Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education and Disability Studies

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Mar 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


I. RECRUITMENT PLAN

Posting Number: F001027 Academic Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education and Disability Studies Rank: Administrative Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education and Disability Studies Discipline Education Specialty: Special Education and Disability Studies, Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Contract Type: Non-Tenure Track, Time-Limited Appointment (provide appt period) - 08/01/2017-05/31/2020 Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Proposed Start Date: Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Position Description Summary:

Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education and Disability Studies with an emphasis in Cultural and Linguistic Diversity, contract, academic year appointment

The Department of Special Education and Disability Studies is seeking candidates for an Assistant/Associate Professor in Special Education and Disability Studies with an emphasis in Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (academic year appointment), beginning as early as August 2017.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to teach core graduate level courses in Special Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Learners, as well as courses in areas of specific expertise. The successful candidate also will be expected to administrate teacher education programs in Special Education for CLD Learners and advise masters and doctoral students in their field experiences and research. In addition, the candidate will participate in related program development responsibilities aligned with the Department of Special Education and Disability Studies. The new faculty member will be expected to develop and maintain a research agenda, pursue external funding opportunities, and contribute to the university and community through service activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

All applicants must have:
1. Ed.D. or Ph.D. in Special Education or a related field (e.g., literacy, second language acquisition, diversity, multiculturalism) with an emphasis in Cultural and Linguistic Diversity; ABD candidates will be considered, but must provide evidence of having completed all degree requirements by date of appointment;

2. Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level in a similar program, as evidenced by written peer or student evaluations;

3. Knowledge and an understanding of the continuum of needs presented by culturally and linguistically diverse students, as evidenced by scholarly work; and,

4. Demonstrated knowledge of first and second language development, including atypical development, as well as demonstrated knowledge of literacy development at the primary and/or secondary level, and/or demonstrated knowledge of cultural diversity, its intersection with disability, and related educational considerations at the primary and/or secondary level.

Advertised Salary: Other Benefits: Other Information:

The George Washington University is located just four blocks from the White House and situated close to the nation's educational decision makers and associations. Envisioned by our first President and created by an Act of Congress in 1821, GW is now the largest institution of higher education in the nation's capital. The University offers comprehensive programs of undergraduate and graduate study in the arts and sciences as well as degrees in business, education, engineering, international affairs, law, medicine, and public health. Each year, GW enrolls a diverse population of undergraduate, graduate and professional students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and more than 30 countries.

George Washington University's Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) offers a number of graduate programs at the master's, educational specialist, and doctoral levels that prepare students for a variety of leadership roles in diverse education settings in both the public and private sector.

The Department of Special Education and Disability Studies houses four master's degree programs, several certificate programs and both Educational Specialist and Doctoral Degree Programs. The Special Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners is state approved for licensure in special education and has received national recognition from the relevant specialty professional associations. The program has partnerships with area schools and federal awards for its sources of graduate offerings and outreach activities.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please upload the following:

1. letter of application including a statement of qualifications;
2. current curriculum vita;
3. two (2) writing samples from publications, manuscripts, or scholarly papers;
4. evidence of teaching activity and teaching effectiveness (e.g. peer or student evaluations);
5. copies of graduate transcripts; and,
6. contact information for three professional references.

Rank is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Application review will begin December 5, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Beth Tuckwiller, Search Committee Chair & Assistant Professor of Special Education and Disability Studies, at btuckwiller@gwu.edu.

Department Link: Posting Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Quick Link http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/38750
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have, or will you have, by the date of appointment, an EdD or PhD in Special Education or a related field (e.g., literacy, second language acquisition, diversity, multiculturalism) with an emphasis in Cultural and Linguistic Diversity?
    • yes
    • no
  2. * Do you have knowledge and an understanding of the continuum of needs presented by culturally and linguistically diverse students, as evidenced by scholarly work?
    • yes
    • no
  3. * Do you have demonstrated knowledge of first and second language development, including atypical development, as well as demonstrated knowledge of literacy development at the primary and/or secondary level, and/or demonstrated knowledge of cultural diversity, its intersection with disability, and related educational considerations at the primary and/or secondary level?
    • yes
    • no
  4. * Do you have demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level in a similar program, as evidenced by written peer or student evaluations?
    • yes
    • no
  5. * Do you have experience in developing and delivering graduate-level coursework to prepare cutting edge professionals to teach culturally and linguistically diverse learners with exceptionalities in a variety of classroom settings?
    • yes
    • no
  6. * Do you have experience advising master's and doctoral students in professional preparation and research endeavors?
    • yes
    • no
  7. * Do you have experience in the administration of field-based professional development and in the supervision of professional personnel and/or candidates preparing to work in the profession?
    • yes
    • no
  8. * Do you have knowledge and an understanding of the continuum of needs presented by culturally and linguistically diverse students, i.e., theoretical foundation and understanding of the impact of language and culture on student learning, culturally responsive instructional and assessment practices, and strategies for supporting diverse families?
    • yes
    • no
  9. * Do you have knowledge and an understanding of the impact of non-academic factors on student success, i.e., a theoretical understanding of non-academic factors (including health, access to housing, nutrition, poverty, etc.) that affect the school success of culturally and linguistically diverse learners?
    • yes
    • no
  10. * Do you have knowledge and an understanding of instructional design and intervention, i.e., knowledge of the principles of Universal Design for Learning and its application in the development and delivery of curriculum and instruction appropriate to English language learners, including those with special needs or who are at risk for academic difficulties, in inclusive settings?
    • yes
    • no
  11. * Can you demonstrate knowledge of first and second language development, including atypical development, as well as demonstrated knowledge of literacy development (in home language and/or English) at the primary and/or secondary level, and/or demonstrated knowledge of cultural diversity, its intersection with disability, and related educational considerations at the primary and/or secondary level?
    • yes
    • no
  12. * Do you have knowledge and expertise in Home Language Instruction best practices in this area as it applies to English language learners?
    • yes
    • no
  13. * Do you have knowledge and expertise in English as a Second Language best practices as it applies to English language learners?
    • yes
    • no
  14. * Do you have knowledge of the purposes and types of assessment, formal and informal strategies for assessing the strengths and needs of culturally and linguistically diverse and/or exceptional children, and the issues involved in differentiating those in the process of second language acquisition and those who may have a disability?
    • yes
    • no
  15. * Do you have knowledge and expertise in the area of Common Core Standards as it applies to Cultural and Linguistic Diversity?
    • yes
    • no




Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcript
  4. Sample Publications
  5. Names and Contact Information for References
  6. Course Evaluations or Summaries
Optional Documents

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