The Department of Counseling, Leadership, and Educational Studies at Winthrop University is seeking an innovative and involved tenure-track assistant or associate professor to teach in an experiential educator preparation program and serve as program director for the undergraduate teacher certification program in special education. The position includes teaching in an undergraduate teacher certification program as well as graduate teaching in programs that further credentials for practicing teachers. The position provides the opportunity to supervise undergraduate teacher candidates in field experiences and internships as well as teach special education coursework. We seek a candidate who will be an exemplary teacher, scholar, and active participant in the college, on campus, and with community partners.
About Winthrop University
Founded in 1886 and located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Winthrop University offers its 6,000-plus undergraduate and graduate students an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness, and civic engagement. In its degree-granting Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Visual and Performing Arts, Winthrop embraces only those programs and activities that can be delivered at an exemplary level. Winthrop is well known for its inclusive and supportive campus environment, with University College supporting programs in both academic and student affairs. Winthrop University is achieving national stature as a competitive and distinctive co-educational, public, residential, comprehensive, values-oriented institution. The values of service, excellence, diversity, community, and leadership provide the foundation for the University’s continuing development and shape Winthrop’s continuing success. Numerous national accolades reflect the sustained high quality and value of the Winthrop Experience, including the most recent U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Winthrop as one of the top-10 public comprehensive universities in the South. Winthrop is an active member of the Rock Hill community and is recognized as a key component of the region’s economic resurgence. Approximately 20 minutes from Charlotte, North Carolina, Winthrop has direct access to and is engaged in a broad and expansive regional arts and business community. Winthrop’s beautiful campus encompasses a rich architectural blend of neo-Georgian buildings and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. The attractive recreational and research complex area that surrounds Winthrop Lake is home to Winthrop’s 18 Division I men’s and women’s sports.
Winthrop University is committed to providing a safe campus community. Winthrop conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.
Doctorate in special education or closely related field
Certification in special education
P-12 teaching experience
Ability to work in a team environment and with P-12 school partners
Record of emerging or demonstrated scholarship commensurate with rank
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
Ability to work collaborate with public school/university faculty to plan and teach within an experience-based curriculum
Experience with accreditation procedures and assessments
Experience with preparing teacher candidates for the edTPA
Demonstrated leadership ability
Teaching experience in higher education
Experience in mentoring and/or supervising teacher candidates
Demonstrated ability in the use of technology and digital tools for instructional purposes
Experience working with diverse populations
Position Availability: August 16, 2020
Application review will begin on November 15, 2019. Applications received after the start of review may be considered if an acceptable candidate is not identified.
Submit the following materials:
A cover letter including the candidate’s interest in the position, qualifications, teaching philosophy, and research interests;
Current curriculum vitae;
Graduate transcripts for all advanced degrees (unofficial acceptable for application phase); and
Names and contact information for five professional references. (Provide in the required form available in application system.)
Additional materials may be requested during the review process.
The Richard W. Riley College of Education at Winthrop University enjoys a strong reputation in the preparation and advancement of quality educators for South Carolina and across the country. As an NCATE-accredited institution and a member of the National Network for Educational Renewal, Winthrop University maintains close working relationships with area schools as well as a number of state agencies and projects. Winthrop University enjoys close proximity to Charlotte, NC (approximately 20 minutes from downtown), high quality local schools, and an affordable cost of living.