Posting Number F00165
Faculty Title Instructor/Special Education
Job Title Instructor/Special Education
Once hired for a position the candidate shall have sealed official transcripts
for all post-secondary degrees mailed from the granting institution directly
to the Provost's office. Transcripts should be received by September 1.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Each applicant is required to provide (as attachments to the online
application) the following supplemental documents: (1) letter providing
some detail of the applicant's qualifications and interest in the position;
(2) current resume/CV; (3) teaching philosophy; and (4) at least three
professional references. If you are unable to attach the supplemental
materials to the online application please contact Human Resources for
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Services via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (541)552-8553.
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Appointment Basis 9 months
Department Education Department
Job Location Ashland (15 A)
Other Job Location
Hiring Pay Rate $49,799-$52,847 (Instructor Year-in-Rank 1-4) commensurate
with experience in a comparable faculty appointment and according to the SOU
faculty collective bargaining agreement
Benefits Eligible Yes
The Division of Education, Health and Leadership at Southern Oregon University
(SOU) is seeking candidates for a full-time, nine month, professional-track,
Instructor. We are seeking a creative and curious colleague who will model
exemplary teaching and engagement with our local and regional educational
partners. Applicants should have the ability to teach in three or more of the
following areas: inclusion strategies, behavior management, IEP development,
transitions planning, special education law and policy, administration and
interpretation of assessments, Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Teaching responsibilities include graduate and undergraduate courses and may
include online courses.
Other responsibilities include supervising student teaching in field settings,
advising, curriculum development, research, professional affiliations as
appropriate, and other responsibilities as assigned.
The Division of Education, Health and Leadership is actively engaging in
addressing and serving the needs of the growing diversity of its student body
and welcomes applicants from a diversity of backgrounds including historically
underrepresented groups in higher education.
We offer excellent comprehensive health and retirement benefits. The start
date is September 16, 2022 and the position will be open until filled with
priority deadline of November 15, 2021.
Southern Oregon University is a public liberal arts institution of
approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The surrounding
area is known for cultural offerings such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival,
the Ashland International Film Festival, and the Britt Music Festival. The
Rogue Valley is also renowned for outdoor activities such as hiking,
snowboarding, and fishing.
Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive
excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our
educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our
commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners,
educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage
those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we
expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an
inclusive campus community.
• Initial appointment at the rank of Instructor requires a Master's degree in
Special Education or a related field.
• A minimum of three years teaching experience in public school settings
• Evidence of ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with
university, public school partners and community.
• Ability to teach in three or more of the following areas: inclusion
strategies, behavior management, IEP development, transitions planning,
special education law and policy, administration and interpretation of
assessments, Autism Spectrum Disorder.
• Candidates must have exceptional written and verbal skills as well as a
desire to advise and mentor students outside of the classroom. The candidate
should demonstrate competency in teaching and should have experience
incorporating subject matter content into undergraduate or graduate level
• Terminal degree, or ABD in Special Education or related field
• Earned credential in Autism Spectrum Disorder or Applied Behavior Analysis
• Traditional and online teaching experience in a college or university
• Experience with teacher performance assessment instruments
• Experience working with in-service teachers for staff development and/or
• Grant writing experience
• Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching and
supervising graduate students, first-generation college students, and diverse
Regular teaching activities, including standing/sitting, lecturing, and using
This position is designated as a critical, security-sensitive or safety-
sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a
Criminal Background Check. Yes
Posting Date 10/08/2021
Application must be received by for priority consideration 11/15/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 09/16/2022
Contact Name for Applicant Questions Human Resources
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Quicklink for Posting https: // jobs.sou.edu/postings/9325
•Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for
occasional professional development.
•Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet
special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an
•Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
•Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA):
-Position classification defined as “exempt” are not subject overtime
•The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under
the Oregon Revised Statues and is required to comply with the requirements set
forth by the Oregon department of Human Services.
Notice to Prospective Employees
Section 485 of the Higher Education Act, and The Federal Crime Awareness and
Campus Security Act of 1990 (now referred to as the “Clery Act”),requires
that prospective employees be notified of the availability of SOU's Annual
Security and Fire Safety Report. The report provides the annual statistics and
campus policies for the reporting of and responding to campus crimes and
fires; access to campus facilities; conduct code and campus policies on use,
possession and sale of drugs/alcohol; and educational/information programs to
inform the campus community about campus security procedures and crime
An electronic copy of the Annual Security Report (ASR)can be accessed at the
https: // inside.sou.edu/assets/security/AnnualCrimeReportFinal.pdf. A physical
copy of the ASR is available at no charge upon request. To request a copy
please visit the Campus Public Safety Office at 382 Wightman Street, Ashland
OR 97520. For more information call 541-552-6258, or email
Professional: Teaching, professional development and service.
Percent of total time 100
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