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Assistant Professor of Teacher Education with an Emphasis on Secondary Education

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University of La Verne
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University of La Verne

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education with an Emphasis on Secondary Education

Job Description Summary:
The LaFetra College of Education (LFCE) at the University of La Verne invites applications for a 10 month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor of Teacher Education with an Emphasis in Secondary Education (i.e., grades 6-12). Screening of applications begins September 1, 2022 and continues until the position is filled.
As a Hispanic-Serving Institution, our current needs are for faculty with expertise in one or more of the following high-impact and high-need areas: STEM disciplines in grades 6-12; bilingual education; adolescent literacy.

We seek a dynamic, creative, scholar-practitioner committed to quality teaching, student success, and critical scholarship. We seek a colleague with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their interactions, teaching practices, scholarship, and community engagement. Salary and rank are dependent upon qualifications and professional experience.

The successful applicant for this position will teach within the Single Subject credential program, preferably in relation to STEM subject areas, bilingual education, and/or literacy in grades 6-12. The individual will develop and maintain a clear, systematic line of research; engage in applied scholarship, publish in scholarly journals; present research findings at meetings of professional associations; and contribute to advising and teaching. Additionally, the candidate will engage in service to the program, college, university, and profession.

The LaFetra College of Education's mission is to Champion social equity for youth, adults, families, and communities by equipping and empowering scholarly, highly skilled practitioners; education advocates; and leaders. The intent is to lead the national conversation on advancing the careers of professionals and scholars who are highly competent advocates for equity and justice.

Established in 1891, the University of La Verne is an independent, nonprofit, comprehensive, doctoral-granting institution in Southern California founded on the university's core values of leadership, caring, excellence, and diversity. The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with 40% of the student population identifying itself as “Hispanic/Latino,” 55% students of color, 10% international students, and a large proportion of first-generation students. All programs have high retention and graduation rates for underrepresented minorities.

The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit Hispanic-Serving Institution founded in 1891 located in La Verne, California. The core values that we live by are Ethical Reasoning, Diversity and Inclusivity, Lifelong Learning and Community and Civic Engagement. The University places a high priority on creating an environment that supports the growth and success of underrepresented and under-served populations, particularly in urban and rural environments. Two prominent annual rankings of America's Best Colleges - U.S. News and World Report and Forbes Magazine, recognize the University of La Verne as one of the nation's top national universities.

The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit university founded in 1891 located in La Verne, California. The core values that we live by are Ethical Reasoning, Diversity and Inclusivity, Lifelong Learning and Community and Civic Engagement.

If you're passionate about these values, join us at the University of La Verne!

Specific Duties:
The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in the Single Subject Credential/ Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. Faculty are expected to maintain an active research agenda, participate in undergraduate and graduate education, perform advising duties, and take on committee assignments. Faculty must complete all assigned duties and maintain all standards in accordance with college policies, procedures, and university core values.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership in course and program development and implementation in the Single Subject credential/ MAT program, with specific focus in at least one of the following high-need fields: STEM disciplines; bilingual education; adolescent literacy.
  • Advise students from beginning to end of graduate program, with a focus on support and retention of all students.
  • Teach afternoon and evening courses, in-person and online.
  • Collaborate with faculty in Teacher Education in program initiatives/ projects
  • Engage in scholarly activities; develop research agenda; publish peer reviewed articles
  • Supervise Master’s student research
  • Provide service to the institution (including serving on programmatic, college-wide, and University-wide committees and with accreditation activities), and provide service to the community



The teaching schedule will include late afternoons and evenings, and may include weekends. Faculty members teaching a full load typically teach 3 courses per semester.
Student Centered Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Participate in program applicant interview process.
  • Serve as faculty advisor and point of contact for students regarding program policies and procedures.
  • Participate in college-related activities such as registration, student retention, and faculty selection.
  • Maintain posted office hours, electronic communication, schedule appointments as needed, and respond to inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Evaluate student work constructively and provides timely feedback.
  • Review, evaluate, and recommend student learning materials.
  • Review, evaluates and revise teaching methods through a self-valuation/self-reflection process.
  • Develop and uses a syllabus and course information material for each course, laboratory, or clinical setting within state, college, and departmental guidelines within University’s learning management system (LMS).
  • Plan, develop, and use effective teaching methods and materials which are appropriate for students with diverse educational and experiential backgrounds and engages the students in learning.
  • Contribute to advancing the goals of the department and university including focus on student achievement, supporting diversity, and fostering community engagement.
  • Maintain high standards of competence in the discipline(s) and teaching methodologies through professional development activities.
  • Meet or exceed professional standards, APA mandated guidelines, and discipline-specific requirements, as appropriate to the discipline.
  • Participate in activities required to maintain program accreditation standards as well as professional organizations (as appropriate)
  • Contribute to programs and activities that support departmental goals.
  • Participate in full regalia in official graduation ceremonies.



