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Position Number F64470 Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty Rank Assistant Professor Working Title Assistant Professor School/Unit School of Education Department SOESpecEd&DP: Dept Number of Months 12 Tenure Status Non-Tenure Eligible Grant funded position? No
Mission or Goal of Unit
The Special Education programs in the VCU School of Education prepare graduate students with knowledge in evidence-based practice and inclusive education, skills in intervention research leading to effective strategies, evidence-based special education teacher education preparation, and dispositions in serving young children and students with or without disabilities from diverse communities through systematic training in research, teaching, and service.
Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal
The faculty member will be responsible for teaching and service related to advancing the mission of the Special Education General Education undergraduate and master’s programs, with opportunities to teach other courses as needed. We are encouraging applicants with professional experience and expertise in working with children and youth with high-incidence disabilities. We encourage applicants experienced with observing and supervising practicum and student teachers, coordinating programs, and familiarity with program accreditation to apply.
We invite faculty candidates whose education and professional experience and/or interests include an emphasis on urban education and commitment to advancing access, equity, and quality education for learners from historically marginalized and underrepresented minority populations living in poverty and/or the educators that serve them.
At VCU, we believe different perspectives and expertise enhance possibilities and solutions. This philosophy drives our recruitment process, so we welcome applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, who will contribute to an already diverse community of faculty, staff, and students. The special education programs in the VCU School of Education prepare graduate students with knowledge in evidence-based practice and inclusive education, skills in intervention research leading to effective strategies, evidence-based special education teacher education preparation, and dispositions in serving young children and students with or without disabilities from diverse communities through systematic training in research, teaching, and service.
•Teaching and Advising
The candidate will:
A. Be expected to teach a 4-4-2 teaching load for undergraduate and graduate special education general programs.
B. Provide on-going advising each semester for students enrolled in special education programs.
C. Recruit students for admission to undergraduate and graduate programs.
D. Develop and implement policies and procedures related to special education general programs
The candidate will:
A. Provide meaningful service to the community through participating in department, school, and/or university committees as well as collaborating with community partners and to the profession locally.
B. May coordinate aspects of the special education general undergraduate/graduate programs, which includes group meetings, policy development, curricular and/or assessment improvement efforts, respond to inquiries about program requirements and/or admission, review applications, course scheduling, and/or engaging community partners.
•An earned doctorate in special education, or closely related field
•Experience teaching university courses relating to preparing special education educators
•Experience observing and supervising practicum and student teachers
•Commitment to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students within urban settings with individuals in our schools who have been historically marginalized and done from a culturally responsive lens, and serving on thesis committees
•Demonstrated teaching practice in advancing access, equity, and quality education for learners from historically marginalized and underrepresented minority populations living in poverty and/or the educators that serve them
•Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student environment and commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU
•Experience working within urban settings with individuals in our communities who have been historically marginalized and done from a culturally responsive lens
•Program coordination and accreditation experience
•Evidence of leadership roles in professional special education organizations
•Demonstrated work (e.g. practice, research, and/or scholarship) in advancing access,
equity, and quality education for learners from historically marginalized and
underrepresented minority populations living in poverty and/or the educators that serve
Date Posted 11/19/2020 Open Until Filled No Application Deadline Date 01/18/2021 Proposed Hire Date 08/10/2021 Type of Search National Application Process/Additional Information
As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence. Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences, and academic and professional activities will impact your contribute to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.
Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience. In addition, please submit application materials via VCU eJobs at www.vcujobs.com.
Application materials must be submitted online through VCU eJobs by the application deadline, and must include all of the following: 1) A letter of application that addresses the applicant’s qualifications based on position announcement and consideration of the goals and mission of Virginia Commonwealth University and the School of Education; 2) A curriculum vitae; 3) Two selected publications aligned with job
description; 4) Diversity Statement; and 5) List of three professional references with contact information.
Please upload contact information for references under ‘Other Document’ at www.vcujobs.com for review by the Search Committee. Only electronic applications submitted via eJobs will be accepted. Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. LaRon Scott, at email@example.com. If selected as a finalist for the position, candidates must agree to current and prior employers being contacted.
Posted Salary $71,500-$78,000 Quick Link https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/101824 Diversity Statement Information For more information on diversity statements, including guidelines, please click here . Supplemental Questions
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