The University of Alaska Southeast's Alaska College of Education invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Special Education to complement existing expertise and contribute to our program. This position will begin with the 2018/2019 academic year. Our Special Education program prepares teachers for both initial licensure and advanced degrees (M.Ed.). We seek a faculty member with demonstrated potential for creative teaching in a virtual environment as well as for clinical supervision. The faculty member should have a strong track record of teaching and working with those having diverse ethnic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds.
Duties: Develop and teach an undergraduate and/or graduate course. Mentor and supervise graduate students. Teach one or more undergraduate courses in a manner consistent with the specific course content description. Hold office hours appropriate for the course(s) being taught. Be proactive in developing and modifying curriculum for delivery and other teaching modalities. Provide University and Community service.
Knowledge and skills required:
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Experience working with private and public external constituencies.
Ability to advocate for the university.
Willingness to travel to rural and urban sites in Alaska for candidate supervision.
Familiarity with CEC standards and with Special Education course content.
Desire to collaborate successfully with colleagues within the Alaska College of Education and across the University of Alaska system.
The Alaska College of Education values collaborative scholarship among colleagues. The person in this position will be expected to work with colleagues both within the College and across the system, establish strong ties with colleagues in and across the College and University, including Special Education faculty in local school districts, and participate in department, college, and professional service activities. The candidate will also be expected to work with colleagues to help ensure continuing accreditation and to facilitate for students coming from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Education and Experience:
Candidates should have an earned doctorate at the time of appointment in special education or a closely related field or have all but dissertation completed within one year of appointment.
Applicants must have practical experience delivering interventions or services to children with disabilities in a public school setting.
Successful candidates will have a demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from diverse backgrounds.
Three years of teaching experience in the field of Special Education in a P-12 school and experience in teacher education (including student teaching and field experience supervision) are preferred.
University of Alaska, Southeast
With campuses in Juneau, Ketchikan, and Sitka, UAS is a regional unit of the University of Alaska statewide system of higher education. The School of Education is located on the Juneau campus in Alaska’s beautiful capital city with world famous Mendenhall Glacier in clear view of the main campus. At the heart of the Inside Passage it lies 900 air miles northw...est of Seattle and 600 air miles southeast of Anchorage amidst the Tongass National Forest in the mildest climate zone in Alaska.
The School of Education is NCATE accredited and offers initial and advanced programs with courses available through e-Learning to students located throughout the state in both rural and urban areas as well as some on campus courses. Our programs place special emphasis on diverse needs of students, up-to-date technology and strong field-based experiences. Education faculty emphasizes active, engaged learning that will result in reflective and critical thinking.
The Special Education programs include Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, and Master of Education. For more information please visit uas.alaska.edu.