Assistant Professor - Special Education

Job description

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Special Education position in the Department of Teaching and Learning of the College of Education (COE). The Department seeks a scholar with content knowledge of general core coursework in Special Education with expertise in multi-tiered systems of academic and behavior support within inclusive classroom settings (response to intervention and schoolwide positive behavior interventions and supports). The typical time allocation for tenured and tenure-track faculty in the COE is 40% teaching, 40% research, and 20% service. The teaching load for this position is five classes per academic year (reduction to four classes for the first academic year), some of which may be online, hybrid or at off-campus locations, with the potential for additional teaching opportunities during the summer. Additionally, the faculty member will develop and refine teaching and assessment practices; advise students; contribute to the COE's accreditation initiatives; and participate in program, department, college, and community meetings.

The salary range for this 9-month, academic year position is $60,000 - $65,000.

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs can be found at:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 12,400 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in the state and is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regional universities by U.S. New & World Report. Colorado Springs, (pop. 400K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

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Minimum Requirements

  • Licensure in special education or equivalent content area, such as inclusive education or behavioral support.
  • Minimum of three years of school-based special education experience with students any ages 5 to 21-years-old.
  • Completed doctorate in special education (by 8/13/2018) or equivalent field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Evidence of effective in-person college-level teaching
  • Evidence of scholarship
  • Evidence of expertise in multi-tiered systems of academic and behavior support within inclusive classroom settings (response to intervention and schoolwide positive behavior interventions and supports).

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to qualified candidates who have one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Defined scholarly agenda
  • Expertise in rural education
  • Expertise in program evaluation
  • Evidence of potential for securing external funds
  • Experience in public school settings
  • Experience and willingness to engage in both in-person and online instruction

Special Instructions to Applicants:Statements of teaching and research philosophy are required as part of the application. Position is open until filled. Applications submitted by February 1, 2018 will receive full consideration. Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s), Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Application Materials Instructions:In order for an application to be considered, applicants must label each required attachment with the relevant title, attach the required documents for this position announcement to the submission and check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in the submission. If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or [email protected] Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40041 - COE-Teaching & Learning

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Dec 22, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Mark Malone

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00460707





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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