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Normal, IL

The Department of Special Education at Illinois State University (ISU) in Normal, IL, invites applications for a tenure-track position to be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of special education within general education settings.

Position: This tenure-track position, to start on August 16, 2020, is a nine-month position with the opportunity for summer employment. The successful candidate will teach special education methods courses to general education majors. Responsibilities also include teaching other undergraduate and/or graduate courses, producing peer-reviewed written works and other types of scholarly products, and providing service to the university and the profession. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Department of Special Education: ISU is a large public university with state and nationally recognized teacher preparation programs. We offer undergraduate programs leading to licensure as a specialist in learning and behavior (LBS), low vision/blindness, and deaf/hard of hearing. Our LBS program is among the largest undergraduate programs in the country and our undergraduate programs have established connections with school partners. The Department is an ideal choice for an individual seeking a balanced professional life where contributions in teaching, research, and service are valued.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Illinois State University recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are especially welcomed. People from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law, you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383 or visit http://equalopportunity.illinoisstate.edu/ada/.

Questions regarding this position should be referred to:
Mindy Ely, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair
E-mail: [email protected] | Phone: 309-438-7875
Department of Special Education, Illinois State University | Normal, Illinois 61790-5910

Required Qualifications:

  • Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in special education or related field (advanced ABD considered).
  • Expertise in teaching students with disabilities in general education settings.
  • Candidates must exhibit experience teaching at the PK ? 12 and university levels.
  • Applicants are expected to show promise of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.
  • State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.
  • This position is security sensitive and employment is contingent upon passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation.

You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Priority will be given to applicants who have experience co-teaching with general educators at multiple grade levels.
  • Further, candidate expertise should include evidence-based teaching pedagogy, universal design for learning (UDL), multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS), inclusive environments, and culturally responsive practices to meet the needs of a diverse student population.
  • Additionally, experience teaching special education methods courses to general education majors at the university level is desirable.

How to apply

Initial review of candidates will begin January 20, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please use the application portal at www.Jobs.IllinoisState.edu and submit the following by January 19:

  • the faculty employment application (posting #0).
  • a letter of application addressing your teaching philosophy, research agenda, and experiences and ongoing commitment to working with under-represented groups in academic settings
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a writing sample
  • contact information for three professional references (name, phone number, email).

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. In keeping with that commitment, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, order of protection, gender identity and expression, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, unfavorable military discharge, or veteran status.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law, you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.

Proposed Start Date: 08/16/2020

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