California Lutheran University, School for Professional and Continuing Studies

Position ID:California Lutheran University-School for Professional and Continuing Studies-AABM [#19859]
Position Title: Associate or Assistant -- Business Management
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Thousand Oaks, California 91360, United States
Subject Area: Business Management
Appl Deadline: finished (2021/09/30, finished 2021/11/17, listed until 2022/09/30)
Position Description:    

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Associate or Assistant -- Business Management

Position Category: Faculty
FLSA: Exempt
FTE: .75
Location: Oxnard

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 persons dignity.

Basic Function:
Cal Lutheran's School for Professional and Continuing Studies invites applicants for an Associate or Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Lecturer position in the field of Business Management beginning in Fall 2022. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual dedicated to teaching and mentoring post-traditional undergraduate students. We seek candidates with experience and skill in both the subject matter and in serving as a role model for African-American, Latina/o, and/or Native American students.
Candidates who apply at the rank of Associate Professor must hold a doctorate, candidates who apply at the rank of Assistant Professor must hold a doctorate or be ABD status. Candidates with a Master's Degree should apply at the rank of Lecturer. During their first year, the successful candidate will assume Program Director responsibilities for the Business Management major.
The School for Professional and Continuing Studies' Bachelor's Degree for Professionals program is a student-centered learning community, designed to meet the educational needs of returning post-traditional learners (i.e., students who are 18 years or older, usually working adults). As of Fall 2020, approximately 68% of our Professionals undergrad students identify as being from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations, with over 55% identifying as Latina/o. Additionally, about 60% of our students are first- generation college students and 40% are Pell Grant recipients.
We currently offer eight majors leading to a bachelor's degree, 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 taught in an accelerated format (i.e., 11-week terms, four terms per year), with 3.5-hour class sessions one evening per week. Classes are held at three locations: Thousand Oaks, Woodland Hills, and Oxnard. All majors are currently offered in traditional face-to-face format, but we are also planning on offering each major in fully online or hybrid formats in the coming years. For more information, please visit:
The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses and be proficient in general topics including Management, Organizational Design, Information Systems, and Strategic Management.Additional responsibilities include curriculum review/development (there is an opportunity to develop new courses), mentoring adjunct faculty, mentoring post-traditional adult learners, collaborating with program academic counselors, recruitment/outreach, and participating in university committees. Furthermore, the individual selected for this position will be responsible for readying the program for ACBSP accreditation and all other accreditation efforts. Also, the successful candidate will be asked to design online courses, as we plan to offer an online version of the Business Management major (in addition to the face-to-face version) in the near future. The successful candidate will teach and mentor students primarily at the Oxnard Center and Thousand Oaks campus.
In sum, the successful candidate will: (1) be proficient at teaching diverse, post-traditional undergraduate students, (2) have experience or demonstrate interest in developing online courses and teaching online, (3) have an active scholarship and publication record (for PhD and ABD candidates), and (4) participate in service at the department, division, and university level.

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. E
  • 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. E
  • 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. E
  • Provide a course syllabus to students in each class within the first week of the class, as outlined in the faculty handbook. E
  • Adhere to the responsibilities related to teaching, advising, service, and scholarly, professional and creative activities, as outlined in the faculty handbook. E
  • Attend and participate on committees and in department, division, campus, and University meetings. 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:
A doctorate in Business Management or a closely related field is required for hiring at the rank of Associate Professor. A doctorate in Business Management or a closely related field is required for hiring at the rank of Assistant Professor. ABD is accepted and would come in at the rank of Instructor. An individual with a Masters Degree and strong work history will be considered at the Lecturer rank.

Preferred Qualifications:

Licenses and Other Requirements:

Physical Abilities:

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 Number: Faculty000472020
Number of Vacancies:
Desired Start Date: 08/22/2022
Position End Date:
Open Date: 09/29/2021
Close Date: 11/15/2021
Open Until Filled: No

Application Procedure/Special Instructions:
Make sure to include the following with your application:

1) Cover Letter. Please tell us about yourself and how you meet the qualifications of the position (indicate if you are applying at the rank of Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, or Lecturer). Also, please share how you plan to support the mission and HSI designation of Cal Lutheran and the Professionals program. Two pages max.

2) Curriculum Vitae or Resume. Please provide a CV or resume detailing your educational history, professional experience, teaching experience, publications, service, appointments/positions, honors/awards, etc. Please be sure to include a list of references we may contact.

3) Teaching Philosophy. Please discuss your philosophy of teaching, especially when it comes to post-traditional learners. If you do not have experience with this student population, please share if/how you might modify your approach to meet the needs of working adults. In your statement, please provide concrete examples of your pedagogy. Two pages max.

4) Diversity Statement. Please indicate how you address (or plan to address) diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching, research, service, and mentorship. Two pages max.

5) Research Statement (required for Associate or Assistant Professor candidates, optional for Lecturer candidates). Please share your program of research, noting any work you have completed in collaboration with undergraduate students. If you have not conducted research, please share your future plans for scholarship. Two pages max.

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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 Universitys 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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