Assistant Professor of Practice & Program Lead Special Education
Posting DetailsTitleAssistant Professor of Practice & Program Lead Special EducationCampusStocktonDepartmentBenerd CollegePosting NumberF00342Full or Part TimeFull TimeOpen Date10/13/2020Close DateOpen Until FilledYesDays Per Week5Weeks Per Year52Position Description
University of the Pacific’s Benerd College is seeking a team member with an entrepreneurial spirit to serve a vital role as we fulfill our vision to be a center of innovation, learning, and creativity in the San Joaquin Valley. We seek a colleague who can re-envision and elevate our existing Special Education Program as well as to provide leadership for the development of innovative new programs.
This colleague should have a deep commitment to engaging students in real-world practice through teaching that challenges dominant norms. As one example of that commitment, our faculty members facilitate all courses through an action-oriented project-based curriculum. Our courses are centered on culminating projects where students work with community partners in real-world settings. Another example is that we are transitioning to an action-oriented, project-based dissertation model in our doctoral program. In particular, we are teaching students to use various innovation tools and frameworks as methods for their dissertation inquiry. We hope to find a colleague who will help us move even further in creating the most transformational and impactful program possible.
•Provide guidance and oversight for iterative design and assessment of the program purpose, quality, scope, outcomes, and curriculum
•Serve as faculty advisor for all students in the respective program
•In conjunction with other program leads, coordinate and oversee development of new courses and ongoing redevelopment of existing courses
•Identify and recommend adjunct faculty
•Oversee comprehensive exams for graduating programs requiring them
Conduct data analysis of student learning outcomes
•Coordinate accreditation and compliance for program
•Teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses
•Teaching face-to-face, fully online, and hybrid modalities
•Serve as the primary faculty contact for prospective students
•Present and engage with prospective students at various recruitment events, both in person and online
•Develop faculty and providing opportunities for professional development/collaboration to transform the teaching/learning experience
This colleague will hold the rank of assistant professor. This is a non-tenure eligible position with eligibility for promotion to associate and/or full professor. The position will be assigned primarily to our school in Stockton.
•At the time of hire, the candidate should have an earned doctorate in the area of special education (or closely related). ABD candidates will be considered; however, they must have an earned degree before August 2021.
•a current license or credential to teach special education;
•at least two years of experience teaching PK-12 students with mild/moderate disabilities in both self-contained and inclusive settings;
•demonstrated successful hybrid or online teaching experience;
•research and or grant writing experience
This is a leadership position and is a twelve-month appointment. The basic teaching workload is two courses each semester including summer for a 2-2-2 load. This faculty appointment will also include assisting the Senior Associate Dean with programmatic responsibilities, program coordination, recruitment, and dissemination of program information. This includes involvement in dissertations, master’s thesis, student recruitment, community engagement, curriculum development, internal service, and scholarship (which can include contributions to research outlets or practitioner settings). Our program requires continual innovation and pushing of traditional boundaries, which results in a heavily collaborative teaching culture.
•documented competence in using technology to enhance instruction;
•demonstrate evidence of teaching, research, leadership, service and the ability to work collaboratively with students, colleagues, and stakeholders. experience supervising or mentoring preservice or experienced teachers;
•professional experience working with students and families from diverse cultures; + some successful part-time or full-time teaching experience at the college or university level;
•demonstrated commitment to fostering a caring and rigorous educational environment;
•demonstrated commitment to continual innovation and change;
•demonstrated ability to collaboratively engage with colleagues in program development and teaching;
•demonstrated commitment to personal development and growth in one’s own teaching and practice;
•demonstrated excellence in applied scholarly research or evidence-based practice;
•demonstrated interest and experience in working in partnership with community groups, businesses, government agencies, and other organizations, as appropriate to the position;
•demonstrated successful teaching experience with adult learners;
Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.Special Instructions
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Please upload the following:
•A letter of interest explaining
o How minimum and preferred qualifications are met
o Relevant experiences that have prepared you to teach in this type of program
o Description of teaching approach
•Complete contact information for three (3) Professional References.
All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.AA/EEO Policy Statement
University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.Supplemental Questions
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