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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 Calabasas, 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 and Irvine 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

Program Director, Online M.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Clinical Psychology (MAP/MACLP) Programs

The Program Director for the Online MAP/MACLP Programs is a full-time, non-tenure track position within the Psychology Division of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) at Pepperdine University.  The Program Director works with a team of faculty and staff members to ensure the quality and success of these two graduate psychology programs.  The Program Director oversees the coordination and administration of day-to-day processes related to admissions, registration, enrollment, and matriculation.  The Program Director works with program personnel to implement practices to manage and resolve issues related to academic disputes, students of concern, program transfers, and other academic matters.  The Program Director participates in program assessment, maintenance of program handbooks and documentation, and program marketing efforts.  In addition to administrative responsibilities, the Program Director teaches courses in our graduate programs in Psychology.  The Program Director reports to the Assistant Dean of Online Psychology Programs.  

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, and teaching experience at the university level. We seek applicants with demonstrated multicultural awareness, knowledge, skills, and commitment to incorporating cultural competence and cultural humility in leadership, teaching and scholarship. 

More information about the online psychology programs can be found here: https://onlinegrad.pepperdine.edu/psychology/.   

Application Instructions:

  • A statement describing the applicant's teaching philosophy and interest, clinical interests, and scholarly activities or interests
  • 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

EEO Statement:

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 committed to providing a work environment free from all forms of harassment and discrimination. Engaging in unlawful discrimination or harassment will result in appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the University.

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 which 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.

It is the intent of the University to create and promote a diverse workforce consistent with its stated goals and mission.

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 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