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Instructor/Assistant Professor, Special Education

Employer
Murray State University
Location
Murray, KY

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Education, Special Education
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Posting Number:

20230013FAC

Job Title:

Instructor/Assistant Professor, Special Education

Type of Employment:

Regular Full-Time

Work Location:

Murray, KY

Employment Term:

Academic Year

Position Type:

Faculty (Non-Tenure-Track)

Department:

Adolescent Career and Special Ed

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Full-time Instructor/Assistant Professor position to begin January 2023.

Teach undergraduate/graduate courses emphasizing teacher preparation for high and low incidence disabilities at on-campus and off-campus sites. Duties include advising students, collaborating across university departments and the community as well as supervising students in field placements, teacher candidates, and first-year teacher interns. If qualified for hire on tenure track, service and research responsibilities will be consistent with a tenure-track assignment.

Minimum Education Requirements:

Master’s degree in Special Education or related field is required. Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in special education is highly preferred. ABDs with a documented plan of completion by appointment date will be considered.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:

Three years of teaching experience in P-12 special education is required. Experience in evidence-based interventions for students with disabilities is also required.

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications:

Doctorate in special education is preferred. Experience in best practices for students with learning disabilities or low incidences preferred. Experience in interpreting and administering curriculum-based measures and individual group achievement tests preferred. Experience with behavior analysis methodology, instructional methods, collaboration, and co-teaching strategies, curriculum design, assessment, research methodologies, technology, and web-assisted instruction preferred.

Note: If the successful candidate is master’s prepared, the position will be filled as a non-tenure track, instructor. If the successful candidate holds a terminal degree appropriate for the position, the position will be filled as a tenure-track, assistant professor.

Posting Date:

08/17/2022

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Along with the application, the following items must be included:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae demonstrating your skills in relation to the position job duties, responsibilities and experience qualifications.
  • Contact information for three (3) references from individuals who can best attest to the candidate’s professional qualifications and experiences.

For best consideration, please submit a completed application along with all required materials by September 17, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Organization

For 100 years Murray State University has served students from the region, the nation and the world. Founded in 1922, the University has grown from an enrollment of 202 students to 9,500 today. Murray State blends educational opportunities found at research institutions with collaborative interactions among students, faculty and staff found at smaller universities.  Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

 

Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often experienced at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities.  Murray State embraces diversity in the workplace and values attracting, developing and maintaining a diverse, high-quality faculty, staff, and student body. The University endeavors to create and promote a culturally diverse community to be accepting of and sensitive to diversity in its many varied forms. Murray State has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1928. 

Recent Accolades: 

  • U.S. News & World Report (32 consecutive years as a top-tier university) and top 10 in south region for Top Public Schools, Best Value and Best College for Veterans 
  • Washington Monthly Best Bang for the Buck
  • G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School 
  • Forbes Best Employers List

 

 

Located in the west Kentucky region, Murray State is a public, comprehensive University with four colleges (business; science, engineering and technology; humanities and fine arts; education and human services)– and two schools (agriculture; nursing and health professions).  The University's 236-acre main campus is located in Murray, Kentucky and offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, professional instruction, as well as continuing education programs. Faculty and staff of Murray State University have access to a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, tuition waivers, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, as well as many other benefit offerings.

 

The city of Murray, located in Calloway County, offers a low cost of living, low property taxes, and a four-season climate. Murray has a friendly, small-town atmosphere with locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants, an acclaimed community theater, art guild and award-winning public schools. The area is home to Kentucky Lake and Land Between the Lakes, a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area, which offers a wide-range of activities and amenities for residents and visitors alike. Located in close proximity to major cities and nearby access to Interstate 24, Murray is just a few hours from Nashville, St. Louis, Louisville and Memphis. 

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Telephone
(270) 809-2146
Location
412 Sparks Hall
Murray
KY
42071
United States
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