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Assistant Professor - Special Education

Company: University of Colorado
Location: colorado springs
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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.

Job Responsibilities:

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 community meetings.

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 setting.

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 Colorado.

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 (719) 255-3372.

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.

Minimum Requirements:

* 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.

Physical Requirements:

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.

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