Instructor of Special Education

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Job description

Instruction Curriculum Leadership

Position Summary
Instructor of Special Education in the Department of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership. It is a one-year (12-month) appointment with possible renewal for a maximum of 3 years of service. (This position is not eligible for tenure).

• Teach undergraduate and graduate Special Education field-based methods courses on or off-campus or online
• Supervise student teachers and field experiences
• Model technology integration in classroom experiences
• Collaborate with local school systems in the preparation of teachers
• Provide professional Special Education leadership in the community
• Other duties as assigned by the department chair

• Master’s degree (doctorate desired) in Special Education or closely related field
• three years of successful Special Education teaching in K-12 settings
• academic credentials reflecting a sufficient knowledge base for teaching special education courses

• academic credentials reflecting a sufficient knowledge base in special education courses to teach several of the following: overview of special education, special education assessment, teaching methods, behavior management, professional practices, working with families or early childhood special education
• evidence of or potential for successful teaching experience of teacher education classes and supervising related clinical experiences
• collaboration and team teaching, technology utilization and online instruction
• commitment to facilitating positive change in teacher education programs
• demonstrated commitment to cultural responsiveness, equity and inclusiveness
• knowledge of, and appreciation for, working with students, faculty, and schools in diverse settings (urban, suburban, and rural)

How to apply

Screening will begin May 28, 2018, and may continue until the position is filled. The successful applicant will join the faculty August 1, 2018. To apply, submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae and contact information (email and phone) for three references to No other method of application will be considered. Your letter of application should specifically address your qualifications for the position and be limited to one to two pages in length. If you have questions, contact the search committee chair, Dr. William Hunter, at

The University of Memphis will be recognized as one of America's great metropolitan research universities, noted for its comprehensive, innovative academic programs and for capitalizing on its urban setting and region to address the challenges of our global society.