Professor, Associate Professor or Assistant of Doctoral Programs

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  • School of Education
  • Irvine, CA, USA
  • Full-Time
  • Health Insurance, Retirement, Disability and Life Insurance, Tuition discounts, paid Vacation & Sick Time and generous paid Holidays

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    The School of Education prepares servant leaders who transform lives through innovative and exceptional educational practices to positively impact local and global communities.


    The School of Education at Concordia University Irvine announces a full-time faculty position to serve in the Doctor of Education in Leadership program. An academically qualified and experienced leader is sought to teach doctoral-level courses and to serve as chair on dissertation committees to support student success through active and meaningful learning experiences.


    • Responsible to the Dean of the School of Education and Executive Director of the Doctor of Education in Leadership Program
    • Member of a small team of dedicated doctoral faculty
    • Interacts and functions cooperatively with all campus personnel


      Actively participate in the continued improvement and implementation of the Doctor of Education in Leadership programTeach doctoral-level leadership and research coursesServe as chair on dissertation committees for doctoral candidatesConduct and report scholarly research in K-12 schools, nonprofit organizations, higher education, or related fieldAssess and utilize evidence of student learning and program effectiveness to drive curriculum and instructionServe the university as a member of the School of Education, including but not limited to:
    1. Modeling Christian discipleship in life, teaching, and conduct
    2. Attendance at faculty meetings, faculty retreats, and official functions
    • Other duties may be assigned
    • Availability to support on campus programming and recruiting initiatives.
    • On site office hours to support students, colleagues and university events is preferred


    • An earned doctorate in leadership, education, administration, organizational change, special education, research design, or related field
    • Consistent record of development and accomplishment as a leader in the fields of educational administration, organizational change, and/or special educationSuccessful record of research and methodologyA minimum of five years of experience post the terminal degreeExperience in higher education is preferred.Demonstrated excellence in teaching graduate courses and in using a variety of instructional methods and technologies
    • Administrative experience and leadership roles preferred
    • Demonstrated record of working collaboratively with others in organizational settingsExperience and commitment to ongoing assessment of student learning outcomesCommunication (oral & written) and interpersonal skills for promoting graduate educationActive participation in the life of a Bible-based church. Lutheran Church Missouri Synod membership preferred.


    • Employees are responsible for complete cooperation with all aspects of the safety and health program, including compliance with all rules and regulations and for continuously practicing safety while performing tasks.
    • Faculty are responsible for developing proper attitudes toward safety and health in themselves and in those they may supervise, and for ensuring that all operations are performed with the utmost regard for the safety and health of all personnel involved, including themselves.


    • Recommended by the Dean of the School of Education
    • Approved by the Provost of Concordia University Irvine


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Creative aptitude
    • Ability to be flexible to changing conditions and needs
    • Ability to work effectively with and through other people
    • Ability to work independently
    • Be able to represent Concordia University in a variety of situations
    • Possess excellent communication skills (interpersonal, public address, and written communication)
    • Possess excellent organizational skills, be detail oriented, and be able to work unsupervised
    • Possess strong analytical abilities, leadership and management skills
    • Be a problem solver
    • Have the training skills and ability to motivate others
    • Be committed to the vision, mission, and ministry of Concordia University, Irvine


    Attitude and Demeanor:

    • Exemplify Christian philosophy of the Concordia University Irvine mission statement in all aspects of day-to-day duties and responsibilities assigned to this position
    • Develop and maintain positive relationships when interacting with students, staff, faculty and the general public
    • Exhibit a cheerful, positive, loyal, team-member attitude toward the purposes, programs, policies and goals of Concordia University Irvine
    • Maintain confidentiality on matters pertaining to the Education Office and the campus as a whole
    • Constantly strive to improve performance


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Repetitive motions using a computer keyboard
    • May require rising and sitting repeatedly
    • May require ability to lift, pull, grasp, stoop and reach to utilize 5-drawer file cabinets
    • May require climbing stairs and walking indoors or outdoors to various offices on campus
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Occasional travel may be necessary.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    Concordia University - Irvine Ca


    Concordia University Irvine, guided by the Great Commission of Christ Jesus and the Lutheran Confessions, empowers students through the liberal arts and professional studies for lives of learning, service and leadership.

    Concordia University Irvine is a USNews Top Tier Regional University that prepares students for their vocations—their calling in life. CUI offers undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree programs in a beautiful Southern California location, with online and regional cohort options. Concordia’s undergraduate program is distinctive among Christian colleges in California because of the University’s innovative and engaging Core Curriculum, and its Lutheran heritage that provides a thoughtful and caring Christian community that lives out "Grace Alone. Faith Alone."

    Student Clubs and Organizations: CUI has over 40 student organizations including service, honorary, social, and special interest clubs.

    Community Service: CUI students, faculty, and staff perform thousands of hours of volunteer community service each year.

    Athletics: Division I - National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) | Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC)

    Housing: CUI has some of the most comfortable and accommodating residence halls in southern California. All students are encouraged to take advantage of these facilities.

    Safety: The Department of Campus Safety provides a safe environment for members of the campus community 24/7, 365 days a year. The FBI named Irvine one of the safest cities in the nation.

    Enjoying a hilltop setting fifty miles south of Los Angeles, eighty miles north of San Diego and six miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, Concordia University is located on a spectacular 70-acre plateau overlooking Orange County.


    The city of Irvine is a planned community, primarily residential but including multi-national business and industrial complexes. It is rated one of the safest cities of its size in the United States. The surroundings of the Concordia campus offer an oasis to wild life and are an ideal setting for the newest of the LCMS universities.




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