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The University of La Verne’s College of Education and Organizational Leadership is seeking a full-time, 10-month tenure track position in the Graduate Child Development Program.
The Graduate Child Development Program emphasizes the study of children and the theories and issues concerned with growth and development in early childhood. This program is offered in both face-to-face format, as well as a fully online format on the main campus. The degree enables students to qualify to teach in a California community college.
Established in 1891, the University of La Verne is an independent, nonprofit, comprehensive, doctoral granting institution in Southern California. Founded on the university’s core values of leadership, caring, excellence, and diversity. The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with 40% of the student population identifying itself as “Hispanic/Latino,” 55% students of color, 10% international students, and a large proportion first-generation. All programs have high retention and graduation rates for underrepresented minorities.
The University has a strong commitment to diversity and places a high priority on creating an environment that supports the growth and success of underrepresented and underserved populations, particularly in urban environments. The La Verne Experience is at the center of a strategic plan that is focused on serving an ethnically and economically diverse student population that is representative of the demographics in California. The La Verne Experience pedagogical features include learning communities, theory-to-practice opportunities, experiential learning, community engagement, social justice, and reflective practice. Two prominent annual rankings of America’s Best Colleges – U.S. News and World Report, and Forbes Magazine, recognize the University of La Verne as one of the nation’s top national universities.
1. Teach in the Master of Science Child Development Program.
2. Conduct research and publish in the field of Child Development.
3. Advise pre-admission students and enrolled students in course of study.
4. Service on college and university committees.
5. Participate in accreditation compliance at the national level (CAEP) and the the University level (program review).
6. Implementation of the Program and College Mission, and the University’s Mission and Strategic Vision.
7. Other duties as assigned.
The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in Child Development, Human Development, or a related field, and documented achievement commensurate with an Assistant Professor.
- Minimum 3 years teaching experience in higher education
- Current research agenda in Child Development and the ability to conduct research in the field.
- Documented experience working with a diverse student population
- Knowledge of current pedagogy and significant skill in teaching in an online environment.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with strong teaching capabilities, including a demonstrated commitment to integrity and fairness.
- Higher education experience collaborating as a team member in complex academic programs
- Record of preparing students to work in a culturally and linguistically diverse context.
- Experience in urban educational and/or school settings is highly desired.
The hiring range for this position is dependent upon qualifications and departmental equity. Benefits of employment include a comprehensive health and welfare plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse and dependent children and a generous 10% contribution to the University’s 403B retirement plan.
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