Assistant Professor – Special Education

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Job description

Platteville, WI

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, home to the state’s first Normal school, invites applications for two full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor positions, specializing in Special Education, in the School of Education to begin August, 2022. UW-Platteville is a comprehensive four-year institution of higher education dedicated to empowering personal and professional growth to prepare students to be critical thinkers and global citizens. The School of Education strives to prepare a highly trained and passionate teaching workforce that is responsive to the needs of schools and communities.

Responsibilities:

The School of Education seeks candidates with a strong commitment to excellence and innovation in undergraduate teacher preparation for students from rural and working-class backgrounds. In addition to leading and teaching in our Special Education licensure program, faculty are expected to advise undergraduate students, participate in scholarly activities and be active in department, college, university and community public service. Additional teaching and other responsibilities may be available over the summer depending on the needs and interest of selected candidates.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

An earned doctorate in Special Education. Applicants having completed coursework for the terminal degree may be considered depending on expected completion date

Three or more years of successful K-12 teaching experience in a special education setting
Interest in developing a place-based, rurally-responsive special education program
An interest and willingness to be actively involved in creating and maintaining off-campus partnerships with local schools
A commitment to pedagogical methods that enable students across racial, ethnic and socio-economic groups to reach their maximum potential
Evidence of scholarship in the form of research and/or presentations the local, regional, state of national level
Willingness to contribute to teaching general K-12 coursework as needed

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

Department Information:  The School of Education is housed within the College of Liberal Arts and Education and has a long and proud history as the state’s first Normal school.  The commitment to our rural roots is evident in our new place-based, rurally-responsive teacher preparation curriculum.  We believe that strong communities are linked to a well-prepared, informed and passionate teaching work force.  We are looking for faculty who are interested in contributing to our small but innovative department.

Campus Information: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master’s programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin’s largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal, applications due by: October 22, 2021

Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references. At least two should be able to address the candidate’s teaching;

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Dr. Jennifer Collins, Director, School of Education

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.  We strongly encourage members of traditionally under-represented communities to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures.  As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2021.  Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same.  For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/.

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

UW-Platteville is one of 13 publicly supported comprehensive universities in the UW System. Founded in 1866, UW-Platteville is the oldest public institution in the state of Wisconsin, and is considered one of the safest campuses in the nation. We are proud of our students' contribution to the safety record, their pursuit of academic excellence and the leadership they continually demonstrate throughout the state, region and nation.