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Cal Lutheran is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of CLU to apply.

Faculty Position (exempt)

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Position Title
Graduate School of Education
Salary ($US) and Benefits
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Basic Function
The Graduate School of Education at California Lutheran University is seeking to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Learning and Teaching, Special Education. The Department of Learning and Teaching offers programs leading to preliminary credentials in multiple and single subject, Mild/Moderate, Moderate/Severe, Deaf & Hard of Hearing, added authorizations in autism, reading and technology. It also offers a Masters Degree in Teacher Leadership and in Special Education. These programs provide a balance of theory and high quality practical experience to prepare candidates to successfully teach students with special needs.
Representative Duties

-Teach the equivalent of a 12-unit course load per semester in department programs
-Teach evenings, weekends, hybrid courses and online courses.
-Develop an active record of scholarship
-Actively collaborate with other department faculty in developing new programs, courses and overall strategic planning
-Assist with departmental accreditation efforts
-Engage in scholarly activities leading to grants, presentations and scholarly publications.
-Participate in service to the Department, School, University and Partnership Schools.
Education and Experience
Required Qualifications
-An earned doctorate in Special Education or related field
-A record of successful experience as a special educational practitioner
-Working knowledge of the Common Core State Standards
-Working knowledge of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing standards
-Knowledge of current trends and issues in the field of special education
-Expertise in teaching students with high incidence disabilities (mild/moderate) and inclusion
-Experience in literacy across the content areas
-Ability to actively engage students in learning.
-Evidence of ability to conduct research leading to publication.
-Demonstrated commitment to diversity.
-Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
-Willingness to take on administrative responsibilities to meet the needs of the department.
-Experience in developing and teaching blended and online courses
-Experience in the effective use of technology in higher educational practices

Desired Qualifications
-Knowledge of and experience with special education program standards in California.
-Experience with program and candidate assessment.
-Successful involvement with university-school partnerships
-Knowledge of California State Department of Education standards for credentialing
CLU is an accredited, private, comprehensive university located midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. California Lutheran University (CLU) is a diverse, scholarly community dedicated to excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies. Rooted in the Lutheran tradition of Christian faith, the University encourages critical inquiry into matters of both faith and reason. The mission of the University is to educate leaders for a global society who are strong in character and judgment, confident in their identity and vocation, and committed to service arid justice. The mission of the School of Education is to develop reflective, principled educators who STRIVE to:

-Serve as mentors and models for moral and ethical leadership
-Think critically to connect theory with practice
-Respect all individuals
-Include and respond to the needs of all learners
-Value diversity
-Empower individuals to participate in educational growth and change

The 225-acre campus is located midway between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, nestled against the hills in Thousand Oaks, just 14 miles inland from Malibu and easily accessible from the Ventura 101 Freeway. Thousand Oaks, home to 127,000 people, and is rated one of the safest cities of its size in America, according to FBI statistics. Off-campus graduate centers are conveniently located in Oxnard and Woodland Hills.

CLU is one of 28 colleges and universities affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It is a member of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, and Council of Independent Colleges. CLU is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The School of Education is accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The Financial Planning Program has been registered with Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board).

California Lutheran University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of CLU to apply. All offers will be contingent upon the completion of a successful background check.
Application Procedure
Review of applications will begin on Nov. 15, 2013 and the position will remain open until filled. The start date for this position is August 2014. Applications should include the faculty application for employment found at and a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references. Submissions should be sent electronically to Drs. Maura Martindale and Michael Cosenza, Search Committee Co-Chairs, c/o Clarisse Lincir at

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California Lutheran University is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.

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