching and engaging students.
  • Have an established record of scholarship.
  • Have experience guiding doctoral research.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to cultural proficiency, diversity, equity, and social justice.
  • Model cultural proficiency and commitment to diversity and social justice.
  • Engage students in learning through innovative and multi-‐modal approaches.
  • Have a record of international experience and/or unique understanding and familiarity with specific nations or cultures.
  • Have 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.
  • Actively participate in a community of faith.

Adjunct Faculty for the Doctoral and Master’s Programs

Applications are invited for adjunct faculty position at The Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) at Pepperdine University. Please refer to GSEP site to review courses offerings at http://gsep.pepperdine.edu/degrees-programs 

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; and
  • Travel as required to campus and other locations as needed. 

The ideal candidates will:

  • Possess a Master's Degree (Doctorate Preferred for Master's programs- Required for doctoral programs). 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.

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 Education Faculty Positions for Credential Programs

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

Faculty positions in Teacher Preparation Program and California Preliminary Teaching Credential Course Work for Multiple-Subjects and Single-Subject Classrooms (all campuses);

Responsibilities include: teaching and possibly leadership within credential programs; engaging in program curriculum mapping; teaching in blended learning environments; mentoring; fostering strong collaborations with the Seaver College Undergraduate 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. The ideal candidates will:

  • Have earned a doctoral degree, either Ed.D. or Ph.D. (preferred);
  • Hold a clear teaching credential or a clear administrative services credential;
  • Demonstrate 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;
  • Actively participates in a community of faith.

Preference will be given to candidates who:

  • A passion for teaching and engaging students
  • Established record of scholarship
  • Experience in guiding doctoral research
  • Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to cultural proficiency, diversity, equity and social justice.
  • Model cultural proficiency and commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice
  • Engage students through innovative and multi-‐modal approaches and teaching
  • Has a record of international experience and/or unique understanding and familiarity with specific nations or cultures.
  • 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.
  • Actively participates in a community of faith.

Professor of Global Policy Development and Advocacy

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

Professor of Global Policy Development and Advocacy

The ideal candidate will hold an earned Ph.D. degree with an established record of scholarship. Candidates who hold an earned Ed.D., 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.

The candidate for this position will have demonstrated specific content expertise and work/teaching experience in:

  • Nature and cause of contemporary 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; and Have additional expertise in Economics, Policy Development or statistical Analysis.

Preference will be given to candidates who:

  • A passion for teaching and engaging students
  • Established record of scholarship
  • Experience in guiding doctoral research
  • Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to cultural proficiency, diversity, equity and social justice.
  • Model cultural proficiency and commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice
  • Engage students through innovative and multi-‐modal approaches and teaching
  • Has a record of international experience and/or unique understanding and familiarity with specific nations or cultures.
  • 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.
  • Actively participates in a community of faith.

Professor of Research Methods and Quantitative Data Analysis

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

Professor of Research Methods and Quantitative Data Analysis

The ideal candidate will hold an earned Ph.D. degree with an established record of scholarship. Candidates who hold an earned Ed.D., D.B.A. or other terminal degrees degree with extensive record of scholarship and related teaching and work experience may also be considered.

The candidate for this position will have 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; and
  • Application of statistical analyses software.

Preference will be given to candidates who:

  • A passion for teaching and engaging students
  • Established record of scholarship
  • Experience in guiding doctoral research
  • Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to cultural proficiency, diversity, equity and social justice.
  • Model cultural proficiency and commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice
  • Engage students through innovative and multi-‐modal approaches and teaching
  • Has a record of international experience and/or unique understanding and familiarity with specific nations or cultures.
  • 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.
  • Actively participates in a community of faith.

Professor of Education with expertise in Community College and/or Higher Education Administration

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

Professor of Education with expertise in Community College and/or Higher Education Administration

The ideal candidate will hold an earned Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree with emphasis in Education, Educational Leadership or Administration, or Policy. Candidates with similar terminal degrees and extensive relevant experience in higher education and community college administration and have a record of teaching and scholarship will also be considered.

The candidate for this position will have demonstrated specific content expertise and work/teaching experience in:

  • Higher education or community college administration, leadership, and financing.
  • Public policy development and advocacy at the local, state and national levels;
  • Record of guiding research and supporting doctoral dissertation students.
  • Online synchronous and asynchronous environments.
  • Have additional expertise in Political Science, Economics, Policy Development or Statistical Analysis.

