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


Education Division


Rosalyn S. Heyman Endowed Chair in Educational Administration


Applications and nominations are invited for the Rosalyn S. Heyman Endowed Chair in Educational Administration at The Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) at Pepperdine University. This position primarily serves two hybrid, cohort-model graduate leadership programs: a) Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy (ELAP) and b) M.S. in Educational Leadership Academy (ELA). Face-to-face and online sessions for ELAP and ELA graduate programs occur at the West Los Angeles and Irvine Graduate Campuses, as well as at local and national conference locations (ASCD LILA Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. for ELAP and ASCA Leadership Summit Conference in California for ELA).


Mission Fit: 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 position will involve a primary assignment to a Pepperdine graduate campus in Irvine, West Los Angeles, Encino, or Malibu, 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.


Responsibilities include: GSEP is seeking an accomplished scholar-practitioner with substantive knowledge and leadership experience related to K-12 and college/university settings. Candidates will provide evidence of scholarly contributions to the profession, work with diverse learning communities, and teaching in online environments. Candidates will be expected to teach courses that include the following:

strategies for enrolling all stakeholders in a shared purpose and vision, guiding and supporting purposeful collaboration, ensuring that actions support mission and vision, and developing systems for accountability that promote a culture of excellence and responsibility;

creating and sustaining safe, efficient, and effective learning environments that are structured to support the core work of teaching and learning and promote the success of all learners;

facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the learning community;

and helping candidates understand schools as organizations and social systems.


The ideal candidate will:

  • Hold a doctoral degree (Ed.D. or Ph.D.) in Educational Leadership/Administration;
  • Have extensive educational system leadership experience in multiple and diverse settings;
  • Demonstrate deep understanding of praxis as related to: facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a shared and supported vision of learning; advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a culture and instructional program conducive to learning; ensuring organization, operations, and resource management for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment; collaborating with stakeholders, responding to diverse community interests  and needs, modeling a personal code of ethics and developing leadership capacity; and understanding, responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context;
  • Be current and active in the scholarship of his or her field of expertise;
  • Value a student-centered  approach  to the teaching-learning  processes;
  • Be culturally proficient  and committed to diversity, equity, and social justice;  and
  • Have practical, recent experience in technology-rich learning environments and be willing to expand that skill set


Applications should include:

  • letter that indicates teaching, policy-related, and research interests;
  • statement regarding the applicant's participation in a community of faith;
  • curriculum vita that includes the names of three references;
  • re-prints of selected publications


Review of applications will begin February 1, 2014 and will continue until the position has been filled. All materials must be submitted to Dr. Martine Jago, Associate Dean of Education, Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Pepperdine University, 6100 Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045.


Psychology Division

Currently there are no available positions at this time.


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