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Assistant Professor in Special Education, Teacher Education

University of Nebraska at Kearney
Nebraska, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Mar 29, 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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Job Description or Duties

The Department of Teacher Education is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position in Special Education at the Assistant rank to begin in the Fall of 2022.  The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses (face-to-face, blended and online) within the Special Education Program housed in the Teacher Education Department. A candidate should have knowledge and skills to teach a variety of courses within Special Education, but preference will be given to the candidate who has experience working with a range of students, including experience with students who are not categorized as high incidence. Candidates should possess experience and the ability to teach introductory and advanced undergraduate/graduate courses. Candidates should also be able to supervise field experience and practicum placements, effectively advise undergraduate/graduate students, and pursue research and scholarly activities. Research and scholarship include conducting research relevant to one’s area, publishing in relevant peer-reviewed journals, and presenting at professional conferences in the candidate’s field of expertise. The successful candidate will also provide significant, ongoing service to the department/college/university.


Required Qualifications:  Must have an earned doctorate with an emphasis in an area of special education or a related field, though ABD status may be considered. Qualified candidates with an ABD status will be considered when an expected date of completion can be provided and are within 9 months of starting date. Must hold, or have held, a valid teaching license/certification and have a minimum of three years of successful P-12 teaching in a Special Education position. Must provide plan/evidence of scholarly productivity and provide a plan/evidence to remain up to date on policy and practice related special education, and educator preparation programs.


Preferred Qualifications: Preferred qualifications include experience/expertise in multiple aspects of Special Education with preference given to those with a background working with a range of students, including experience with (a) students who are not categorized as high incidence, (b) self-contained experience and/or © assistive technology. Desirable candidates have experiences and skills regarding field supervision, graduate-level teaching, online teaching, accreditation, evidence of distinguished teaching, and /or external grant writing experience. Experience with and commitment to working with diverse student populations; use of instructional technology, and good organization and time management skills required. Efficiency in learning management systems like Canvas. Candidates should have a history of engaging in collaborative projects that would indicate the potential for positive contributions to the Program, Department, College, and University.  


HOW TO APPLY: To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials before review date April 28, 2022. For more information and to apply visit UNK Employment Opportunities. For more information about the position contact: Chris Knoell at . For more information about the online application process contact: 308-865-8516 or


SALARY AND BENEFITS:  With contingent offer of employment, the University of Nebraska will conduct an investigation of employment records, educational records, criminal records, and other records to verify the information provided in your application and/or any additional information you have provided is accurate.  Salaries at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are competitive.  The University provides a flexible benefits program at minimal cost to the employee. NuFlex benefit choices include a Medical Plan and Prescription Drug Program, Vision Care, Dental Plan, LTD, Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Reimbursement Accounts for Health and Dependent Care.  The Employee and Dependent Scholarship program is also available to eligible employees.  Basic Retirement Plan options include TIAA and Fidelity.


The University of Nebraska at Kearney, serving over 6,200 students, is one of four University of Nebraska campuses. Established in 1905, the University has a tradition of emphasis in scholarly teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a variety of disciplines. Kearney, a progressive city of over 33,000, is the educational, medical, cultural, commercial, and agricultural center of a large mid-state area.


The University of Nebraska at Kearney is responsive to University issues which support a diverse work and academic environment The University of Nebraska at Kearney does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. This policy is applicable to all University administered programs including educational programs, financial aid, admission policies and employment policies.  UNK is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer. Veterans and persons with disabilities encouraged to apply. The University affirms a policy of equal educational and employment opportunities, affirmative action in employment and nondiscrimination in providing services to the public. University employees, students and others associated with the University who have not received the benefits of these policies, are encouraged to contact the Chief Compliance Officer/ADA Coordinator.


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