Preference will be given to candidates who:

  • A passion for teaching and engaging students
  • Established record of scholarship
  • Experience in guiding doctoral research
  • Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to cultural proficiency, diversity, equity and social justice.
  • Model cultural proficiency and commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice
  • Engage students through innovative and multi-‐modal approaches and teaching
  • Has a record of international experience and/or unique understanding and familiarity with specific nations or cultures.
  • 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.
  • Actively participates in a community of faith.

Professor of Education with expertise in Public Policy or Political Science

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

Professor of Education with expertise in Public Policy or Political Science

The ideal candidate will hold an earned Ph.D. degree with emphasis in Public Policy, Economics, or Political Science. Candidates who hold an earned Ed.D., D.B.A., J.D. or other terminal degrees with emphasis in political science, public policy or economics and have a record of scholarship and related teaching and work experience may also be considered.

The candidate for this position will have demonstrated specific content expertise and work/teaching experience in:

  • Public policy development and advocacy at the local, state and national levels;
  • Demonstrating the relationship between law, economics, politics and advocacy;
  • Engagement, through research or practice, in the policy/advocacy arena. Is familiar with the political process and advocacy in Washington D.C.; and
  • Online synchronous and asynchronous environments.
  • Have additional expertise in Political Science, Economics, Policy Development or Statistical Analysis.

Preference will be given to candidates who:

  • A passion for teaching and engaging students
  • Established record of scholarship
  • Experience in guiding doctoral research
  • Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to cultural proficiency, diversity, equity and social justice.
  • Model cultural proficiency and commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice
  • Engage students through innovative and multi-‐modal approaches and teaching
  • Has a record of international experience and/or unique understanding and familiarity with specific nations or cultures.
  • 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.
  • Actively participates in a community of faith.

Professor of Education with expertise in Learning Technologies

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

Professor of Education with expertise in Learning Technologies

The ideal candidate will hold an earned Ph.D. degree with a focus on Learning Technologies degree with an established record of scholarship. Candidates who hold an earned Ed.D. or other terminal degrees degree with a robust record of scholarship and related teaching and work experience may also be considered.

The ideal candidate for this position will have demonstrated specific content expertise and work/teaching experience in:

  • Cross-sector areas of educational technology, global leadership, and social innovation;
  • Engagement through applied practice in emerging and learning technologies in Fortune 100, public/social sector, and start-up environments nationwide and worldwide level;
  • Advising doctoral students and serving as dissertation chair/committee;
  • Broad scale technology applied projects, such as global initiatives, community-based learning or applied research initiatives with demonstrated systems impact;
  • Blended, online synchronous and asynchronous environments; and
  • Have additional expertise in Learning Technologies, Computer Science and Information Technology, Interdisciplinary Social Innovation, and International Learning.
  • Model cultural proficiency and commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice

Preference will be given to candidates who:

  • A passion for teaching and engaging students
  • Established record of scholarship
  • Experience in guiding doctoral research
  • Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to cultural proficiency, diversity, equity and social justice.
  • Model cultural proficiency and commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice
  • Engage students through innovative and multi-‐modal approaches and teaching
  • Has a record of international experience and/or unique understanding and familiarity with specific nations or cultures.
  • 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.
  • Actively participates in a community of faith.

Application Requirements for Education Full-time Faculty Positions :

Applications should include:

  1. A letter that indicates teaching, philosophy and related research interests;
  2. A statement regarding the applicant's active and current participation in a community of faith.
  3. A curriculum vitae that includes the names of three references; and 
  4. Reprints of selected publications.

 

Candidates who are currently completing their doctoral degrees or lack a track record of scholarship are discouraged from applying for these positions.

Applications will be accepted until the positions have been filled. All materials must be submitted to EdFacultyPositions@pepperdine.edu , Assistant to the Associate Dean of Education.

Pepperdine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal. state, or local law.

Pepperdine is religiously affiliated with the Churches of Christ. It is the purpose of ppperdine to pursue the very highest employment and academic standards within a context which celebrates and extends the spiritual and ethical ideals of th Christian faith. While students, faculty, staff and members of the Board of Regents represent many religious backgrounds, Pepperdine reserves the right to seek, hire and promote persons who support the goals and mission of the institution, including the right to prefer co-religionists.

 

Psychology Divisions

Currently there are no available positions at this time.