Department: The School of Education
Reports to: Dean in the School of Education
Status: Full-time, with faculty rank; clinical position; non-continuing status track (non-tenure)
Time commitment: Full-time, 11-month faculty appointment
Start date: An appointment will be made as soon as a suitable candidate is discerned. Position is open until filled.


The Division of Teacher Education at Fresno Pacific University offers the Multiple and Single Subject credentials at the Visalia Campus.  These fast-growing programs maintain a strong reputation throughout the region. Students from throughout Tulare County and Kings County are served by the Visalia Campus. Program graduates are well prepared and highly desired in the educational community in California’s Central Valley and beyond. The Teacher Education program is committed to preparing new teachers to embrace the opportunity to teach in diverse, high poverty schools.

Fresno Pacific University is committed to providing students with a strong foundation in educational theory and pedagogical skills in the context of Christian faith. This Christian worldview provides a foundation for the understanding and development of excellence in teaching and responsiveness to the concerns of young people and their families and communities.


  • Work collaboratively with the School of Education Faculty and Staff team at the Visalia campus to develop dynamic, excellent teacher education programs that target the needs of South Valley schools, students and teachers;
  • Partner with the Director of the Single Subject Credential program to lead the teaching credential programs at the Visalia Campus;
  • Collaborate with the Chair of the Division of Teacher Education and other Program Directors on the Fresno Main Campus;
  • Recruit, mentor, train and support all program adjunct teaching faculty and university mentors;
  • Teach field experience seminars, curriculum courses and other courses as needed;
  • Admit and advise credential candidates throughout their credential programs;
  • Respond to and resolve problems that emerge within the credential programs;
  • Develop and sustain healthy relationships with local schools and other educational agencies for the purpose of fostering high quality student teaching placements and internships;
  • Ongoing professional development and participation in teacher preparation professional organizations, and agencies.
  • Represent and promote Fresno Pacific University’s teaching credential programs to interested students and regional stakeholders.



  • MA in Education or related field;
  • Evidence of successful experience as a K-12 teacher and/or leader in diverse and high poverty schools (CA Teaching Credential preferred, out of state considered);
  • Evidence of experience and effectiveness in managing a diverse group of people in a busy, complex work environment;
  • Ability to work with students, staff and faculty in a collegial environment;
  • Information orientated computer skills;
  • Capacity to solve problems, resolve conflicts, and manage others;
  • Successful experience teaching adult learners;
  • Excellent skills in communication;
  • Commitment to the Christian faith and the University’s mission of Christ-centered teaching and learning, and involvement in a local church.


  • Completed or ABD in doctoral program in Education or related field;
  • Successful experience in educational administration;
  • Successful experience teaching in a teacher education program or other graduate education program(s);
  • Bilingual and bi-literate.


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.


A faculty application is available at the link below.

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
Fresno Pacific University
1717 S. Chestnut Avenue, Box 2001
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.