Department: Undergraduate Education and Community Engagement
Location: Azusa Campus
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. As a leading Christian university in California, Azusa Pacific University grounds rigorous academics on a solid spiritual foundation. With an intentional focus on scholarship, faith integration, diversity, and internationalization, APU provides high-quality academic programs within a tight-knit community of disciples and scholars. APU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R2 Doctoral University, recognizing APU’s high level of research activity.A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional locations across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
The Director is a member of the APU faculty on a 10-month contract. The Director provides oversight and direction for the Tutoring Center operations as well as its professional and student coaches. In accordance with the university strategic plan and the vision of the Office of the Provost, the Director oversees, implements, and assesses Tutoring Center activities that serve APU students (graduate, undergraduate, and professional) and academic departments across two Azusa campuses and multiple regional sites. The Director often networks with Faculty from every academic program, the Writing Center Faculty and Coaches, the Academic Success Center Director and Coaches among others to foster academic success among APU students. The Tutoring Center supports a diverse student population, requiring the Tutoring Center Director to have a strong record in and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusivity.
Area of specialization is open, but since the majority of courses the Tutoring Center supports are within STEM fields, teaching in a STEM discipline is preferred.
Teach up to 12 units per AY in the Director’s area of specialization.
Provide leadership and coordination of tutoring services for students across all of APU’s campuses and regional sites.
Oversee all aspects of the daily operation of the Tutoring Center, including booking systems, budgeting, and public relations.
Hire, train, and supervise full-time coordinator, office assistant(s), graduate assistants, and student tutors.
Provide ongoing professional development for Tutoring Center staff related to tutoring, embedded tutoring, student services, including online delivery of tutoring services.
Promote and publicize the services of the Tutoring Center (e.g., programs, philosophy, and procedures) to the campus community.
Collaborate with academic departments to determine tutoring needs.
Coordinate the creation and dissemination of academic support resources.
Communicate regularly with faculty and academic departments in regards to tutoring referrals, specific tutoring issues, and other relevant information.
Coordinate with the Information and Media Technology office to keep up with the best practices of tutoring centers as it relates to the technology and equipment needs of the Center
May be needed to work at alternative Regional Campuses or Sites.
Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to the needs of the university.
Level: Open Rank
PhD or other terminal degree in an area of specialization taught by the APU faculty.
Strong interpersonal skills for interaction with faculty and students.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work creatively and cooperatively.
At least two years experience teaching in a higher education institution.
At least two years experience in college/university tutoring with active membership in tutoring associations preferred.
Strong project planning and management skills for projects of varying complexity.
Experience working with multilingual students is preferred given the fact that approximately one-third of our clients self-identify as multilingual.
The Director is a full-time faculty member that splits time between teaching and managing the Tutoring Center as outlined above.
In addition to the duties named above, the Director carries a 2/2 course load.
Hire Date: Open until filled.
Ability to integrate Christian values in all aspects.
Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information.
Ability to collaborate with other faculty and staff and maintain collegial relations.
Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.
Candidates must align with Azusa Pacific University's Christian identity. Faculty members are expected to sign a Statement of Faith (available at http://www.apu.edu/about/believe), to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook, and to integrate the Christian faith in teaching and scholarship.
Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.
Azusa Pacific 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. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.