Assistant Professor, Special Education

University of Northern Iowa
March 16, 2023
Offerd Salary:Salary Iowa enjoys a lower cost of living than many other states.
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Assistant Professor, Special Education Requisition # 52675

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  • Position Basics Position Title: Assistant Professor, Special Education

    Job Category: Faculty Type of Position: Tenure-Track Full Consideration Date: Monday, January 16, 2023 Advertising Started on: Friday, September 30, 2022 College: College of Education Department: Special Education


    Iowa enjoys a lower cost of living than many other states. See how the Waterloo-Cedar Falls area compares by utilizing the cost of living calculator. Our overall compensation package is enhanced by excellent benefits for eligible non-temporary positions and eligible temporary faculty (adjunct instructor) positions.

    Position Details Full/Part Time Status: Full Time

    Service Schedule: Academic Year Position Description:

    The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Special Education seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Special Education, starting in August 2023, focusing on instructional methods for K-12 students with low incidence disabilities (Iowa Instructional Strategist II: Intellectual Disabilities) and demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice through the preparation for preservice and inservice teachers. This position is responsible for teaching undergraduate and post baccalaureate endorsement coursework (assessment, instructional methods, and transition for students with low-incidence disabilities); graduate courses in special education; collaborating with local schools, agencies and service providers; providing field-based supervision; advising students; engaging in scholarly activity and research pertinent to special education and/or related fields such as Disability Studies in Education; 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.

    The University of Northern Iowa provides a high-quality education, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. We have a bold vision that we will be a more diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. As we advance our work to become a more equity-oriented institution and realize our vision, we seek to elevate the diversity of our faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges and to build a more inclusive teaching and learning environment.

    Education Requirements:

    Earned doctorate in special education or a closely related field by time of appointment in August 2023 required. ABD candidates encouraged to apply.

    Required Qualifications:

    Required qualifications include experience providing school-based instructional services to students with low incidence disabilities (Instructional Strategist II: Intellectual Disabilities) in various settings with an emphasis on inclusive practices; content-area expertise (e.g., literacy, math), including the provision of accommodations and differentiated instruction; knowledge of assessment, and an emerging record of higher education teaching, research, and scholarship focused on special education or a closely related field.

    Desirable Qualifications:

    Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in or experience with one or more of the following: at least three years of teaching experience, or related school-based experience with students with low incidence disabilities (Iowa Instructional Strategist II: Intellectual Disabilities); curriculum and assessment design, assistive technology (including augmentative and alternative communication), students from diverse backgrounds utilizing culturally relevant or sustaining pedagogy and/or Disability Studies in Education practices and conceptual frameworks; expertise in transition and college and career readiness; inclusive education praxis; teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level in a variety of formats (e.g. face- to-face, online, blended); and publication record in peer-reviewed journals and evidence of potential to secure external funding.

    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 - [email protected] Schindler Educ Ctr 607 Phone: 319-273-7468 Department URL: https: //

    UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

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