Assistant Professor of Special Education, tenure-track
Assistant Professor of Special Education, tenure-track
Athens State University
The College of Education (COE) at Athens State University invites applications and nominations for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Special Education. Faculty at Athens State University support the University's mission of providing student-centered, quality education and are committed to the success of our students, and the university. This involves teaching effectiveness, research and scholarly/creative activities, institutional service, professional and community service, student advising and involvement (teaching faculty only), and professional effectiveness (library faculty). During the 9-month contract (12-month for library faculty) of employment, faculty members are expected to be available to assist and work with students and respond to departmental, college, and institutional needs. The teaching load for full-time faculty during the academic year is 12 undergraduate semester hours per semester or 9 graduate semester hours per semester, or a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses equivalent to 12 undergraduate semester hours per semester.
In addition to the duties listed below, faculty members must adhere to the general faculty guidelines as specified by Athens State University and perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of the College of Education and the Provost / Vice President for Academic Affairs. This position will report directly to the Department Chair in the College of Education.
- Teaching a variety of upper-division special education and/or
education courses in day, night, weekend, distance learning formats
and also at various offsite locations
- Developing and delivering courses in a variety of modes,
including online courses that ensure quality and effective
- Working with a range of students to assist them in achieving
academic and career success
- Engaging in professional development and/or scholarship
appropriate for a teaching institution to maintain currency in
- Holding office hours and advising teacher candidates
- Serving on committees and accreditation efforts as
- Contributing to the University's mission in terms of
undergraduate teaching, research, creative activities,
- Supervising teacher candidates completing internship and field
- Supervising adjunct instructors for anchor courses
- Promote high student performance on Praxis and edTPA licensing
- Collaborate with local schools to develop and/or enhance
Professional Development School partnerships
- Assuming any other professional duties and responsibilities as
assigned by administrative personnel
• PhD or EdD from an NCATE/CAEP accredited institution of higher education with significant hours devoted to Special Education; ABD considered
• At least three (3) years of successful teaching special education in P-12 settings
• Commitment to promoting and encouraging diversity and culturally responsive approach to teaching
• Potential for scholarly productivity
• Experience and/or expertise in autism and dyslexia
• Experience and expertise in integrating content areas in a cross-curricular approach to instruction
• Ability to model effective online teaching and use of instructional technology
• Experience in supervising student-teaching interns
• Experience with the accreditation process (CEC, CAEP, SACSCOC, etc.)
• Ability to interpret and apply data to improve practices in both courses anchored and college-wide applications
Salary Band: AS162
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Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position. Upon an offer of employment, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted. Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
Please provide contact information for three professional references on your application.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://jobs.athens.edu/postings/search
About Athens State University
Located in historic Athens, Alabama, Athens State University offers junior and senior-level coursework to community college graduates and transfer students holding sufficient credits from other institutions. Presently, over 3,100 students have selected Athens State because of its neighborly environment where 50 majors and degree programs are offered, with courses taught by a supportive and exceptional faculty. Approximately 80% of the students are enrolled in at least one online course. The typical student is a working adult who commutes. Recently, the University was featured in the 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings by OnlineU.org for four online programs including computer science, accounting, education and human resources. The University offers undergraduate degree programs in Liberal Arts, Teacher Preparation, and Business. The University employs more than 350 full and part-time employees with approximately 90 full-time faculty members in three colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education. Seventy-five percent of the full-time faculty members hold a terminal degree. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Athens, Alabama is located in north Alabama equidistant between Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL. Athens is home to several events and festivals that have been featured as the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” including the Athens Storytelling Festival and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention.
In accordance with Athens State University Policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from that criminal background check.
Non-Discrimination Policy Statement Athens State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Athens State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, religion, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, or admissions to or participation in educational programs and activities. Inquiries or concerns may be addressed to the Office of the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Support Services, 300 N. Beaty St., Athens, AL 35611, 256- 233-8175.