Assistant Professor, Special Education

National Louis University (Tampa)

United States

August 20, 2021

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Assistant Professor, Special Education

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Rank Assistant Professor Term Length 10 Months Terminal one year contract Position Status Full Time Position Title Assistant Professor, Special Education Campus Chicago, IL - 122 S. Michigan Ave. If other, please specify

The position will be based in Chicago, and applicants must be willing to teach at other Chicago metropolitan area campuses, remote and online, as needed.

Position Summary

The Assistant Professor of Special Education (SPE) is a full-time professional-practice , ten-month faculty position with some administrative responsibilities in the Undergraduate College.

The primary responsibility for this role is to demonstrate excellence in teaching. The Assistant Professor of SPE teaches 7-8 courses per year, displaying deep content knowledge in the discipline. This role is responsible for student success across the SPE coursework including guiding students as they translate theory into practice and work toward endorsement. Through the use of data-informed practices, this role engages in continuous improvement, guiding instructional and curricular delivery with the primary goal of supporting student success and preparing next-generation educators to be change agents and leaders in their field.

While this is primarily a teaching position, the role will also contribute content expertise in the overall coordination, design, development, and implementation of the new Special Education Concentration. The courses in the new concentration lead to the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Learning Behavior Specialist 1 (LBS1) endorsement. This position is also responsible for oversight of the adjunct faculty teaching SPE coursework and will be involved in the hiring, onboarding, and training process. This role will help staff the SPE courses and make recommendations for scheduling.

This position requires a high degree of collaboration and communication across programs, units, and colleges. The Assistant Professor of SPE works in close collaboration with faculty across departments in the college and with graduate-level faculty in the National College of Education (NCE) where appropriate. The Assistant Professor of SPE supports the recruitment and marketing for the department and represents the department at internal and external events (including major experience days, admit days, and Career Bridge events).

This role provides service to the institution as required by the UG model, and as specified in the UGC workload plan.

Primary Responsibilities

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate excellence in teaching: teach 7-8 courses per year; collaborate with the faculty team to develop a positive student experience; facilitate courses by delivering engaging instruction in a blended, flipped classroom and online environments; empower students to develop competency by sharing a passion for the subject and skills being taught; utilize technology-based teaching platforms to aid students in the development of competencies; communicate professionally and relate well to others, and participate in professional development activities.

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the SPE concentration:provide guidance in the development of coursework, including identifying the content necessary to meet licensure and endorsement requirements, establish the core courses, and design assessments to meet the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards as well as applicable ISBE standards. The role will also help oversee the course development for the new coursework, as well as ensure SPE-related content is present in other major coursework as appropriate. Additional responsibilities include contributing to the recruitment and hiring process along with onboarding and staffing qualified adjuncts.

  • Ensure student success, positive outcomes, and excellent student experience: implement the assessment strategy as it pertains to SPE; use data-informed practices to drive instructional and curricular decision- making; provide recommendations for student support plans for students in the major; use data to inform continuous improvement; participate and lead segments of the Student Success Collaborative (SSC) process, especially as it pertains to staff, coursework, and students in the major/concentration.

  • Service and Engagement:Participate in UGC-wide efforts such as admitted student days and UGC-wide team meetings; participate in faculty governance at the college/university level; represent the department, college, and/or university at external events as needed; provide service to the institution as required by the UG model, and as specified in the UGC workload plan.

  • About NLU

    National Louis University ( NLU) is looking to honor its past while defining a bold new future as a contemporary, comprehensive university that prepares diverse students for sustained professional success with a deep commitment to Access, Excellence, Innovation and Equity. The university is focused on inspiring and empowering all learners to be leaders ready to address tomorrow's challenges in the context of increasing global urbanization. NLU is dedicated to providing a career-building, life-changing education that is accessible to all students. The University offers 80 + programs within its five colleges: National College of Education, Kendall College of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management, Undergraduate College, College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences and the School of Business and Information Technology. The University serves over 9,700 students per year and has experienced unprecedented growth in its undergraduate programming. Most students are from Illinois, but the University also attracts students from throughout the U.S. and from around the world who take advantage of campus based, blended and online programming.

    Founded in 1886, National Louis University is a private not-for-profit university offering programs through the doctoral level. NLU is also classified as an Engaged Institution by the Carnegie Foundation and has been named as a top ten institution by Money Magazine where its alumni believe they are making the world “a better place.” The University has had more Golden Apple Award winners among its graduates in teacher preparation than any institution across the state. The University has a deep commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and is among the top 25 most diverse national universities according to U.S. News and World Report (2019). The University has received more than $80 million in funding for applied research projects in urban development, childhood development, school improvement, and teacher preparation. NLU recognized as a national leader in closing the post-secondary completion through its innovative approach to undergraduate education.

    NLU is located in the center of Chicago's downtown loop, across the street from the Art Institute, in an area which has been recognized as America's largest campus with over 25 institutions and 50,000 students attending a college across the city. In addition, the University has several suburban locations and a Florida regional campus.

    Procedure for Candidacy

    National Louis University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its students, faculty and staff. NLU is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

    Candidate review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Qualifications

    Essential Skills/Experiences:

  • 5+ years experience teaching in a variety of SPE settings.

  • Current or recently held a Professional Educator License (PEL) in Illinois, as well as the LBS1 ISBE Endorsement.

  • 3+ years experience teaching in higher education, on-campus and online.

  • Significant professional accomplishments and/or strong leadership potential

  • Ability to remain agile and flexible, as the program iterates.

  • Professionalism in and commitment to working with a diverse population.

  • A track record of teaching excellence and accomplishments in teaching in special education settings.

  • Education Requiremetns:

  • Master's Degree in Special Education, holding or having previously held the Learning Behavior Specialist 1 (LBS1), Doctorate preferred

  • Holding or having previously held the ECE SPE Approval in Illinois is preferred, but not required.

  • Posting Number FAC264

    Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date Open Until Filled No Special Instructions Summary Quick Link for Internal Postings https: // jobs.nl.edu/postings/6986

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Transcript A
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Optional Documents

  • Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation 1
  • Letter of Recommendation 2
  • Letter of Recommendation 3
  • Internal Posting Form (Internal Applicants Only)
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