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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, and 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.

Faculty Openings

 Education Full-time Faculty Positions

Education Division Faculty Openings

The Education division of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology currently has no Full-Time positions available.

  Adjunct Faculty for the Doctoral and Master’s Programs

Adjunct Faculty for the Doctoral and Master's Programs

Applications are invited for an adjunct faculty position at The Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) at Pepperdine University. Please refer to GSEP site to review course 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
● 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
● 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.

In the Teacher Preparation Program, while we accept applications on a rolling basis for all course offerings, we are especially seeking instructors who can teach in one or more of the following content areas:

• Reading & Literacy for K-12 Teacher Education
• Multiple Subject Teaching Methods
• Single Subject Teaching Methods
• Teaching Students with Exceptional Needs
• Applied Linguistics

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


Psychology Division

Faculty Openings

 Psychology Full-Time Faculty Positions

Assistant Dean of Online Psychology Programs

Tenure-track faculty position; Open Rank

Description

Within the Psychology Division at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, the Online Psychology Programs serve over 1,700 students across the United States. There are three degree programs offered online: An M.A. in Clinical Psychology (MACLP) with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, an M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis (MSABA), and an M.A. in Psychology (MAP). Further information about the online programs can be found here: https://onlinegrad.pepperdine.edu/psychology/

Our online psychology students reside in different locations across the United States, with most being located in California. Pepperdine places a high priority on sustaining a multiculturally 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.

Duties

The Assistant Dean of Online Psychology Programs works with other GSEP leaders and a team of faculty and staff dedicated to the online psychology programs to ensure quality and success of the programs. The Assistant Dean is responsible for setting the vision and strategic priorities for the online psychology programs, and aligning budgetary and resource goals with those priorities. The online psychology programs at GSEP are offered in partnership with 2U https://2u.com/ and the Assistant Dean manages this working relationship and partnership, along with other GSEP and university leaders. The Assistant Dean works with other program leaders to set standards for faculty hiring and performance, and is responsible for managing online faculty personnel matters. The Assistant Dean oversees the clinical placement process for the MACLP and MSABA programs in conjunction with other program leaders and is responsible for ensuring program compliance with in- and out-of-state regulations regarding clinical licensure. The Assistant Dean supervises three full-time staff positions and five full-time faculty positions, and is responsible for ensuring adequate staffing for the programs. Additional areas of oversight include program quality, accreditation, and partnership with other university departments.

This position also includes some teaching responsibilities, and tenure track faculty are expected to develop a productive research program and chair clinical dissertations.

Qualifications

Applicants should have at least 2 years of academic leadership experience at the time of hire, and demonstrated ability to work effectively with university stakeholders. Applicants with leadership in online programs are preferred. Applicants should possess an earned doctorate in psychology or a related field such as family therapy from a regionally accredited institution, clinical experience, teaching experience at the university level, commitment to supervising clinical dissertations, and evidence of current scholarship. We seek applicants with demonstrated multicultural awareness, knowledge, skills, and commitment to incorporating cultural competence and cultural humility in leadership, teaching and scholarship.

Application Instructions

Applications should include:

  • A statement describing the applicant's teaching philosophy and interest, clinical interests, and scholarship
  • A statement describing the applicant's leadership experience in higher education
  • A statement regarding the applicant's participation in a community of faith
  • A vita that includes the name of three references
  • Reprints of selected publications

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021, and will continue until the position has been filled. Send all materials to: http://apply.interfolio.com/97436

Please contact Dr. Robert deMayo, Associate Dean of Psychology, with any questions about the position: rdemayo@pepperdine.edu.


Assistant Professor Psychology

Description

The Psychology@Pepperdine online programs prepare students for careers in marriage and family therapy, counseling, applied behavioral analysis, and allied fields. These aims are consistent with the mission of Pepperdine University to prepare students for lives of service, purpose, and leadership. Our diverse students are located across the United States. More information about the online psychology programs can be found here: https://onlinegrad.pepperdine.edu/psychology/

The faculty position will contribute to the education and training of our online psychology students. Tenure track faculty are expected to teach graduate-level courses, develop a productive research program, and chair clinical dissertations.

Qualifications

Applicants should possess an earned doctorate in psychology or a related field such as family therapy from a regionally accredited institution, clinical experience, teaching experience at the university level, commitment to supervising clinical dissertations, and evidence of current scholarship. We seek applicants with demonstrated multicultural awareness, knowledge, skills, and commitment to incorporating cultural competence and cultural humility in leadership and teaching. Applicants whose approach to diversity includes social justice, antiracism, and decolonizing practices, and encompasses both cultural humility and cultural competence will be most competitive for these positions. Applicants should have experience working with and teaching about multiple dimensions of diversity, intersectionality, and social justice issues as consistent with professional guidelines for practice with diverse populations from APA and AAMFT.

Application Instructions

Please submit the following:

  • A letter that indicates teaching interests (courses with our current online psychology programs), areas of clinical and research focus
  • A statement describing the applicant’s participation in a community of faith
  • A vita that includes the name of three references
  • Reprints of selected publications

Send all materials to: http://apply.interfolio.com/99775

 Psychology Adjunct Faculty Positions

The Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University is looking for adjunct faculty to teach in its Online Psychology Programs (https://onlinegrad.pepperdine.edu/psychology/). Pepperdine University was ranked #1 Best Online College for return on investment (ROI) for master's in marriage and family therapy and #3 for Best Online College for ROI for master's in counseling programs in 2020. The programs serve a diverse group of more than 1,000 students across the country, and all courses include both asynchronous and synchronous components. Adjunct faculty are hired on a term by term basis, and classes are held Mondays through Thursdays in the evening. Instructors are required at a minimum to have a Master's degree in psychology, counseling, or a related field.

Course descriptions can be found here: https://onlinegrad.pepperdine.edu/psychology/online-masters-psychology/course-catalog/

To submit an application, please go to: Online Application Form. Questions about the program can be directed to the Associate Director of Online MAP/MACLP Programs, Dr. Gimel Rogers, at gimel.rogers@pepperdine.edu