Temporary Faculty - School of Education

Newark, DE
Apr 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Delaware

University of Delaware: College of Education & Human Development: School of Education
Location: Newark, DE

School of Education - Temporary Faculty Position

POSITION: The School of Education invites applications for a temporary faculty position in special education to begin on September 1, 2017, or a negotiated start date. The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal. Primary responsibilities will be teaching graduate special education courses. The position will be a 9-month, academic-year appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The Special Education faculty in the School of Education are a dedicated, collaborative, and welcoming group of faculty and professional staff with teaching and research expertise across disability areas and grade levels. We are seeking a colleague who will work collaboratively with us to transition existing graduate courses and programs of study to online formats. Our goal is to develop a high-quality, evidence-based online graduate program to advance the knowledge and skills of practicing teachers of students with disabilities to support diverse learners within Delaware, the region, and across the United States. More information about our programs can be found at http://www.education.udel.edu/masters/exceptional-children-and-youth/ .

The University of Delaware strongly believes that our future success is firmly predicated on our steadfast commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Diversity is a core value and guiding principle for our School's educational mission to prepare future scholars, educators, and educational leaders to educate and lead in increasingly diverse schools and communities. We are interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in teaching by addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We especially encourage scholars from underrepresented groups to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The individual will teach and/or develop courses in special education. The teaching load is 3-4 or 4-3 with the possibility of summer teaching with additional compensation. The position may also involve recruitment and advising of graduate students.

  • PhD or EdD in Special Education or closely related field.
  • Experience in teaching and developing graduate-level courses in special education, preferably in online or hybrid formats.

  • Expertise with evidence-based practices related to instruction and interventions for students with high-incidence disabilities and/or autism and severe disabilities across K-12 grades.
  • Ability to collaborate with a dynamic team of professionals to develop, implement, and evaluate graduate education.
  • Commitment to addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Successful K-12 teaching experience with students with disabilities in diverse settings.

SALARY: The salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTION: Review of applications will begin on March 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a letter of application that includes a description of university/college level teaching and experience with online and hybrid instruction, as well as any of the desired qualifications. Applications should also include a curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. The curriculum vitae and other application materials will be shared with departmental faculty.

Applications are accepted through https://apply.interfolio.com.

For questions or additional information, contact Dr. Kristen Ritchey, 302-831-2325 (kritchey@udel.edu)


Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. Located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within two hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. with a railroad station in town, the University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University (with very high research activity, a designation accorded to fewer than three percent of the degree-granting institutions in the U.S.), and with external funding exceeding $200 million. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 17,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students. The University of Delaware has been recognized for the past five years by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of America's best universities to work for.

UD is home to the College of Education and Human Development which is known nationally for its innovative, exemplary School of Education. With external funding of $25 million per year from 2012-16, the College ranks among the top universities in federal support for education research. The School houses the College's largest undergraduate program, Elementary Teacher Education, a model program with extensive interdisciplinary, applied experiences. The School also houses several professional master's degree programs and PhD and EdD programs. In 2014, the School launched a new online master's program in teacher leadership, and is actively developing additional online degree programs.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html

The University of Delaware does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation in its employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to:

Susan L. Groff, Ed. D.,
Director, Institutional Equity & Title IX Coordinator
305 Hullihen Hall, Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-3666

For complaints related to Section 504of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, please contact:

Anne L. Jannarone, M.Ed., Ed.S.
Director, Office of Disability Support Services
Alison Hall, Suite 130
ewark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4643

OR contact the U.S. Department of Education - Office for Civil Rights.

The Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act ("DDEA") prohibits discrimination against an applicant or employee based on pregnancy, childbirth, lactation or related conditions. If you believe that you have been subject to pregnancy discrimination or retaliation, please inform a manager as soon as reasonably possible. The University of Delaware is committed to providing a workplace free from discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and will take prompt action to investigate and remedy the situation, as necessary.

The DDEA also provides for reasonable accommodations of known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions, provided that the accommodation does not impose an undue hardship on the university. An employee need not be disabled to request such an accommodation. If you have a known limitation related to pregnancy that impacts your ability to satisfactorily perform the essential duties of your job, please inform your supervisor so that we can promptly begin the process of identifying a reasonable accommodation. Employees are encouraged to request a reasonable accommodation as soon as the need arises and prior to any performance issues. Employees will not be retaliated against for requesting or using a reasonable accommodation.


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