California Lutheran University — Assistant or Associate Professor, Learning and Teaching Department

Assistant or Associate Professor, Learning and Teaching Department

Position Category: Faculty
FLSA: Exempt
FTE: .75
Location: Thousand Oaks

University Background:
Cal Lutheran has recently become a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and we are looking for candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and success working in diverse, multicultural and multiracial communities. Cal Lutheran encourages applicants from all faiths, and advocates for justice and fairness for all people. Cal Lutheran is an accredited, private, comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The campus is located midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, and is home to 2,810 undergraduate and 1,316 graduate students who come from more than 61 countries and represent a variety of faiths. 49.8% of Cal Lutheran students are international students or from underrepresented groups, and over 42% of freshmen are first generation students.

Basic Function:
The Graduate School of Education at California Lutheran University (Cal Lutheran) invites applicants for a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor of Education beginning in fall of 2020.

The Department of Learning & Teaching offers credential programs in Multiple Subjects (elementary), Single Subjects (secondary), and Educational Specialists (Mild to Moderate, Moderate to Severe, and Deaf and Hard of Hearing). Common responsibilities for the position include teaching in the programs, student advisement, research, and service to the university and broader community.

Faculty Responsibilities
Carry a 12-unit course load per semester
Teach primarily in the special education credentialing program
Teach at the graduate level
Advising graduate students
Integrate current and emerging instructional delivery technologies into the learning process across classroom and online settings
Engage in scholarly activities leading to grants, presentations, and/or publications within the field of special education
Participate in service to the department, school, university, and P-22 (i.e., preschool through higher education) community
Demonstrate commitment to professional excellence and continuous growth within the subject, field or discipline
Attend departmental meetings
Support student candidates in completing their edTPA

Representative Duties:
• Provide academic instruction to students through lecture, lab, or performance courses. Create assignments and activities in one-on-one, classroom, and distance mediated instructional settings for development of cognitive abilities, communication skills, and higher order thinking skills among students. E
• Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions, and examinations; provide feedback in a timely manner to student inquiries in class, online, or during established consultation office hours. E
• Maintain current, accurate records of course enrollment, attendance, student academic progress, course curriculum; prepare and submit grades, data, and reports related to course and student progress in a timely manner. E
• Provide a course syllabus to students in each class within the first week of the class, as outlined in the faculty handbook. E
• Adhere to the responsibilities related to teaching, advising and service, as outlined in the faculty handbook. E
• Attend and participate on committees and in department, division, campus, and University meetings. E

• Performs related duties as assigned.

E=Essential Duties

Knowledge Of:
• Current theory and practice within the subject discipline
• Principles and best practices of effective teaching
• Student learning outcomes and methods of assessment
• University curricula
• Community and campus resources, services, programs, and professionals available to students
• Methods of gathering, analyzing, and preparing data
• Modern computing technology
• Record keeping techniques with regard to student enrollment, attendance, and progress

Ability To:
• Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge in the subject field or discipline
• Deliver course curricula in various learning styles
• Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, and ethnic background of University students
• Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the needs of students with disabilities
• Integrate current and emerging instructional delivery technologies into the learning process to enhance teaching and the educational experience
• Maintain professional standards that protect student confidentiality
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing using tact, patience, and courtesy
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships
• Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action
• Demonstrate commitment to professional excellence and continuous growth within subject field or discipline

Minimum Qualifications:
Possession of an appropriate earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in education, education leadership, special education, or a related field
Current teaching credential
P-22 teaching experience in special education

Preferred Qualifications:
P-22 experience in a field related to individuals with disabilities
Knowledge of and experience with local, state and national educational issues and trends across the P-22 pipeline
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity
o understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, and ethnic background of university students
o an ability to mentor African Amerian, Latinx, and Native American students
o understanding of the needs of students with exceptional learning needs
(Please see CLU’s diversity statement:
Experience in the effective use of technology in educational practice
Successful involvement with university-public school partnerships
Pedagogical experience with hybrid or online teaching strategies
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
Evidence of sustained teaching effectiveness, research and scholarship

Licenses and Other Requirements:

Physical Abilities:

Working Environment:

Posting Number: Faculty000122019
Number of Vacancies:
Desired Start Date:
Position End Date:
Open Date: 09/30/2019
Close Date: 11/1/2019
Open Until Filled: No

Application Procedure/Special Instructions:
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled. Please apply on-line at Make sure to include the following with your application:
a. A cover letter, including a statement about how the candidate’s experiences will further the HSI designation of the university and the unique needs of underrepresented students
b. A complete resume/curriculum vitae
c. A one-page statement of teaching philosophy and how the candidate’s teaching adapts to the needs of underrepresented ethnic minority students and first generation college students
d. A one-page statement of research, creative, and/or scholarly activities
e. List of references (submitted through application system)

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California Lutheran University is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment for all persons, regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by applicable law. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program, activity or facility of the University on the basis of these factors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and University’s policies, procedures, and processes.

Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.