Assistant or Associate Professor of Special Needs Education

Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC) in Indiana

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted February 11, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Special Education: IUPUC, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus, has delivered high-quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs aligned with and responsive to regional educational needs since 1970. A tenure-track appointment in Education at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor is available on August 1, 2014, in the Indiana University Division of Education at IUPUC. Rank will be dependent on qualifications and research history. The position is a ten-month teaching assignment with expectations of teaching a variety of courses across the discipline at various academic levels, conducting and publishing quality scholarly research, and engaging in service. Strong oral and written communication skills are a must. Successful teaching at the university level is very important. Requirements: An earned doctorate, Ph.D. or Ed.D., in special needs education is required. The successful candidate will be able to teach courses in a range of teacher preparation programs, primarily in the elementary education and special needs dual license programs. Other requirements include experience teaching at the K-12 and university levels, experience with assessment, and evidence of ability to establish an active research program leading to publications in quality journals. Preferences: Experience in the following areas is preferred: K-12 school partnerships, program/curriculum development, and expertise in Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and psycho-educational assessment. Applicants should be able to evidence a record of effectiveness and innovation in university teaching and a demonstrated capacity to collaborate with faculty across disciplines. Preference will be given to applicants who have a record of teaching and serving first generation college students, as well as applicants who have a background in early language education. IUPUC is a growing institution committed to increasing access to post-secondary opportunities while meeting the needs of local and regional stakeholders. A strong collaborative partnership among Ivy Tech Community College, Purdue University College of Technology, and IUPUC exists and is expected to be enriched. The Columbus Learning Center incorporates resources from these institutions to provide a focal point for community learning. This partnership is the result of a community initiative to expand postsecondary degree and professional development opportunities for the local workforce, resulting in a seamless continuation of educational opportunities for area residents. IUPUC is located one hour south of Indianapolis, 1-¼ hours from Louisville, and 1-½ hours from Cincinnati. Columbus is known for its world class architecture, wonderful programs for young children, many parks, excellent philharmonic orchestra, and people trails. IUPUC has a staff of 62 full-time faculty with excellent credentials and enrolls 2,000 students annually. Applications: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until a candidate is selected. E-mail letter of application, CV, and contact information (including e-mail address) for three references to Dr. Crystal Walcott at Applications may also be mailed to Education Search and Screen, Office of the Vice Chancellor and Dean, IUPUC, 4601 Central Avenue, CC 255, Columbus, IN 47203-1769. Questions or requests for additional information should be directed to Dr. Walcott at 812.348.7346 or IUPUC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

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