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College of Education - Assistant Professor of Instruction - Special Education Undergraduate Teacher

Employer
University of Texas at Austin
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 15, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Special Education
Employment Level
Executive
Employment Type
Full Time


College of Education - Assistant Professor of Instruction - Special Education Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Program

College/School/Unit: College of Education
Department: Special Education
Posted: Feb 12, 2024
Apply By: Mar 18, 2024

Description

Description

The Department of Special Education in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin is recruiting for a professional track faculty position to teach and supervise in our undergraduate teacher preparation program. Our department offers an all-level special Education major that may lead to a recommendation for certification in both general education (EC-6) and special education (EC-12). Our program includes a 3-semester program that includes coursework, field experiences, and a student teaching residency. This is a non-tenure track, nine-month position beginning fall 2024. Continuation of the position is contingent upon annual performance review, student enrollment, and availability of funding.

This position will contribute meaningfully to a field-based teacher preparation program. Responsibilities can include teaching undergraduate courses, representing the program to internal and external stakeholders, supervising student teachers/interns, and/or coordinating cohorts of pre-service teachers. Successful applicants will have experience teaching Special Education at the EC-12 level and teaching adult learners.

About the College of Education

The College of Education, ranked among the top public colleges of education in the country, has a longstanding commitment to the shared values of equitable opportunities, excellence, innovation, empowerment, community-focus, and endeavors to bridge research and practice. We view creating a welcoming, engaged campus community as interconnected with academic excellence in the work of our faculty. The college has experienced a rapid expansion of interest in its academic programs over the past five years. More than half of our admitted students identify as Latina/o and more than 30% are first-generation college students. Our students are joined by a world-class faculty who are among the nation's leading experts in their respective fields.

As a leading college of education in Texas and beyond, we are agents of change committed to transforming education and health research, practice, and policy to ensure the thriving of children, families, schools and communities. In our efforts to align our college to address the most pressing challenges in the fields of education and health, we launched a strategic vision known as Reimagine Education (see is a non-tenure track, nine-month position beginning fall 2024. Continuation of the position is contingent upon annual performance review, student enrollment, and availability of funding.

This position will contribute meaningfully to a field-based teacher preparation program. Responsibilities can include teaching undergraduate courses, representing the program to internal and external stakeholders, supervising student teachers/interns, and/or coordinating cohorts of pre-service teachers. Successful applicants will have experience teaching Special Education at the EC-12 level and teaching adult learners.

About the College of Education

The College of Education, ranked among the top public colleges of education in the country, has a longstanding commitment to the shared values of equitable opportunities, excellence, innovation, empowerment, community-focus, and endeavors to bridge research and practice. We view creating a welcoming, engaged campus community as interconnected with academic excellence in the work of our faculty. The college has experienced a rapid expansion of interest in its academic programs over the past five years. More than half of our admitted students identify as Latina/o and more than 30% are first-generation college students. Our students are joined by a world-class faculty who are among the nation's leading experts in their respective fields.

As a leading college of education in Texas and beyond, we are agents of change committed to transforming education and health research, practice, and policy to ensure the thriving of children, families, schools and communities. In our efforts to align our college to address the most pressing challenges in the fields of education and health, we launched a strategic vision known as Reimagine Education (see https://education.utexas.edu/about/college-leadership/deans-office/reimagine-education/). In advancing this effort, we have organized our academic and research aspirations around three Signature Impact Areas: Advancing Equity and Eliminating Disparities in Health and Education, Attending to Place and Context, and Thriving through Transitions.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Doctorate in Special Education or related field
  • At least three years of K-12 teaching experience (including supervision) in special education

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Candidates should have excellent communication skills and a student-centered approach to teaching that reflects our commitments to inclusive excellence, educational equity, disability advocacy, and serving linguistically and culturally diverse students and communities
  • Experience teaching at the undergraduate level
  • K-12 teaching experience in U. S. public schools is strongly preferred
  • K-12 teaching experience working with students with significant support needs is strongly preferred
  • Ability to communicate in a language other than English, preferably Spanish

Application Instructions

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin March 18 and continue until the position is filled. Pre-employment screening includes verification of academic credentials and background check.

Applications must be submitted via Interfolio and should include the following documents:
  • Letter of application with stated qualifications (3 pages maximum), including summary of teaching and service experience related to the position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for three references, including one from a supervisor

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Martha Gonzalez (mggonzalez@austin.utexas.edu) or Katie Tackett (katietackett@austin.utexas.edu)

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


To apply, visit https://faculty.utexas.edu/career/133026



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