The Department of STEM Education & Teacher Development invites applications for a tenure-track position in Special Education (9 month appointment) beginning Fall 2014.
Required qualifications: Candidates must have a doctorate in Special Education or a related field (ABDs near completion will be considered) as well as demonstrated evidence of excellence in research and teaching commensurate to the applicantʼs level of entry and a proven track record with, or strong potential for, research funding. Preferred qualifications: Interest in and experience with English Language Learners (ELL) or Reading/Literacy; teaching experience at grades K-12 or with diverse student populations; experience teaching in teacher licensure programs; experience with online teaching; interest in and experience with STEM contexts.
The position involves engaging in an active program of research (supported or potentially supported by external funding), teaching in the MAT teacher licensure programs, providing service to the university, and developing partnerships across university departments and with area schools. There may also be opportunities to participate in the Ph.D. program. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to become a member of the Kaput Center for Research and Innovation in STEM Education, depending on the successful candidate’s research interests.
The Department of STEM Education & Teacher Development is housed in the School of Education in the College of Arts & Sciences. The College fosters a collaborative environment with 18 departments spanning the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The town of Dartmouth is located in the beautiful SouthCoast region of Massachusetts halfway between Providence, RI and Cape Cod, MA and just an hour south of Boston. The region offers access to beaches, trails, arts & cultural activities along with the rich history that makes living in New England unique.
Please submit online (1) a letter of application addressing qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; (4) a statement of research interests and (5) name, titles, and contact information of three professional references @ http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/.
Review of applications will begin November 8, 2013 and will continue until the position if filled. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please contact the search chair, Dr. Chandra Orrill, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The Department of STEM Education & Teacher Development is committed to the preparation of educators who have sensitivity toward multicultural issues, an awareness of the particular concerns of urban education, knowledge of the unique needs and styles of individual learners, and a conscious knowledge of the role of schools in promoting social justice in the 21st century.
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