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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.

 

 

Education Division Faculty Openings

Education Full-time Faculty Positions

Education Division Faculty Openings

Applications are invited for full-time tenure-track and visiting faculty-lecturer positions* (open rank) at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) at Pepperdine University in the following fields:


Learning Technologies (open rank) 

The ideal candidate will hold an earned Ph.D. degree with a focus on Learning Technology and Design with an established record of scholarship and practice.

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

● Teaching and leading research in the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of technology-based broad learning initiatives in a variety of formal and informal settings;
● Collaborative virtual learning environments;
● Advising doctoral students and serving on dissertation committees as chair and/or member;
● Supervision and service as a committee member for doctoral dissertations;
● Teaching in blended, online synchronous, and asynchronous environments;
● Additional expertise in the application of Learning Technologies, online education and course development, and managing learning technology ecosystems; and
● Modeling cultural proficiency and commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice.

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Educational Leadership (open rank)

The ideal candidate will hold an earned Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree with an emphasis in Leadership. Candidates with similar terminal degrees and extensive relevant experience in a leadership position in K-12, higher education, or not-for-profits, who 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:

● Theory and application of leadership principals in Education, Healthcare or not-for-profits
● Proven track record of teaching graduate-level working professionals
● Record of guiding research and supporting doctoral dissertation students;
● Online synchronous and asynchronous environments; and
● Additional expertise in Organizational Psychology, Political Science, Economics, Policy Development, or Statistical Analysis.

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Research Methods and Quantitative Data Analysis (open rank)

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 an 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, data analytics and data mining
● Inferential and multivariate statistical analysis
● Supervision and service as a committee member for doctoral dissertations
● Online synchronous and asynchronous environments
● Application of statistical analyses software
● Have additional expertise in policy development and analysis or similar related fields

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Global Policy Development and Advocacy (open rank)

The ideal candidate will hold an earned Ph.D. degree in fields directly related to policy development and economics, with an established record of scholarship. Candidates who hold an earned Ed.D., D.B.A., or other terminal degree with an established record of scholarship and related teaching/work experience may also be considered.

The candidate for this position will have a passion and preference for teaching as well as have demonstrated specific content expertise and teaching/work experience in:

● Nature and cause of contemporary and classical global social, economic, and political challenges;
● Supervision and service as a committee member for doctoral dissertations;
● Leading graduate delegates in short term international travel
● Evolution of political and economic systems employed globally;
● Policy, private and public approaches and solutions globally to problems such as poverty, healthcare, education, etc.;
● Role of innovation, technology, and competition in the global economy; and
Additional expertise in Economics, Policy Development or statistical analysis

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 For all positions, preference will be given to candidates who possess the following:

● Passion for teaching and engaging students
● Experience in course development and instruction in online formats
● Experience in guiding doctoral research
● Commitment to cultural proficiency, diversity, equity, and social justice
● Engagement of students through innovative, multi-modal approaches and teaching
● Record of international experience and/or unique understanding and familiarity with specific nations or cultures
● Experience teaching working professionals who pursue graduate degrees by attending classes during evenings and/or weekends, and in both face-to-face and hybrid learning environments
● Active participation in a community of faith

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.

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.

Application Requirements:

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 vita that includes the names of three references; and
4. Reprints of selected publications.

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

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 Pepperdine to pursue the very highest employment and academic standards within a context that celebrates and extends the spiritual and ethical ideals of the 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.

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

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

Psychology Division Faculty Openings

Psychology Full-Time Faculty Positions

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