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Adjunct Faculty in Mathematics of STEM Education Programs

Start date: Ongoing


The Mathematics and STEM Education programs at Fresno Pacific University offer Master’s Degrees in Mathematics Education (both Elementary and Secondary Emphases) and integrative STEM Education. Each of these programs are 33 unit degrees; with much of those units in content related courses. All courses are taught in the evenings or online. The underlying philosophy of these programs is that of inspiring the creative use of concrete, hands-on, minds-on, curricula. The adjunct professor in these programs should possess a history of running active, student-centered, developmentally appropriate classrooms. The position of Adjunct Faculty would be a member of the team of collaborative instructors in these courses. The program graduates are well prepared and highly desired in the educational community in California’s Central Valley. 


Role 1

Faculty member will

  • Teach courses as assigned;
  • Collaborate with faculty and lead instructor for course(s) taught.


Role 2

Faculty member will

  • Author new course work as requested;
  • Collaborate with faculty and advisory board regarding new program and course development.



  • Earned master’s or terminal degree in Mathematics or Science Education with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or one of the core “Hard” sciences;
  • California Single Subject teaching credential in Mathematics;
  • Experience in teaching mathematics within the K-14 setting;
  • Familiarity and command of standard mathematical classroom technologies (e.g. graphing calculators, Desmos, Geometer’s Sketchpad, Geogebra, etc.);
  • Ability to work with students, staff and faculty in a collegial environment;
  • Ability to teach and work with persons from culturally 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.


  • Terminal degree in Mathematics Education;
  • A history of leadership within the mathematics or science education fields;
  • Experience working as a Professional Development provider.


Dependent on qualifications.


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
Dean, School of Education
Fresno Pacific University
1717 S. Chestnut Avenue
Fresno, CA 93702

OR: email

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University description

Fresno Pacific University is the only accredited Christian university founded in the Central Valley. FPU connects every student’s untapped potential with unlimited opportunity for professional, personal and ethical growth. FPU offers undergraduate, graduate and seminary programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation to more than 3,500 traditional and adult students on the main campus in southeast Fresno and regional campuses in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 8,000 students through professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, and is a Hispanic Serving Institution, with a Hispanic student population of 47 percent. FPU 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. Both U.S. News and Washington Monthly include FPU on their “Best Value” and “Best Bang for the Buck” lists, U.S. News places it at number 13 in its category for student social mobility and Money has ranked it at number 11 among 50 Best Colleges for Transfer Students. 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 Idea here.

Reserving its rights as a religious institution, Fresno Pacific University is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, age or disability, or other classes protected by applicable law. Committed to excellence and actively supportive of cultural diversity, FPU invites individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you should contact FPU’s Human Resources Department at As a religious institution, the University will administer the equal opportunity employment policy consistent with the Fresno Pacific University statement of faith, the FPU Idea and the University’s governance by the Pacific District Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches.