Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Special Education

San Diego, San Diego County
Jan 31, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

University of San Diego

Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Special Education

Department of Learning and Teaching
School of Leadership and Education Sciences

The Department of Learning and Teaching at the University of San Diego seeks qualified applicants for a tenure track position as an assistant or associate professor in special education.

Qualifications: Candidates for this position must meet the following minimum criteria:
• Earned doctorate in Special Education or a related field.
• Demonstrated teaching excellence in both K-12 and university settings; education specialist credential eligibility in California; experience teaching special education foundations and methods courses.
• Strong knowledge of current research, policy, and best practices in special education, disability studies, and universal design for learning.
• Demonstrated commitment to inclusive education, access, and equity for all students.
• Demonstrated ability to research and publish for both academic and practitioner audiences.
• A second area of expertise is encouraged; expertise in K-12 literacy is preferred.

Responsibilities: This position will involve teaching and advising responsibilities at both the credential and master’s level. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach both onsite and online courses, work with both special education and general education candidates, advise candidates’ in classroom-based action research, and collaborate with faculty and field experience supervisors around program assessment, design, and accreditation. Faculty members are also expected to demonstrate scholarly productivity, as reflected in research grants, publications, and professional presentations; support for research activities and travel is available for faculty members. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to student advising, admissions, curriculum assessment/development, and general departmental and university service.

The University of San Diego is an independent, Catholic university with approximately 8,000 students, including 1,700 graduate students and 1,100 law students. The Department of Learning and Teaching at USD includes both credential and master’s degree programs in elementary education, secondary education, special education, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). In Fall 2013, the Department of Learning and Teaching launched a fully online master’s of education program for experienced K-12 teachers; it offers specializations in 21st Century Literacies, Inclusive Education and Universal Design for Learning, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM), and Curriculum and Instruction. Our programs are NCATE/CAEP, CCTC, and WASC accredited. More information on our programs can be found at www.sandiego.edu/teach

The Department of Learning and Teaching and USD have a strong commitment to diversity and to global education. Faculty candidates should be committed to working with diverse students and populations and interesting in fostering community engagement at the local, national, and global levels. The department has developed strong collaborative relationships with local schools and districts to provide an array of practicum, student teaching, and action research sites. In addition, all graduate students are required to participate in at least one global education experience prior to graduation.

Application Procedures:
To apply, go to www.sandiego.edu/jobs and reference job IRC12848. Complete application will include (1.) letter of application which includes a summary of teaching and research experiences and interests, (2.) curriculum vita, (3.) official transcript of highest degree earned, (4.) two samples of scholarship, and (5.) three letters of reference. Preference will be given to applications and supporting documents received by March 1, 2014, but the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.

Salary is commensurate with experience and education.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Candidates from underrepresented and underserved groups are encouraged to apply.