Open Rank, Special Education

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Position Type:

Faculty, Tenure Track

Classification Title:

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Position's Functional Title:

Open Rank, Special Education

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Position Summary:

This position is for a tenure-track Assistant, Associate or Full professor in the Division of Education. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate/graduate courses in special education and related fields. We seek candidates with outstanding teaching skills, ability to teach non-traditional or diverse student populations, and ability to collaborate in a positive manner with a diverse group of faculty and staff.

Governors State University (GSU) was founded in 1969, originally as an upper-division institution with a primary focus of serving community college graduates pursuing baccalaureate degrees. During the five intervening decades, GSU has grown to become the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving approximately 6,000 students annually in 85 different bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs. GSU features a highly diverse faculty and staff of roughly 1,000 employees that reflect the students and community we serve. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students from across the region and around the world. From its mission statement, Governors State University is committed to offering an exceptional and accessible education that prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed in a global society.

Students benefit from the university’s high academic quality, range of
convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online offerings, and
outstanding educational value.

The exceptionally beautiful campus is conveniently located within easy
reach by road and rail to Chicago and surrounding communities that have a
wealth of cultural and natural attractions. The highly diverse region GSU
serves has a number of high performing schools and engaged communities
as well as struggling urban, suburban, and rural communities. GSU seeks
to serve as a public square, working to foster educational opportunities for
all populations.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Doctorate in Special Education or related degree.
2. Knowledge and ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in special education and related courses.
3. 3 years teaching experience in special education with appropriate licenses
4. Must currently or in the past held a state teaching license/certificate in Special education.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Experience teaching university-level courses.
2. Experience supervising students in the field.
3. Experience collaborating with other professionals and school personnel.
4. Scholarship related to special education.

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Job No:
Posted: 2/18/2021
Application Due: 2/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time