Clinical Faculty in Language and Literacy

Location
Fresno, California
Posted
May 03, 2021
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

FRESNO PACIFIC UNIVERSITY

Clinical Faculty in Language and Literacy, and Program Coordinator and Advisor for Students enrolled in Part-time Pathways

POSITION

Full-time, with faculty rank; clinical position, term appointment (non-tenure); 11-month faculty appointment in the School of Education, Teacher Education Division.

STARTING DATE: July 1, 2021

Applications will be reviewed beginning May 30, 2021 and an appointment made as soon as a suitable candidate is discerned. 

BACKGROUND

The Division of Teacher Education at Fresno Pacific University offers the Multiple Subjects and Single Subject credential programs which are accredited by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), and the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT). The programs are offered at the university’s main campus in southeast Fresno, and also at 2 regional campuses:  Merced, and Visalia. The Division of Teacher Education is committed to providing students a strong foundation in educational theory and pedagogical skills in the context of the Christian faith. This Christian worldview invests the program with purpose and direction; it provides a foundation for the understanding and development of excellence in teaching and responsiveness to the concerns of young people and their families and communities. The programs maintain a strong reputation within the educational community of the Central Valley as graduates are known for their excellent preparation to teach and serve in the diverse schools of the valley and beyond.

THE VISION AND MISSION OF THE DIVISION OF TEACHER EDUCATION

The Fresno Pacific Idea, our institutional guiding document, leads us to invest in recruiting colleagues who in their scholarship, teaching and service demonstrate experience with, knowledge of, and sensitivity to the needs of culturally diverse and oppressed communities. As a program with a core mission of equipping future educators to serve a deeply diverse student population, we seek faculty with a demonstrated commitment to work with marginalized communities and with students holding a range of worldviews.

ROLES

Teaching professor and lead instructor in the teacher education division. Focus: the foundational knowledge of language and language acquisition necessary to assist future teachers in meeting the needs of both English speakers and English learners.

  • Serve as a lead teacher for the courses preparing students to work with linguistically and culturally diverse populations.
  • Support adjunct faculty who teach these courses.
  • Work with program directors to assist in addressing issues related to teaching in linguistically and culturally diverse populations in both elementary and a secondary school-settings.
  • Develop and maintain Fresno Pacific University’s RICA support system which serves multiple subject and educational specialist credential students.
  • Maintain an active scholarly agenda.

Program Coordinator for the Part-time Student Teaching Pathway

  • Provide leadership for the design and assessment of the part-time student teaching pathway.
  • Admit and advise all part-time students enrolled at the Fresno Main Campus.
  • Work with program directors in the Office of Clinical Practice to develop partnerships with school districts where part-time students are assigned as student teachers.
  • Mentor part-time student teachers.

Total Contract Load:  30 units

  • Teaching: 24 units
  • Administrative (Non-Teaching Assignments): 6 units

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Master’s degree in Education or field related to ELD/ELA.
  • Commitment to preparing teachers to work in diverse and high poverty schools.
  • Record of successful teaching (K-12) or experience working in diverse school settings (K-12).
  • Working knowledge of the CA ELA/ELD standards.
  • Ability to work collegially with students, staff, and faculty.
  • Successful experience teaching college or post-BA students.
  • Record or promise of scholarly achievement.
  • Excellent skills in communication.
  • Commitment to the Christian faith and the University’s mission of Christ-centered teaching and learning, and involvement in a local church.

Preferred: 

  • Earned terminal degree (or ABD) in Education with an emphasis on teaching English Learners and Multicultural Education or closely related field.
  • Successful experience teaching in a teacher education program or other graduate education program(s).

UNIVERSITY DESCRIPTION

Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Some 4,000 traditional and adult students attend classes on the main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 10,000 students through professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, is a Hispanic Serving Institution, with a Hispanic student population of 44 percent, and is one of the top 10 HSIs nationally in graduating Hispanic students. The Valley’s only comprehensive Christian university granting master’s degrees, the university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report. FPU is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, and all employees express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university. A description of the unique quality of FPU as an academic community can be found in the Fresno Pacific University Idea at fresno.edu/about/fpu_idea.

COMPENSATION: Dependent on qualifications and experience, and paid out over 12 months. Full-time benefits include insurance (medical, vision, dental, LTD), retirement (TIAA-CREF).

APPLICATION:   The link to the application is within the job description at http://www.fresno.edu/visitors/careers

Send a letter of application, a completed faculty application form (including personal statements), curriculum vita, three letters of reference (including one pastoral), and transcripts or placement file to:

            Dr. Gary Gramenz, Dean

            School of Education

            Fresno Pacific University

            1717 S. Chestnut Avenue, Box 2001

            Fresno, CA 93702

            Or email: [email protected]

Fresno Pacific University is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, sex, age, or disability. Committed to excellence and actively supportive of cultural diversity, FPU invites individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply. 

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