Instructional Assistant Professor or Clinical Assistant Professor
In anticipation of possible openings throughout the academic year and summer sessions, the Department of Special Education maintains a pool of qualified persons interested in non-tenure-track teaching positions. Applications are accepted continuously for part-time and full-time non-tenure-track positions and reviewed as vacancies become available. There may not be an actual vacancy at the time you apply.
These positions are represented by the Illinois State University Education Association and may have associated dues or fees. Required Qualifications 1. Master's degree in related field.
2. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
3. Computer competency.
4. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.
5. If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources. How to apply: All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials submitted via fax, email, or mail will not be accepted.
Please complete the faculty employment application and attach a cover letter, reference list (at least three professional references and contact information), and resume/C.V. Applications will be reviewed as vacancies become available.
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action university encouraging diversity.
If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at 309-438-3383. The Department of Special Education at Illinois State University is one of the largest and most respected special education programs in the country. We offer programs at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels. Our undergraduate teacher candidates can receive initial certification in Learning and Behavior Specialist, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and Low Vision and Blindness.
In the Department of Special Education, we value extensive and diverse hands-on experiences for our teacher candidates. Prior to student teaching, our candidates spend more than 600 hours in two semesters of clinical experience in diverse settings serving learners with a range of disabilities. We take pride in offering our teacher candidate not only a first-class education, but opportunities for student involvement including research with faculty and specialized opportunities with discipline-specific registered student organizations.
Our student-driven, faculty-mentored organizations include Best Buddies, Braille Redbirds, Deaf Redbirds, and Students Supporting Individuals with Disabilities (SSID). The rigorous coursework, extensive clinical work, and diverse extracurricular activities prepares our candidates with a skill set that extends beyond that of a traditional, first-year teacher.
Similarly, we prepare our master's and doctoral students to become educational leaders and assume advanced roles in their schools and communities. Our new master's programs are designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced special education teachers.