Assistant/Associate Professor in Early Childhood Special Education Tenure Track

Job description

Position Number 001313

Functional Title Assistant/Associate Professor in Early Childhood Special Education – Tenure Track

Position Type Tenure Stream

Position Summary

The Department of Specialized Education Services at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) is housed in the School of Education. As part of the University of North Carolina 17-campus system, UNCG enrolls nearly 20,000 students, including 3,500 graduate students. UNCG is classified as a high research activity university with a community engagement distinction by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Although future accreditation applications will be submitted for CAEP, the Department of Specialized Education Services currently offers NCATE-accredited educator preparation programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in Special Education, Professions in Deafness, and Birth Through Kindergarten. Bachelor's degree programs are offered in Deaf Education; ASL Interpreter Preparation; Special Education: General Curriculum; and Dual Licensure in Special Education and Elementary Education; and Birth Through Kindergarten. Two M.Ed. programs are offered in Special Education: General Curriculum; and Birth Through Kindergarten. Both the undergraduate and Master's degree and licensure programs in early childhood education are co-coordinated and implemented collaboratively with the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. Finally, the Department of Specialized Education Services offers a Ph.D. program in Special Education, with specialization in several areas, including Early Childhood Special Education.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will:

1. Teach face-to-face and/or online degree and licensure courses (synchronous and asynchronous) at undergraduate and/or graduate levels in interdisciplinary early childhood programs (e.g., BK Education licensure program; Early Care and Education M.Ed., certificate programs)
2. Team teach some undergraduate and Master's courses with faculty within the Department of Specialized Education Services, and in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies
3. Collaborate in program evaluation, development, and revisions
4. Teach face-to-face courses in the Special Education Doctoral Program
5. Meet expectations for research and other scholarly activities appropriate for a doctoral degree granting institution
6. Develop and/or maintain an active research agenda demonstrated through research published in key peer-reviewed journals, national and international presentations, and other scholarly activities
7. Seek external funding for student, research, and community-engagement support
8. Collaborate with faculty in other departments and units
9. Fulfill some program administrative duties
10. Advise and mentor undergraduate, Masters, and doctoral students
11. Provide professional service at multiple levels
12. Contribute to the teaching, research, and service missions of the Department of Specialized Education Services, School of Education, and University

Minimum Qualifications

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate will have:

1. An earned doctorate in Early Childhood Special Education, Special Education with specialization in Early Childhood, or a related field (ABD with a graduation date no later than August 1, 2018, is acceptable)
2. An established or emerging record of scholarly productivity in relevant area(s), including publications, presentations, and/or grant development and/or implementation that is commensurate with Assistant or Associate Professor rank
3. College teaching experience in early intervention and/or early childhood special education
4. Teaching experience in early intervention and or early childhood programs in schools, agencies, or medical settings
5. Demonstrated service to the field in various capacities
6. Clear commitment to inclusive services for individuals with disabilities

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with two or more of the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:

1. Online college teaching experience (synchronous and asynchronous).
2. Three or more years of experience serving infants/toddlers with and without disabilities and their families.
3. Previous experiences with conducting and disseminating research findings in publications and/or presentations.
4. Previous experience requesting and/or securing external funding
5. Knowledge of Birth Through Kindergarten teaching licensure requirements and teacher preparation

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application Deadline and Procedures: Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit electronically the following:
(1) a letter of interest
(2) a current vita
(3) the names of three references with full contact information.

Questions or Additional Information Related to the Position or Qualifications
• Dr. Jean Kang, Search Committee Co-Chair ([email protected])
• Dr. Christie L. Cavanaugh, Search Committee Co-Chair ([email protected])

For application related questions, please contact:

Mr. Wayne Johnson
Dept. of Specialized Education Services
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
Phone: 336.334.5843 Fax: 336.334.4120

Recruitment Range Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experiences.

Org #-Department Specialized Education Services - 12017

Job Open Date 10/06/2017

For Best Consideration Date 11/15/2017

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Type of Appointment Permanent

FLSA Exempt

Number of Months per Year 12

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume/CV
    2. Cover Letter
    3. List of References

    Supplemental Questions

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      Posted: 2/28/2018
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