Special Education Lecturer- Student Development

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Special Education Lecturer- Student Development

College of Education

University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Department of Student Development in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a position in Special Education as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the rank of Lecturer. This is a full-time non-tenure track position with a preferred start date of September 1, 2018. Initial appointment is designated for two years. Further appointments following this two-year hire are contingent upon the availability of funds.

The special education program is searching for a candidate with current special education teaching experience to be able to assist with undergraduate: advising, recruiting, teaching, coordinating practicum and student teaching (placements and coursework), supervising TA's for practicum and student teaching, managing information in SPIRE, MTELs, and coordinating with licensure requirements for state and CAEP.

Required Qualifications: Master's degree, Ph.D. preferred, in special education or a related field with an emphasis in mild/moderate disabilities and holds a current license. At least three years of field experience and strong organizational skills. Demonstrates a commitment to supporting and implementing evidence-based practices with expertise in academic assessment, curriculum, and instructional interventions. University teaching and/or teaching assistantship in education.

Desired Qualifications: Candidates with supervision experience and a track record of establishing collaborative relationships between Post-Secondary and School District settings. Experience advising university students and interest in supporting research. Evidence of ability to work collaboratively across disciplines: special education, general education, school psychology, and counseling.

Responsibilities: Advise undergraduate students seeking licensure in special education. Assist with recruitment and management of admissions. Manage and update information on the College website for the special education undergraduate program. Work with the College's undergraduate advisor and the UMass Educator Licensure Office. Manage accreditation process through CAEP, write licensure data reports, and work with TK20 requirements for the state. Teach a minimum of two undergraduate courses per semester (e.g., 370: Writing in Education, 390: Collaboration, 494: Integrative Learning Experience, 431: Math Methods, and 325 Intro to Special Education) in addition to 398: Practicum and 500: Student Teaching seminars. Coordinate practicum and student teaching placements including supervision. Other activities as needed.

In response to the shortage of special education teachers nationwide and to fill the need particularly in Massachusetts, the College of Education has developed a new undergraduate-level, evidence-based teacher training program in special education leading to licensure in moderate disabilities for PreK-8 or 5-12.

The new undergraduate concentration in Special Education is positioned to establish UMass Amherst as a preeminent special education training program in the region, state, and nation. It will be the only undergraduate special education teacher preparation program in the region run and taught by nationally recognized scholars at a Research-Intensive University. The faculty have designed an innovative special education program that is informed by its scholarly activity and its understanding of research to practice increasing the prospects of making it a nationally recognized program.

The campus is a member of the Five College Consortium along with Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges and is also a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual career couples. The College is NCATE-approved and offers a comprehensive program leading to master's and doctoral degrees. We share a fundamental commitment to social justice and the pursuit of educational excellence.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, letter of application, the names and contact information of three professional references, and at least one recent publication to:


Review of candidates will begin April 23, 2018, and will continue until a qualified applicant pool has been identified.

Normal starting salary for full-time lecturer start at $52,000 with additional consideration given to qualifications and experience of candidate. For more information about the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, please visit our website at www.umass.edu/education.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a public research university, the flagship of the University of Massachusetts system and is a leading center of public higher education in the Northeast. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational research or other work activities.





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Posted: 3/22/2018
Application Due: 5/21/2018
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