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University of Northern Iowa

Location: Cedar FallsIA 50614 Document ID: AB494-20ZH Posted on: 2018-02-2602/26/2018 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time

Assistant/Associate Professor, Special Education

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time Service Schedule:Academic Year

Position Description:

The University of Northern Iowa invites applications for an assistant or associate professor (rank dependent on qualifications) position in Early Childhood Special Education to begin August 13, 2018. We seek an individual capable of fulfilling the following roles: teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in early childhood special education and special education; providing field-based supervision; establishing an active research agenda pertinent to early childhood special education; collaborating with local schools, agencies and service providers; supporting accreditation, advisement, student recruitment, curriculum planning, and program assessment; and providing service to the department, college, university, community and profession at large.

The Department of Special Education provides education, advocacy, and leadership at the local, state, and national level. We are located in a newly renovated building that includes a state-of-the-art learning technology classroom.

UNI has a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. We seek faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges to work together to build our national prominence in any of four distinct but interrelated areas of our vision and strategic plan: engaged learning, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community engagement. Successful candidates with background and interest in these areas will form clusters to advance our work, joining current faculty conducting teaching, scholarship, and service in these areas.

Education Requirements:

An earned doctorate in special education (preferred emphasis in early childhood special education) or a closely related field is required by time of appointment.

Required Qualifications:

Additional requirements include: teaching experience in natural and/or inclusive early childhood settings (birth age 8); an established or emerging record of research and scholarship focused on early childhood special education; knowledge of early childhood special education professional standards and inclusive, developmentally appropriate practices, including the provision of accommodations and differentiated instruction; demonstrated competence in interdisciplinary and interagency collaboration, and qualified candidates for the Associate Professor rank must show evidence of excellent teaching in higher education settings.

Desirable Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants with expertise or experience with one or more of the following: (1) three or more years teaching experience with young children with disabilities; (2) teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level in a variety of formats (e.g. face-to-face, online, blended); (3) expertise in one or more of the following: early intervention, curriculum design, linguistically and culturally diverse populations, assistive technology, augmentative and alternative communication, children with complex and/or high needs; (4) publication record in peer-reviewed journals and evidence of ability to secure external funding and; (5) experience with program coordination, including accreditation, advisement, recruitment, and program assessment.

Online Application Required Documents

Required Documents:Curriculum Vita

Professional References:

Applicants must enter reference information online as part of the application process. Number of References: 3 Cover Letter:A plain text cover letter is required.

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Contact Information:

Attention: Your curriculum vita should not be sent to the contact below. The curriculum vita will be attached during the Online Application Process.

Contact:Amy Staples - amy.staples@uni.edu
Schindler Educ Ctr 126
Phone: 319-273-7468
Department URL: https://coe.uni.edu/special-education/special-education

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