Clinical Assistant Professor in Special Education
The Department of Educational Studies at the University of South Carolina is seeking applications for a full-time non-tenure track/clinical position in Special Education at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor to begin August 2020.
The position is a 9-month academic appointment with a teaching load of four courses in fall and four courses in spring. The salary is commensurate with experience, and the position is designed to offer opportunities for long-term employment with the university with renewable contracts and opportunities for promotion in accordance with established policies for non-tenure track faculty.
The University of South Carolina seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of South Carolina, to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing, and to maintain the University’s academic and institutional excellence.
The College of Education is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and service, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.
The successful candidate will join a team of faculty and will: (1) teach introductory special education courses, methods courses for students with high-incidence disabilities (reading and math), and assessment courses in both face-to-face and online formats; (2) supervise student teachers and practicum students, (3) advise graduate students in the M.A.T. and M.Ed. degrees; (4) participate in program admissions, evaluations, and development; and (5) participate in program, department, and committee meetings as appropriate.
Candidates should have an earned doctorate in special education and have evidence of 3 years of experience working with children or youth with high-incidence disabilities. The ideal candidate will share the College of Education’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Candidates must also have experience teaching undergraduate or graduate courses online. Experience supervising teacher candidates or mentoring new teachers is preferred.
The College of Education application process is conducted through electronic communication. Please email as PDF attachments each of the following: (1) letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) list of at least three references with contact information, (4) transcripts for all degrees earned (official copies will be required of finalists). We encourage applicants, as a component of their letter of application to discuss their experiences with or commitments to engaging with diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with students from diverse backgrounds, or incorporating diverse perspectives.
Review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Katie Wolfe, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of South Carolina has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans, who are encouraged to apply. The University embraces family-friendly policies that provide a work environment and an academic culture supportive of faculty members and their families.
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