Visiting Assistant Professor - Special Education

Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 11, 2019
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education at theUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs invites applications for a one-year full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position of Special Education with a specialty in structured literacy instruction and learning disabilities within inclusive classroom settings to begin in Fall 2019. The workload for this position is teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in a variety of formats (in-person, online, hybrid, or at off-campus locations) with the potential for additional teaching opportunities during the summer, as well as interdisciplinary teaching assignments within other departments. Additionally, the Visiting Assistant Professor will develop and refine teaching and assessment practices; work in partnership with area schools; participate in curriculum development; contribute to the COE's accreditations initiatives; participate in program, department, college, and community meetings; and other duties as assigned.  The position also requires the candidate to actively engage in research and seek international and external funding as well as serve on department, college, and university committees.   The successful candidate will have experience of effective in-person college-level teaching; experience in structured literacy instruction and learning disabilities within inclusive classroom settings; and will also have demonstrated a positive history of professional relationships and collaboration. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in public school settings; experience in supervision of student teachers, practicum students, and/or mentorship role of novice teachers; experience and willingness to engage in online instruction; and demonstrated effectiveness in using technology in instruction. Preference will also be given for experience, expertise, or interest in rural education.
Required application materials:
  • CV
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • List of five references with contact information
  • Cover letter (must address applicant’s professional experience in higher education, the ways in which that experience will translate to their teaching, research, and service responsibilities as well as any experience, expertise, or interest in rural education)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy (applicants must include evidence of expertise in key academic areas in teaching and address their commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion within the context of their teaching; should not exceed two pages)
  • Statement of Research Agenda (applicants must address evidence and/or the ability to establish a strong record of scholarly activities, including securing external funding, as well as address their commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion within the context of their research; should not exceed two pages)
Position is open until filled. Applications submitted by June 18, 2019 will receive full consideration. Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Official transcripts will be required upon hire. The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs can be found at: The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 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. News & World Report and has earned recognition as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” in 2018 by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Colorado Springs, (pop. 500K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & 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, educational verification, 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.The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

QualificationsMinimum Requirements
  • Earned doctorate in, or allcoursework completed except dissertation, in Special Education and/or closelyrelated area (i.e., Inclusive Education, Disability Studies, ReadingInstruction, Learning Disabilities, etc.) from a regionally accreditedinstitution. Conferral of degree before August 18, 2019 is required. 
  • Minimum of three years ofschool-based special education experience.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Colorado Springs
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jun 4, 2019
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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