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Full-Time Faculty Position - Business

Los Angeles Pacific University
San Dimas, CA
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024

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Business and Finance
Organization Type
Under the management of the Assistant Dean (AD), the Sr. Lecturer position's primary purpose is to teach institutional curriculum and engage/pastor students in the successful pursuit of their studies. In addition this position provides professional and discipline direction, proactively maintaining an employer standard of excellence and currency in managing a specific program, or portfolio of programs. This full-time, primarily teaching position reports to the Assistant Dean. This position is a home office position with occasional videoconferencing as deemed necessary by the Assistant Dean. Responsibilities include teaching of academic programs, student engagement and assessment, knowledge contribution to curriculum development, student record management, program-specific assistance to an Assistant Dean, and active participation in service and committees supporting the university and specifically academic excellence.

Application Materials: Please submit a PDF version of your resume/CV. Cover letter is optional, and not required. If you would like to upload additional documents, please feel free to upload additional documents under the "Documents Section". This section is located after "Links" and before "Questions" in the application. Note to applicant: The email address you use to apply with, will be your username for your account and all email notifications. Questions, please email

Compensation: $73,599 - $91,999 - Paygrade 13 (exempt)

Primary Work Location
Remote: Home Office: *Employee's home office must be located in a state LAPU is registered in. (AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, KS, KY, MN, MO, MT, NM, NC, OH, OR, PA, TX, TN, VA, WA, WI)

Remote work vs. Telecommuting Expectation: We expect our employees to be able to fulfill their LAPU responsibilities with minimal distractions. While remote work does offer flexibility, employees should make arrangements for regular dependent care during work hours.

Required Experience / Education
  • Christian Commitment: Vital Christian faith and lifestyle.
  • Supportive of the evangelical mission and purpose of LAPU.
  • An earned doctorate in management or business administration - A PhD in Business, Doctorate in Business Administration, or Doctorate in Management from a U.S. regionally-accredited university.
  • A minimum of three years teaching experience working in a higher education institution.
  • Previous experience teaching online graduate and undergraduate learners.
  • A minimum of five years industry experience.
  • Ability to create and build strong collaborative relationships with constituencies within and outside of LAPU Academic Affairs.
  • Capable of functioning expeditiously within a demanding, fast-paced environment.

Desired Experience / Education
  • Minimum of five years of experience in academic administration.
  • Proven record of ability to conduct high-quality research that is reflected in the authorship of peer-reviewed publications or other research writing.

Essential Functions
  • To teach at minimum 42 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 CAO.
  • To manage and implement innovations in teaching, assessment, and curriculum development in a specific program of study.
  • To collaborate with employers of future graduates of program(s) being managed.
  • To contribute to the development, planning, implementation, and revision of high quality curriculum.
  • 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 disciplines' programs of study and other activities as requested.
  • To contribute to academic working groups or committees as requested.
  • To maintain one's continuing professional development.
  • To actively follow and promote LAPU policies.
  • To carry out any other duties, commensurate with the role and purpose of the position.
  • Required to work a Saturday commencement event each calendar year
  • Attend key student functions, such as Commencement.

Missional Expectations

All employees play a critical role in the establishment and maintenance of a robust Christian community that seeks to serve with grace the needs of all employees and students. As a LAPU employee you are called to engage with your colleagues and all those that the university serves by modeling Christ-like character in all of your interactions. You will celebrate and honor other employees and students as being made in the image of God; be thankful, expressing gratitude to God and one another; build others up with your words; and work as an instrument of God's love seeking to heal a lost and broken world.

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 faculty, 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.
  • Proven record of ability to conduct high quality research which is reflected in the authorship of high quality publications or other research outputs.
  • 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, exercise independent judgment, set priorities, and solve problems
  • 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-Google Docs, Microsoft Word
  • E-mail software-Google Mail, Microsoft Outlook
  • Presentation software-Google Slides, Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Spreadsheet software-Google Sheets, Microsoft Excel

Non-discrimination Statement
  • Los Angeles Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
  • 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 Los Angeles Pacific University reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform as the University may deem appropriate.

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

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

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

This is the most exciting time to be working at Los Angeles 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.

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