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Adjunct Faculty

Pacific Oaks College & Children's School
Pasadena, CA
Closing date
Jul 9, 2021

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Education, Child Development & Family Studies, Special Education
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Job location: Pasadena, CA

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-06-09
Req: R0006261
Job Description:


We are looking for adjunct faculty who can create academically rich learning experiences for candidates seeking a teaching credential. The Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood with a Multiple Subject or Dual Credential (Multiple Subject and Education Specialist combined) program provides qualified candidates with a foundation for educating and developing positive and inclusive learning environments for young children from kindergarten through third grade. At the post baccalaureate level, candidates can earn their Master’s degree with a credential or choose to complete a standalone credential.

The Pacific Oaks curriculum is based on a constructive framework that is responsive to multiple sources of diversity in early childhood education. As actively engaged participants, candidates in this program learn about essential principles and theories of pedagogy and child development, and engage in supervised learning experiences to integrate and apply their knowledge. Learning experiences throughout the curriculum are characterized by inquiry, self‐ reflection, collaboration with others, and problem‐solving. Coursework focuses on strategies of inclusion, issues of equity, social justice, and cultural competence

Teaching Assignment Course Examples: Teacher Credentialing and Special Education Credentialing program

  • Language and Literacy in a Diverse Classroom
  • The Art of Teaching Science
  • Contemporary Methods of Teaching Math
  • Theories of Development for All Learners
  • Utilizing and Infusing Technology into Teaching
  • Studies of the Student with Special Needs
  • Communication and Collaboration Skills for Special
  • Educators
  • Instructing Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  • Student Teaching Placement I and 2


  • Grade and provide feedback on all assignments within 5 days of the due date
  • Facilitate and participate in the weekly discussion postings
  • Actively respond to student emails and requests within 24-48 hours
  • Prepare and update course prior to the course start
  • Provide weekly announcements and overviews for each week of the course
  • Identify and refer at-risk students to academic support services
  • Participate in Adjunct trainings, meetings, events and other College requirements
  • Post final grades by the College deadline


  • Contribute to the course content using current events, current research articles, videos and other materials
  • Careful assessment of candidate assignments and providing timely feedback
  • Collaboration with colleagues on course curriculum and teaching methodologies to cultivate critical thinking and reflective practice in the learning environment
  • Ability to utilize various instructional strategies to foster an inclusive learning environment for a diverse student population
  • Keep current on scholarship, research, and “best practices” in the discipline in which the instructor is assigned to teach
  • Knowledge in trauma and crisis intervention
  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Communicate effectively using Canvas Pacific Oaks College’s learning management system
  • Commitment to support the mission of Pacific Oaks College
  • Proficiency in common internet tools: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint


  • PhD or EdD degree preferred
  • Master’s degree and a Multiple Subject or Education Specialist credential (required)
  • Publications, presentations, and research in early childhood education (preferred)
  • Familiar with andragogy; adult learning theory
  • Certification in counseling, trauma, or grief response or STEAM is desirable
  • CV and cover letter
  • 2 recent letters of recommendation (within the last 1-2 years)
  • Highest degree unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required upon hiring)

Typical Working Conditions: Classroom

Equipment Used: Computer/Laptop, Webcam, Projector, Whiteboard

Essential Physical Tasks: (List all physical tasks encountered in performing essential functions.) – see Analysis worksheet on last page on this document.

Pacific Oaks offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of diversity and social justice. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical, vision, and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, 403b with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition discount, and other perks.

Pacific Oaks is an affiliate of TCS Education System. To apply for this position or others, visit our Careers’ Page at:

Pacific Oaks participates in E-Verify and verifies identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Pacific Oaks offers equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.


Working at Pacific Oaks College & Children's School


Grounded in its social justice heritage, Pacific Oaks College prepares students to be culturally intelligent agents of change serving diverse communities in the fields of human development, education, and related family studies.

Pacific Oaks College is a nonprofit, accredited higher education institution offering bachelor’s completion, master’s, and certificate programs in human development, counseling, education, early childhood education, and teacher credentialing. The school offers classes at its main campus in Pasadena and at a number of convenient instructional sites throughout California, as well as online.

Founded more than 60 years ago by a small group of Quaker families, Pacific Oaks College has remained dedicated to the fundamental Quaker principles of inclusion, social justice, and the valuing of every human being. Three basic concepts underlie the educational philosophy at Pacific Oaks:

  • that every individual has a fundamental worth;
  • that growth is a dynamic and life-long process;
  • and that every individual has a unique identity and human potential.

Pacific Oaks has a long history of serving non-traditional and adult students and has become known and recognized for its progressive approach to teaching and learning—valuing real-world experiences in addition to academic achievements. This philosophy is embodied in the school’s Experiential Learning, approach, and opportunities such as the Credit for Life Experience option which allows students to gain academic credit for real-world experiences.

Pacific Oaks is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and has been since 1959.

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