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Faculty Position (exempt)

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Position Title
Assistant Professor - CLOSED TO NEW APPLICANTS
Department
Teacher Education and Special Education
Basic Function
Two Positions

The Graduate School of Education at California Lutheran University is seeking to fill two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Educator Development. The Department of Educator Development is a newly formed department in the Graduate School of Education representing a combination of the teacher education and special education departments. The Department of Educator Development 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 lead their own classrooms with extensive use of the Professional Development School model.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.

Starting Date: August 2013
Representative Duties
POSITION #1

Required Qualifications

•An earned doctorate in Teacher Education, Curriculum and Instruction or closely related field

•A record of successful experience as an educational practitioner in the K-12 public school sector

•Working knowledge of the Common Core Standards

•Working knowledge of the California Teaching Performance Expectations and CCTC standards

•Experience with the California Teaching Performance Assessments

•Knowledge of current trends and issues in the field of teacher credentialing

•Expertise in at least one of the following credential areas: I) multiple subjects 2) single subjects

•Experience in literacy across the content areas and RICA preparation experience

•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.

POSITION #2

Required Qualifications

•An earned doctorate in Special Education or closely 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.

Education and Experience
Desired Qualifications for both positions

•Knowledge of and experience with special education program standards in California.

•Experience with program and candidate assessment.

•Experience in the effective use of technology in higher educational practice

•Successful involvement with university-public school partnerships.

Responsibilities for both positions

•Teach the equivalent of a 12-unit course load per semester in department programs

•Develop an active record of scholarship

•Actively collaborate with other department faculty in developing new programs, courses and overall strategic planning

•Engage in scholarly activities leading to grants, presentations and/or publications.

•Participate in service to the Department, School, University and Partnership Schools.
Environment
The University

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-acrecampus 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).

It is the continuing policy of California Lutheran University to afford equal opportunities for all qualified persons, regardless of their race, creed, color, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, disability, medical condition, marital status, or veteran status. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits or or be subjected to discrimination in any program, activity or facility of the University on the basis of these factors.
Application Procedure
Application Process (Please specific which position you are applying for) Review of applications will begin on Jan. I, 2013 and the positions will remain open until filled. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Persons interested in applying for either position should complete a Faculty Employment Application, a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for at least three references via email to:

Drs. Maura Martindale and Michael Cosenza, Co-Chairs

Faculty Search Committee

gibson@callutheran.edu

California Lutheran University welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

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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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