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Special Education and Inclusive Practices: Assistant/Associate Professor or Clinical Instructor/Clinical Assistant Professor

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus
Special Education and Inclusive Practices

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Assistant/Associate Professor or Clinical Instructor
  • Job ID: #18728
  • 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: Assistant/Associate Professor or Clinical Instructor/Clinical Assistant Professor

A full-time tenure-line Assistant/Associate Professor or Clinical Instructor/Clinical Assistant Professor position is available in the Department of Special Education & Inclusive Practices for the 2023-2024 academic year beginning August 21, 2023. This is a permanent position with salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Probationary Tenure-Line – Assistant/Associate Professor

Minimum Qualifications: An earned Doctorate in Special Education or a closely related field from a regionally accredited university and at least three years full-time teaching special and/or inclusive education.

Preferred Qualifications: Dual certification in special and general education at the Elementary/middle school level, commitment to teacher preparation and collaboration, ability to teach a broad array of special education and inclusive methods courses, expertise with formal and informal assessments and IEPs, and an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusivity as it applies to schools, special education, and the community at large. Understanding of the Universal Design for Learning framework, multi-tiered systems of support (PBIS/RtI), and educational/assistive technology. Leadership skills/experience, and university-level instruction and/or student teacher supervision desired.

DUTIES: Tenure-line faculty teach the equivalent of 12 credits per semester, provide academic advising, and supervise student teacher candidates. Service to the Department, College, and University as well as fulfillment of a scholarly agenda are required. Out-of-term employment is often available.

Academic Instructional Staff-Clinical Instructor/Assistant Professor

Minimum Qualifications An earned master’s degree in Special Education or a closely related field from a regionally accredited university and at least five years full-time teaching special education at the elementary or middle school level.

Preferred Qualifications: Dual certification in special and general education at the Elementary/middle school level, commitment to teacher preparation and collaboration, ability to teach a broad array of special education and inclusive methods courses, expertise with formal and informal assessments and IEPs, and an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusivity as it applies to schools, special education, and the community at large. Understanding of the Universal Design for Learning framework, multi-tiered systems of support (PBIS/RtI), and educational/assistive technology. Leadership skills/experience and university-level instruction and/or student teacher supervision desired.

DUTIES: Clinical instructors teach the equivalent of 15 credits per semester, and may include academic advising, supervision of 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. https://www.uwec.edu/academics/college-education-human-sciences/departments-programs/special-education-inclusive-practices/

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 https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/why-uwec/ .

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: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/You 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: Assistant/Associate Professor or Clinical Instructor/Assistant Clinical Professor position (Job ID # 18728) 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. Barb Meier;   meierbs@uwec.edu

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 28, 2022.  However, screening may continue until position is filled. 

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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).

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