Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education
University of Memphis
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Type: Full Time
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications.
The College of Education, Department of Instruction & Curriculum Leadership is seeking to add a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education beginning August 19, 2024. The ICL department and the special education program are dedicated to fostering a culture and climate of belonging and inclusiveness. The applicant’s teaching practice should demonstrate commitment to and experience with (1) special education methods and theoretical frameworks; (2) culturally relevant and sustaining practice; and (3) comprehensive and sustained professional growth opportunities to enhance professional practices involving diverse populations. The candidate will have demonstrated commitments to the content area of special education, research/scholarship in the field of special education, professional development, and K-12 teaching experience. Additionally, the candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching and service at a large research institution that integrates high-leverage practices into coursework and professional development. Ideally, the candidate will have strong knowledge of the edTPA, university teaching experience, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online learning environments. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. ICL is not offering any sponsorships at this time.
Required • Earned Doctorate (obtained by August 1, 2024), in Special Education or closely related field • Evidence of excellence in K-12 in teaching • Evidence of an emerging/established research agenda Desired • Experience with teaching and/or professional development in public schools • Expertise in using classroom assessments and student achievement data to inform instruction • Demonstrated use of technology integration in teaching and professional development • Participation in collaborative and school/community-based initiatives and partnerships • Demonstrated knowledge of education for globalization RESPONSIBILITIES • Teach and supervise field-based and online undergraduate and graduate courses. • Implement a significant on-going program of focused scholarly research and publications, including collaborative efforts with colleagues. • Provide service and leadership to state, regional and national professional organizations, the university, college, and department.
The University of Memphis, an independently governed institution, is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as one of two public research universities and the only community engaged public university in Tennessee. It has seven colleges and six professional schools serving a diverse population of over 20,000 students, 4,300 of whom are enrolled in graduate programs The University is strongly committed to its urban mission and outreach programs and recognizes the diverse and integrated role played by faculty and administration in fulfilling a comprehensive mission of research, education, and community outreach.
The Department of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership (ICL) offers undergraduate degrees that lead to both licensure and non-licensure tracks. The department also offers graduate degrees leading to licensure with the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and non-licensure options with the Master of Science (MS), and Doctor of Education (EdD). In addition, the department also offers nationally recognized certificate and endorsement programs. We also benefit from strong partnerships with three university-affiliated lab schools which collectively serve over 500 children from PreK... to 8th grade. For additional information please see the websites of the university (http://www.memphis.edu), the college (http://www.memphis.edu/coe/), and the department (http://www.memphis.edu/icl).
The College of Education, with a faculty of over 65 full-time faculty positions, is accredited by CACREP, APA and CAEP and is a leader in the enhancement of teacher and principal preparation. The College is dedicated to a culture of belongingness and inclusion and prepares students for careers as administrators, counselors, educators, leaders, practitioners, researchers, scholars, and teachers. The University of Memphis is a Carnegie Foundation R1 institution and is one of two public research universities and the only community engaged public university in Tennessee. It has 12 colleges and professional schools serving a diverse population of nearly 22,000 students, 5,000 of whom are enrolled in graduate programs. The University is strongly committed to its urban mission and outreach programs and recognizes the diverse and integrated role played by faculty and administration in fulfilling a comprehensive mission of research, education, and community outreach.