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Assistant Professor, CrossingPoints Program, Special Education (Clinical Faculty/Non-Tenure Track)

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The University of Alabama
Location
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Requisition Number::

0812989

Number of Open Positions::

1

Position Title::

Assistant Professor

Other Title Information::

Assistant Professor, CrossingPoints Program, Special Education (Clinical Faculty/Non-Tenure Track)

Organization::

212701 - SPECIAL ED AND MULTIPLE ABILITIES

Position Summary::

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with relevant program faculty to identify and evaluate fit and sequencing of inclusive courses taken by students in specific tiers of the CrossingPoints program
  • Coordinate with program faculty and COE advisors to ensure CCOS students participate in orientation, advising, and registration each semester
  • Coordinate with relevant program faculty and staff and oversee the requisition of program progression documentation of CCOS students to ensure all program requirements are met and communicated to students for review towards program completion.
  • Coordinate and work with relevant program staff to identify, monitor, and evaluate ongoing and new social and extramural engagement opportunities for all tiers of the CrossingPoints program
  • Coordinate and work with relevant program staff to identify, monitor, and evaluate ongoing and new internship sites for all tiers of the CrossingPoints program
  • Coordinate with Tier 1 and Tier 3 faculty to develop practica and internship sites and assessments
  • Coordinate with Tier 1 and Tier 3 faculty to secure, develop and evaluate diverse and individualized sites for practicum and internship /field experiences for all CrossingPoints students
  • Coordinate and work with relevant program personnel to identify supervisory personnel for monitoring and evaluating CrossingPoints students’ during apprenticeship, field
  • Coordinate and monitor data collection across all tiers and assist Program Director in the preparation for and/or submission of data as part of required federal reporting
  • Coordinate with Tier 1 faculty to ensure the program adherence to and implementation of relevant regulatory requirements of the IDEA and the program’s adherence to LEA/UA
  • Coordinate and oversee the planning, development, and implementation of individualized and inclusive transition educational experiences for students in Tier 1-3.
  • Coordinate with Tier 1 and Tier 3 faculty and staff in the supporting students in PCP development and implementation
  • Coordinate and actively participate in IEP, PCP, and relevant student-parent meetings and conferences across all tiers of the program
  • Coordinate with the designated personnel within in each tier of the program to schedule the submission of needed supplies for program implementation.
  • Serve as the initial monitor of expense requests by all the tiers of the program to ensure expense requests fall within allowable expenses per university and the federal guidelines.
  • Serve as liaison between CrossingPoints and Tuscaloosa City Schools and the Tuscaloosa County School System *Manage the comprehensive system that evaluates, monitors, and tracks all instructional experiences of CrossingPoints students across all the tiers.
  • Develop and manage a centralized monitor scheduling system for major program activities including tier-level staff meetings to ensure equitable distribution of support and utilization of resources across all program tiers.
  • Assist Program Director in the coordination of CrossingPoints program reviews and accreditation processes
  • Assist the Program Director in delivering training and support associated with internship placements and assessments in field experiences, apprenticeships, and the professional development of CrossingPoints faculty, staff, graduate assistants, and mentors
  • Assist Program Director in communicating program-related information to stakeholders at meetings pertaining to student intake across all program tiers
  • Assist Program Director in the training of relevant CrossingPoints personnel in PCP and other key program activities to ensure implementational fidelity across all tiers

Ad Text::

