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Doctoral Faculty, Human Development (HD)

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Human and Organizational Development PhD Programs (HOD) 
 Doctoral Faculty Position: Human Development  

Reports to: Program Director, Human and Organizational Development Programs   
Position: Regular, full-time, 12-month   
Hiring/Budgeted Salary or Hourly Range: The budgeted salary range that the university reasonably expects to pay for this position is $74,000 - $76,000 annually 

Full Salary Range: The full salary range for the position is $74,000 - $80,000 annually  
FLSA Status: Exempt   
Location: Remote with required attendance at a limited number of National & Regional Sessions   
Preferred Start Date: August 1, 2024, as preparation for the summer term.    

Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience; the budget for the position; and the application of fair, equitable, and consistent pay practices at the university. 

The application deadline is April 15, 2024.

Applications will only be considered complete if both a CV and a cover letter are uploaded.  

Online Application Link: CLICK HERE TO APPLY

ABOUT FIELDING GRADUATE UNIVERSITY 
Fielding Graduate University offers an innovative, global graduate community dedicated to educating scholars, leaders, and practitioners in pursuit of a more just and sustainable world. We do this by providing exemplary interdisciplinary programs within a distributed and relational learning model grounded in student-driven inquiry that leads to enhanced knowledge and practice. Fielding has approximately 1,050 students and more than 150 faculty members residing throughout the United States and internationally. (Visit our website at www.fielding.edu.) 

Human and Organizational Development Programs  
In our 50th year, Fielding’s distributed approach to doctoral education is rigorous, relational, learner-centered, globally oriented, and competence-based. Our students are primarily mid-career professionals working as corporate, non-profit, education, government, and military leaders or serving as consultants, coaches, therapists, and educators. Reflecting Fielding’s commitment to diversity, social justice, and inclusivity, HOD faculty are scholars with academic backgrounds in – Human Development, Psychology, Sociology, Communications, Education, Organizational Behavior and Development, Leadership, Sustainability, and related areas.  

The PhD in Human Development (HD)   
Focuses on an individual’s transformational growth across the lifespan in personal and cultural settings. HD students study people as individuals and as members of systems, learning to optimize interpersonal relationships and become change agents and activists for social and ecological justice.  

QUALIFICATIONS 
 We seek a Human Development faculty with a doctorate from an accredited institution, who has taught for a minimum of three years at the graduate level (doctoral teaching experience preferred) and supervised doctoral dissertations, with an active research program and a record of research and scholarly publications. We seek applicants who have demonstrated teaching, research, and publication expertise that explores the intersection of Human Development with several of the following areas: 

  • Adult Development
  • Transformative Learning 
  • Cultural & Ethnic Studies/Intersectionality/Indigenous Ways of Knowing  
  • Longevity and Aging   
  • Trauma and Resilience   
  • Coaching Research 
  • Humanistic, Consciousness and Somatic Studies 
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion  
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    Preferred candidates will also have taught and published in research methodologies drawing from forms of qualitative, interpretive/critical, quantitative, phenomenology, appreciative inquiry, and/or action research. Additionally, we seek applicants with a scholar/practitioner orientation and professional experience in human development.

    Applicants who can contribute to diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and mentorship are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization and are most interested in finding the best candidates for the job. We strongly encourage you to apply if you meet the qualifications described.  

    CORE FACULTY MEMBERS 
    Core faculty members are expected to engage in three general areas of effort: to provide mentoring and educational experiences for doctoral students, to be productive in scholarship and practice, and to engage in governance and service to Fielding Graduate University and the larger academic community. 

