Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education - Adapted Curriculum

Wilmington, North Carolina
Oct 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education - Adapted Curriculum
Department: Elem, Middle & Lit - 31420
Vacancy Number: 16F-143
Position Number: 4049
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus

Summary of Position:
Responsibilities include:
o Develop and instruct face-to-face, online, and hybrid undergraduate courses in the Adapted Curriculum in Special Education
o Supervise undergraduate students’ research and projects
o Assist in promoting the undergraduate Special Education Program and recruiting students
o Collaborate with faculty in the development, evaluation, assessment, and maintenance of the undergraduate program
o Maintain an active scholarship agenda (research, grants, and publications)
o Participate in committee assignments and professional development activities
o Provide leadership and service to area schools, university, community and profession
o Supervise students in various field experiences, labs, and practicums

Minimum Requirements:
o An earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in Special Education from an accredited institution required by appointment date
o Evidence of at least three years of successful experience teaching/training/working with K-12 students with moderate to severe disabilities in the classroom and/or community settings
o Established scholarship or evidence of scholarly potential
o Some program administration experience
o Evidence of successful college teaching experience (including technology enhanced and online instruction)

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to candidates with:
o Academic expertise in instruction for students with moderate to severe physical and/or intellectual disabilities using: applied methodologies that promote a functional, skill-based curriculum; strategies that promote access to the general curriculum; direct instruction; and applied behavior analysis
o Expertise and/or experience in using assistive technologies and sign language with students with moderate to severe disabilities
o Expertise in developing interventions to support challenging behaviors associated with intellectual disability
o Knowledge of medical and physical interventions for students with severe and profound disabilities
o Eligible for North Carolina licensure in Special Education
o Willingness to assume a leadership role by coordinating the adapted curriculum program, developing/revising coursework, and advising undergraduate students
o Leadership experience in Special Education
o Knowledge of the North Carolina Extended Common Core State Standards
o Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with faculty and community partners and commitment to collaborative university and school partnerships to organize field experience opportunities and internships for students

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
The Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy, and Special Education is a community of professional educators dedicated to the preparation of teachers and other professionals who have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to work with children from early childhood through middle grades, students with special needs, and their families. It values the integration of current theory, research, and professional expertise from multiple disciplines and perspectives to inform practices that enable all learners to reach their full potential.
The department provides opportunities for students to develop as educational leaders and advocates for the children and families they serve. It develops, implements, and coordinates programs leading to undergraduate degrees and/or licensure in birth through kindergarten education, elementary, middle grades and special education (general and adapted curriculum tracks), as well as graduate degrees and/or licensure in elementary, middle grades, and language and literacy.

College/School Information:
The Watson College of Education is the fourth largest producer of teachers at the undergraduate level in the state of North Carolina and has been rated “exemplary” by the State Board of Education. Only 7 out of 47 North Carolina teacher education programs received this honor.
In 2006, the Watson College received the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, which honors leadership and innovation in teacher education.
We have excellent partnerships with businesses, school systems and community colleges in our region. Become a part of the Watson College of Education team and come learn and grow with us.

University Information:
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement:
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions:
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 9, 2017, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To Apply: Complete the online application. A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three (3) professional references should be addressed to Special Education Search Committee and attached to the online application (i.e., not emailed, mailed or faxed). MS Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. Transcripts are not necessary for the initial review but will be required of those who are invited to participate in phone interviews. Official transcripts are required at the time of hire. Criminal background checks will be conducted on finalists prior to offer of employment. Under North Carolina law, applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and not subject to public release.

Please direct questions to:
Kathy R. Fox, Professor/Chair
Dept. of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy, and Special Education, 910-962-3240.

Position Type: Permanent 
Job Posting Date: 10/10/2017
Priority Consideration Date: 11/09/2017
Priority Consideration Information: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents to Special Education Search Committee

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