The College of Arts, Letters, and Education at Eastern Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position, Assistant Professor of Special Education, in the Department of Education to begin mid-September 2018.
The preparation of teachers is central to the mission of the Education Department and the selected individual will work closely with colleagues in all areas of the department. Our program currently offers the following special education certification options:
Special Education/Elementary Education Dual Major (Candidates are endorsed to teach Special Education grades k-12 AND Elementary grades k-8)
Add-on Special Education Endorsement
Early Childhood Education with Special Education Option
Early Childhood Special Education Minor
Special Education Minor (Minors do not meet a State of Washington Special Education endorsement).
If someone is already certified, they may add-on a special educations endorsement.
Our program is looking to develop additional program options with the goal of reducing the shortage of special education teachers in Washington State and across the nation.
We seek an outstanding teacher with successful experience teaching in birth to 21 special education settings as well as teaching special education courses at the undergraduate level. Responsibilities will include teaching courses in special education.
All faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning.
The candidate selected for this position may be expected to teach face-to-face classes, hybrid or blended classes and/or online classes according to the needs of the department.
Additionally, the candidate selected for this position will be expected to offer interest and/or experience in online learning and pursuit of grants, to expand the university's endeavors in those areas.
Screening of applications will begin December 1, 2017. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.
About Eastern Washington University
Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.
Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Conditions of Employment
The required start date for this position is 09/14/2018. To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than 09/14/2018.
*Ph.D. or Ed.D. in special education or a related field (ABD confirmed by 9/14/18). *Minimum of three years of successful teaching experience in birth to 21 special education settings or the equivalent. *Record of ability to foster community relationships and engage in learning collaboratively with students, community partners, staff, and colleagues. *Successful college teaching experiences. *Interest and/or experience in pursuit of grants. *Experience teaching diverse populations and engaging with diverse communities. *Interest, experience and/or ability promoting cultural competency and/or diversity *Experience with using research-based instructional methods for students with disabilities and principals of applied behavior analysis.
Preference may be given to candidates who offer one or more of the following preferred qualifications: *Expertise in the area of transition for students with disabilities *Expertise in instruction and assessment of students with severe disabilities
*Experience using applied behavior analysis in birth to 21 special education settings. *Experience with course development and teaching in online formats.