Assistant Professor of Special Education
Position Is Open Until Filled
Code: 18808 Posted: 09/14/2022
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Position Title: Assistant Professor
Employment Type: Full time, Faculty, Salaried
Reports To: The Assistant Professor of Special Education will report to the Chair of the Teacher Education department.
Pay Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
The Institute of Professional Educator Development (IPED) seeks an assistant professor of teacher education with an emphasis in special education. Responsibilities include teaching courses in the teacher education department and curriculum development at the undergraduate level; supervision of clinical field experiences and student teaching; and working collaboratively with IPED staff and faculty, the IPED Executive Committee, and the IPED Advisory Council. This position requires service to the profession, College, University and local community and mentoring students with a strong focus on the clinical program and the schools and community groups supporting those placements. The successful candidate may be required to teach online, hybrid, and/or evening courses.
This position will teach and supervise 24 credits annually (4/4 standard fall/spring course teaching load) in the teacher education department, as assigned by the department Chair. Opportunities to teach additional courses in the Summer and Winterim semesters may be available for additional compensation depending upon the needs of the educator preparation program. This position is expected to establish and maintain an active research program in the field of education. In addition, the position will be expected to contribute service to UW-Parkside, the College of Social Sciences and Professional Studies (CSSPS), the Institute of Professional Educator Development, and the local and regional community.
Essential Job Functions
Teaching and Clinical Supervision (60%)
- Conducting clinical observations of teacher candidates in PK-12 classroom
- Teaching courses, such as:
- Introduction to Disability
- Individual Learning Design and Technology
- Teaching Exceptional Learners
- Behavioral and Psychosocial Models
- Transition and Self-Determination
- Case Management and Developing Individualized Plans
- Academic and Behavior Assessment
Scholarly Research (20%)
- Service to IPED, College of Social Sciences and Professional Studies (CSSPS), UW- Parkside, the profession, and the PK-12 community at state and national level.
- Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction or related field in education with emphasis in special education. *Should have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. by the start date of appointment.
- At least three years of successful teaching in K-12 settings, or equivalent as determined by the department.
- Knowledge of special education pedagogy and the integration of technology into teaching and learning.
The ideal candidate will possess the ability to supervise and/or mentor teacher candidates and have experience working with diverse student populations.
Salary and Benefits
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.
Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf
Total Compensation Estimator:https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/
HOW TO APPLY:
Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.
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External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
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STEP 2: Submit application materials
Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:
- Cover Letter
- The names and email addresses for three References
Review of Applications
Applications received by Sunday, October 30th, 2022 are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.
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Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.
In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.
Legal Notices and Important Information
Employment will require a criminal background check in accordance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. (see TC1 - App. 4 and p. 12)
Note: Criminal Background Check – The Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division prohibits employers from using criminal background check information, policies or practices that have a “disparate impact” and is not “job-related and consistent with business necessity” in hiring decisions. All information used to screen or hire job applications should relate to the duties of the job.
UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
UW-Parkside is committed to providing an environment in which our diverse community of students, faculty, and staff can thrive. We aspire to foster a more equitable and inclusive climate and culture between and among students, faculty, and staff, and to improve justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in every aspect of campus life. Please visit The Office of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for additional information.
It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual’s disability.
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Available Until: 12/13/2022