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Assistant/Associate Professor in Early Childhood Special Education – Tenure Track

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Application Deadline and Procedures: Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit electronically the following: (1) a letter of interest (2) a current vita (3) the names of three references with full contact information. Questions or Additional Information Related to the Position or Qualifications • Dr. Jean Kang, Search Committee Co-Chair (j_kang@uncg.edu) • Dr. Christie L. Cavanaugh, Search Committee Co-Chair (clcavana@uncg.edu) For application related questions, please contact: Mr. Wayne Johnson Dept. of Specialized Education Services The University of North Carolina at Greensboro P.O. Box 26170 Greensboro, NC 27402-6170 Phone: 336.334.5843 Fax: 336.334.4120 Website: http://www.uncg.edu/ses

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Position Information

Position Number 001313
Functional Title Assistant/Associate Professor in Early Childhood Special Education – Tenure Track
Position Type Tenure Stream
Position Eclass FG - Faculty 12 Mo Leave Earning
University Information

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a world-class, research intensive, regional University with a diverse portfolio of expertise and a particular focus on fostering healthy lives, vibrant communities and global connections.

UNCG is a leading institution within the 17-campus University of North Carolina System. Recognized for its programs in the Music, Theater and Dance; Nursing; Business; Education; Life and Physical Sciences; and Health and Human Sciences, UNCG continues to grow its enrollment and enjoys the most diverse student populations of all the UNC system universities. With more than 20,000 students, UNCG has a significant and positive impact in North Carolina and the Greensboro/Triad area in particular. UNCG is nationally recognized for its distance learning initiative and serves many rural areas of North Carolina with its highly rated online educational programs.

Established in 1892, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro was founded as the first public university in North Carolina for women. In 1963 the school became co-educational, but the legacy of providing both opportunity and excellence continues today.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

The Department of Specialized Education Services values and supports the dignity and rights of all individuals — especially children and adults with disabilities, and those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. We are driven by the belief that all people deserve the support systems to live, learn and work as independently as possible. Our bachelor, master’s and Ph.D. programs chart a course for meaningful career paths with this as a central purpose. Through community-engaged teaching, research, and service, students gain the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience necessary to make valuable contributions in institutions of higher education, state education systems, school systems, and community services. Our graduates are leaders in their roles as teachers, professors, interpreters, administrators, advocates, and researchers in early childhood services, special education, and deaf-related fields.

Position Summary

The Department of Specialized Education Services at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) is housed in the School of Education. As part of the University of North Carolina 17-campus system, UNCG enrolls nearly 20,000 students, including 3,500 graduate students. UNCG is classified as a high research activity university with a community engagement distinction by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Although future accreditation applications will be submitted for CAEP, the Department of Specialized Education Services currently offers NCATE-accredited educator preparation programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in Special Education, Professions in Deafness, and Birth Through Kindergarten. Bachelor’s degree programs are offered in Deaf Education; ASL Interpreter Preparation; Special Education: General Curriculum; and Dual Licensure in Special Education and Elementary Education; and Birth Through Kindergarten. Two M.Ed. programs are offered in Special Education: General Curriculum; and Birth Through Kindergarten. Both the undergraduate and Master’s degree and licensure programs in early childhood education are co-coordinated and implemented collaboratively with the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. Finally, the Department of Specialized Education Services offers a Ph.D. program in Special Education, with specialization in several areas, including Early Childhood Special Education.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will:

1. Teach face-to-face and/or online degree and licensure courses (synchronous and asynchronous) at undergraduate and/or graduate levels in interdisciplinary early childhood programs (e.g., BK Education licensure program; Early Care and Education M.Ed., certificate programs)
2. Team teach some undergraduate and Master’s courses with faculty within the Department of Specialized Education Services, and in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies
3. Collaborate in program evaluation, development, and revisions
4. Teach face-to-face courses in the Special Education Doctoral Program
5. Meet expectations for research and other scholarly activities appropriate for a doctoral degree granting institution
6. Develop and/or maintain an active research agenda demonstrated through research published in key peer-reviewed journals, national and international presentations, and other scholarly activities
7. Seek external funding for student, research, and community-engagement support
8. Collaborate with faculty in other departments and units
9. Fulfill some program administrative duties
10. Advise and mentor undergraduate, Masters, and doctoral students
11. Provide professional service at multiple levels
12. Contribute to the teaching, research, and service missions of the Department of Specialized Education Services, School of Education, and University

Minimum Qualifications

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate will have:

1. An earned doctorate in Early Childhood Special Education, Special Education with specialization in Early Childhood, or a related field (ABD with a graduation date no later than August 1, 2018, is acceptable)
2. An established or emerging record of scholarly productivity in relevant area(s), including publications, presentations, and/or grant development and/or implementation that is commensurate with Assistant or Associate Professor rank
3. College teaching experience in early intervention and/or early childhood special education
4. Teaching experience in early intervention and or early childhood programs in schools, agencies, or medical settings
5. Demonstrated service to the field in various capacities
6. Clear commitment to inclusive services for individuals with disabilities

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with two or more of the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:

1. Online college teaching experience (synchronous and asynchronous).
2. Three or more years of experience serving infants/toddlers with and without disabilities and their families.
3. Previous experiences with conducting and disseminating research findings in publications and/or presentations.
4. Previous experience requesting and/or securing external funding
5. Knowledge of Birth Through Kindergarten teaching licensure requirements and teacher preparation

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application Deadline and Procedures: Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit electronically the following:
(1) a letter of interest
(2) a current vita
(3) the names of three references with full contact information.

Questions or Additional Information Related to the Position or Qualifications
• Dr. Jean Kang, Search Committee Co-Chair (j_kang@uncg.edu)
• Dr. Christie L. Cavanaugh, Search Committee Co-Chair (clcavana@uncg.edu)

For application related questions, please contact:

Mr. Wayne Johnson
Dept. of Specialized Education Services
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
Phone: 336.334.5843 Fax: 336.334.4120
Website: http://www.uncg.edu/ses

Recruitment Range Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experiences.
Org #-Department Specialized Education Services - 12017
Job Open Date 10/06/2017
For Best Consideration Date 11/15/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled No
FTE 1.0 (Full-Time)
Type of Appointment Permanent
If time-limited, please specify end date for appointment.
Number of Months per Year 12
FLSA Exempt

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R for Rare (0-30%), O for Occasional (30-60%), F for Frequent (60-90%), C for Constant (90-100%).

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  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References

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