30+ days ago


San Diego, CA


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 PLNU School of Education is accepting adjunct faculty applications at the Mission Valley Regional Center.



Part time



Teach graduate level courses (one day a week F2F, Mondays through Thursdays from 4:30 to 9:00 PM or online) in the following areas: Teacher Preparation, Special Education, School Administration, Counseling and Guidance, Adult Education and Leadership, Research Methods


  • Evidence of an active commitment to Christian fellowship, ministry and service.

  • Evidence of high moral and ethical standards and a willingness to participate in and contribute to an intentional university Christian community.

  • Evidence of a minimum of five years of highly successful experience in K-12 settings.*

  • Knowledge of Common Core design, implementation and assessment.*

  • Evidence of valid California credential.*

  • Proven expertise as a K-12 teacher/counselor/administrator working with diverse student populations.*

  • Evidence of strong leadership, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to model current instructional pedagogy and practices such as RTI, restorative justice, positive behavior intervention strategies, project-based learning.

  • Proven ability, flexibility and willingness to teach a range of evening classes.

  • Willingness to significantly support the university's mission and the School of Education's vision and goals for teaching, learning and spiritual formation.

  • Ability to use the course learning management system (Canvas) and assessment program (TaskStream).

  • Evidence of a commitment to continuous professional development.

  • Evidence of active participation in professional educational organizations.

*Instructors of courses in the College Counseling and Student Development Program (CCSD) require five years of highly successful experience in a higher education setting and expertise in one or more of the areas of student development.

Sitting for periods greater than one hour. Use of computer equipment: computer keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Vision to read documents, e-mail and other correspondence, and reports on paper and computer monitor. Hearing and speaking to communicate effectively with others in person and by phone. Will also stand, stoop, push, pull, and lift up to 10 lbs throughout the day.

The number of adjunct instructors hired varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the department. Please realize that there may not presently be an adjunct position available.

When an opening becomes available for which you would be a good match, the department chair will be in contact with you for further dialogue, interviews, etc.
Approved applicants will remain in the adjunct pool for the upcoming school year only. To be reconsidered for the following school year, applicant will need to reapply. If hired, official transcripts will be required from all undergraduate and graduate universities attended before a contract is issued.

At the time of completing application, you will need the following documents to upload:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • 2 Letters of References (for confidential references, have letters sent to the Department Chair or

  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • 3 Teacher Evaluations (if available)

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.