Position InformationJob Title Special Education Faculty
Rank To be determined based on qualifications Tenure Information Tenure Track Nature of Work
Full-time faculty position to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Special Education and Education and related areas as assigned by Dean. The faculty member participates in the department and the institution's communities of learners to foster a culture of inquiry, critical self- reflection, evidence-based decision making, and a learner-centered environment.
Examples of Work Performed
General Summary: Responsible for providing instruction in accordance with the philosophy and objectives of the College.
1. Contribute to students' academic growth and development, which includes all of the following.
A. Teaching, which includes but is not limited to the following: i. Have knowledge of and enthusiasm for the subject ii. Maintain competence in the assigned field of specialization and exhibit professional competence in the classroom, studio or laboratory iii. Maintain a classroom environment conducive to learning iv. Maintain respect for the student and the student's posture as a learner v. Organize course and subject matter to acquaint all students with the course requirements including specific objectives, and methods of evaluation vi. Organize course presentations through short-term and long-range outcomes vii. Present abstract ideas and theories clearly viii. Conduct classroom presentations and activities utilizing methods appropriate to reach students of varying educational/experiential backgrounds and learning styles ix. Actively engage students in lectures, discussions or laboratories x. Coordinate handouts, video and/or online materials and/or articles to update course content xi. Incorporate new methodologies in teaching and technology into classes xii. Encourage student to think for themselves xiii. Be flexible and innovative with teaching styles and approaches, as appropriate to the class xiv. Be reliable in meeting scheduled responsibilities xv. Be accessible to students; post and maintain office hours xvi. Provide regular and timely assessment of student progress xvii. Be fair in examinations and grading xviii. Participate in program assessment and catalog revisions xix. Periodically evaluate and develop new courses, where necessary, revise and update existing courses to maintain relevant and current content. xx. Participate in program review and updating requirements
B. Advising students, which includes but is not limited to the following: i. Be knowledgeable about college policies and program requirements ii. Help students plan programs of study iii. Provide students with advice on academic issues and career counseling, tutoring, and other academic support resources iv. Assist in the development, implementation, and assessment of the departmental enrollment management plan, including serving directly in student recruitment, retention, and success strategies v. Schedule and maintain availability for student advising vi. Establish and maintain timely communication with advisees vii. Provide leadership and supervision for student organizations and activities
2. Professional achievement and continual preparation and study through scholarly and creative activity will vary according to the field, examples of which may include the following: A. Participate in academic organizations related to teaching assignment B. Give scholarly presentations, workshops or performances C. Produce scholarly materials such as original or applied research, manuscripts, articles, book reviews, musical arrangements, or works of art D. Engage in appropriate professional development to enhance performance as faculty member E. Seek external funding through approved grant and contract work related to discipline, as appropriate and assigned F. Provide evidence of achievement within and significance of contributions to field G. Provide evidence of quality and originality of thought or work and breadth and depth of perspective H. Be willing and able to continue individual development and professional productivity as a member of the faculty.
3. Professional services rendered outside the academic discipline in ways other than teaching that contribute to the work of the College vary from individual to individual. Service to the college and community, and profession related to the professional assignment includes the following: A. Participate in campus and community presentations B. Serve on discipline, department, school, and campus-wide committees and initiatives C. Take an active role in discipline, departmental, and school accreditation and reaccreditation activities, as appropriate and as assigned D. Periodically evaluate and develop new courses, where necessary, consistent with the role and mission of the institution, school and department E. Sponsor student organizations, as appropriate and assigned, and participate in student-based activities F. Provide leadership in professional organizations and/or good citizenship in the community at large G. Foster and sustain collegial relations with campus, community and profession
Other duties as assigned by Dean
Master's degree in Education/Special Education Two years public school teaching Terminal Degree is required for tenure
Teaching and/or administrative experience in elementary education Experience and knowledge of NCATE/CAEP accreditation and professional administrative standards Experience in teaching and in research/scholarship, and experience in effective using technology to facilitate student learning and to expand student access preferred Eligible for a valid state teaching certification with an endorsement in Special Education K-12
License and Certification Requirements
Successful background records check
Salary Information $54,343-TBD FTE
FLSA Exempt Union Status SCEA Number of Vacancies 1
Posting Detail InformationPosting Number F292P
Desired Start Date 08/17/2023 Open Date Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants General Information EEO Statement
The Nebraska State Colleges are equal opportunity institutions and do not discriminate against any student, employee, or applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age in employment and education opportunities. Each College has designated an individual to coordinate the Colleges' non-discrimination efforts to comply with regulations implementing Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies and practices may be directed to the Compliance Coordinators assigned at each College and identified on each College website.
Veteran Statement This position is subject to Veterans Preference.Supplemental Questions
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