Assistant Professor
Western Kentucky University - Bowling Green, KY

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Western Kentucky University(WKU), School of Teacher Education, is seeking candidates for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the SPED/ELED Dual Certification program. The start date for the position is August 2013.
Western Kentucky University (WKU), a leading American university with international reach located in Bowling Green, KY, is a comprehensive institution with over 20,000 students.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.
Teach courses at the undergraduate/graduate level in mild/moderate disabilities; provide effective leadership and supervision of field experiences; conduct research and scholarly activities; work collaboratively with other faculty to develop and implement effective and appropriate programs and policies; serve on university, college and program committees; demonstrate an active commitment to diversity within the School of Teacher Education including faculty, staff, and students; serve as faculty advisor to undergraduate and graduate students; and support student engagement in community service learning activities.
Earned doctorate or ABD in special education, demonstrated ability to conduct quantitative and/or qualitative research in special education, demonstrated experience and excellence in teaching, outreach and service, experience (at least 3 years) teaching special education in elementary P-5 inclusion setting, excellent written and oral communication, and strong interpersonal skills; potential for attracting external funding; ability to incorporate technology in the classroom, experience with alternative methods of delivery or web-based instruction or strong desire to gain experience with alternative methods of delivery.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, vita, three letters of professional reference, and an official transcript to:
E. Gail Kirby, Ed.D., Chair
Special Education Search Committee
Western Kentucky University
School of Teacher Education
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11030
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1030
(270) 745-3746
(270) 745-6435 fax
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Review of the applications will begin March 29, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. The start date will be August, 2013.
Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.

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