    Faculty members mentor students one-to-one and in small groups for academic success, supervise doctoral dissertations, teach online course seminars that blend synchronous and asynchronous interactions, facilitate the development and completion of individual learning contracts, and offer seminars at an annual residential conference, virtual conferences, and smaller regional events. Faculty members also conduct regular meetings (via Zoom or Teams) with students individually and in groups. Faculty areas of effort include, but are not limited to, the following responsibilities: 

  • Engage in collaborative education for self-directed adult learners.  
  • Assess students’ academic performance to achieve educational, personal, and professional development goals. 
  • Support students through individualized academic and professional feedback to strengthen doctoral-level knowledge and skills. 
  • Remain productive in scholarship and practice to better serve students.  
  • Engage in professional service to the HOD Programs and Fielding Graduate University, contributing to student achievement. 
  • Engage in community, social, and organizational change action within the HOD Programs, Fielding, and larger professional and societal contexts.  
  • FIELDING’S COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION 
     Improving diversity, equity, and inclusion is an active process that requires continuous commitment to promote collaborative learning and change through attracting, retaining, graduating, and honoring a more diverse population of students, faculty, staff, alums, and community friends. Fielding’s commitment to social and ecological justice is part of our explicit commitment to understanding, analyzing, and acting to reduce inequality, oppression, and social stratification through recognizing the linkages between economic, social, racial, and ecological justice. The University strives to ensure that the values of DEI are embodied in all academic programs and course content, faculty, staff, and student performance and assessment. We challenge our community to think boldly and take specific actions that are realistic and measurable. By working here, you join a diverse and vibrant community that advances Fielding’s world-changing mission in meaningful ways, inspires innovation and collaboration, and builds skills and expertise. 

    Thank you for considering employment with Fielding Graduate University.  
     Our employees are among our most valued resources, and we are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce comprised of talented, qualified, and hardworking individuals. We strive to take good care of our employees and their families with excellent benefits and to provide a stimulating and supportive work environment with opportunities for professional growth and advancement. 

    Application Instructions
     Fielding Graduate University utilizes ADP Workforce Now for online applications. You will be prompted to create a username and password to initiate the application process. Applications will only be considered complete if both a CV and a cover letter are uploaded. Please do not use Easy Apply. Applicants are encouraged to have their employment history, educational information, and professional references on hand while completing the application. The online application process takes approximately 30-60 minutes. Upon completion, applicants will receive confirmation via email. 

    Review of applications will begin March 15, 2024, with interviews planned for early April.   

    Online Application Link: CLICK HERE TO APPLY

    Note: Candidates wishing to be considered for this doctoral faculty position must show proof of the right to work in the U.S. 

    Fielding Graduate University is committed to inclusive excellence and encourages diversity and inclusivity in all its enterprises. As an equal opportunity employer committed to social justice, we value and welcome individuals of all ages, abilities, backgrounds, beliefs, genders, gender identities, gender expressions, marital status, national origins, races and ethnicities, religious affiliations, sexual orientations, veteran status – and other visible and non-visible differences. We seek employees who are committed to creating a respectful, welcoming, and inclusive environment for all community members. 

    Organization

    Fielding Graduate University is an innovative global community dedicated to educating scholars, leaders, and practitioners in pursuit of a more just and sustainable world. We do this by providing exemplary interdisciplinary programs within a distributed and relational learning model grounded in student-driven inquiry and leading to enhanced knowledge.

    Fielding's History
    Fielding was founded in March 1974 in Santa Barbara, California, by Frederic Hudson, Hallock Hoffman, and Renata Tesch. The founders envisioned a nationally recognized graduate school based on two notions:
    •    Changing demographics were altering the world of higher education: greater numbers of mid-career adults seeking advanced degrees to enhance already established academic and professional skills.
    •    Adults learn differently than adolescents and young adults: The traditional pedagogical method of education-active teacher, passive learner-would not be appropriate.
    Fielding developed a rigorous, supportive learning model that is flexible, adult-centered, self-directed, practice-oriented, global, and competence-based. While most coursework is online, there are several in-person opportunities for students and others.

    Values
    Academic Excellence: We commit to the highest quality scholarship, research, and practice.
    Community: We support a collaborative learning environment built on inclusion and mutual respect.
    Diversity: We commit to having a faculty, staff, and student body that is diverse and inclusive. We embrace and celebrate the wisdom, knowledge, and experiences of our diverse community.
    Learner-centered Education: We create an interactive experience that responds to the interrelated personal and professional lives of our students.
    Social Justice: We commit to advancing equality and justice in our University, and in the local, national, and global communities impacted by our work.
    Transformational Learning: We inspire a re-examination of one's worldview and underlying assumptions to enable a deeper understanding of self and society

    Fielding Facts
    •    Fielding has two schools and offers several doctoral, master’s, and certificate programs.

