Start date: Ongoing


Adjunct Faculty position in the School of Education. Locations include the Fresno Main Campus, Visalia Campus, Bakersfield Campus, Merced Campus, and North Fresno Campus.


The School of Education is currently looking for thesis mentors who can support students in the following Master of Arts programs:

  • Administrative Services
  • Mathematics Education
  • School Library and Information Technology
  • Special Education
  • STEM Education

School of Education Thesis Mentors provide support and advisement to candidates who are enrolled in a traditional thesis research experience. Thesis Mentors are assigned to a candidate at the start of the thesis journey and continue with the candidate until the thesis is complete – an average of 4 semesters.


  • Meet regularly with candidates, individually or as a group, in either a traditional or virtual format to provide guidance in:
    • narrowing the research topic;
    • identifying potential literature;
    • developing research questions;
    • identifying methodology;
    • supporting data collection while guiding the candidate through the culminating experience;
  • Report to the School of Education Master of Arts Coordinator and the related program director;
  • Serve as the secondary thesis committee member with the program director serving as the primary.



  • Earned doctorate degree in education or a related field;
  • Ability to work with students, staff, and faculty in a collegial environment;
  • Ability to attend, in person or remotely, thesis mentor trainings;
  • A commitment to serve assigned students for an average of 4 semesters;
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative methodologies;
  • 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.


Dependent on qualifications and experience.


Send a letter of application, a completed adjunct faculty application (including personal statements), curriculum vita, three letters of reference (including one pastoral), copy of dissertation, and transcripts or placement file 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.