Department: School of Education
Reports to: Dean of the School of Education
Status: Faculty rank; non-continuing status track
Time commitment: Full-time; 11-month faculty appointment
Start date: July 1, 2018

Background

This clinical faculty position serves FPU campuses in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced. The director will coordinate field experience programs across all campuses and will meet regularly with the PPS Division Chair. This full-time position will be responsible for teaching courses in one of the PPS programs. The Program Director reports directly to the Chair of the PPS Programs and the Dean of the School of Education. The programs have experienced significant growth over the last four years.

Role

  • Provide support, in collaboration with the School of Education Office of Clinical Practices, for the field experience components embedded in the PPS programs;
  • Oversee the placement of School Counseling, School Psychology and BCBA students;
  • Coordinate with local districts for practicum, fieldwork and internships;
  • Serve as liaison between Fresno Pacific University and the districts that employ FPU interns.
  • Ongoing professional development and participation in teacher preparation professional organizations, and agencies;
  • Maintain professional memberships and professional development;
  • Identify, recruit and train clinical faculty for the PPS Division;
  • Manage all Student Practicum, Fieldwork and Intern Contracts and MOU’s;
  • Maintain updated Field Experience Handbook for the PPS Programs; handbooks provide guidance for FPU faculty, Mentors, and district;
  • Respond to changing accreditation regulations from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing regarding supervised fieldwork;
  • Maintain databases which contain accurate, up-to-date information pertaining to all field experience assignments;
  • Cultivate dynamic, working relationships with district and schools within the service area of the Fresno Pacific Campuses in order to identify and secure high quality placement opportunities for PPS students;
  • Foster relationships with local districts to encourage participation in field-based research activities by PPS students during field experiences;
  • Complete all arrangements to secure placements of students enrolled in the PPS programs in local K-12 school districts;
  • Work collaboratively with PPS program directors, candidates and fieldwork supervisors;
  • Work collaboratively with PPS program directors and supervisors, respond to reports from FPU faculty and/or school personnel regarding problems in practicum, fieldwork or intern placements;
  • Teach courses required in the PPS program (course assignments based on faculty person’s academic and professional knowledge, expertise, and experience); 
  • Carry out other duties as assigned by the PPS Chair and Dean of the School of Education.

Qualifications

Required

  • M.A. in Counseling or Psychology, or related field;
  • Prior leadership experience;
  • Commitment to preparing PPS students to work in diverse and high poverty K-12 schools;
  • Experience in developing dynamic multi-agency partnerships;
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment;
  • Evidence of having acquired highly effective professional communication skills;
  • Significant, demonstrated skills in utilizing technology to enhance communication and maintain accurate records;
  • Demonstrated success working with diverse communities; and
  • 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;
  • Record or promise of professional contributions to the field of education, and/or scholarly achievement;
  • K-12 School Counseling or School Psychology experience;
  • Membership in a Mennonite Brethren or Anabaptist congregation.

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:

Linda Hoff, Ph.D.

Acting Dean, School of Education
Fresno Pacific University
1717 S. Chestnut Avenue, Box 2001
Fresno, CA 93702

Or email soe.applications@fresno.edu

Apply now

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.