Assistant/Associate Professor Educational Innovation Leadership
In 2015, University of the Pacific’s Gladys L. Benerd School of Education launched its new presence in Sacramento, California to fill a specific niche in fostering true innovation and systems thinking. Today, we are well on our way to building a curious, inquiring, and courageous community of practitioners who are committed to revolutionizing learning systems, structures, and cultures. We seek a team member with an entrepreneurial spirit to serve a vital role as we fulfill our vision to be a center of innovation, learning, and creativity in the Sacramento Valley.
We are searching for a colleague with a deep commitment to engaging students in real-world practice through teaching that challenges dominant norms. As one example of that commitment, our faculty members facilitate all courses through an action-oriented project-based curriculum. Our courses are centered on culminating projects where students work with community partners in real-world settings. Another example is that we are transitioning to an action-oriented, project-based dissertation model in our doctoral program. In particular, we are teaching students to use various innovation tools and frameworks as methods for their dissertation inquiry. We hope to find a colleague who will help us move even further in creating the most transformational and impactful program possible.
The Sacramento faculty plays an important role in working with the Assistant Dean for Sacramento Programs and other colleagues to build our presence in the region. This new colleague will serve as a key faculty member in the Educational and Organizational Leadership Doctoral Program, launched in Fall 2015. The program, which we call “A Doctorate for Innovators and Creators,” is designed to develop innovators and systems thinkers for learning, leadership, and change.
The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of teaching, research, leadership, service and the ability to work collaboratively with students, colleagues, and stakeholders. The position will be based at the Sacramento Campus the incoming candidate will take an active role in our community engagement efforts