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Instructional Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, Non-tenure track, January 2023

Chapman University
Orange, CA
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Chapman University seeks applications for a non-tenure track Instructional Assistant Professor of Teacher Education in the Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies starting January 2023.The primary responsibilities of this faculty position include teaching, advising, and mentoring in the undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs in the applicant’s area of expertise, as well as CalTPA coordination that includes providing up to date CalTPA training and workshops, individual student support and remediation, and data collection. Additional service to the college, university, community, and profession as expected of a non-tenure track faculty member.Chapman University is a nationally-ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The University achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities and is ranked as #121 among Best National Universities by US News and World Report (2022). Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing, and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Attallah College of Educational Studies. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More information about Chapman University is available at Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies, whose educator preparation programs are accredited nationally by CAEP, state accredited by CTC, and regionally accredited by WASC, offers undergraduate and graduate (master’s, specialist, PhD) programs in integrated educational studies, leadership, teacher education, disability studies, school counseling, and school psychology. Attallah College is deeply committed to excellence in scholarship and teaching, providing students with personalized and rigorous educational experiences involving mentoring and collaborative research. More information on our programs is available at Teacher Education program includes integrated pathways at the undergraduate to graduate level, including an MA in Curriculum and Instruction specifically designed for students to obtain their bachelor's degree, master's degree, and California dual teaching credentials (general education and special education) in five years of full-time study. The Master of Arts in Teaching: Multiple Subject and Secondary Education (MAT) programs allow the candidate to obtain both the general education credential and the master’s degree through an integrated program of coursework, fieldwork, and student research. The MA Special Education program allows the candidate to obtain either the mild/moderate or extensive support needs Education Specialist credential plus the master’s degree. Both the MAT and MA Special Education program include integrated (undergraduate to graduate) pathways that reduce the candidate’s time and cost in the graduate program. More information on our educator preparation programs can be found at University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at


Required qualifications:•Earned doctorate by start of employment in education or related field from an accredited institution is required.•Minimum of 5 years’ teaching experience in diverse grades K-12 school settings.•Possess current valid (or be eligible to receive) state teaching credential/certificate or NBCT.•Current knowledge of the adopted California P-12 content standards, frameworks and accountability systems.•Demonstrated ability to provide CalTPA training to faculty, K-12 school personnel, and student support/remediation.•Ability to analyze CalTPA data, report findings, and recommend changes to coursework, fieldwork, and other aspects of candidate preparation based on results.•Demonstrated ability to build beneficial and productive working relationships within the university and public education communities.•Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in education and must be willing to contribute to the University Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion plan.Desired qualifications:•Evidence of effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.•Experience teaching English Language Arts or Social Sciences at the secondary (6-12) level, particularly in inclusive settings.•Experience teaching literacy-related skills such as linguistics, reading in the content areas, and/or writing in the content areas.•Demonstrated knowledge of current California TPE and CalTPA requirements for teacher education candidates.•Familiarity with state and national standards for the profession and integration of teacher performance standards into teacher preparation curricula.•Experience with development and implementation of innovative teaching practices.•Experience with development and implementation of educational programs in collaboration with local communities, K-12 schools, and/or community colleges.•Ability to design and implement program and course assessment tools.•Expertise and facility with technology, including remote instruction.•Experience serving and/or teaching in underserved communities.•Active involvement in professional organizations.•Strong interpersonal communication skills.


The successful candidate will teach, advise, and mentor students in our undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation programs that prepare students to effectively serve as educators in a range of organizations, collaborating with individuals, families, communities, schools, and organizations toward an inclusive, equitable, and just world. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position that requires work to be performed in the State of California and has in-person teaching responsibilities and required on-campus availability at Chapman’s Orange campus.Responsibilities include:•Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses related to teacher preparation. Current course descriptions are available at•CalTPA coordination that includes providing up-to-date training and workshops, individual student support and remediation, data collection, and data analysis/reporting.•Actively contributing as an integral member of the Teacher Education faculty in the ongoing development, implementation, and assessment of the overall program and its curriculum.•Providing academic advising and professional mentorship to teacher candidates, including participation in the recruitment and admission of candidates to the programs.•Performing service to the unit, college, university, profession and wider community as expected of a non-tenure track faculty member.

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Interested and qualified candidates are invited to electronically submit: •Chapman University Faculty Employment Application•Cover letter detailing qualifications related to the position description•Curriculum Vitae•Evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., evaluations, syllabi, presentations, commendations, etc.), •Contact information for three professional references to:Dr. Trisha Sugita Search Committee Chairc/o: Zac Graycen, Search Coordinator, [email protected] Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational StudiesChapman UniversityPlease use “Teacher Education Assistant Professor” as the email subject line. Direct inquiries to Zac Graycen, Search Coordinator, at [email protected] Application review will begin November 1, 2022 for completed applications and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. This position is subject to final budget approval. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.


Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of Western universities, by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and ground-breaking teaching. The University is classified by Carnegie as an R-2 research institution; Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. More information is available at 

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at

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