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Special Education and Inclusive Practices: Clinical Instructor in Cross-Categorical Special Education

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Clinical Instructor
  • Job ID: #17478
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Special Education and Inclusive Practices: Clinical Instructor in Cross-Categorical Special Education

A full-time, clinical instructor position is available in the Department of Special Education & Inclusive Practices with an emphasis in cross-categorical special education for the 2022-2023 academic year beginning August 22, 2022. This is a permanent position with salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

QUALIFICATIONS: A master’s degree is required from a regionally accredited institution in Special Education or a closely related field, plus at least 5 years full-time teaching special education.

The following will be considered assets: Commitment to inclusive teacher preparation and collaboration, ability to teach a broad array of special education methods courses, expertise with formal and informal assessments and IEPs, and understanding of diversity as it applies to schools, special education, and the community at large to the program and to campus.

Due to the integrated nature of the licensure program offered, dual certification in Elementary/middle school & special education, the understanding of the Universal Design for Learning framework and multi-tiered systems of support (PBIS/RtI), as well as Interest in educational technology, leadership skills/experience, and university-level instruction and/or student teacher supervision are highly valued.

DUTIES: Clinical instructors teach the equivalent of 15 credit hours, and may include academic advising, supervising student teacher candidates, and providing service to the Department and College. Out-of-term employment is often available.

THE UNIT: The department of Special Education & Inclusive Practices consists of 10 faculty/academic staff and offers two integrated teacher preparation programs leading to dual licensure: Unified Special Education (K-12 cross-categorical) & K-9th grade general education AND Unified Early Childhood.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit .

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Special Education and Inclusive Practices: Clinical Instructor position (Job ID # 17478) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to:

Dr. Kirstin Rossi;

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 31, 2021.  However, screening may continue until position is filled. 

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UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).