Assistant Professor of Special Education (Three Positions)Search 67540

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Assistant Professor of Special Education (Three Positions)
Search #67540
College of Education, Department of Elementary and Special Education

The Department of Elementary and Special Education in the College of Education invites applications and nominations for three positions of Assistant Professor of Special Education.

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at

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 Elementary and Special Education 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 Elementary and Special Education, the Assistant Professor of Special Education positions involve collaborating with faculty across the College of Education; teaching courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels; supervising and assisting with field experiences; serving as a member of doctoral and educational specialist committees and chairing doctoral dissertations and specialist theses; and performing service to the department, college, university, and professional communities. Teaching and supervising candidates in the B.S.Ed., M.A.T., M.Ed., and Ed. S. special education programs are the primary foci of the positions. Additional responsibilities include maintaining an active research agenda involving regular publications, professional presentations, and external grant proposals; modeling effective teaching practices; and using instructional technology in face-to-face, hybrid, and online learning environments. The positions are 10-month, tenure-track appointments, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Note: Two of the three positions will be housed on the Statesboro campus, with the third housed on the Armstrong campus in Savannah. Applicants are asked to indicate in their application materials the campus(es) for which they are applying.

Required Qualifications:

• Earned doctorate in Special Education or a closely related field by August 1, 2018
• Minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in special education coursework
• Minimum of three years of full-time teaching experience in grades P-12
• A focused program of research and scholarship related to special education
• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience working with a diverse faculty and student body
• Demonstrated effectiveness in using technology in instruction
• Experience teaching online courses
• Experience in the supervision of student teachers and/or practicum students
• Experience with school-university partnerships, Professional Learning Communities, and/or Professional Development Schools
• Involvement in professional educational organizations at the local, state, or national levels
• Knowledge of and experience with edTPA

Screening of applications begins February 16, 2018, and continues until the positions are filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2018. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; unofficial copies of graduate transcripts; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:
Dr. Catherine Howerter, Search Chair, Search #67540
Department of Elementary and Special Education
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8134
Statesboro GA 30460-8134
Electronic mail: [email protected]
Telephone: (912) 478-7629

More information about the institution is available through or 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 Vice Provost.





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Posted: 1/9/2018
Application Due: 8/30/2018
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