Assistant/Associate Professor of Liberal Studies

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Liberal Studies

Tracking CodeF510 Job Description

Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Liberal Studies

Position Tracking Number: F510

School/College: School of Education

Department: Division of Teacher 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.


The Liberal Studies Program invites applications for a position as Assistant/Associate Professor of Liberal Studies. This position involves instruction in undergraduate courses pertaining to education including introduction to teaching, cultural diversity in the K-12 classroom, philosophy, and ethics along with maintaining an active research program and scholarly activities. Position subject to final funding.

Specialization: K-12 Education, Educational Philosophy, Cultural Diversity


    Teach a combination of the following courses: Introduction to Teaching as a Profession, Cultural Diversity in the Classroom, Writing 3: Education and Professional Ethics, and Liberal Studies Capstone: Foundations of Education.Ongoing contributions to curriculum and program development.Maintain an active research program and scholarly activitiesIntegrate faith across the curriculum and in course deliveryAdvise and mentor undergraduate students as neededSupervise students as they fulfill service learning requirementsParticipate in program review and accreditation reporting Active participation in service to the University through committee participation at the program, School and/or University level, as well as service to the broader professional community May be needed to work at alternate Regional Campuses or Sites

Level: Assistant or Associate Professor


    A demonstrated, vibrant Christian faith compatible with the mission of Azusa Pacific University. Candidates should possess an earned Ed.D. or Ph.D. in EducationDemonstrated expertise in the field of K-12 education incorporating diverse perspectives with faith integrationA commitment and understanding of teaching excellence in an undergraduate liberal arts programEvidence of teaching excellence in both university and K-12 settingsActive scholarship and participation in the field of teaching and education.Established record of success in serving linguistically and ethnically diverse populations.Demonstration of collegial teamwork.


    Skilled in teaching at the K-12 and higher education level with a background in teaching pedagogies, curriculum and active research agenda related to Education and/or TeachingA demonstrated commitment to scholarship in Education and/or Teaching Profession

Workload: Full-time faculty 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.Ability to engage well in the four key areas of expectations for faculty -- teaching, research/scholarship, service, and faith integrationSelf starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.

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.

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




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Posted: 12/8/2020
Application Due: 3/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time