Clin Fac & Site Dir in Special Education
FRESNO PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
Clinical Faculty & Site Director in Special Education: Regional Campus - Visalia

POSITION: Full-time, with faculty rank; non-continuing status track (non-tenure); clinical position; 11-month faculty appointment in the School of Education.

STARTING DATE: July 1, 2019
Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2019 and an appointment made as soon as a suitable candidate is discerned.

BACKGROUND
The Special Education Division at Fresno Pacific University offers Preliminary Education Specialist credentials in Mild Moderate, Moderate/Severe, and Early Childhood Special Education. Additionally, the program offers the Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization and a Master’s Degree in Special Education. The program graduates are well prepared and highly desired in the educational community in California’s Central Valley.

ROLE

Assume leadership for all Special Education activities at the respective Regional Campus including but not limited to:
• Ongoing professional development and participation in teacher preparation professional organizations, and agencies;
• Maintain professional memberships and professional development;
General Responsibilities:
• Report directly to the Division Chair;
• Work collaboratively under the guidance of Program Directors to provide and maintain alignment of policies, procedures, and programs;
• Maintain an understanding of changes in state and federal legislation that impact the program; attend state conferences that update trends and pending legislation;
• Teach courses and serve as a University Mentor within the Special Education Division;
• Manage site budget;
• Advise prospective and admitted students to Special Education programs;
• Work alongside university personnel to recruit students to the program;
• Work collaboratively with the Director of Teacher Education at the Regional Campus;
• Counsel students with issues or concerns;
• Conduct student exit interviews;
Community Relationships:
• Chair Advisory Board;
• Develop and sustain relationships with local schools and other educational agencies for the purpose of fostering high quality student teaching placements and building school partnerships;
In consultation with Division Chair and Program Directors
• Recruit, support, onboard, provide professional development, and work with adjunct teaching faculty;
• Provide preliminary approval for admission of students into program;
• Assume final approval for practicum and internship placements;
In consultation with the Office of Clinical Practice:
• Recruit, support, and work with adjunct supervising faculty;
• Work collaboratively to implement logistical systems regarding filed placement and supervision of students;
In consultation with the Assistant to the Dean for Assessment, Accreditation and Student Success:
• Troubleshoot issues related to student registration, student accounts, and financial aid;
• Actively participate in assessment and accreditation efforts.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:
• Master’s Degree in special education or related field;
• California Education Specialist Credential, out of state credential considered;
• Experience:
o Minimum of 3 years of program specific special education classroom instruction, birth – age 22;
o special education program leadership;
o professional knowledge, skills, and disposition to serve the university and broader community;
• Ability to work with students, staff, and faculty in a collegial environment;
• Ability to teach and work with persons from diverse backgrounds;
• Information-oriented computer skills;
• Commitment to the Christian faith and the university’s mission of Christ-centered teaching and learning and involvement in a local church.

Preferred:
• Terminal degree in special education or related field;
• Understanding of issues pertaining to the relationship between special education services and the Christian faith;
• Record or promise of scholarly achievement;
• Successful experience working with adult students;
• Successful recruitment and retention of students in educational programs.

UNIVERSITY DESCRIPTION
Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Some 4,000 traditional and adult students attend classes on the main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 10,000 students through professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, is a Hispanic Serving Institution, with a Hispanic student population of 44 percent, and is one of the top 10 HSIs nationally in graduating Hispanic students. The Valley’s only comprehensive Christian university granting master’s degrees, the university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report. FPU is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, and all employees express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university. A description of the unique quality of FPU as an academic community can be found in the Fresno Pacific University Idea at fresno.edu/about/fpu_idea.

COMPENSATION: Dependent on qualifications and experience, and paid out over 12 months. Full-time benefits include insurance (medical, vision, dental, LTD), retirement (TIAA-CREF), Section 125 options.

APPLICATION: A faculty application is available at http://www.fresno.edu/visitors/careers - the link is in the job description on the FPU website.

Send a letter of application, a completed faculty application form (including personal statements), curriculum vita, three letters of reference (including one pastoral), and transcripts or placement file to:

Dr. Gary Gramenz
Fresno Pacific University
School of Education, Box 2001
1717 S. Chestnut Avenue
Fresno, CA 93702
OR: email FPUProv@fresno.edu

Fresno Pacific University is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, sex, age, or disability. Committed to excellence and actively supportive of cultural diversity, FPU invites individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply.


Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
Ref Code: 93291

Contact Information
Tina White
tina.white@fresno.edu
Fresno Pacific University
1717 S. Chesnut Ave.
Fresno, 93702
559-453-2031