Assistant Professor - Special Education - REPOST

  • University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
  • Whitewater, WI
  • Apr 09, 2021
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education)

Job Description

ATTENTION:

The Department of Special Education in the College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of cross- categorical special education beginning August 2021. This is a 9-month position with responsibilities for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as research, and service to the university and community. Research expertise should complement existing faculty expertise.

JOB DETAILS:

The successful candidate will be able to teach a range of special education licensure and non-licensure undergraduate and graduate courses. The candidate will also be expected to pursue an active research agenda that results in publications, and contributes to advancing the department, university, the profession, and society. The candidate will also be expected to participate in service activities and embrace the principles of diversity and inclusion as a member of the university community.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate in special education or a closely related field. ABD candidates may apply but must have their degree completed by the contract start date in August 2021; if not, they will be hired on a one-year contract with the understanding that their degree will be completed before January 2022 in advance of their first scheduled review
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching with an emphasis on promoting student success, clear evidence of scholarly potential, commitment to working with diverse populations, and serving as active member of the university community

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience with online teaching or willingness to learn current and emerging practices in online teaching and learning
  • Special consideration will be given to applicants with expertise in applied behavior analysis, dyslexia, or, intellectual disabilities

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills
  • Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds
RESPONSIBILITIES:

Full-time teaching responsibilities include courses in our graduate and undergraduate program, and possible supervision of field experiences. An active scholarship agenda is expected. In addition, faculty members serve as advisors/mentors to students and are encouraged to engage students in research or other scholarly and creative activities. Service responsibilities include committee service at the departmental, college, and university levels as well as participation in community organizations as relevant to the candidate's expertise and interest. Faculty at UW-W may be required to teach online and/or in a hybrid format. Faculty may also elect to teach New Student Seminar or University Learning Communities, or participate in other programs geared toward improving to student success.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION:

The College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to the development of professionals who are lifelong learners, creators of knowledge, and leaders of character and integrity. Responding to the changing needs within our global society, our programs prepare professionals to actively engage in an open democratic society inclusive of diverse populations. As a premier center for global learning, the College's focus on depth of learning and academic excellence provides our students with the requisites to be leaders dedicated to change in their communities.

The Special Education Department offers numerous programs that lead to licensure or certification including cross categorical licensure, a special education minor, and a minor to master's program. https://www.uww.edu/coeps/departments/specialed We also offer a fully online baccalaureate program with links to licensure https://www.uww.edu/coeps/departments/specialed/speced4u

We offer two graduate emphasis areas and three specialist certificates. All are fully online. The 36-credit cross categorical master's links to cross categorical teacher licensure grades 1-12. The 36-credit professional development emphasis is non- licensure and includes specialist certificates in applied behavior analysis, autism, and/or transition. The ABA specialist certificate is a Verified Course Sequence. Graduate program weblink https://www.uww.edu/online/masters/special-education

CAMPUS INFORMATION:

Founded in 1868, UW-Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. In the fall of 2018, as a result of the University of Wisconsin System's restructuring of the state's 13 two-year campuses formerly known as UW Colleges, UW-Rock County began operating as a branch campus of UW-Whitewater under the new name of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater at Rock County. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Main Campus and Rock County Campus are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offers the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.

The Warhawk family - led by caring faculty and staff - is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs. UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the state. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university. UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION:

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus University of Wisconsin System (https://www.wisconsin.edu).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr. If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.

To learn more about UW-Whitewater's competitive benefits packages go to our: ALEX webpage, which is our interactive benefits decision support tool.

SPECIAL NOTES:

UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U's LEAP principles (http://www.uww.edu/leap) and emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices (https://www.aacu.org/resources/high-impact-practices). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (http://www.uww.edu/orsp) provides support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and staff also have access to technology transfer and research resources provided by WiSys (https://www.wisys.org). 

CONDITIONS OF APPOINTMENT:

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings is targeted to be implemented mid-2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has authority to implement temporary workforce reduction and cost saving measures to address financial challenges resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, consistent with Wisconsin law and Board of Regents, UW System, and UW-Whitewater policy and procedure.

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION:

Review of applications begins immediately and the position will remain open until filled. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are unable to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1072 or hrstudent@uww.edu.

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Dr. Shannon Stuart Professor, Graduate & Autism Coordinator 262-472-4877 stuarts@uww.edu
TO APPLY:

Only complete application packages will be considered. This includes online submission of the following documents:

  • Cover Letter/letter of interest
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Curriculum Vita/Resume
  • Names and contact information for three professional references (letters of recommendation may be solicited at a later time)
  • Copies of unofficial graduate transcripts (Official transcripts will be required if offered the position)

This Job ID is 16819.

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