Assistant Professor, Special Education (Early Childhood) Rhode Island College Spring 2020
The Department of Special Education invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position of Assistant Professor with an emphasis in Early Childhood Special Education. The anticipated start date for this position is the Spring 2020 semester. Final appointment is subject to available funding
The graduate program in Early Childhood Special Education at Rhode Island College prepares teachers and practitioners to work with children with disabilities from birth through Grade Two and their families. The program, 32 semester hours in length, eventuates in the awarding of the Master of Education degree from Rhode Island College and teacher certification in Early Childhood Special Education from the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE). Philosophically, the program promotes the themes of individualized, empirically validated programs and interventions, inclusive education, family-centeredness, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
The Master of Education Program in Early Childhood Special Education at Rhode Island College is the only Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and RIDE approved teacher preparation program in this content area in the state of Rhode Island. Additionally, its core content is totally congruent with the principles and competencies promulgated by the CEC.
The individual will teach courses in Early Childhood Special Education as well as teach other Special Education courses required in the programs administered by the Department; coordinate the M.Ed. in Early Childhood Special Education program: advise all graduate candidates in this program, place and supervise them in their internships; advise undergraduate special education students.
Required qualifications include: Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Early Childhood Special Education or Special Education with a substantive foundation in childhood disabilities; documented experience in early intervention programs and inclusive preschool education and kindergarten programs (inclusive early childhood birth through grade 2); evidence of teaching excellence, and other scholarly/professional accomplishments in Early Childhood Special Education or related field.
Preferred qualifications: Experience collaborating and consulting with public school systems; experience with inclusive family-centered programs, support, and advocacy organizations; experience supervising interns in Early Childhood settings; experience in data collections/report writing for accreditation purposes.
Application deadline: September 22, 2019.
The doctoral degree or other appropriate terminal degree is required for all tenure-track appointments and must be completed prior to the beginning of service.
For full job descriptions, which includes additional responsibilities and requirements for the position and application procedures, see our web site at https://employment.ric.edu/. Candidates must apply on-line, using Rhode Island College's PeopleAdmin Applicant Tracking system.
As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution that values and is committed to expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, the College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application.