Start date: March 1, 2014

Job Description

The special education program at Fresno Pacific University offers preliminary and level two education specialist credentials in mild/moderate, moderate/severe, physical and health impairments, and early childhood special education. Additionally, the program offers added authorizations in early childhood, resource specialist and autism as well as 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. The special education division anticipates offerings for the clear education specialist credential, adapted physical education added authorization and the emotional disturbance added authorization in fall 2014.


Role 1

Faculty member will

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


Role 2

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



  • Earned master’s degree in special education or closely related field;
  • California special education teaching credential;
  • Experience in special education classroom, birth – age 22;
  • 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.


  • Doctorate in special education or a related field;
  • Expertise in working with mild/moderate, moderate/severe, physical & health impairment, emotionally disturbed, adaptive physical education, and early childhood special education;
  • Special education program leadership.


Dependent on qualifications and experience.


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

Gary Gramenz, Ph. D.
Fresno Pacific University
School of Education, Box 2001
1717 S. Chestnut Avenue
Fresno, CA 93702
Or email:

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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.

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.

The university reserves the right to fill positions before the application deadline or to extend the deadline as circumstances may warrant.