Open Rank, Special Education

Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Position Type Faculty, Tenure Track Classification Title Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Position's Functional Title Open Rank, Special Education Position Start Date 08/16/2021 Position End Date (if temporary) Position Summary

The Program in Multicategorical Special Education in the Division of Education, College of Education, Governors State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant/associate/full professor position in Special Education.

Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include (a) conducting research in an area of special education and seeking external funding to support research, (b) teaching graduate courses in the Special Education program, mentoring masters students, and teaching the Special Education service course in the undergraduate program, © providing service to the profession and participating in professional conferences, and (d) providing service to the Program, Division, College, and University.

Governors State University ( GSU ) was founded in 1969, originally as an upper-division institution with a primary focus of serving community college graduates pursuing baccalaureate degrees. During the five intervening decades, GSU has grown to become the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving approximately 6,000 students annually in 85 different bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs. GSU features a highly diverse faculty and staff of roughly 1,000 employees that reflect the students and community we serve. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students from across the region and around the world. From its mission statement, Governors State University is committed to offering an exceptional and accessible education that prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed in a global society.

Students benefit from the university’s high academic quality, range of
convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online offerings, and
outstanding educational value.

The exceptionally beautiful campus is conveniently located within easy
reach by road and rail to Chicago and surrounding communities that have a
wealth of cultural and natural attractions. The highly diverse region GSU
serves has a number of high performing schools and engaged communities
as well as struggling urban, suburban, and rural communities. GSU seeks
to serve as a public square, working to foster educational opportunities for
all populations.

Minimum Qualifications

Qualifications include an earned doctorate in special education or a closely related field, or evidence that the degree will be in hand before August 1, 2021; evidence of, or the potential for, scholarly work in an area of disabilities; experience teaching graduate courses; evidence as, or potential for being, a researcher as well as a scholar/teacher.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who are able to teach methods courses, have at least three years of PreK-12 classroom experience with students with disabilities, and those with experience with students having moderate-to-severe disabilities.

Posting Date 02/22/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Posting Number FA0389P Type of Search External Quicklink for Posting Employee ID Department Placeholder Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications/Nominations: Interested applicants should submit: (1) a letter of interest establishing qualifications for the position, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) official transcript of the highest degree earned, and (4) three letters of recommendation.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Certification/Professional License
  5. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation
  2. Other
  3. Other2
  4. Other3
  5. Other4
  6. Other5

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