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Assistant Professor or Lecturer

California Lutheran University
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor or Lecturer

Position Category: Faculty
FLSA: Exempt
Location: Thousand Oaks

University Background:
The mission of California Lutheran 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 and justice. Founded in 1959 in beautiful Ventura County, the university has an enrollment of about 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students who come from across the nation and around the world from a diversity of backgrounds, cultures and faiths. As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, Cal Lutheran is looking for candidates with a dedication to and success in working in diverse communities. The university is committed to an inclusive learning and work environment that values individual differences and respects each person’s dignity.

Basic Function:
Under the direction of the Dean, Department Chair or Program Director, the Assistant Professor or Lecturer is responsible for providing academic instruction to students for the assigned undergraduate and/or graduate courses. The Assistant Professor or Lecturer 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:
· Carry a 12-unit course equivalency load per semester, primarily in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing program.E· Serve as the director of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing program, including staffing, scheduling, admissions, fieldwork placements, and advising.E· Exhibit a commitment to cultural proficiency and an understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, and ethnic background of university students.E· Actively advise and mentor master’s students of diverse cultures and backgrounds.E· Develop and maintain an active record of scholarship .E· Engage in scholarly activities leading to grants, presentations, and/or publications .E· Collaborate with department faculty, university administrators, school partners to maintain and strengthen the Learning & Teaching Department and its community engagement.E· Participate in service to the department, school, university, and P-22 (i.e., parent-infant, preschool through higher education) community. E· Demonstrate commitment to professional excellence and continuous growth within the subject, field or discipline. 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:
· P-22 teaching experience in the education of students with hearing loss and current knowledge of today’s technologies.· Possession of a master’s degree in education, educational leadership, special education, or a related field.· Demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity. Please see CLU’s diversity statement: · Strong background and experience in teaching of students with hearing loss based on a Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) approach.· Leadership experiences in schools and programs for students with hearing loss.

Preferred Qualifications:
· Possession of an appropriate earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in education, educational leadership, special education, or a related field (required for tenure track position).· 5+ years as a P-22 educator of students with hearing loss in P-22 school settings, preferably in public and/or public charter schools.· Knowledge of and current experience with local, state and national educational issues and trends across the P-22 pipeline in the education of students with hearing loss.· A record of collaboration and leadership with school districts, school programs, and community partners.· A.G. Bell Academy Certification - Auditory-Verbal Therapist or Auditory-Verbal Educator.· Pedagogical experience with hybrid or online teaching strategies.· Engagement in professional associations for children with disabilities.· Interest in leadership roles and service opportunities within the department and university.· Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.· Knowledge of the edTPA.

Licenses and Other Requirements:

Physical Abilities:

Working Environment:
Indoor classroom environment; subject to visiting a variety of classroom sites on campus.

Posting Number: Faculty000552020
Number of Vacancies:
Desired Start Date: 06/01/2022
Position End Date:
Open Date: 11/10/2021
Close Date: 1/16/2022
Open Until Filled: No

Application Procedure/Special Instructions:
Make sure to include the following with your application:
  1. A cover letter, including a statement about how the candidate’s experiences will further the HSI designation of the university and the unique needs of underrepresented students.
  2. A complete resume/curriculum vitae.
  3. A one-page statement of teaching philosophy and how the candidate’s teaching adapts to the needs of underrepresented ethnic minority students, first generation college students, and students with disabilities.
  4. A one-page statement of research, creative, and/or scholarly activities.

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California Lutheran University is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment for all persons, regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by applicable law. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program, activity or facility of the University on the basis of these factors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and University’s policies, procedures, and processes.

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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