Associate Professor
University of Massachusetts Lowell - Lowell, MA

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Associate Professor
Lowell, Massachusetts
Posted May 03, 2013 by University of Massachusetts Lowell
Category: Education - Special Education

Associate Professor

Graduate School of Education

University of Massachusetts Lowell

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is a rapidly advancing university with a diverse student body and a commitment to experiential learning, research and international partnerships. The university is situated in the city of Lowell, home to the Lowell National Historical Park, at the heart of the Merrimack Valley approximately 25 miles north of Boston. The school districts in the region range from small, semi-rural towns, to mid-size urban communities. The Graduate School of Education (GSE) has a long history of working with many of the local public school systems and, in particular, the urban districts of Lawrence and Lowell. These two districts serve students from many ethnic backgrounds including Hispanic, Latino, African, African-American, Vietnamese, Cambodian and Laotian. GSE faculty are the recipients of large federally funded grants (either as PI or in collaboration with colleagues in other colleges) which engage them in vital and exciting work with students and teachers throughout the region. Additionally, the GSE partners with the National Park Service to oversee the Tsongas Industrial History Center, an informal education center serving 50,000 visitors a year.

The Graduate School of Education seeks a research active faculty member at the Associate Professor level (must have attained this rank at a comparable institution) who can join an innovative faculty, deeply committed to partnering with local schools. Interested faculty should have expertise in working with children who have moderate learning disabilities, should be well versed in strategies which ensure success for students who are English language learners, and should be committed to serving children who live in poverty. The successful candidate must have substantial experience working with public school districts which serve a multicultural population, and a desire to continue these types of connections. Additionally, the successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to conduct research utilizing experimental and quasi experimental designs and have facility with quantitative and qualitative data analysis. This is a full-time benefited position. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

-Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education
-Currently hold the rank of Associate Professor, or have held that rank, at an institution accredited at the doctoral level
-Six years of successful, full-time teaching experience in a four-year institution of higher education with two years at the rank of Assistant Professor
-Served as chair for at least one completed doctoral dissertation
-Taught courses at the graduate level in one or more of the following areas: Sheltered English Immersion; Special Education; Quantitative Research Methods
-Three years of PK-12 classroom teaching experience, preferably working in an urban setting with a diverse student population
-Evidence of research productivity which includes experimental or quasi-experimental studies
-The ability to work effectively with diverse groups

Preferred Qualifications:

-Experience teaching graduate courses online
-Excellent interpersonal skills
-Strong work ethic
-Commitment to working with students of diverse ethnicity
-Ability to speak a second language, preferably Spanish

To apply, please visit https://jobs.uml.edu and reference job #0080875. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, research statement, sample of scholarly work/ publication, the names and contact information for three professional references, and a letter detailing professional interests, background, teaching experience and accomplishments. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. Thank you for considering the University of Massachusetts Lowell as an employer of choice. We look forward to receiving your application.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

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