Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education and Disability Studies
Posting Number: F001393 Academic Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education and Disability Studies Rank: Associate Professor, Assistant Professor Administrative Title: Discipline Education Specialty: Contract Type: Tenure Track, Renewable Appointment (initial appt period) - 08/01/2019-05/31/2022 Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Proposed Start Date: 08/01/2019 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Position Description Summary:
I. RECRUITMENT PLAN
The Department of Special Education and Disability Studies is seeking candidates for an Assistant/Associate Professor in Special Education and Disability Studies with an emphasis in Interdisciplinary Secondary Transition Services (Tenure, Academic Year Appointment), beginning August 2019. The University seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber and has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff.Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Successful candidates will be expected to teach core graduate level courses in Special Education in the Interdisciplinary Secondary Transition Services program (online), the Secondary Special Education programs, and the Special Education & Disability Studies doctoral courses with diverse student populations. The candidates will be expected to collaborate in the administration of the Interdisciplinary Secondary Transition Services programs and advise masters and doctoral students. In addition, the candidates will participate in related program development responsibilities aligned with the Department of Special Education and Disability Studies. The candidates will be expected to maintain and seek external funding to provide graduate education and research opportunities in transition services. The new faculty member will be expected to develop and maintain a research agenda, and contribute to the university and community through service activities.Minimum Qualifications:
All applicants must have:
1. EdD/PhD (or completed by date of appointment) in Special Education or a related field with an emphasis in Interdisciplinary Secondary Transition Services;
2. A demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level with diverse student populations in a similar program, as evidenced by written peer and/or student evaluations;
3. Knowledge and an understanding of the continuum of needs presented by transitioning youth with disabilities and their families, as evidenced by scholarly work and/or emerging relevant research; and
4. At least three years of experience in the field of secondary transition services, applying emerging knowledge bases in the design and implementation of programs and services.
The George Washington University is located just four blocks from the White House and situated close to the nation's educational decision makers and associations. Envisioned by our first President and created by an Act of Congress in 1821, GW is now the largest institution of higher education in the nation's capital. The University offers comprehensive programs of undergraduate and graduate study in the arts and sciences as well as degrees in business, education, engineering, international affairs, law, medicine, and public health. The University values a dynamic, student-focused community stimulated by cultural and intellectual diversity and built upon a foundation of integrity, creativity, and openness to the exploration of new ideas. Each year, GW enrolls a diverse population of undergraduate, graduate and professional students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and more than 130 countries.
GSEHD prepares 21st Century scholar-leaders who can promote the educational and social development of children and youth with disabilities from birth to adulthood and reduce their social exclusion. The School offers a number of graduate programs at the master's, educational specialist, and doctoral levels that prepare students for a variety of leadership roles in diverse education settings in both the public and private sector.
The Department of Special Education & Disability Studies offers a variety of specialized programs that equip students with the knowledge and expertise to meet a growing need for special education across the developmental spectrum. The Department of Special Education and Disability Studies houses four master's degree programs, several certificate programs and both Educational Specialist and Doctoral Degree Programs.
The Interdisciplinary Secondary Transition Services program is a non-licensure program that provides critical knowledge and experience in the ever-emerging field of secondary transition based upon legislative requirements, research, and evidence-based practices. The program includes the Interdisciplinary Secondary Transition Services master's program where students can specialize in Autism or Brain Injury, a Transition Special Education certificate, and a Brain Injury: Transition Services Certificate. For additional information, please visit https://gsehd.gwu.edu/programs/masters-interdisciplinary-secondary-transition-services.Special Instructions to Applicants:
To apply please complete the online faculty application:
1. letter of application including a statement of qualifications;
2. current curriculum vitae;
3. two (2) writing samples from publications, manuscripts, or scholarly papers;
4. evidence of teaching activity and teaching effectiveness (e.g. peer or student evaluations);
5. copies of graduate transcripts.
Rank is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Application review will begin October 31, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.
Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Joan Kester, Search Committee Chair & Assistant Professor of Special Education and Disability Studies, at [email protected]Department Link: Posting Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.Quick Link http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/56318
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you have an EdD/PhD (or completed by date of appointment) in Special Education or a related field with an emphasis in Interdisciplinary Secondary Transition Services?
- * Do you have a demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level with diverse student populations in a similar program, as evidenced by written peer and/or student evaluations?
- * Do you have knowledge and an understanding of the continuum of needs presented by transitioning youth with disabilities and their families, as evidenced by scholarly work and/or emerging relevant research?
- * Do you have at least three years of experience in the field of secondary transition services, applying emerging knowledge bases in the design and implementation of programs and services?
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