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Core Faculty (Bilingual Mandarin)

Pacific Oaks College & Children's School
Pasadena, CA
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Job location: Pasadena, CA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-10-29
Req: R0007022
Job Description:


The Core Faculty member will serve in the Multiple Subject and Bilingual Authorization Programs and teach 24 units per academic year. In conjunction with the Dean and Program Director, the qualified candidate will teach in the teacher credentialing programs in Elementary Education, which include the Preliminary Multiple Subject credential at the undergraduate and graduate level, and coordinate the Bilingual Authorization Program in Spanish and Mandarin. This position requires professionalism, diplomacy, discretion and integrity in all areas of responsibility. The position represents the School of Education while cultivating and maintaining positive working relationships with school districts, community partners, and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) representatives. The responsibilities of this position require a commitment to promote excellence in the Pacific Oaks teacher education programs.

We are looking for qualified applicants who hold a minimum of a Master’s degree in their specific field (doctorate preferable) and experience working in TK-12 education, bilingual education, and higher education. A desirable applicant will also be able to demonstrate a commitment to Pacific Oaks core values in their professional experiences, scholarship, and research interests.

Bilingual Mandarin is required.

This position is located in Pasadena, California and reports directly to the Dean of the School of Education.

  • Coordinate the scheduling for the Bilingual Authorization program, including adjunct faculty trainings.
  • In collaboration with the School of Education Dean and Program Director, develop cohorts of candidates for the Bilingual Authorization program.
  • Assist in maintaining the fidelity to the curriculum in each course and participate in on-going program improvement through the collection and analysis of relevant data.
  • Meet with Multiple Subject and Bilingual Authorization candidates for orientations, advisement, and program support.
  • Review Bilingual Authorization course evaluations and discuss outcomes with adjunct faculty each semester.
  • Attend SOE department meetings and other meetings using Zoom as necessary.
  • Along with the SOE Dean, create long term planning and development for the Bilingual Authorization. Programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Teaches a maximum of 24 units per academic year.
  • Serves on relevant faculty committees.
  • Advisement for Multiple Subject and Bilingual Authorization students.
  • Participation in orientation information sessions, program planning, faculty trainings, and other college committees.

  • Knowledge in current pedagogy, research, and “best practices” in the Multiple Subject and Bilingual Education programs.
  • Commitment to social justice, cultural competency, and promoting inclusive learning environments.
  • Must have excellent communication, organizational, writing, editorial, and project management skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with sensitivity to the needs of a diverse population.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and professional relationships with students, administration, faculty, adjunct faculty, professional consultants and representatives from all levels of management.
  • Ability to assist in the on-going assessment of credential programs to maintain full compliance with CCTC regulations.

  • Available to work 40 hours/week
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience working in TK-12 schools and bilingual education programs
  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in education or related fields from an accredited college or university preferred
  • Appropriate teacher and/or school administrator credentials
  • Minimum 3 years’ teaching or administrative experience in higher education preferred
  • Applicants must have significant P-12 teaching experience in public schools.
  • A strong record of using technology to enhance education in TK-12 classrooms.
  • Online teaching experience at the graduate level.
  • Background and experience necessary to teach graduate courses in areas of specialization that may include some or all of the following: learning theory, Bilingual Education, biliteracy, second language acquisition, and multicultural education.
  • The ability to structure and maintain growth in students in the arena of educational technology.
  • Ability to teach, study, and serve in a growing and diverse community of professionals focused on preparing transformative TK-12 educators.
  • A commitment to working with a diverse population of students is essential; demonstrated experience in this area is preferred.
  • Ability to travel to off-site cohorts within a twenty-five mile radius of Pasadena.
  • Ability to travel to the San Jose campus on an as needed basis.
  • Bilingual Mandarin is required.

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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