Limited-Term Instructor of Special Education



Limited-Term Instructor of Special Education
Search #30010
College of Education/Department of Teaching and Learning


The Department of Teaching and Learning invites nominations and applications for a Limited-Term Instructor of Special Education faculty position.

Georgia Southern University, classified as a doctoral/research institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, is a member of the University System of Georgia and is the largest, most comprehensive research institution in southeast Georgia. Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern is a premier choice for more than 20,600 students representing 50 states and 88 nations.

The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and offers an array of programs at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels through eight colleges: the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology, College of Business Administration, College of Education, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of Science and Mathematics, Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies and the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health. Georgia Southern provides all of the benefits of a major university with the personal feel and individualized attention of a much smaller college, and takes great pride in providing an educational environment where students can engage in scholarship, research and service as they prepare for lifelong success.

Georgia Southern is located in Statesboro, Georgia, a classic community of approximately 30,000 residents just an hour from historic Savannah. It is recognized for providing enriching opportunities for people of all ages while benefitting the region and state.

Within this setting, the College of Education offers undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare students for work in public education, community agencies, and higher education. The Department of Teaching and Learning, the largest department in the college, is committed to preparing educators who work collaboratively with public school partners, who are dedicated to preparing teacher candidates to work effectively with diverse populations of students, who prepare teacher candidates to be reflective educators, and who use current research to inform their educational practices. The College of Education is accredited by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Position Description: Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning, the Limited-Term Instructor of Special Education position involves teaching undergraduate courses in special education, supervising field-based experiences, working in partnerships with area schools, using instructional technology, and modeling effective teaching practices. All limited-term positions are non-tenure track, academic 10-month appointments. Appointments are for one year only, although there is the possibility of reappointment should funding permit and based upon satisfactory performance. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
• Earned master's degree in Special Education or a closely related field by August 1, 2017
• Minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in Special Education coursework
• Minimum of three years of full-time teaching experience with P-12 Special Education students
• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience teaching undergraduate courses
• Experience working with a diverse faculty and student body
• Demonstrated effectiveness in using technology in instruction
• Experience in the supervision of student teachers, practicum students, and/or mentorship role of novice teachers
• Strong collaboration and communication skills

Screening of applications begins June 12, 2017, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2017. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Ms. Shelley Woodward, Search Chair, Search #30010
Department of Teaching and Learning
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8134
Statesboro GA 30460-8134
Electronic mail: swoodward@georgiasouthern.edu
Telephone: 912-478-8408

More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or http://coe.georgiasouthern.edu. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non- evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.

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