Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Special Education
University of Northern Colorado - Greeley, CO

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Job Summary/Basic Functions
The School of Special Education at UNC is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of Special Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Special Education. The blended graduate Special Education: Early Childhood Program leads to a Master's Degree and/or endorsement in both Early Childhood (EC) and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE), as well as a Colorado's Large Child Care Director's license; the undergraduate program (pending approval) leads to a Bachelor's degree and licensure in ECSE and Large Child Care Director. The ideal candidate will be well grounded in the knowledge and pedagogy of EC/ECSE. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain scholarly activities, teach courses in EC/ECSE and engage in school, college, university and national service.

Minimum Qualifications
An earned doctorate in Special Education with emphasis in Early Childhood Special Education or related field (ABD considered).
Demonstrated potential for scholarly excellence.
Demonstrated excellence in teaching.
2 years minimum experience in serving young children with or at risk for disabilities and their families.

Preferred Qualifications
Evidence of publications (published, in press, or submission).
Demonstrated potential/interest in grant writing.
Experience teaching students in online, hybrid, and face-to-face models.
Experience working with diverse populations.
Expertise in one or more of the following areas of Early Childhood Special Education: (a) social-emotional development, (b) curriculum, instructional strategies, and programming models , or (c) educational technology.

Search Committee Chair: Dr. Sandy Bowen

Search Committee Chair Phone/Extension: (970) 351-1667

Salary and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include health, life, and dental insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement programs. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed as 0.5FTE or above are entitled to and eligible for Dependent Tuition Grants. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.

Application Materials
Applicants must complete the online application form at the link provided below and attach cover letter, CV, sample of professional writing, list of 3 professional references with mail/email addresses and telephone numbers, and unofficial transcripts of graduate degrees.

Contact for questions regarding the position may be referred to:
Dr. Sandy Bowen, Professor
School of Special Education
Phone: 970-351-2102
Email: sandy.bowen@unco.edu

Application Posting Link:
http://careers.unco.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51639

Additional Requirements
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.

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