Location:San Dimas, CA
Employment Type:Faculty - Full Time

Job Description

Under the management of the Assistant Dean (AD), the Lecturer position's primary purpose is to teach institutional curriculum and engage/pastor students in the successful pursuit of their studies. This full-time, primarily teaching position reports to the Assistant Dean. This position is a telecommuting position with occasional face time as deemed necessary by the Assistant Dean. Responsibilities include teaching of academic programs, student engagement and assessment, knowledge contribution to curricular development, student record management, and active participation in service and committees supporting the university and specifically academic excellence.

This is the most exciting time to be working at University College at Azusa Pacific University! With our team of dedicated professionals and faculty, we are creating a new hope for the future by investing in lives through learning pathways that are Christ-centered, flexible and accessible.

If you want to join a dynamic, God-first culture that strives to provide quality academic programs to countless students, we welcome you to apply.

Be a part of this powerful campus of an already-prestigious university that offers flexibility and innovative delivery of education to learners everywhere.

If you have a passion for service, education and innovation, we're interested in talking to you!

We offer a competitive benefits package for eligible employees including: 30 days Paid Time Off, med/dental/vision plans, life/LTD/ADD insurance, retirement and tuition assistance.


            Required Experience / Education

  • A graduate degree in a University College program focus from a U.S. regionally accredited university
  • Christian Commitment: Vital Christian faith and lifestyle
  • Supportive of the evangelical mission and purpose of University College
  • A minimum of three years teaching experience working in a post-secondary education institution
  • Ability to create and build strong collaborative relations with constituencies within and outside of University College Academic Affairs
  • Capable of functioning expeditiously within a demanding, fast-paced environment

            Desired Experience / Education

  • An earned doctorate (PhD in English) or appropriate terminal degree in the discipline being taught
  • Previous experience with online and face-to-face programs in a regionally accredited institution of higher learning
  • Minimum of five years of experience in academic administration
  • Experience with an academic program relevant to the area of English
  • Proven record of ability to conduct research which is reflected in the authorship of publications, or other research outputs

            Primary Duties

  • To teach at minimum 51 credit hours at undergraduate and graduate level during five (5) 8-week sessions in discipline areas assigned by the Assistant Dean, and reviewed annually by the Academic Dean.
  • To contribute to the development, planning, implementation, and revision of high quality curriculum.
  • To actively work on program assessment and continuous quality improvement projects to improve our Associate of Arts program.
  • To engage actively with students' assignments while monitoring student progress, formal assessment, achievement, and attendance.
  • To participate actively in departmental and academic seminars aimed at sharing research outcomes and building interdisciplinary collaboration within and outside the academy.
  • To engage in regular scholarship and produce at least one output of scholarly activity per year.
  • To provide pastoral care and support to students in collaboration with the Student Success group.
  • To participate in the administration of the discipline programs of study and other activities as requested.
  • To deliver program-specific learning in an exemplary manner to UC students.
  • To contribute to academic working groups or committees as requested.
  • To maintain one's own continuing professional development.
  • To follow and promote University College policies.
  • To carry out any other duties commensurate with the role and purpose of the position.
  • To attend key student functions, such as Commencement.
  • Academic research is valued and encouraged, but is not a requirement for employment at University College. However, all instructors are expected to remain current in their field using Boyer's Model of Scholarship, and to bring that subject matter currency into the classroom. There may be limited stipends available for symposium attendance as the budget allows.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • A positive, cooperative, Christ-like attitude supportive of the University and its mission.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, including the ability to organize, motivate, and work effectively with a diverse lecturer, staff, and student body.
  • Strong command of the English language with excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Teaching and other forms of public presentation.
  • Proven record of ability to supervise academic work by undergraduates, and graduate students.
  • Proven record of ability to manage time and work to strict deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented, with an ability to plan and manage multiple projects concurrently in a timely manner.
  • Ability to be proactive, to take ownership of assigned tasks, work with little supervision, and meet deadlines.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and appropriate software applications (see below).

Mental Demands

  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports
  • Ability to investigate, analyze information, and draw conclusions
  • Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information

Physical Demands

This position typically includes the following physical demands. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time
  • Sufficient hand, arm, and finger dexterity to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment
  • Visual acuity to read words and numbers
  • Speaking and hearing ability sufficient to communicate in person or over the telephone
  • Ability to exert up to 10 pounds of force and occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds


  • Word processing software-Microsoft Word
  • E-mail software-Microsoft Outlook; Google Mail
  • Presentation software-Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Spreadsheet software-Microsoft Excel

This job description is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and Azusa Pacific University College reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the University may deem appropriate.

        Non-discrimination Policy

Azusa Pacific University College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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