Minimum Qualifications:
  • Earned doctorate in Education with an emphasis on secondary education or related fields. ABD candidates will be considered; ABD candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree by August 2022.
  • Ability to work with diverse students and colleagues, success in creating inclusive classrooms and environments, and knowledge/experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives.
  • Knowledge of theories and practices for secondary education/ adolescent learners.
  • Experience working in secondary education contexts, i.e., middle or high school settings.
  • Ability to teach and mentor a diverse student population in face-to-face, online and hybrid formats.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated evidence of expertise in at least one of these high-need and high-impact areas: STEM disciplines; bilingual education; adolescent literacy; student teaching and fieldwork.
  • Demonstrated evidence of working for social justice and equity for adolescent learners.
  • Knowledge of linguistically and culturally responsive practices grounded in principles of equity.
  • Experience teaching higher education courses or working with adult learners.
  • Experience supervising and/or mentoring educators in secondary settings, and/or interacting with various educators in programs serving adolescent learners.
  • Ability to develop effective partnerships with community stakeholders and colleagues across various disciplines.
  • Knowledge of and experience with collaboration using a strengths-based equity-minded approach with colleagues in the workplace and/or in secondary education settings.
  • Possess or have held a single-subject credential in any subject for grades 6-12.





Location: La Verne Central Campus

Special Instructions:
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://laverne.edu

Institutional Profile
Located in Southern California, the University of La Verne offers a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of students, preparing them for successful careers and a commitment to lifelong learning across the liberal arts and professional programs. The academic units of the not-for-profit university include the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the LaFetra College of Education, and the College of Law. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including degree programs tailored for working adults. The university's central campus is located 30 miles east of Los Angeles in the historic Old Town section of La Verne, a city with a population of approximately 35,000 at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The university also has eight regional campuses throughout California and the College of Law campus in Ontario, California. The university is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral Institution with moderate research activity. Core values are reflected throughout all curricular and co-curricular programs, its emphasis on close professor-student interaction, personal support of its students, and its diversity.

The University of La Verne prides itself in being reflective of the diversity of Southern California. Approximately 80 percent of its nearly 8,500 students come from diverse backgrounds and the U.S. Department of Education has designated the university as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). With 80,000 alumni, the university fulfills a critical community function in educating students from underserved populations, many of whom are the first generation in their family to attend college.

The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation







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Organization

The University of La Verne is a 124 year old, independent, comprehensive, doctoral granting institution in southern California with an emphasis on research and publication. Classified by Carnegie as a Community-Engaged University, La Verne offers high quality, liberal arts and professional degree programs at the undergraduate to doctoral levels to traditional-age and adult learners. The main campus is located in La Verne, 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles, along the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.

The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with 40% of the student population identifying itself as “Hispanic/Latino,” 55% students of color, 10% international students, and a large proportion first-generation. All programs have high retention and graduation rates for underrepresented minorities.  The University has a strong commitment to diversity and places a high priority on creating an environment that supports the growth and success of underrepresented and underserved populations.

The La Verne Experience is at the center of a strategic plan that is focused on serving an ethnically and economically diverse student population, one that is representative of the demographics of California.  The La Verne Experience pedagogical features include learning communities, theory-to-practice, experiential learning, community engagement and reflective practice.  Two prominent annual rankings of America’s Best Colleges - U.S. News & World Report, and Forbes Magazine recognize the University of La Verne as one of the nation’s top national universities. 

For more information regarding the University of La Verne, visit our website at http://www.laverne.edu.

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