2-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Education
Two-Year Visiting position as assistant professor of education with the possibility of conversion to tenure-track, Wells College, Aurora, NY beginning August 16, 2021. We seek a colleague who can prepare students to teach in the field of special education, supervise clinical field placements and student teaching, teach a variety of education methods courses, and who has a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Wells College is a private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York on the unceded lands of the Cayuga Nation. The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. The Wells experience prepares students to appreciate complexity and difference, to embrace new ways of knowing, to be creative, and to respond ethically to the interdependent worlds to which they belong. Committed to excellence in all areas of its reach, Wells College equips students for lifelong learning and for sharing the privileges of education with others. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to meet the challenges of the future, Wells College is seeking to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all to thrive. Our student body includes 35% of students identifying as a student of color and 32% who are first-generation college students.
Required Qualifications: An earned doctorate or ABD in special education or related field from a nationally and/or regionally accredited institution or university. Successful candidates must have at least three years of successful experience working in K-12 classrooms with diverse populations.
Preferred Qualifications: Post-secondary teaching experience working with teacher preparation programs. Experience supervising students in special education field experiences and student teaching placements. Experience with national program reviews or national accreditation agencies such as the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). Experience with the edTPA and program assessment. Knowledge or experience with NYS standards of learning. Expertise in educational technology, multicultural education, or culturally relevant pedagogy.
Essential Job Functions: Teach a 3/3 load in person, collect and report course data, be available to students during office hours, utilize and maintain a learning management system (Moodle) for all courses, submit course materials and maintain up-to-date records with the Registrar
Applications should be submitted online in PDF at www.wells.edu/employment and include a cover letter; CV; statements of teaching, scholarship, and diversity; and names and contact information for three references. Complete applications received by April 19, 2021 will receive full consideration; however, the posting will remain open until the position has been filled. Offer of employment is contingent on a successful background screening.