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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

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 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). Online teaching occurs in Courses Powered by SAKAI and engages students in synchronous and asynchronous learning.

Responsibilities include: creating hybrid course syllabi, teaching in face-to-face and online environments, engaging in program curriculum mapping, co-designing and participating in program learning experiences and special events, conducting research, disseminating research, chairing dissertation committees, participating on dissertation committees, mentoring, networking, developing partnerships, and pursuing grants. GSEP is seeking accomplished educational leaders who have substantive knowledge and experience related to K-12 and college/university settings and who are committed to developing principled, possibility thinking, culturally proficient, and results-oriented educational leaders who are capable of envisioning, creating, and sustaining powerful learning communities in which purpose is shared, leadership capacity is intentionally developed, and improvement efforts are ongoing.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Hold a doctoral degree (Ed.D. or Ph.D.) in Educational Leadership/Administration or Organizational Leadership;
  • 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, and mobilizing community resources; 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.

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.

Applications should include: a letter that indicates teaching, policy-related, and research interests; a statement regarding the applicant’s participation in a community of faith; a curriculum vita that includes the names of three references; and reprints of selected publications. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2013, 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 or email at martine.jago@pepperdine.edu.

Tenure-Track Faculty in Policy Development

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position in policy development at The Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) at Pepperdine University. Professors are expected to teach online and face-to-face sessions in the Los Angeles area and in Orange County. Responsibilities include teaching and advising doctoral candidates in programs that prepare leaders in a variety of learning environments: K-12, higher education, corporations, and non-profit organizations. The faculty member will primarily teach policy in three doctoral programs: Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy; Organizational Leadership; and Learning Technologies. There will be opportunities to teach courses in data analysis (descriptive and inferential statistics) or economics (micro, macro, and international) depending on levels of expertise. Assignments may include leading groups of doctoral candidates on experiential trips to Washington DC and/or international destinations, such as China, India, and countries in South America.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Hold a doctoral degree (Ed.D. or Ph.D.) in the area of Policy Studies, Leadership, or a related field, although candidates with a J.D. degree and significant practical experience in policy development will also be considered;
  • Be current and active in the scholarship of his or her field of expertise;
  • Have practical, real-world experience in government policy settings of consequence, preferably at the national level;
  • View policy in a multi-cultural, global perspective;
  • Recognize values and service as key topics in any discussion on policy;
  • Value a student-centered approach to the teaching-learning processes; and
  • Have practical, recent experience in technology-rich learning environments and be willing to expand that skill set.

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.

Applications should include: a letter that indicates teaching, policy-related, and research interests; a statement regarding the applicant’s participation in a community of faith; a curriculum vita that includes the names of three references; and reprints of selected publications. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2013, 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 or email at martine.jago@pepperdine.edu.

Psychology Division

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

The Psychology Division of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology announces an opening for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  We seek applicants with a strong commitment to preparing culturally competent clinicians at both the masters and doctoral level. 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. The applicant should also be licensed or license eligible as a Psychologist, LMFT, or LPCC. The faculty position will contribute to the education and training of our masters students in the areas of competency outlined by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences for licensing as both marriage and family therapists and licensed professional clinical counselors. Applicants should be competent to teach principles of mental health recovery oriented care, including strengths-based treatment for individuals with substance abuse and/or severe and persistent mental illness; service delivery with an emphasis on hope and empowerment; and therapist roles that include client advocacy. They should be knowledgeable about various cultures and effective in teaching how poverty and social stress impact an individual’s mental health and recovery. They should also be knowledgeable about evidence based methods of treating diverse clientele.

The Psychology Division offers three clinically oriented programs: an APA-accredited Psy.D. program, an M.A. in clinical psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy, and an M.A. in general psychology. 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 multiculturally 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, CA. 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: a letter that indicates teaching, clinical, and research interests; a statement regarding the applicant’s participation in a community of faith; a vita that includes the names of three references; and reprints of selected publications. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2013, and will continue until the position has been filled. Send all materials to: Dr. Robert deMayo, Associate Dean, Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Pepperdine University, 6100 Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045, or email to rdemayo@pepperdine.edu. Pepperdine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer pepperdine.edu/hr/employment/.