Associate Dean for Teacher Ed & Prof in Gen or Special Ed

Azusa, California, United States
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Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering over 80 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU has been recognized as one of U.S.News & World Report’s Best Colleges for seven years running.

Position Title: Associate Dean for Teacher Education and Associate/Full Professor in General or Special Education
Position Tracking Number: F215
School/College: School of Education
Department: Teacher Education
Location: Azusa, CA, with oversight of faculty at 5 regional campuses – High Desert (Victorville), Inland Empire (San Bernardino), Orange, Murrieta, and San Diego – and online.

Description:
Azusa Pacific University’s School of Education invites applications for the Associate Dean for Teacher Education position at the associate or full professor rank. We seek applicants who have a demonstrated, vibrant Christian faith compatible with the mission of Azusa Pacific University. The department embraces faith integration and encourages students to examine the role their worldview and cultural understanding have in informing their practice in the K-12 classroom.

Candidates should have a strong record of academic leadership with commitment to academic excellence and innovative program delivery and design. They should have an exemplary record of teaching, research, and service that includes mentoring and collaboration. Evidence of collaboration – both internal and external between a University and K-12 partners – is essential. Further, the successful candidate must qualify for appointment in Teacher Education in a general education or special education credential program (see faculty qualifications below).

Teacher Education operates highly regarded masters and credential programs focused on teacher preparation with emphases in teaching, special education, learning and technology, and educational technology. The credential portions of these programs are offered at the elementary (Multiple Subjects) and secondary (Single Subject) level and in Special Education (Mild to Moderate and Moderate to Severe). Teacher Education consists of 3 program areas – general education, special education, and advanced studies – approximately 30 full-time faculty positions and 9 staff, as well as 125+ adjunct faculty, supervisors, and mentors. Programs are accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools & Colleges), CCTC (California Commission on Teacher Credentialing), and NCATE (transitioning to CAEP).

Level: Rank commensurate with qualifications

Qualifications:
* A demonstrated, vibrant Christian faith compatible with the mission of Azusa Pacific University (faculty members are required to sign a “Statement of Faith,” available at http://www.apu.edu/about/believe, and to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook).
* PhD or EdD in education from an accredited institution.
* Eligibility to teach in one of the credential programs in Teacher Education.
* Commitment to professional and scholarly activity as demonstrated by an active research agenda that speaks to both practitioner and academic communities.
* Willingness and ability to travel to the APU Regional Campuses as needed.

Workload: Full-time faculty contract. Responsible for administrative and personnel oversight in the Associate Dean role and teaching 1-2 graduate courses per year after year 1.

Hire Date: Spring or Summer 2017

How to apply

Apply online.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.

Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California.