Faculty in Doctoral Higher Education Leadership Program

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Faculty in Doctoral Higher Education Leadership Program

Tracking CodeF049 Job Description

Position Title: Faculty in Doctoral Higher Education

Position Tracking Number: F049

School/College: School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences

Department: Higher Education

Location: Azusa Campus

About APU:

Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. As a leading Christian university in California, Azusa Pacific University grounds rigorous academics on a solid spiritual foundation. With an intentional focus on scholarship, faith integration, diversity, and internationalization, APU provides high-quality academic programs within a tight-knit community of disciples and scholars. APU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R2 Doctoral University, recognizing APU’s high level of research activity. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional locations across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.


This position is a 10-month faculty position teaching, supervising dissertations, and conducting research, with primary responsibilities located within the Ed.D. program in Higher Education Leadership. Position subject to final funding.


    Teaching 4 doctoral courses per year, with the potential to teach in the master’s program as wellSupervising dissertations and serving on dissertation committees in a highly concentrated low-residency three-year doctoral program.Conducting research, with a preference for action research as the methodology of our dissertations.May be needed to work at alternative Regional Campuses or Sites.

Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Higher Education or related field


    Experience teaching at the university levelExcellent teaching and communication skills, strong organizational abilities, track record or future promise of scholarship, and ability to integrate faith and learning appropriately for diverse student populations.Preferred Experience: Teaching experience in quantitative methods, global educational experience, dissertation committee experience

Workload: Full-time position

Hire Date: Open until filled

Mental Demands:

    Ability to integrate Christian values in all aspects.Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment.Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information.Ability to collaborate with other faculty and staff and maintain collegial relations.Self starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.In agreement with the purpose and goals of Azusa Pacific University in providing a Christian-based higher education for its students.Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative, with good judgment, priority setting, and logical decision-making. Able to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks and competing demands. Responsiveness to student needs within a distributed learning format. Comfortable with a strengths-based philosophy of education and willing to work collaboratively with others.

Additional Information:

Candidates must align with Azusa Pacific University's Christian identity. Faculty members are expected to sign a Statement of Faith (available at http://www.apu.edu/about/believe), 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.

Job Location Azusa, California, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular




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Job No:
Posted: 12/4/2020
Application Due: 2/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time