The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) invites
applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Special
Education with a focus on structured literacy and other learning
disability-related supports. This position resides within the
Department of Teaching and Learning of the College of Education
(COE) and will begin Fall 2021.
Who We Are:
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) (is one of
four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to
over 9,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.
Colorado Springs is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers
many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked
by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live
in the U.S.
The typical time allocation for tenure-track and tenured faculty
in the COE is 40% teaching, 40% research, and 20% service. The
teaching load for this position is five classes per academic year
(reduction to four classes for the first academic year), some of
which may be online, hybrid or at off campus locations, with the
potential for additional teaching opportunities during the summer.
Additionally, the faculty member will develop and refine teaching
and assessment practices; maintain an active research agenda;
advise students; contribute to the COE's accreditations
initiatives; and participate in program, department, college, and
The faculty member will be responsible for teaching, research,
and service/leadership per the COE Reappointment, Promotion, and
Tenure Guidelines. Primary teaching and advising responsibilities
will be in graduate and undergraduate programs in Special Education
and the undergraduate program in Inclusive Elementary Education. In
research, the faculty member will be expected to contribute to the
research profile of the department through publications and the
pursuit of grants and other sponsored program activities. Service
and leadership responsibilities will be to the profession and
scholarly discipline, and will begin at the Program, Department,
and College and over time expand to the University and System.
The successful applicant will have: (1) demonstrated expertise
in structured literacy and other learning disability-related
supports within a K-12 inclusive education setting; (2) documented
success in teaching structured literacy and other learning
disability-related supports to teacher candidates within a higher
education setting; and (3) documented success in teaching special
education core content courses within a higher education
Preference will be given to applicants with experience,
expertise, and/or interest in rural education. Preference will also
be given to applicants with experience in public school settings,
as well as applicants with a defined scholarly agenda.
This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime
provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
What We Offer:
Salary Range: $60,000 - $65,000
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including
medical, dental, retirement, paid vacation and time off, and a
tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs,
including eligibility, is located at
http://www.cu.edu/employee-services. Total compensation goes beyond
the value on the paycheck. Please consider reviewing the Total
Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators | University of
Tenative Search Timeline:
* The potential employee start date is Fall 2021.
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to
providing a safe and productive learning, living and working
community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background
investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for
employment. Background investigations include a criminal history
record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor
vehicle history check.
UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In
compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its
commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces
diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender,
disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation
or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including
employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative
formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals
with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each of the established essential functions and meet the
physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The
requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill,
ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the
employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions, physical and environmental demands.
Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical
impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g.
walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and
require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is
your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview
or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date.
If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must
notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that
verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new
employees by the end of the third day of work.
* Completed doctorate by the time of employment in special
education or related field from a regionally accredited
institution. * Minimum of three years of school-based special
education experience with students ages 5 to 21-years-old. *
Minimum of one-year experience supervising or mentoring student
teachers within K12 inclusive education settings.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
frequently required to stand and walk. Employee is occasionally
required to have long periods of sitting, moderate bending,
moderate energy requirements and fine motor skills. The employee
must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.