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Assistant Professor of Special Education with an Emphasis in Teaching Diverse Learners

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Applicants must complete the online application form at the link below and attach cover letter, CV, sample of professional writing, list of references, and unofficial transcripts of graduate degrees. Screening of applications will begin October 1, 2016 until position is filled. To apply to this position go the Posting link: https://careers.unco.edu/postings/1245 Contact for questions regarding the position may be referred to: Dr. Lewis Jackson, Professor Phone: 970-351-1658 Email: lewis.jackson@unco.edu

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor of Special Education with an Emphasis in Teaching Diverse Learners
Department Special Education
FTE 1.0
FLSA Exempt
Job Type Full-Time
Job EEO Category Faculty
Physical Demands

NA

Job Summary

The School of Special Education at UNC is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of Special Education with an emphasis in both special education and educating students who are culturally and linguistically diverse. The individual hired for this position will have primary responsibilities for teaching courses in the university’s recently launched Master Degree in Teaching Diverse Learners, a program that results in dual endorsements in Special Education and Culturally Linguistically Diverse Learners. The program is geared for individuals who have previously completed initial licensure programs in general education. The ideal candidate will be well grounded in the knowledge and pedagogies of both special education and culturally linguistically diverse education. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses that cross over between these two disciplines, maintain scholarly activities, and engage in school, college, university and national service. This is a contract renewable position.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses that blend pedagogies from the fields of special education and culturally and linguistically education; to teach courses that focus on special education students, especially served in general education settings; to engage in scholarly activities; and participate in school, college, university and national service.

Minimum Qualifications

• An earned doctorate in Special Education or related field, and with a strong background in teaching culturally and linguistically diverse learners (ABD considered).
• 2 years minimum experience in serving children or youth with disabilities and/or children who are culturally/linguistically diverse, with evidence of experiences that go across these two populations
• Evidence of experience in working with general education curriculum and in general education settings.

Preferred Qualifications

• Demonstrated expertise in educating learners in special education and learners who are culturally linguistically diverse.
• Strong background in general education, either as a former general education teacher or as one who has supported struggling learners in general education settings.
• Evidence of potential for successful college teaching experiences in hybrid, online, and/or face-to-face models.
• Evidence of an understanding of universal design for learning (UDL) concepts and practices.
• Evidence of potential for scholarly activity (grant writing; published, in press or submitted papers; presentations or workshops), addressing issues related to educational assessment and/or accessing the curriculum for diverse learners.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F00202
Position Number F99371
Desired Start Date 01/03/2017
Open Date 09/19/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must complete the online application form at the link below and attach cover letter, CV, sample of professional writing, list of references, and unofficial transcripts of graduate degrees. Screening of applications will begin October 1, 2016 until position is filled. To apply to this position go the Posting link: https://careers.unco.edu/postings/1245

Contact for questions regarding the position may be referred to:
Dr. Lewis Jackson, Professor
Phone: 970-351-1658
Email: lewis.jackson@unco.edu

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement programs. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed as 0.5 FTE or above are entitled to and eligible for Dependent Tuition Grants. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.

Additional Requirements

Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Other Document
  5. List of References
Optional Documents