Special Education Faculty (Term Assistant/Associate Professor) and Coordinator of Innovative Initiatives
The George Mason University College of Education and Human Development invites applications for a 12-month Term Assistant/Associate Professor instructional faculty position in the Division of Special Education to begin spring 2018. The Division of Special Education offers both licensure and non-licensure opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students across a wide-range of content areas including teaching students with disabilities who access the general curriculum and the adapted curriculum as well as those having visual impairments. Certificates in applied behavior analysis, autism, assistive technology, and special education leadership are also available as is a post-secondary program for adults with intellectual disabilities. The person who fills this position will have instructional expertise in at least one of the aforementioned program areas and will provide administrative oversight of selected projects for all programs.
Responsibilities: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching undergraduate and graduate-level special education courses; leading development of collaborative partnerships within the university community to advance undergraduate program expansion, with a focus on enhancing the student experience; and facilitating efficiencies, including fiscal streamlining and policy clarifications across a variety of programs. The base teaching load will be 4 courses in both the fall and spring semesters and 2 courses in the summer, with reallocation of up to 5 courses to manage the noted administrative responsibilities associated with being the Division's Coordinator of Innovative Initiatives.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must have an earned Doctoral degree in special education or a related field with preference given to those having experience with policy development and implementation; inclusive practices in higher education, including collaborative problem-solving and conflict management; and supervision of higher education personnel and budget. The successful candidate must also demonstrate evidence of successful teaching in higher education with preference given to those having qualifications to teach a wide-range of courses across multiple programs. Successful candidates must demonstrate ability and willingness to take on leadership responsibilities, use technology effectively, and manage multiple tasks in a highly organized manner. Preference will be given to those with potential for obtaining external funds to support research to practice initiatives.
Additional Required Qualifications Include:
Ability to complete a systemic analysis of policies and procedures for the purpose of developing and implementing policies and procedures that offer greater clarity for staff and students
Ability and willingness to work effectively and professionally with colleagues, students, families, and members of the campus community from diverse backgrounds to better integrate our students in the greater Mason community
Ability to manage targeted program-centric opportunities and challenges efficiently and effectively, including personnel and budget oversight as assigned
Ability and willingness to work well as a contributing member of a collaborative group, including department-level, college-level, and university-wide activities
Willingness to take a leadership role in areas of educational and professional expertise for the purpose of advancing opportunities for people with disabilities
Evidence of teaching excellence in higher education
Teaching expertise in more than one instructional area within special education
Experience with HR policies and procedures
Evidence of campus-wide change initiatives
Excellent communication skills
Excellent presentation and public speaking skills
Experience with undergraduate initiatives within the greater Mason community
Potential for or evidence of experience in writing, securing, and/or participating in externally funded grants for program initiatives
Demonstrated participation in academic, professional and civic activities.
Review of applications will begin on December 8, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity employer committed to meeting the needs of its increasingly diverse student body through appropriate personnel selection practices and procedures.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references with contact information. Review of applications will begin on December 8, 2017, and continue until filled.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.