Assistant Professor in Special Education

first_imgThe School of Education at the University of Tennessee atChattanooga College of Health Education and Professional Studiesinvites applications for a full time tenure-track assistantprofessor faculty position in Special Education beginning August 1,2021. Special Education at UTC include both InterdisciplinaryEducational Studies: Exceptional Learning K-8 Interventionist andIES: Exceptional Learning: K-12 Comprehensive teacher educationprograms. The faculty member will contribute to a rich tradition ofteaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, conductingresearch, and providing professional service in a setting withexcellent opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.Successful candidates must have a strong interest in and commitmentto teacher education, collaboration, inclusion, and diversity. TheSchool of Education is recognized as a part of an engagedmetropolitan university with extensive partnerships with communityorganizations.Key Area of Responsilbility :Successful candidates will possess the followingrequirements:Doctorate in Exceptional Education or closely-related field.Individuals who are (ABD) will be considered for faculty positionsat UTC; however, the degree must be awarded within twelve months ofthe first semester of employment.Primary Qualifications : Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in specialeducation and other general education courses as needed in ateaching-focused departmentEngaging in an active research and publication agendaSupervising and planning field experiences and/orresidency/internship experiencesParticipating in service to the university, community andprofessionAdvising undergraduate and graduate studentsCommitment to cultural diversity collaboration, and socialjustice Experience adapting general education curriculum, instruction,and assessments for students with disabilitiesExperience developing community partnerships that enhanceteacher preparation through mentorship and/or coaching modelsTeaching experience in elementary general education, publicschool settingsMembership and involvement in professional organizations, suchas CEC, NAGC,TASH, NASETExperience with and knowledge of preparing others forsuccessful completion of edTPAExperience with behavior modification for K-12 schools or othereducational settings Three or more years of experience as a K-12 special educationteacherExperience teaching/supporting special education students inK-12 inclusive general education classroomsExperience with and/or willingness to prepare preserviceteachers to successfully serve as an interventionists orcomprehensive teacherDemonstrated potential for excellence in instruction andsupervisionPotential or emerging line of researchWillingness to engage in a variety of instructional modalities,including online instructionWillingness to assist in reaching additional goals of UTC’sStrategic Plan Secondary Qualifications : Responsibilites : Cover letter/letter of interest addressing the qualificationslisted aboveCV, including up-to-date, personal contact information (email,phone, etc.)Unofficial transcriptsNames, titles, and email addresses for three (3) references forconfidential letters of recommendation to be requested. Application Procedures :Applicants should prepare to submit the following informationwithin our online application system for consideration: Review of applicants will begin on April 12, 2021.Qualifications :The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largestschool in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diversestudent body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduatestudents through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blendof private and public school traditions and is a driving force forachieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positivechange, and enriching the community. Since its founding asChattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation forexcellence built on an unusual blend of the private and publictraditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years,the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part ofthe state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey toexcellence – boldly embracing a passion for excellence in allthings and focused on changing lives and transformingcommunities.The UTC commitment-each and every day-is to earn the trust andconfidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference inour community and in the lives of our students. Chattanooga, thefourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennesseenear the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstatehighways. The city has received national recognition for therenaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of itsriverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastest internet in thecountry. Home to the first Gig Internet in the United States,Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that links every home andbusiness in a 600-square mile area. Companies like Unum, McKee,U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke United and Amazon.com have chosen toset up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the TennesseeAquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, theAfrican American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousandsof people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival,Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children,and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is the home to theseven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, TheUniversity of Tennessee at Chattanooga Moes. People who love theoutdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing,mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the beautiful SmokyMountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of floraof any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long andrich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native Americanheritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights movement.Chattanooga is also just a two hour (or less) drive from Atlanta,Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/TitleVI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualifiedapplicants will receive equal consideration for employment and willnot be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, nationalorigin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexualorientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability,or protected veteran status.last_img read more