Overview

We seek a leader with a creative and entrepreneurial spirit to serve a vital role as we fulfill our vision to be a center of innovation and learning in Northern California and beyond. We are searching for a colleague with a deep commitment to engaging students in real-world practice through teaching that challenges dominant norms. We are building a curious, inquiring, and courageous community of practitioners who are committed to revolutionizing learning systems, structures, and cultures.

As part of our vision, we are creating a new master’s concentration in Learning, Innovation, and Design. The program will focus on innovating learning design, learning environments, and learning experiences in K12, higher education, and other organizational settings. We are searching for a colleague with a deep commitment to engaging students in real-world practice through teaching that challenges dominant norms. As one example of that commitment, faculty members in this program will facilitate all courses through a project-based curriculum. Courses will be centered on culminating projects where students work with clients in real-world settings. We hope to find a colleague who will help us move even further in creating the most transformational and impactful program possible.

The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of or potential for research, leadership, and the ability to work collaboratively with students, colleagues, and stakeholders. This position will be based at the Stockton Campus and the incoming candidate will take an active role in our community engagement efforts in the region.

Duties
The basic teaching workload is three courses each semester with an option to teach two courses in the summer. However, program leadership responsibilities will result in a one course teaching release each semester and supplemental summer pay. The position also includes involvement in EdD dissertations, student recruitment, community engagement, curriculum development, internal service, and scholarship (which can include contributions to research outlets or practitioner settings).

This position will play a key role in leading the development, launch, and sustaining of the MA program in Learning, Innovation, and Design by:

  • Leading the iterative design and assessment of the program purpose, scope, and outcomes
  • Leading the conceptualization and implementation of a student-based consulting and community engagement initiative, leveraging our project-based curriculum
  • Building school, community, business, and other relationships to advance the program
  • Building and executing our marketing plan for the program
  • Serving as faculty contact for prospective students
  • Presenting and engaging with prospective students at various recruitment events, both in person and online
  • Developing faculty and providing opportunities for professional development/collaboration to transform the teaching/learning experience

This colleague will hold the rank of assistant or associate professor, depending on experience level. This is a 9-month, non-tenure eligible position with eligibility for promotion to associate and/or full professor. During the summer, the position will pay 3/9ths of the base salary for work over the three months: program coordination, teaching two courses, engaging in dissertation advising, and recruitment and program development.

Basic Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in a field related to learning sciences, learning design, learning technologies, curriculum design, or related area (outstanding ABDs considered, if completing degree before the date of appointment)
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a caring and rigorous educational environment
  • Demonstrated ability to collaboratively engage with colleagues in program development and teaching
  • Demonstrated commitment to personal development and growth in one’s own teaching and practice
  • Demonstrated excellence in applied scholarly research or evidence-based practice
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in working in partnership with schools, community groups, businesses, government agencies, and other organizations, as appropriate to the position
  • Demonstrated successful hybrid or online teaching experience
  • Demonstrated success as a practitioner doing cutting-edge curriculum or training design work
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and working with students from multicultural communities

Application Instructions
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, we will begin reviewing applications after May 5, 2019. Applications can be submitted online at https://pacific.peopleadmin.com/postings/13708

Please upload the following:

  • A letter of interest explaining
    • How minimum and preferred qualifications are met
    • Relevant experiences that have prepared you to lead this type of program
    • Description of teaching approach
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of Professional References

Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Rod Githens at rgithens@pacific.edu. Questions about the online application process can be directed to jobs@pacific.edu.