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Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor, Special Education

Apply now Job no: 492634
Work type: Non-tenure track faculty
Location: Chester
Categories: Faculty

Widener University is currently seeking a Full-time, Non Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor with emphasis in Special Education in the College of Health and Human Services, Center for Education. Our students represent a multitude of diverse identities. We aspire to develop a College faculty, staff, and curriculum that is anti-racist, anti-oppressive and reflects and respects our professional values. We seek to create an intentionally diverse educational community in which students, staff, and faculty perspectives are valued and meaningfully incorporated into our work.

Widener University is currently seeking a Full-time, Non Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor with emphasis in Special Education in the College of Health and Human Services, Center for Education. Our students represent a multitude of diverse identities. We aspire to develop a College faculty, staff, and curriculum that is anti-racist, anti-oppressive and reflects and respects our professional values. We seek to create an intentionally diverse educational community in which students, staff, and faculty perspectives are valued and meaningfully incorporated into our work.

This role reports to the Director, Center for Education. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate Special Education courses; serving as a chairperson and/or committee member for doctoral dissertations; student advising; research and scholarship consistent with a NTT position; and service on committees in the unit, College and university levels.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):

Essential duties:

  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate Special Education courses
  • Student advising
  • Serving on Doctoral Dissertation Committees as chairperson and/or committee member
  • Developing and sustaining a research agenda consistent with a NTT position which may include a variety of scholarly activities, including but not limited to publishing, presentations and involvement in varied professional development activities
  • Serving on committees in the Center for Education, College of Health and Human Services and at the University level
  • Adhering to the Center for Education/College of Health and Human Services Promotion, Tenure and Academic Freedom Guidelines as they relate to NTT faculty appointments

Secondary responsibilities:

  • It will also be expected that this person will assume leadership responsibilities as the Special Education/Secondary Education Program Director as an overload contract. Those duties would include:
    • Performing program management duties currently established for Program Directors in the Center for Education
    • Overseeing the Special Education components of the elementary, secondary and post-baccalaureate programs in the Center
    • Assisting with field placements for Special Education and Secondary Education students
    • Acting as the liaison to the College of Arts and Sciences for Secondary Education students
    • Outreach to high schools and networking for recruitment purposes with middle and high school principals

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Doctorate, Special Education or related education field
  • Special Education experience in a work setting
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, organizational skills and problem-solving skills
  • Technology skills to perform functions of the position and online teaching/learning ability

Preferred:

    • Secondary level Special Education experience in a work setting
    • Certification in Special Education (PreK12, PreK8 or Secondary Education)

 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND/OR UNUSUAL HOURS: 

  • Ability to function in a classroom/office environmen

 

Qualified candidates must submit resume and cover letter for consideration.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected to interview will be contacted. 

Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. As a leading metropolitan university, Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation and leadership.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law Schools located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the university, please visit our website at www.widener.edu.

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