Doctoral Faculty in Higher Education (F680)

California, Azusa, USA
$91702 - $92702 per year
Sep 08, 2017
Azusa Pacific
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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: Full-time Doctoral Faculty in Higher Education

Position Tracking Number: F680

School/College: School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences

Department: Department of Higher Education

Location: Azusa Campus

Description: Full-time 12-month faculty position teaching in the Ed.D. program in Higher Education Leadership and the Ph.D. program in Higher Education

Specialization: Full-time 12-month faculty position teaching in the doctoral programs in the Department of Higher Education: primarily the EdD program in Higher Education Leadership, but also the PhD program in Higher Education as needed.

Responsibilities: Teaching courses in area of specialization, advising students, supervising dissertations, and an active research agenda are expected.

Level: Rank is open.

Qualifications: An earned doctorate in Higher Education or a closely related field, with a track record of research productivity or evidence of significant potential for a productive research agenda and either knowledge of or experience with action research.

Experience: Higher education leadership experience, demonstrated excellence in university teaching, a strong Christian commitment, experience on dissertation committees, and an ongoing program of scholarly research and publications in the field of higher education are preferred.

Workload: Full-time doctoral faculty, 12-month position. Teach 4 courses annually, advise students, supervise dissertations, conduct research. The EdD courses are taught in a residential week-long intensive in June and one Friday-Saturday weekend per month for 10 months of the year. The PhD courses are taught in residential intensives for two weeks in January and July each year.

Mental Demands:

  • Ability to integrate the Christian faith into teaching and scholarship.
  • Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information.
  • Self starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.
  • Ability to conduct a productive ongoing research agenda that involves doctoral students.

Hire Date: Open until filled.

Additional Information:

Candidates must align with Azusa Pacific University's Christian identity. Faculty members are expected to sign a Statement of Faith (available at, to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook, and to integrate the Christian faith in teaching and scholarship.

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.

Application Procedure:

To apply, visit Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.

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