#050-21 Assistant Professor to Associate Professor (Special Education)
Applications will be accepted no later than April 30, 2021 (Chamorro Standard Time/UTC+10).
(Note To applicants in the mainland United States: Please be advised that Guam is a day ahead of the mainland United States.)
The University of Guam is looking for an individual who is interested in new challenges and opportunities for professional and personal growth. This position calls for someone who is self-motivated and adaptable, intelligent, possesses a global vision and who is interested in working in a dynamic, multi-cultural institution.
The University of Guam has an active Press dedicated to publishing research and writing about Guam and Micronesia. A variety of publishing opportunities are available to UOG faculty, employees, students and members of the communities we serve through the University of Guam Press.
The School of Education is a dynamic school with vibrant and enthusiastic faculty who are involved with local schools in teacher development, service and research. The school offers several degree programs in a number of fields. The students come from multi-cultural, multi-lingual environments, primarily from Pacific island settings. The teaching areas in the school are Elementary, Second Language, Secondary, Special Education, Language and Literacy, Educational Foundations, Counseling, and Administration and Supervision. Graduate programs include the Masters of Arts (MA) in Counseling, MA in Teaching and a Master of Education (M.Ed) in Administration and Supervision, Reading, Special Education, Secondary Education and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). The Assistant-Associate Professor tenure/non-tenure track in Special Education appointment is an Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) accredited unit that prepares graduate certified candidates for additional certification in K-12 Special Education settings.
CHARACTER OF DUTIES:
The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Special Education with the School of Education; Participate in, develop, and maintain the core program of studies in Special Education for the master’s degree program appropriate to the needs of students from Guam and Micronesia; Provide technical assistance and advisement to students; Assist with accreditation. Willingness to teach online courses; and Participate in university and unit committees.
Minimum: Terminal degree in education from a U.S. regionally-accredited institution or foreign equivalent, professional teaching credentials in Special Education (SPED); Three (3) years experience teaching in an American K-12 school setting; Experience teaching in Institutions in Higher Education; Experience working in diverse settings; Experience in collaboration with stakeholders; Research background in SPED.
Must be willing to teach online.
Preferred: Specialty set training and experience (i.e. autism, DHH, moderate to severe disabilities); Grant writing and administration experience; Experience with assessment, accreditation and professional reports; Experience supervising fieldwork and interns; Five (5) years experience teaching in K-12 in an American school setting; Additional professional credentials in other areas of educator preparation; Demonstrated experience in designing, writing, and teaching, online courses via and online learning management system.
Applicants for University of Guam faculty positions must complete an online job application through the UOG’s online employment portal at https://uog.peopleadmin.com. Please have the following documents prepared and ready to upload with your application:
(1) Letter of Intent, stating interest
(2) Up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume
(3) Copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts
Applicants who are short-listed for an interview will be required to provide a short (approximately 5 minutes) video clip of their lecture or presentation.
Special Instructions for References: Three (3) current letters of recommendation from persons knowledgeable about your academic and professional performance must be provided by providing a list of at least three (3) references to be contacted on the References section of the online application. Enter each reference by clicking on the “Add References Entry” button. Provide the name, title, email address, mailing address, and telephone number of each reference. A system automated email will be sent to each reference’s email address with a link to attach their reference letter to your application.
Selected candidate must provide official transcripts prior to hire date. For further information, please contact Dr. Catherine Cardenas, Chair, Special Education Search Committee at [email protected] or the Human Resources Office at [email protected], telephone number, (671) 735-2350 or fax number at (671) 734-6005.
Police and Court Clearance: Pursuant to Public Law No. 28-24 and Executive Order 2005-34, applicants selected for a position are required to provide original police and court (Superior Court of Guam) clearances of no more than three (3) months old prior to commencement of employment. Off-island applicants must obtain clearances from their place of residence. Applicants are responsible for fees associated with obtaining the clearances.
Submission of completed job applications authorizes the University of Guam to seek and obtain information regarding the applicant’s suitability for employment. All factors which are job related may be investigated (i.e., previous employment, educational credentials, and criminal records). All information obtained may be used to determine the applicant’s eligibility for employment in accordance with equal employment opportunity guidelines. In addition, the applicant releases previous employers and job related sources from legal liability for the information provided.
Should an applicant be convicted of any crimes other than a minor traffic violation, all applicable information must be provided in the form of a police clearance report and court clearance report. Failure to admit any felony convictions may result in immediate disqualification or disciplinary action.
Section 25103, Chapter 25, Title 10 of the Guam Code Annotated requires college or university employees to undergo a physical examination, to include a test for tuberculosis (skin or x-ray), prior to employment and at least annually thereafter. A report of such examination must be conducted by a licensed physician within a state or territory of the United States and must be submitted upon request.
Federal law requires presentation of eligibility to work in the United States within seventy-two (72) hours of reporting for employment. Specifically, 8 USC 1324A requires the employer to verify the identity and eligibility to work in the United States of all newly hired employees. The University of Guam is required to comply with this law on a non-discriminatory basis. If you are hired to fill a position with the University of Guam, you will be required to present valid documents to comply with this law.
The University of Guam is an equal opportunity employer and provider.
The University of Guam complies with Public Law 24-109 in reference to the provisions and requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Assistance in EEO/ADA matters and inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations may be referred to the University’s Director, EEO and Title IX/ADA Coordinator, located at the EEO/ADA and Title IX Office, Dorm II, Iya Hami Hall, Room 106, Telephone No. (671) 735-2244; TTY (671) 735-2243; or to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).
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