Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice Educational Administration and Leadership P/K 12

Feb 23, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice Educational Administration and Leadership P/K 12

University of the Pacific

Campus: Provost
Department: Benerd School of Education
Posting Number: Benerd School of Education
Full or Part Time: Full Time
Open Date: 02/01/2018
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Days Per Week:
Weeks Per Year:

Position Description:
The Gladys L. Benerd School of Education at the University of Pacific, a hub of innovation and learning located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley in Stockton, CA, seeks an experienced P/K-12 scholar/practitioner to join the faculty of the Educational Administration and Leadership Department, as an Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice (non-tenure earning). We seek a colleague with a deep commitment to equity and social justice and the preparation of innovative educational leaders; and who recognizes the importance of engaging Credential, Masters and Doctoral students in scholarship and practices, focused on real-world experiences.

The successful candidate will hold a California Clear Administrative Services Credential, have experience as a campus principal and/or central office administrator, demonstrate evidence of potential to conduct and mentor research, and be able provide leadership in the development of educational practices required for those seeking the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. The position will take an active role in our community engagement efforts throughout the Central Valley.

The initial appointment will be for three years at the level commiserate with experience (Assistant or Associate). The appointment is renewable and is eligible for promotion to Associate/Full Professor of Practice. The basic teaching workload is 20 units per academic year, 10 units each semester (generally 3 units each) with an option to teach during the summer. The position expectations also include service on dissertation committees, community engagement, curriculum development, internal service, and scholarship (which can include contributions to research outlets or practitioner settings). The position also includes involvement in program development, school, university, and community services, and scholarship and research.

In collaboration with P/K - 12 schools and districts, this position will play a key role in working to evaluate and redesign the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program, as well as teach and advise students in the masters and doctoral programs.

This position will assist the Educational Administration and Leadership faculty and Department Chair with the following:

  • Refining the program purpose, scope, outcomes, and assessment in alignment with California standards and the CalAPA, WSCUC, and CAEP;
  • Collaboratively leading the iterative curriculum design process;
  • Building community and regional relationships to advance the program;
  • Teaching, advising and serving as faculty contact for prospective and current students;
  • Presenting and engaging with prospective students at various recruitment events, both in person and online;
  • Working with our district partners to offer the Preliminary Administrative Service Credential.
  • Supervising fieldwork, and dissertations.

    Basic Qualifications:
    Basic Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree in Educational Administration, Leadership, Policy, or a closely related field (ABDs considered, if completing degree by August 2018).
  • A valid California Clear Administrative Services Credential.
  • Three years of experience as a campus principal and/or central office administrator in P/K-12 schools.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with colleagues in innovative program and curriculum development, and teaching practices.
  • Demonstrated experience in applied scholarly research or evidence-based practice.
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in working in partnership with community groups, schools, government agencies, and other organizations, as appropriate to the position.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and working with students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

    Additional Qualifications:
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Evidence of exemplary teaching at the university level - where appropriate- through student evaluations
  • Experience in providing professional development to P/K 12 administrators.
  • Experience in and commitment to on-going program assessment of teaching and learning
  • Demonstrated successful hybrid or online teaching experience.
  • Familiarity with the social educational landscape of California.
  • Experience in the areas of education law and/or finance.

    Physical Requirements:

    Special Instructions:
    Please note applicants will be required to upload the following documents to their online application: • A letter of interest explaining o How minimum and preferred qualifications are met; o Relevant background and education; o Teaching philosophy and approach to working with adult learners; o Unique contributions the applicant would bring to Pacific’s faculty; • Curriculum Vitae; and • List of Professional References (minimum of three, with contact information)

    Contact Information:
    Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Linda Skrla, Professor and Department Chair Questions about the online application process can be directed at

    Contact Email:

    Are Applicants Required to Submit References for This Posting? Yes
    Minimum Number of References: 3
    Maximum Number of References: 3

    Background Check Statement:
    Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check

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    AA/EEO Policy Statement:
    University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.
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