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Open Rank, Special Education (Tenure-Track)

Athens State University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 12, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Special Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Open Rank, Special Education (Tenure-Track)

Athens State University

Closing Date:

Job Duties:
In addition to the duties listed below, faculty members must adhere to the general faculty guidelines and responsibilities as well as perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of the College of Education and the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs.
  • Anchor and teach a variety of upper-level special education and/or education in multiple formats (distance learning, blended, traditional, etc…) on the main campus and at satellite campuses
  • Supervise adjunct instructors for anchor courses
  • Promote high student performance on Praxis and edTPA licensing assessments
  • Advise teacher candidates academically
  • Supervise teacher candidates completing internship and field experiences
  • Collaborate with local schools to develop and/or enhance Professional Development School partnerships
  • Contribute to the learning community within the college, university, and beyond through service on committees and organizations.
  • Complete other duties/responsibilities as assigned by the Dean of the College of Education.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD or EdD from an NCATE/CAEP accredited institution of higher education with significant hours devoted to Special Education; ABD considered
  • At Least 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

Qualifications Preferred:
  • Experience and/or expertise in students with severe disabilities
  • 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 Schedule:
Salary Band: AS140 ($52,290 - $69,720)To view salary schedules, visit: resources/salary-schedule-tables/
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:

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 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.

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