Clinical Assistant Professor in Special Education

Bloomington, Indiana, United States

Job description

Appointment Status: Non-Tenure Track

Department: IU Bloomington Curriculum & Instruction

Position Summary

The Indiana University School of Education’s Department of Curriculum & Instruction invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor in Special Education. The position is a ten month academic appointment beginning August 2018. The new faculty member will be expected to participate in appropriate service obligations such as departmental and school committees, and maintain a minimum nine credit hour course load each semester during the academic year by teaching and/or conducting clinical supervision. Teaching and supervision activities may take place at the graduate and undergraduate level, using online, hybrid, and traditional instructional formats. Developing and maintaining high quality field experiences within K-12 settings is required.

The special education program seeks applicants with a broad knowledge of the field of special education, who are committed to enhancing clinical practice within the K-12 school context. The successful applicant will be expected to teach, advise, mentor, work closely with our K-12 partners, support program evaulation and research efforts, and supervise undergraduate and graduate students in the field.

Responsibilities of this position include:

  • Active participation with faculty in the School of Education and service on appropriate committees.
  • Advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in special education.
  • Complex program administration, including planning, organizing, and supervising field experiences.
  • Leadership in program/course development, refinement, and evaluation, including leading of ongoing accreditationand improvement activities.

Basic Qualifications

Required qualifications: 1) an earned doctorate by the date of employment in an area related to special education 2) substantive experiences working in K-12 settings; 3) understanding K-12 settings and being able to successfully interface with K-12 personnel; and 4) evidence of interest in or experience of successful university teaching, as well as course, program, and clinical development in teacher preparation.

Highly desirable qualifications: 1) demonstrated commitment to teamwork and competence as a collaborator; 2) experience mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in field experiences; and 3) experience working with children with special needs (disabilities) in K-12 school environments.

Department Contact for Questions

For questions regarding this position, please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Ben Edmonds, 3258 W.W. Wright Bldg., 201 North Rose Ave., Bloomington, Indiana, 47405-1006 (

How to apply

Review of applications will begin March 23 and will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

For more information about special education programs at IU, please visit the SOE website or contact the search committee chair.

To apply for this position, upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of scholarship related to teaching and K-12 education, and three letters of reference. Letters of recommendation will be requested upon receipt of applications.

The faculty of Indiana University is committed to achieving excellence through cultural and ethnic diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, applicants with disabilities, and members of other under-represented groups.

Expected Start Date: 08/01/2018

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