Special Education Clinical Faculty Position

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in North Carolina

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted December 13, 2013
Type Non tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Special Education Clinical Faculty Position

Open Rank – 5-year contract


The School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a Clinical Faculty Position in Special Education starting July 1, 2014. The position is a 9-month appointment with potential for summer teaching.


Context: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, established in 1793 as the first public university in the country, is a doctoral-granting institution in the University of North Carolina system. The School of Education offers licensure and master’s degrees in Special Education as well as a new doctoral program in Applied Developmental Science and Special Education.  The successful applicant will have demonstrated experiences in preparing both pre-service and in-service educators to work with students from low-wealth backgrounds in areas related to K-12 high incidence-disabilities.


The Position has a 3:3 teaching course load plus sections of practicum (21 hours for the academic year), as well as core courses possibly including early reading, literacy and mathematics for special needs or at risk learners, assessment, behavior management, foundations of special education, and education of exceptional learners in the general education classroom. Position responsibilities include program coordination (e.g., admissions, coordinate field experiences, program evaluation, leadership in ongoing program development and implementation, and participation in state, school, and university service).



  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education, including those on reading, assessment, instructional methods, and related topics.
  • Advise students with interests in special education as well as interests in students at risk for school failure because of a variety of background factors such as poverty and poor previous instruction in the classroom.
  • Participate in local, state, and national conversations on improving learning opportunities for students at risk of school failure as well as students with disabilities.
  • Coordinate graduate and licensure programs in Special Education.
  • Provide leadership in planning and implementing strategies for creating a more diverse student community in the School of Education's programs of study.


Educational Requirements:

  • Earned doctorate in special education or appropriate field with an emphasis on and/or experience with literacy related high-incidence disabilities. Highly qualified ABD candidates will be considered.



  • At least three years experience teaching diverse students with disabilities in K-12 environments or the equivalent.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate productively with other educators and interdisciplinary professionals at the university and in P-12 schools to improve learning for students with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to be an outstanding university-level teacher and advisor.


The Application Process: To apply for the position, attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and four reference names with full contact information, using the online application process at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/36599.  The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and the search will remain open until filled.


For more information, email the search Chair, Dr. Linda H. Mason (lhmason@email.unc.edu

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer


How To Apply

You can apply for this position online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/36599