Assistant Professor of Special Education
Position Is Open Until Filled

Code: 18808 Posted: 09/14/2022

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion and community engagement. One of 13 four-year institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, Parkside provides an educational value to our students that’s unparalleled. An affordable, high-quality education is an investment in one’s future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent any student from achieving his or her educational and professional goals.

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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 (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. 

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Application Process

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.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

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
  • Resume
  • 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. 

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

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.


Amanda Joncas
Available Until: 12/13/2022

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