Assistant/Associate Professor, Educational Leadership

Position Category: Faculty
FLSA: Exempt
FTE: .75
Location: Thousand Oaks

University Background:
Background: The Graduate School of Education at California Lutheran University (Cal Lutheran) invites applicants for a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor of Education Leadership beginning in fall of 2018. Cal Lutheran has recently become a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and we are looking for candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and success working in diverse, multicultural and multi-racial communities. Cal Lutheran encourages applicants from all faiths, and advocates for justice and fairness for all people. Cal Lutheran is an accredited, private, comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The campus is located midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, and is home to more than 2,810 undergraduate and 1,316 graduate students who come from more than 61 countries and represent a variety of faiths. 49.8% of Cal Lutheran students are international students or from underrepresented groups, and over 42% of freshmen are first generation students.The Department of Education Leadership offers both a K-12 and higher education Ed.D and a Master of Arts degree in Education Leadership. Common responsibilities for the position include teaching in the MA and doctoral programs/credential courses, doctoral student advisement, and service to the university and broader community.

Basic Function:


  • Carry a 12-unit course load per semester caseload based upon teaching, leadership, and dissertation chair assignments
  • Integrate current and emerging instructional delivery technologies into the learning process across classroom and online settings
  • Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, and ethnic background of university students
  • Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the needs of students with disabilities
  • Advise and guide students on the development and completion of their dissertations
  • Develop and maintain an active record of scholarship
  • Engage in scholarly activities leading to grants, presentations, and/or publications
  • Participate in service to the department, school, university, and P-22 (i.e., preschool through higher education) community
  • Demonstrate commitment to professional excellence and continuous growth within the subject, field or discipline

Under the direction of the Dean, Department Chair or Program Director, the Assistant Professor is responsible for providing academic instruction to students for the assigned graduate courses. The Assistant Professor is to serve as an academic advisor to students; serve on faculty or university committees; and engage in scholarly activities, and/or creative endeavors which contribute to the academic mission of the University, as outlined in the faculty handbook.

Representative Duties:

  • Provide academic instruction to students through courses. Create assignments and activities in one-on-one, classroom, and distance mediated instructional settings for development of cognitive abilities, communication skills, and higher order thinking skills among students. E
  • Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions, and examinations; provide feedback in a timely manner to student inquiries in class, online, or during established consultation office hours. E
  • Maintain current, accurate records of course enrollment, attendance, student academic progress, course curriculum; prepare and submit grades, data, and reports related to course and student progress in a timely manner. E
  • Provide a course syllabus to students in each class within the first week of the class, as outlined in the faculty handbook. E
  • Adhere to the responsibilities related to teaching, advising, service, and scholarly, professional and creative activities, as outlined in the faculty handbook. E
  • Attend and participate on committees and in department, division, campus, and University meetings. E

Performs related duties as assigned.E=Essential Duties

Knowledge Of:

  • Current theory and practice within the subject discipline
  • Principles and best practices of effective teaching
  • Student learning outcomes and methods of assessment
  • University curricula
  • Community and campus resources, services, programs, and professionals available to students
  • Methods of gathering, analyzing, and preparing data
  • Modern computing technology
  • Record keeping techniques with regard to student enrollment, attendance, and progress

Ability To:

  • Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge in the subject field or discipline
  • Deliver course curricula in various learning styles
  • Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, and ethnic background of University students
  • Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the needs of students with disabilities.
  • Integrate current and emerging instructional delivery technologies into the learning process to enhance teaching and the educational experience
  • Maintain professional standards that protect student confidentiality
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing using tact, patience, and courtesy
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action
  • Demonstrate commitment to professional excellence and continuous growth within subject field or discipline

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possession of an appropriate earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in education, education leadership, or a related field. ABD accepted and would be hired at Instructor level until acquired
  • At the Associate level, a minimum of five years of full-time teaching at the rank of assistant professor, or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of sustained teaching effectiveness, preferably in the area of K-12 education leadership
  • Evidence of research and scholarship in K-12 education leadership
  • Potential for significant service and leadership to the University

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Leadership experience in K-12 school settings
  • Knowledge of and experience with local, state and national educational issues and trends across the P-22 pipeline
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity. Please see CLUs diversity statement: https://www.callutheran.edu/about/diversity.html
  • Schedule flexibility to assume teaching responsibilities for monthly Friday night and Saturday classes ongoing throughout the academic year, including summers
  • Successful experience and background in department and/or university leadership
  • Interest to serve as chair of the department as part of his/her faculty load
  • Expertise in qualitative and/or quantitative research methodology and ability to chair dissertations using these methodologies
  • Experience in the effective use of technology in educational practice
  • Successful involvement with university-public school partnerships
  • Pedagogical experience with hybrid or online teaching strategies
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills


Application Procedure/Special Instructions:
Please apply on-line at https://careers.callutheran.edu/postings/ Make sure to include the following with your application:
a. A cover letter, including a statement about how the candidates experiences will further the HSI designation of the university and the unique needs of underrepresented students
b. A complete resume/curriculum vitae
c. A one-page statement of teaching philosophy and how the candidates teaching adapts to the needs of underrepresented ethnic minority students and first generation college students
d. A one-page statement of research, creative, and/or scholarly activities