The University of Alabama College of Education Department of Special Education and Multiple Abilities CrossingPoints Program Position: Assistant Professor, CrossingPoints Program, Special Education (Clinical Faculty/Non-Tenure Track) This position is for a nine-month academic year, non-tenure earning clinical assistant professor in the CrossingPoints Program in the Department of Special Education and Multiple Abilities within the College of Education. The CrossingPoints Program is a top-quality nationally recognized three-tier model of inclusive transition and postsecondary education for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities at The University of Alabama (UA). CrossingPoints is seeking a nine-month-academic-year, non-tenure-earning Clinical Assistant Professor of special education. In lieu of teaching up to 8 classes, the person in this position will serve as the CrossingPoints Senior Program Coordinator. The person will be accountable to the Program Director for the coordination of the implementation of program activities in accord with timelines delineated by pertinent stakeholders including federal funders, UA, and the partnering local education agencies (LEA). Thus, the person in this position will coordinate with relevant program personnel to oversee the implementation of inclusive experiences for students in Tiers 1-3 in accord with the approved CTP program. Circumstances affecting continued employment include but are not limited to work performance, funding availability, and educational priorities. This position will be renewed annually based upon satisfactory performance and continued grant funding.
Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned doctoral degree in special education or related field Expertise in intellectual/developmental disabilities or significant disabilities/high intensity needs
  • Experience in transition education of secondary students with significant disabilities
  • Knowledge of curriculum requirements and trends in the discipline
  • At least 10 years’ experience providing transition programming to youth with significant disabilities still receiving IDEA services.
  • Experience working in a model inclusive postsecondary and transition program serving youth with significant disabilities pursuing postsecondary education.
  • At least five-year’s experience as a key-personnel in an externally funded project
  • Demonstrated understanding of the key elements of federal reporting on grant-funded projects
  • Demonstrated ability in seeking and securing external funding to support program activities
  • A commitment to diversity and excellence in higher education teacher preparation programs Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience mentoring preservice special education teacher candidates and related services professions
  • Ability to successfully perform required work in a fast-paced, high-intensive work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in research in significant disabilities and transition Responsibilities
  • Coordinate with relevant program faculty to identify and evaluate fit and sequencing of inclusive courses taken by students in specific tiers of the CrossingPoints program
  • Coordinate with program faculty and COE advisors to ensure CCOS students participate in orientation, advising, and registration each semester
  • Coordinate with relevant program faculty and staff and oversee the requisition of program progression documentation of CCOS students to ensure all program requirements are met and communicated to students for review towards program completion.
  • Coordinate and work with relevant program staff to identify, monitor, and evaluate ongoing and new social and extramural engagement opportunities for all tiers of the CrossingPoints program
  • Coordinate and work with relevant program staff to identify, monitor, and evaluate ongoing and new internship sites for all tiers of the CrossingPoints program
  • Coordinate with Tier 1 and Tier 3 faculty to develop practica and internship sites and assessments
  • Coordinate with Tier 1 and Tier 3 faculty to secure, develop and evaluate diverse and individualized sites for practicum and internship /field experiences for all CrossingPoints students
  • Coordinate and work with relevant program personnel to identify supervisory personnel for monitoring and evaluating CrossingPoints students’ during apprenticeship, field experience, and internship experiences
  • Coordinate and monitor data collection across all tiers and assist Program Director in the preparation for and/or submission of data as part of required federal reporting
  • Coordinate with Tier 1 faculty to ensure the program adherence to and implementation of relevant regulatory requirements of the IDEA and the program’s adherence to LEA/UA partnership agreement
  • Coordinate and oversee the planning, development, and implementation of individualized and inclusive transition educational experiences for students in Tier 1-3.
  • Coordinate with Tier 1 and Tier 3 faculty and staff in the supporting students in PCP development and implementation
  • Coordinate and actively participate in IEP, PCP, and relevant student-parent meetings and conferences across all tiers of the program
  • Coordinate with the designated personnel within in each tier of the program to schedule the submission of needed supplies for program implementation.
  • Serve as the initial monitor of expense requests by all the tiers of the program to ensure expense requests fall within allowable expenses per university and the federal guidelines.
  • Serve as liaison between CrossingPoints and Tuscaloosa City Schools and the Tuscaloosa County School System
  • Manage the comprehensive system that evaluates, monitors, and tracks all instructional experiences of CrossingPoints students across all the tiers.
  • Develop and manage a centralized monitor scheduling system for major program activities including tier-level staff meetings to ensure equitable distribution of support and utilization of resources across all program tiers.
  • Assist Program Director in the coordination of CrossingPoints program reviews and accreditation processes
  • Assist the Program Director in delivering training and support associated with internship placements and assessments in field experiences, apprenticeships, and the professional development of CrossingPoints faculty, staff, graduate assistants, and mentors
  • Assist Program Director in communicating program-related information to stakeholders at meetings pertaining to student intake across all program tiers
  • Assist Program Director in the training of relevant CrossingPoints personnel in PCP and other key program activities to ensure implementational fidelity across all tiers
  • Participate in academic citizenship by providing service within the University, State and local education agencies, and to relevant professional organizations
  • Engage in scholarly activities by coordinating, implementing, and /or conducting research-related activities aimed at developing and/or improving strategies for inclusive transition and postsecondary education
  • Assume other reasonable responsibilities associated with the position as needed and as assigned by the Program Director.

Further information about the college and program is accessible at www.education.ua.edu. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Kagendo Mutua at [email protected]

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Starting Date: August 16, 2021

Benefits: Health and Life Insurance TIAA-CREF available Teachers’ Retirement System of Alabama Summer employment available on an as needed basis Application Deadline: The review of credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Process: Please apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. A letter of application, unofficial transcript(s) of all undergraduate and graduate level coursework, vita, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references are required to complete the online application process.
Prior to hiring, the final candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and submit “official” transcript(s) of all undergraduate and graduate coursework.

UA EEO Statement:

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. “EEO is the Law” https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf “EEO is the Law” Poster Supplement http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf

Search Initiation Date::

06/25/2021

Expected Starting Date::

08/16/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants::

Complete online application and include current vita. You have the option to attach a cover letter. You have the option to attach a list of names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references as Other Document 1.

College/School/Division::

Education

Post To Ihe:

Yes

Organization

The University of Alabama embodies an academic community that demands excellence in teaching, research and service and provides an inclusive, nurturing environment for the discovery of knowledge and the development of well-rounded leaders. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college and known as the Capstone of Higher Education, UA provides a premier undergraduate and graduate education built upon global engagement, high-quality scholarship, outstanding teaching, and diversity and inclusivity throughout the community.

Our Mission

The University of Alabama will advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state, the nation and the world through the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Our Vision

The University of Alabama will be known as the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama, and all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhance the quality of life for all Alabamians and the citizens of the nation and the world.

Our Core Values

The University of Alabama is committed to:

  • Undergraduate education that produces socially-conscious, ethical and well-rounded leaders who are grounded in their subject matter and capable of controlling their own destinies.
  • Graduate education that is deeply vested in subject matter knowledge, professional content, research skills and creative activity.
  • Public outreach and service that is held in the highest regard and fosters impactful public engagement to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the world.
  • Campus life that embodies collaboration, collegiality, respect and a culture of inclusivity.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Provide a premier undergraduate and graduate education that offers a global perspective and is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship and distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs. Increase the University’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.
  • Enrich our learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
  • Provide opportunities and resources that facilitate work-life balance and enhance the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.
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