Tenure Track - Assistant/Associate Professor - Early Childhood Special Education

Minneapolis, MN
Mar 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The College of Education, Leadership and Counseling at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis Minnesota invites applications for a faculty position at the assistant/associate level in the Department of Teacher Education in the area of Early Childhood Special Education beginning in September of 2017.

The person selected will teach, supervise and advise graduate students in programs that lead to a state license in ECSE and an MA degree. S/he will have primary responsibility for teaching methodology courses in ECSE (Birth-6) and supervising clinical practice experiences in ECSE but may also teach/supervise in other special education areas as needed programmatically.

Required qualifications: Earned doctorate in ECSE/closely aligned area (or evidence that it will be completed by 12/31/17); experience and expertise providing evidence-based instructional practices for infants, toddlers, and young children with special needs and their families in home, school and community settings; demonstrated excellence in teaching in higher education; demonstrated ability to build networks and relationships with school communities in diverse urban settings ; strong content knowledge of early/childhood/special education and early intervention standards, recommended practices, and trends in the field; scholarly research agenda. It is also required that the successful candidate have at least one year as an instructor of record in an ECSE environment.

Preferred qualifications: Stronger candidates will have records of many of the following experiences and areas of expertise: expertise in effective early childhood inclusion practices and procedures; experience with and knowledge of family-centered approaches to planning, implementing and evaluating service delivery programs across students ages birth to 6 ; proficiency in working with diverse populations and a broad range of disabilities; program leadership: experience with alternative course delivery systems and online instruction; experience with university assessment systems and meeting accreditation standards; understanding of local, state, and national ECSE/EI workforce needs and experience with marketing and recruitment for ECSE programs; a record of securing external funds and coordinating grant-related activities.

All application materials must be submitted online at http://www.stthomas.edu/jobs/. Emailed materials will not be accepted.

Candidates will first be asked to create an applicant profile and upload the required documents (listed below) and then submit an online application and voluntary EEO form.

Those interested should submit:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Writing sample (uploaded into the Scholarly/Professional Writing Sample field)
  3. Evidence of teaching ability (uploaded into the Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness field)
  4. Copy/paste a letter of interest into the "Cover Letter" section of the application
  5. List the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references on the employment application

At this time, please do not upload any documents beyond those requested.

Application review begins April 14, 2017 and continues until position is filled.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.

The University of St. Thomas is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and the goals of affirmative action/equal opportunity. The University welcomes nominations and applications from a diverse applicant pool.

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