Coordinator of Programs in Special Education - Assistant/Associate Professor – Special Education

Location
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Posted
Jun 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

We seek a dynamic individual who has expertise in one or more of the following areas: reading, learning disabilities, behavioral and emotional disabilities; and/or autism spectrum disorders. S/he will have a strong background in moderate or severe disabilities pedagogy.  S/he will expand program offerings; grow enrollments substantially; lead school partnerships and significant new initiatives for the purposes of cutting-edge teacher preparation. S/He will also provide high quality instruction to the graduate programs in education and will teach and supervise in our graduate programs across all sites and locations.

The successful candidate will contribute to the growth and development of the Teacher Education program in the School of Education, Human and Health Sciences, oversee off-site programs in special education, and develop new certificates and programs.

The candidate will be expected to engage in scholarly activity and provide service to the department, school, university, community and profession.

The individual selected for this position will join a collaborative, fast-paced and dedicated School who emphasizes excellence in education at all levels.  S/he will be involved in seeking new program offerings; and designing significant new initiatives for the purposes of cutting-edge preparation.

Bay Path University is an institution that places the utmost importance on the faculty’s ability to teach and relate to all students, whether in undergraduate or graduate programs.  The importance of teaching at the graduate level equals the importance at the undergraduate level.  At the same time, Bay Path University is committed to advancing its education programs.  The education program exists within the Bay Path University School of Education, Human and Health Sciences, and, as such, contributes to the overall graduate academic commitment to a sound and exciting Liberal Arts education. 

 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Teach and supervise a minimum of eight (8) courses (24 credits) annually to include select undergraduate and graduate courses offered by the School.
  • Support undergraduate and graduate activities.
  • Supervise practicum and student teaching experiences.
  • Contribute to the assessment and accreditation of teacher education programs.
  • Recruiting of adjuncts to teach courses in the program.
  • Advise students.
  • Assist in curriculum development.
  • Work closely with Office of Teacher Licensure, and other program leaders. 
  • Maintain close contact to and engagement with the applied behavior analysis credentialing, special education laws, latest special education regulations, and up-to-date field of special education content.
  • Remain active in research/scholarship.
  • Engage in program development and innovation in applied behavior analysis and special education/teacher education.
  • Provide significant program leadership and service of the special education program including new site development.
  • Establish and maintain community/district-based partnerships.
  • Provide assistance for grants or other fundraising efforts as requested.
  • Assist with the identification, compilation, and analysis of program assessment information.
  • Participate in research in the field of applied behavior analysis or special education.
  • Engage in school, campus, and across site committee activities while also participating in community service activities in Massachusetts aligned with the University's mission.
  • Manage the learning environment through keeping accurate records, submitting grades and other reports on time, and enforcing school/campus academic and attendance policies.
  • Actively participate and be involved in representing the School in local, state, and national professional organizations.
  • Maintain scheduled on campus office hours according to University policy.
  • Attend faculty, department and University meetings.
  • Assist the admissions office across multiple sites with student recruitment by participating in Open Houses and other admissions events, calling and writing prospective students and other activities as requested.
  • Maintain an active presence on the campus including attendance at major University events (e.g. Commencement, Academic Convocation) and student events.
  • Participate in University committees as assigned.
  • Maintain appropriate standards of behavior, mutual respect, and safety in the classroom.
  • Stay current with best practices in teaching and learning.
  • Understand the role of assessment in achieving specifically stated learning outcomes.
  • Incorporate technology to enhance student learning.  
  • Understand and appreciate the University’s mission, purpose and goals and the role of faculty in achieving those goals.
  • Attend trainings as required.
  • Position will require traveling across the state.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • An earned doctorate (Ed.D, Ph.D.) or equivalent in Special Education Teacher Education/Special Education or a related field from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution and be knowledgeable of State accreditation requirements strongly desired.
  • Expertise and experience in the areas of moderate and severe disabilities or special education administration is desired.
  • Current teaching license strongly preferred.
  • At least 5 years of experience providing services in public or private settings.
  • Experience teaching in higher education, and conducting workshops/trainings.
  • Experience supervising undergraduate/graduate students.
  • A record that speaks highly of teaching abilities.
  • Interest, initiative, and ability to develop and evaluate programs in the department.
  • Fosters and supports positive atmosphere and environment.
  • Supports and is a leader in the use of technology.
  • Ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Working knowledge of FERPA and HIPPA guidelines.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Must successfully pass the online safe Driving Course and driving record check at time of hire and annually thereafter.
  • Must successfully pass safe driving course within 30-days of employment.
  • Failure to successfully complete the course within the 30-day period is grounds for immediate termination.
  • Driving required and must be able and willing to teach and commute across multiple site locations.
  • Submit to and pass criminal offender records check (C.O.R.I.). and sexual offender records check (S.O.R.I.).
  • Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Experience effectively engaging backgrounds, identities, and communities different from one’s own.
  • General knowledge of the University’s mission, purpose and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals.

Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter outlining salary requirements, resume, and contact information for four professional references.  All applications should be sent electronically in MS Word format to hr@baypath.edu.

Bay Path University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and all underrepresented backgrounds.  An equal opportunity employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.

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