The Point Loma Nazarene University community is, and intends to be, a decidedly Christian community, as exhibited by our shared beliefs, corporate practices, and Christlike character.
The Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Family Sciences is seeking candidates for a full-time tenure track teaching position at the assistant rank in Child and Adolescent Development. Responsibilities begin mid-August 2019. The compensation level depends upon the education and experience of the appointee. The Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Family Sciences is comprised of seven full-time faculty members with a strong commitment to high quality teaching, service, and applied scholarship. There are approximately 160 majors working toward one of six bachelor’s degrees: Sociology, Sociology – with a concentration in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Child and Adolescent Development, Dietetics, and Nutrition who are drawn to the department for its commitment to building a more just and caring society. The department is seeking a Child Development expert with the ability to teach across the curriculum. Candidates with a terminal degree in Child Development, Sociology, Social Work, Education or a related field concentrating in human development across the lifespan and family systems are highly desirable. A commitment to excellent teaching at the undergraduate level in a Christian liberal arts context and possessing a potential for high quality scholarship and service are essential for a successful candidate
Time: Full Time
Philosophical: Thorough commitment to the concept of Christian liberal arts education. Desire to work in an evangelical institution in the Wesleyan tradition. Supportive of the religious and educational goals of the university and its sponsoring denomination. Personal: Evidence of Christian commitment and active church involvement.
Teach undergraduate and nontraditional courses (12 units per semester)
Participate in departmental activities and governance
Serve on faculty committees and perform other normal faculty duties
Conduct scholarly research
Engage in off-campus community service
Commitment to working within, and supporting, a diverse environment
Doctorate in Child Development, Sociology, Social Work, Education, or in closely related field preferred. ABD or a master’s degree with significant experience will be considered.
Professional experience in Child/Adolescent Development and family systems, highly desired.
Evidence of Christian commitment and active church involvement.
Thorough commitment to the concept of Christian liberal arts education. Desire to work in an evangelical institution in the Wesleyan tradition. Supportive of the religious and educational goals of the university and its sponsoring denomination.
Potential for outstanding teaching
Demonstrated commitment to service
Application must be completed in one sitting. At the time of completing application, you will need the following documents to upload:
Statement of Personal Faith
Philosophy of Teaching in Christian Higher Education
Unofficial Transcripts for highest degree completed
3 Teacher Evaluations (if available)
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PLNU is a vibrant Christian liberal arts university in the evangelical, Wesleyan tradition with an undergraduate and graduate student body of around 4000 including over 40% students of color. PLNU seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in the practice of teaching and scholarship. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide quality educational and employment opportunities, PLNU actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.
Point Loma Nazarene University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices or procedures. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide quality educational and employment opportunities, PLNU actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.
Internal Number: R0001684
About Point Loma Nazarene University
Point Loma Nazarene University is known for being forward-thinking. At PLNU, academics, faith, and community are all vital. Students benefit from this balanced approach to education and leave PLNU prepared to think, act, and contribute to the world.
In addition to more than 60 undergraduate areas of study, PLNU offers graduate program regional centers throughout Southern California. PLNU serves more than 3,500 students.