    •    The School of Leadership Studies
    •    The School of Psychology

    •    Fielding has the only American Psychological Association (APA) accredited doctoral program in Clinical Psychology that incorporates a distance-learning component.
    •    Fielding has accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
    •    Enrollment is 1,050 students in doctoral, master's, and post-baccalaureate certificate programs.
    •    The age range of students is from 22 to 82 years of age.
    •    Fielding has 170 faculty members in 37 states.
    •    The student-to-Faculty ratio is 10:1.

    Employment at Fielding
    From our earliest days, Fielding Graduate University has been deeply committed to examining and eliminating structural inequality in society. By working here, you join a diverse and vibrant community that advances Fielding’s world-changing mission in meaningful ways, inspires innovation and collaboration, and builds skills and expertise.
    Fielding’s Administrative offices are located in beautiful Santa Barbara, California, as well as Washington, D.C. Faculty and staff reside throughout North America and serve students who live and work around the world. We take pride in offering competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package to serve the varied needs of our workforce.

    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
    Fielding Graduate University has a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) from our earliest beginnings in the early 1970s. With the founding focus of providing doctoral education to mid-career adults, we offered graduate experiences specifically designed for people who had been left out of traditional education. Since that time, diversity, equity, and inclusion remain an active process that requires continuous commitment to promote collaborative learning and change through attracting, retaining, graduating, and honoring a more diverse population of students, faculty, staff, alums, and community friends. Social and ecological justice is part of our explicit commitment to understanding, analyzing, and acting to reduce inequality, oppression, and social stratification, recognizing the linkages between economic, social, and ecological justice. The university strives to ensure that elements of DEI are embodied in all academic programs, including course content, faculty, staff and student performance, assessment, and accountability. We challenge our community to think boldly and take specific actions that are realistic and measurable.
    Fielding’s Global Inclusion Council is an advisory group that provides guidance to the President on issues pertaining to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Council members represent the diversity of the Fielding community across different demographics, constituencies, schools, and programs. The council exists to support the university’s commitment to embedding DEI into the culture.
    Fielding sponsors numerous DEI events and learning sessions. These include panel webinars, dialogues and engagements sessions, speakers, and related documentaries led and facilitated by faculty, students, staff, and alums. These interactive learning opportunities cover a myriad of topics and issues like racism and COVID-19, LGBTQIA+ pride, Black feminism, DEI-related book discussions and panels, cultural heritage spotlights, as well as a number of school and program-sponsored learning programs. Learn more at www.fielding.edu/diversity-equity-and-inclusion-dei.
    Briefly describe how your organization supports the local community:
    Fielding Graduate University was founded on the values of equity, inclusion, and social justice. The university is a leader in higher education providing exemplary interdisciplinary programs for a diverse community of scholar-practitioners within a distributed learning model. Because Fielding is a distributed institution, its students, faculty, and staff are located around the world. Thus, the overall community the university serves is very much a global one. However, Fielding is also an active business leader in the local community of Santa Barbara, California, the location of the university’s main campus and administrative offices. In this role and in keeping with the university’s core values, Fielding actively supports several charitable organizations within the Santa Barbara community, such as the LGBTQIA+ Pacific Pride Foundation, The Association for Women in Communications, The Fund for Santa Barbara, UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures, Child Abuse Listening Mediation (CALM), the Environmental Defense Center, and more.
    Briefly describe any interesting recent events at your organization:
    In 2023, Fielding hosted myriad events, including its Global Ecological and Social Justice Service Year, an anniversary celebration in March, Juneteenth programming in conjunction with Pacifica Graduate Institute and its Alumni Association, in-person and virtual graduation ceremonies, monthly observances, and other university-wide and program-specific initiatives. 2024 is Fielding’s 50th Anniversary year, which brings a host of special events and observances throughout the year. This includes a commemorative book published by Fielding University Press, “The Voices of Fielding” film premiere, research presentations, volunteer days, and more events across the United States and world. Learn more about Fielding’s 50th Anniversary at

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