School of Education, Administrative Director
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering over 80 bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU has been recognized as one of U.S.News & World Report's Best Colleges for seven years running.
Position Title: School of Education Administrative Director, San Diego Regional Campus
Position Tracking Number: F337
School/College: School of Education (SoE)
Department: Division of Teacher Education (DTE)
Location: San Diego Regional Campus
This position is an academic administrator role (80% time, 12 month), responsible for liaison efforts on behalf of of the Division of Teacher Education with site-based DTE faculty, SDRC leaders and staff, and with local schools and districts, educators, alumni, and prospective students. The position reports to the Associate Dean for Teacher Education (with a dotted line to Dean, School of Education regarding regional campus administrative interfaces at senior levels).
We are seeking an enthusiastic, experienced clinical practitioner knowledgeable of schools within San Diego County for this academic administrator position. There are three key areas of responsibility:
- Site-based SoE administrative representative at SDRC. Serves as interface between SoE offices, including Outreach, Alumni & Professional Services, and Dean's Office, as well as other academic programs within SoE.
- Interface between the leadership of the Division of Teacher Education and K-12 partners in the San Diego region, including districts, schools, educator professionals, alumni, and prospective students for purposes of student recruiting, student services, cultivating mentors, adjuncts, and master teachers. There is a specific goal to grow DTE program enrollments in San Diego, increase a DTE presence in area districts and schools, and increase a qualified pool of adjunct faculty, master teachers, and mentors in the area.
- Occasional teaching in DTE courses at SDRC.
The Division of Teacher Education is committed to preparing classroom teachers who are broadly familiar with K-12 teaching -- from kindergarten through graduation and of special and general education expectations -- in addition to learning the content area unique to their specialization/credential. The DTE curriculum focuses on four key areas of value to the School of Education -- 1) meeting the needs of learners in diverse environments; 2) serving English language learners; 3) utilizing a robust level of technology within their pedagogy; and 4) learning the profession in the context of Christian values and principles. Programs in APU's School of Education are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE, transitioning to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, CAEP), the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).
The job has been defined as 80% effort (approximately 4 days a week on behalf of APU, whether in the office, the classroom, in Azusa meetings, or in the field representing the Division of Teacher Education).
Academic administrator (80% effort, 12 month contract)
- A demonstrated, vibrant Christian faith compatible with the mission of Azusa Pacific University (Faculty members are required to sign a "Statement of Faith," available at http://www.apu.edu/about/believe, and to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook).
- Earned doctorate in education from an accredited institution.
- Must hold a valid California teaching credential in one of the areas served by the Division of Teacher Education - multiple subject, single subject, mild-to-moderate, or moderate-to-severe.
- Demonstrated commitment to professional development and clinical practice, as well as familiarity with current research trends in the field.
- Qualified to teach graduate level courses.
- An established record of success in serving linguistically and ethnically diverse populations
- Demonstration of collegial teamwork
- Experience with assistive technology tools and instructional strategies
- Experience using technology (both for on-line teaching components, as well as a tool of learning for future teacher candidates)
- Willingness to travel to Azusa and other regional sites as needed.
- Desire to collaborate with colleagues and contribute to the Special Education Department team
Full-time faculty (80% effort), 12-month, one-year renewable contract.
Hire Date: July 1, 2017
Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.
Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.
To review the complete description and to apply, visit http://www.apu.edu/cp/employment/. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.