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PT Assistant Professor - Special Education

National University
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 30, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Instructional Technology & Design, Other Education, Special Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time
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Position Summary

Adjunct faculty are valued as an integral and vital component of the University's teaching staff, providing unique and valuable perspectives and contributions. We have an excellent opportunity for Adjunct Faculty to join our highly engaged teaching staff in the Department of Special Education. In this role, the successful candidate will teach courses to students seeking to gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the areas of foundational and preparational courses of Special Education. This role is critical in ensuring successful student outcomes.

Our mission is to deliver an exceptional student experience by providing superior programs and services that are relevant and result in meaningful learning.

Note: This position will be teaching online, 4-week courses in the areas of Special Educational Foundational Topics, as well as Learning & Teaching Design within the framework of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS).

Essential Job Duties:
  • Lead classroom sessions on-site and/or online according to university policies.
  • Provide expertise in assigned content areas by maintaining current knowledge in the field.
  • Respond to student needs in a timely fashion or typically within 48 hours.
  • Provide substantive feedback to students, grade assignments, and post grades.
  • Participate in online class discussion boards and live weekly video discussions.
  • Have a strong emphasis on student-centered learning by encouraging participation in their own learning and promoting student inquiry.
  • Maintain a positive, safe, inclusive student-centric learning environment.
Required Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree or higher in Special Education from a regionally accredited university.
  • Valid California Teaching Credential, or eligibility teaching students with Mild-Moderate-Severe Disabilities.
  • At least five (5) years of classroom teaching experience working in various Special Education PK-12 classroom settings.
  • Ability to ensure fidelity to course content and rigor expected of graduate level courses.
  • Current knowledge of the content; relevancy.
  • Knowledge of the current context of public schooling including California adopted P-12 content standards, frameworks, and accountability systems.
  • Knowledge of diversity in society, including diverse abilities, culture, language, ethnicity, and gender orientation.
  • Demonstration of effective professional practices in teaching and learning, scholarship, and service.
  • Proficiency in common internet tools and learning management system software (Blackboard, D2L Brightspace).
  • Proficiently in Microsoft Office including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Must reside in and be eligible to work in the United States.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Terminal degree (PhD, Ed.D) in Special Education, from a regionally accredited university is strongly preferred.
  • College-level teaching experience.
  • Flexibility and adaptability with team-centered and student-centered learning environment.
Materials needed for submission:
  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae.
  • Unofficial Transcripts.
  • Cover Letter highly preferred.
  • If selected, candidates with international degrees may be required to submit translation/degree evaluation from one of our approved agencies.
National University offers an opportunity to work in an innovative environment that supports diversity.

National University (NU) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employee per applicable federal, state and local laws. At NU, a diverse mix of highly talented, innovative, and create people come together to make the impact of a lifetime for each of our student learners. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment, education, and admission at National University. We are focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, color, ancestry, age, family care status, veteran status, marital status, creed, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, and other legally protected group status.

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