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.
Point Loma Nazarene University, a faith-based institution affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene, invites applications for a tenure track teaching position in the Masters of Arts in Teaching program at the assistant rank in the School of Education’s Teacher Preparation Program at its Bakersfield Regional Center. Qualified applicants should have a terminal degree in teacher education or a related field. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellent teaching at the graduate level in a Christian context, will display a strong potential for applied scholarship and service to the School of Education disciplines, and will embrace the mission of Point Loma Nazarene University. Teaching responsibilities will be across the curriculum in teacher preparation and may include instructional methodology, action research, and other education content.
The School of Education is comprised of 19 faculty members with a strong commitment to high quality teaching, service, and applied scholarship. There are approximately 850 candidates working toward a credential or master‘s degree that are drawn to the School of Education for its commitment to educating students who are empowered, equipped, and transformed to work in 21st century educational settings. A valid CA teaching credential is strongly desirable.
Time: Full time
Teach graduate courses (27 units per academic year) that include courses in the candidate’s
area of expertise.
Invest in candidates outside of the classroom through academic advising and supervision
Participate in program and institutional activities and governance, and contribute to the culture and strength of the School of Education.
Serve on faculty committees and perform other normal faculty duties
Conduct scholarly research
Engage in off-campus community service
Doctoral degree in Teacher Education strongly preferred.
Evidence of Christian commitment and active church involvement.
Thorough commitment to the concept of Christian graduate 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 and research.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS 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
3 Letters of References (for confidential references, have letters sent to the Department Chair)
3 Teacher Evaluations (if available)
***The system limits 5 documents to upload. You will need to save multiple documents into one PDF or have additional documents sent to email@example.com***
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.
At Point Loma Nazarene University, 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.
PLNU is a community committed to calling. As a result of our mission to provide whole-person education in the context of our Christian faith, our faculty and staff are known for their excellence, regardless of their responsibilities or field.
We believe God calls all of us to participate in bringing about His Kingdom in a unique and deeply personal way. We also believe in pursuing calling together. Excellent work and meaningful relationships all belong to what we call vocation. Being part of a community full of individuals engaged in the same endeavor will set you up for a lifetime of weaving calling into who you are and everything you ever do.
Be part of something meaningful. Discover and cultivate your true potential. Be part of Point Loma Nazarene University.