University of La Verne — Assistant Professor of Education: Undergraduate Educational Studies Program

Job Description Summary:
The University of La Verne’s LaFetra College of Education invites applications for a non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Education position (position will be re-evaluated after one year for tenure track eligibility) in the undergraduate Educational Studies program with potential special assignments in the Teacher Credential program.

The LaFetra College of Education has a demonstrated commitment to addressing diversity, equity, and social justice issues in preK-12 education; scholarly accomplishments aligned with securing competitive external research funding; advancing excellence and equity in education; commitment to a strong, productive, and externally funded research program; and evidence of preK-12 teaching experience and effective teaching at the university level. This college strongly encourages applications from individuals who are members of groups that are underrepresented in university faculty positions.

The University of La Verne is a 125-year old, independent, comprehensive, doctoral granting institution in southern California with a strong emphasis on teaching excellence, community engagement, and an increasing commitment to research and publication. Classified by Carnegie as a Community-Engaged University, La Verne offers high quality, liberal arts and professional degree programs at the undergraduate to doctoral levels to traditional-age and adult learners. The main campus is located in La Verne, 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles, along the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.

The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with 40% of the student population identifying itself as “Hispanic/Latino,” 55% students of color, 10% international students, and a large proportion first-generation. All programs have high retention and graduation rates for underrepresented minorities.

The University of La Verne has a strong commitment to diversity and places a high priority on creating an environment that supports the growth and success of underrepresented and underserved populations. The university is an equal opportunity employer and seeks candidates with diverse backgrounds.


Specific Duties:

  1. Teach courses in the undergraduate Educational Studies program at the main campus, fully online, and at the regional campuses.
  2. Participate in advancement of fully online programming for the Educational Studies program.
  3. Professional organizational involvement, including attendance and presentation at national conferences and engagement in research within the field of education.
  4. Academic advisement of program students as assigned by the Program Chair.
  5. Service on college and university committees.
  6. Contribute to ongoing curriculum development in the Educational Studies Program
  7. Collaborate with other program faculty in the CAEP accreditation process.
  8. Collaborate with other program faculty in the re-institution of the Multiple Subject matter waiver program.

Minimum Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in Education or a related field, professional experience, and documented achievement commensurate with an Assistant professor.

  1. Possession of a Multiple Subject credential.
  2. Minimum of three years’ experience teaching in a K-12 public school environment.
  3. Demonstrated promise of sustainable and significant research.
  4. Documented experience working with a diverse student population, and within a diverse public education system.
  5. Extensive knowledge in the use of technology in online teaching and in the classroom.
  6. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with strong leadership capabilities, including demonstrated commitment to integrity and fairness.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Higher Education experience collaborating as a team member in complex academic programs.
  2. Record of preparing teachers to work in a culturally and linguistically diverse context.
  3. Working knowledge of the K-12 public school system.
  4. Connections to professional organizations including accreditation bodies and state/national standard setting agencies.
  5. Deep ties to influential institutions and individuals in surrounding communities that can be leveraged to help us fulfill College Community Engagement goals.
  6. Grant writing experience
  7. Subject matter expertise in one or more of the following: Math, Science, Physical Education, Visual & Performing Arts, ELA , Technology, Social Studies/History

Location: La Verne Central Campus

Special Instructions:
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation