Faculty, Counseling and Guidance

San Diego, California
Jan 19, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Point Loma Nazarene University, a faith-based institution affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene, invites applications for a tenure track teaching position in the Masters of Arts in Education program at the assistant or associate rank in the School of Education’s Counseling and Guidance Program beginning in the fall of 2017 at its Mission Valley Regional Center.  Qualified applicants should have a terminal degree in counseling and guidance or a related field.  The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellent teaching at the graduate level in a Christian context, will display a strong potential for applied scholarship and service to the School of Education disciplines, and will embrace the mission of Point Loma Nazarene University.  Teaching responsibilities will be across the curriculum in counseling and guidance coursework and may include instructional methodology, action research, and other education content.

The School of Education is comprised of 20 faculty members with a strong commitment to high quality teaching, service, and applied scholarship.  There are approximately 700 candidates working toward a credential or master‘s degree that are drawn to the School of Education for its commitment to educating students who are empowered, equipped, and transformed to work in 21st century educational settings.  A California Pupil Personnel Services credential is strongly preferred. 


  • Teach graduate courses (27 units per academic year) that include courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.
  • Invest in candidates inside the classroom through academic advising and supervision
  • Participate in program and institutional activities and governance, and contribute to the culture and strength of the School of Education.
  • Serve on faculty committees and perform other normal faculty duties
  • Conduct scholarly research
  • Engage in off-campus community service


  • Doctoral degree in Counseling and Guidance is strongly preferred.
  • Evidence of Christian commitment and active church involvement.
  • Thorough commitment to the concept of Christian graduate education. Desire to work in an evangelical institution in the Wesleyan tradition. Supportive of the religious and educational goals of the university and its sponsoring denomination.
  • Potential for outstanding teaching and research.
  • To be considered, submit all of the following electronically on the university’s employment website at https://employment.pointloma.edu/: a letter of application addressing specific qualifications for the position; a current vita; a statement of teaching philosophy in the context of a Christian institution; copies of all graduate transcripts; and complete contact information for five professional references.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable applicant pool is established. Only complete application files will be considered.  Point Loma Nazarene University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices or procedures. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide quality educational and employment opportunities, PLNU actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.