Assistant Professor-Curriculum and Instruction #2015-17
________________________________________ College of Education Department of Curriculum and Instruction Position: Assistant Professor – Special Education LD/Inclusion Job Posting #: 2015 - 17 Review Date: October 17, 2014 – open until filled Appointment Date: Fall 2015 ________________________________________ Position Description Texas State University invites qualified individuals to apply for an assistant professor position in the area of Special Education with an emphasis in Learning Disabilities and Inclusion (Learning Disabilities/Inclusion). Responsibilities include teaching courses in the special education program, including advanced courses in learning disabilities; maintaining an active research agenda including conducting research, publishing, and exploring grant opportunities; advising students; participating in program assessment and improvement activities; and providing service to the program, university, and profession. Qualifications Required: • Earned doctorate in special education or related discipline from an accredited institution of higher education with an emphasis on learning disabilities • Evidence of advanced training and/or professional experience in the fields of learning disabilities, special education, inclusion, academic intervention, response to intervention (RTI), and/or special education teacher preparation • Record of, or strong demonstrated potential for, sustained scholarly productivity in one or more of the following areas: learning disabilities, academic instruction/intervention, assessment, RTI, inclusion, predictive factors associated with long-term outcomes, or rigorous special education teacher effectiveness research Preferred: • Evidence of successful previous and/or ongoing university teaching experience (may include online instruction) • Experience working with students with learning disabilities (or students with academic difficulties) in pre-kindergarten - grade 12 settings and/or the application of inclusion/intervention models including RTI, academic intervention, measurement, STEM education, etc. (includes students with disabilities that are English language learners or bi-lingual students) • Participation in collaborative research development, implementation, and/or analysis • Record of, or demonstrated potential for, external funding • Potential for developing collaborative partnerships with school districts and/or related educational agencies (e.g. educational service centers, disability organizations) Application Procedures Interested individuals should submit the following: • A letter of application expressing your intent to apply for the position that includes detailed and supported explanation of how you meet the required and preferred qualifications for this position • Specific, discrete evidence that supports your contention of meeting required and preferred qualifications (e.g., summaries of teaching evaluations, publications, syllabi) • A current curriculum vita • A completed Texas State University Employment Application o http://facultyrecords.provost.txstate.edu/faculty-employment/application.html • Three letters from professional references and a reference sheet including the names, telephone numbers, addresses, and email addresses of references • Transcripts from all degree-granting institutions (note: applicants may submit unofficial transcripts with the application; the individual who is offered the position must submit official transcripts prior to hiring) **Review of applications will begin on October 17, 2014, and will continue until filled. Submit all materials electronically to Donya Villarreal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Official transcripts should be mailed to the address below: Mrs. Donya Villarreal Search Committee Assistant Department of Curriculum and Instruction Texas State University 601 University Drive—CI Dept. San Marcos, TX 78666-4616 For questions, contact Donya Villarreal at 512-245-2157. Texas State University will not discriminate against any person (or exclude any person from participating in or receiving the benefits of any of its activities or programs) on any basis prohibited by law, including race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex or disability, veterans status or on the basis of sexual orientation. Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE. Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.