Adjunct Professor - Special Education Administrator - Communication and Interpersonal Skills
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- Position Code: ADJFC
- Job Type: Part-time Adjunct
- Type of class: Online class and four Saturday on-ground classes (half days)
- Class Level: Graduate
- Date class is scheduled to begin: February 26, 2018
- Class schedule: Four onground Saturday half days - two in East Longmeadow, MA and two in Concord, MA
- Duration of class: Three hours
- Time of class: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
This course will enable participants to self-reflect and formulate their personal vision on ways to promote equity and fairness, and closing the proficiency gap while maintaining a safe and caring environment through the lens of the special education administrator. The course will include developing a cohesive approach to human resource management, family and community engagement, and the importance of keeping lines of communication open and transparent with parents and stakeholders in order to build a trusting team. Participants will learn how to interact and contribute in a culturally diverse emerging environment, as well as learn the techniques to diffuse situations to avoid conflict and strategies for effectively engaging participants in conversations related to school matters.
- Doctorate preferred.
- Previous experience teaching graduate level courses and online courses preferred.
- Extensive experience in special education required.
- Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
- Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
- Should be committed to a culture of diversity, respect, and inclusion.
- General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose, and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals.
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.
Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter resume / curriculum vitae, the contact information for four (4) professional, work related references and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy. Please apply online. Faxes and emails will not be accepted.
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.