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Assistant or Associate Professor - Organizational Leadership

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant or Associate Professor - Organizational Leadership
Position Category Faculty
FLSA Exempt
Position Status Tenure-Track
FTE .75
Location Woodland Hills
Basic Function

Background:
The Bachelor’s Degree for Professionals program at California Lutheran University invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership position beginning in the fall of 2018. Our campus is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and we are looking for candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and success working in diverse, multi-cultural and multi-racial communities. Cal Lutheran encourages applicants from any or no religious affiliation, 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 2,800 undergraduate and 1,350 graduate students who come from 61 countries and represent a variety of faiths. 48.8% of Bachelor Degree for Professional students at Cal Lutheran are from underrepresented groups.
The Bachelor’s Degree for Professionals Program is a student-centered learning community, designed to meet the educational needs of returning post-traditional learners (students who are 22 years or older, usually working adults). We offer seven degrees, each supported by a strong curriculum that gives students the knowledge base they will need to enhance or pursue a career in industry or attend graduate school. Courses are offered in our accelerated bachelor’s degree completion program in the evening at three locations: Thousand Oaks, Woodland Hills, and Oxnard. (In addition to face-to-face courses, the Organizational Leadership major is currently also offered online.)

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual dedicated to advising and mentoring and closely working with post-traditional students, especially someone with experience in meeting the needs of our growing Latinx student body. The successful candidate will teach primarily undergraduate courses in leadership, organizational behavior, and management, as well as other courses within the candidate’s area of expertise. Additional responsibilities will include working closely with a team of staff to support our post-traditional students and enhance our program, participating in university committees, representing the program and university to outside constituents (e.g. at community colleges), and serving as a liaison between our program and the School of Management. The candidate will mainly teach, mentor, and advise a diverse population of post-traditional students at our Woodland Hills Center, but will also teach some undergraduate or graduate courses for the School of Management at the main campus in Thousand Oaks. Once acclimated to the program and institution, the expectation will be for the successful candidate to undertake some leadership responsibilities (e.g. serving as a department chair).

A completed PhD in Organizational Leadership or relevant discipline is required (ABDs with degree completion by in 2018 will be considered). Evidence of quality teaching and mentoring, and experience working with a diverse student population, demonstrated potential for scholarly research, and established academic advising ability are vital qualifications. Experience teaching post-traditional learners, the ability to design and teach blended/online courses, peer-reviewed journal publications, and demonstrated potential for leadership are desired.

Application Instructions:
We look forward to reading your application! Please apply on-line at

Make sure to include the following with your application:
1) Cover letter that specifically addresses:
a. how you meet the qualifications of the position,
b. how you are prepared to support the mission of Cal Lutheran, and
c. how you are prepared to support Cal Lutheran’s designation as an HSI.
2) Curriculum vitae (CV)/ resume
3) A statement of teaching philosophy and how the candidate’s teaching adapts to the needs of underrepresented ethnic minority students
4) Statement of research/creative activities
5) Three letters of recommendation

Under the direction of the Director of the Bachelor’s Degree for Professionals program, the Associate Professor is responsible for providing academic instruction to students for the assigned undergraduate (and occasional graduate courses). The Associate 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. Additionally the Associate Professor will function as the Department Chair for Organizational Leadership.

Representative Duties

• Provide academic instruction to students through lecture, lab, or performance 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Provide a course syllabus to students in each class within the first week of the class, as outlined in the faculty handbook.
• Adhere to the responsibilities related to teaching, advising, service, and scholarly, professional and creative activities, as outlined in the faculty handbook.
• Attend and participate on committees and in department, division, campus, and University meetings.
• Future leadership responsibilities
• Performs related duties as assigned.

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 backgrounds 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 in Organizational Leadership (or relevant discipline) from a graduate institution of recognized standing
• Either proven or presumptive competence in instruction as well as scholarship in his or her field.
• Either proven or presumptive potential for satisfactorily fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of a faculty member and for making significant contributions to the University community.
ABD will be considered

Preferred Qualifications

• Evidence of quality teaching
• Experience working with a diverse student population
• Experience teaching post-traditional learners
• Ability to design/teach blended/online courses
• Record of peer reviewed journal publications
• Demonstrated potential for leadership

Licenses and other requirements

None

Physical Abilities

Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to operate office equipment; speaking to exchange information, provide instruction and make presentations; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; pushing, pulling or lifting light objects; bending and reaching to store and/or retrieve files.

Working Environment

Indoor classroom environment; subject to visiting a variety of classroom sites on campus. Teach and observe adjunct faculty at multiple campus locations (main campus and off-site)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number Faculty000222016
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 08/20/2018
Position End Date
Open Date 08/08/2017
Close Date 10/27/2017
Open Until Filled No
Application Procedure/Special Instructions

Application Instructions:
We look forward to reading your application! Please apply on-line at https://careers.callutheran.edu/postings/

Make sure to include the following with your application:
1) Cover letter that specifically addresses:
a. how you meet the qualifications of the position,
b. how you are prepared to support the mission of Cal Lutheran, and
c. how you are prepared to support Cal Lutheran’s designation as an HSI.
2) Curriculum vitae (CV)/ resume
3) A statement of teaching philosophy and how the candidate’s teaching adapts to the needs of underrepresented ethnic minority students
4) Statement of research/creative activities
5) Three letters of recommendation

Statement

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.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you hear about this posting?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Cal Lutheran Website
    • Hispanicsinhighered.com
    • Blacksinhighered.com
    • Asiansinhighered.com
    • Women in Higher Education
    • Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Minority Postdoc
    • Department Specific Site (SACNAS, APA, etc.)
    • Other
    • Personal Recommendation

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research/Creative Activities
  5. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Other
  2. Other #2
  3. Other #3
  4. Other #4
  5. Other #5