Assistant Professor of Special Education

Washington State University Tri-Cities in Washington

Deadline June 02, 2014
Date Posted April 22, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Special Education: The Department of Teaching and Learning at Washington State University Tri-Cities campus in Richland, WA seeks applicants with research and teaching interests in special education for a permanent, full-time, tenure track faculty position as an Assistant Professor. Duties and Responsibilities: Teach an array of undergraduate and graduate special education courses, utilizing face-to-face, online, and/or teleconferencing formats. Work productively with WSUTC faculty as well as across departments, programs, and campuses to meet student and programmatic needs. Pursue extramural funding to support active research agenda. Conduct scholarly research leading to publication in an area of special education. Work collaboratively with the special education program faculty which includes regular program meetings, academic advising for graduate students and serving on dissertation committees through the Pullman campus. Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate by the employment start date in special education or a related field, a demonstrated record of, or potential for, scholarly productivity, extramural funding, and excellence in teaching. Ability and commitment to work with underrepresented, multilingual, and culturally diverse students. The Washington State University system is a premier research university that includes four campuses with faculty that are considered to be "one faculty, geographically dispersed". The faculty across campuses belong to one department that is usually housed on the Pullman campus. Tenure and promotion expectations are the same for all faculty on all campuses. WSU Tri-Cities is located on the banks of the Columbia River in north Richland, close to the cities of Pasco and Kennewick. The 1,500 students are served by over 50 full-time and more than 350 adjunct faculty, drawn from the area's "brain trust" of highly qualified professionals. The new STEM High School, Delta High, exemplifies the collaboration between the WSU Tri-Cities and the extensive science and technology communities. WSUTC is currently in the process of establishing itself as the only four year, Hispanic Serving Institution (HIS) in eastern Washington State, and had model outreach programs including MESA and GEAR-UP. Screening will begin on May 12, 2014. Applicants should apply online at and submit a letter of application addressing the qualifications, two samples of scholarly work, a current comprehensive CV and contact information including names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of three references. Washington State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer. Members of ethnic minorities, women, Vietnam-era veterans, persons of disability, and/or persons aged 40 and over are encouraged to apply. The College of Education seeks applicants with a demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds and ideologies in a global environment. WSU is an Equal opportunity employer and education.

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