Department: The School of Education
Reports to: Dean in the School of Education
Status: Faculty rank; non-continuing status track; clinical position
Time commitment: Full-time, 11-month faculty appointment
Start date: August 20, 2018; review of applications will begin August 1, 2018 and continue until a suitable candidate is discerned

Background

The Teacher Librarian Program offers coursework leading to a California Teacher Librarian Services Credential and a Master of Arts in Education degree with a school library and information technology emphasis. The teacher librarian (also known as school librarian, library media teacher, and library media specialist) works collaboratively with classroom teachers to develop and implement standards-based learning experiences for diverse student populations; selects, organizes, manages, and promotes the use of learning resources in all formats; and instructs students and staff in the critical evaluation, appropriate access, and effective use of information.

The mission of the Teacher Librarian Program at Fresno Pacific University is to prepare professional educators to develop and maintain high quality library media and curricular programs by serving as information and technology specialists, instructional leaders, and collaborative partners in K-12 schools.

Role

  • Provide leadership for the Teacher Librarian program including academic leadership, marketing and admission support, and advising for candidates in the program;
  • Maintain professional memberships & professional development;
  • Oversee program development, direction, and compliance with regulatory agencies;
  • Review and coordinate syllabi contents to ensure program learning outcomes are addressed and achieved;
  • Maintain current list of textbooks used within the program;
  • Conduct FPU and CCTC program reviews and process recommendations for program modifications with program faculty;
  • Regularly review assessment results with faculty and others, and coordinate assessment goals and priorities with deans and others;
  • Communicate regularly with program faculty and adjuncts regarding program needs and direction;
  • Develop faculty resources, including periodic training and review meetings;
  • Schedule instructors for courses;
  • Recommend/supervise/evaluate adjunct faculty in coordination with division chairs and dean;
  • Review and respond to course evaluations of program faculty;
  • Coordinate/schedule course sections (in the appropriate sequence according to Dean’s and Registrar’s Office deadlines) and catalog revisions;
  • Respond to student, faculty and staff requests, needs, complaints and/or grievances as needed in a timely manner (usually within 2 days excluding weekends and holidays);
  • Communicate regularly with administrative assistants regarding course schedules and faculty assignments;
  • Initiate relationships/partnerships with external organizations, agencies, and educational institutions including, but not limited to, CSLA, CDE, AASL, IASL, AECT;
  • Investigate and apply for grants that will expand the program reach and enhance its effectiveness;
  • Seek out and participate in activities that will serve the regional, state, national, and international school library community;
  • Serve as Lead Instructor for LIB 710, 715, 720, 732, 736, 792.

Qualifications

Required

  • Possess a master’s degree in school librarianship or closely related field (e.g. M.A. in Education);
  • Successful experience as a school librarian;
  • Possess a California Teacher Librarian Services Credential;
  • Knowledge, understanding, and application of the California Model School Library Standards, AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner and Empowering Learners, and other subject area content standards;
  • Experience with online coursework;
  • Ability to work with candidates, staff, and faculty in a collegial environment;
  • Expertise to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds;
  • Proficiency in information and communication technologies;
  • Capacity to problem-solve, resolve conflicts and work collaboratively with others;
  • Commitment to the Christian faith and the University’s mission of Christ-centered teaching and learning and involvement in a local church.

Preferred

  • Successful experience as a K-12 classroom teacher;
  • Active membership in one or more school library and/or educational technology professional organizations;
  • Experience with teaching adult learners.

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

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 soe.applications@fresno.edu

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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.