Assistant Director Scholars with Diverse Abilities Program

Position Title Assistant Director Scholars with Diverse Abilities Program Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track Position Number 089321 Department University College - 202000 Minimum Qualifications

Master’s in Special Education, Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or related field.

Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)

Experience working with and/or teaching diverse populations, especially individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and an understanding of inclusion necessary.

License/Certification Required


Description of the Department or Unit

SDAP is a non-degree comprehensive transition program for college-aged students with intellectual disabilities. The goal upon completion of the program is that graduates obtain competitive, integrated employment and live independent, fulfilling lives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Provides academic advising of SDAP students including coordinating their course registration and maintaining communication with their course instructors. Plans, prepares, and teaches courses for SDAP and other university students related to college, career, and life skills topics. Collaboration and supervision of relevant staff and student support to ensure SDAP student success. Maintains files and records related to SDAP student academic and community engagement performance. Assists with program recruitment and admissions activities and processes. Assists the program director with a variety of administrative duties including program planning and sustainability.

As a part of the COVID -19 response, Appalachian State University is employing flexible teaching formats to address academic needs and to comply with local, state and federal public health regulations or orders. Your deans retain the discretion to assign or reassign you to teach in either online or in-person formats during or after the COVID -19 pandemic, as necessary.

Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of a classroom and educational environments at a university.

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Suggested Salary Range Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach required documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List of three (minimum) professional references with Contact Information

Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding.

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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