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  • Assistant Professor, Special Education (Continuing Track) Newark
  • University of Delaware in Newark, DE, United States
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University of Delaware

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Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice
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Job No: 500567

Work Type: Faculty

Location: Newark

Categories: School of Education, Full Time

University of Delaware

College of Education and Human Development

School of Education

Assistant Professor, Special Education (Continuing
Track)

The School of Education (SOE) at the University of Delaware (UD)
is searching for an Assistant Professor, Special Education
(Continuing Track), focused on academic and/or behavior
interventions and collaborative practices in inclusive
environments.

The Assistant Professor, Special Education (Continuing
Track) position is a 9-month academic-year appointment with
potential for extended service and teaching agreements. As a
continuing track faculty member, the candidate will have the
opportunity to take on leadership responsibilities, gain promotion,
take sabbatical leave, and enjoy the security of a multi-year
appointment. Continuing track faculty have the same voting and
governance capabilities as tenure track faculty and participate in
a vibrant Continuing Track caucus. Qualified candidates should be
interested in establishing a long-term career at the University of
Delaware. The start date of the position is September 1, 2024.

We are seeking candidates with expertise in (a) evidence-based
academic and/or behavioral interventions for children and young
adults with disabilities and (b) collaborative practices in
inclusive environments. The ideal candidate will share SOE’s
commitment to promoting diversity and equity and to solving
critical educational and social problems through the development of
knowledge and excellence in teaching and service to the citizens of
Delaware, the nation, and the world. We are deeply committed to
creating an educational community of excellence, equity, and
diversity. We welcome applications from women, underrepresented
minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, and
other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and
enrichment of ideas and perspectives in the special education
field.

Required Qualifications: A doctoral degree in special
education or a closely related field by August 2024 is required.
Additional requirements include:
• a record of or potential for excellence in teaching at
undergraduate and/or graduate levels;
• expertise in (a) evidence-based academic and/or behavioral
intervention for children and young adults with disabilities and
(b) collaborative practices in inclusive environments;
• the ability to create and support diversity, equity, and
inclusiveness in all aspects of their work.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with three to five
years prior experience as a K-12 educator are preferred. Additional
preferred qualifications include:
• teaching experience in face-to-face, hybrid, and online
formats;
• experience in course development, student advising, and/or
field instruction;
• a record of collaboration with faculty, teachers, families,
students, and the broader educational community;
• experience with or understanding of accreditation
procedures;
• potential for leadership opportunities, such as academic
program coordination.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching
undergraduate and graduate courses in special education on the main
campus in Newark, Delaware, primarily in face-to-face format, and
may include hybrid or online. The typical teaching load is six to
seven courses per year. The successful candidate will work
collaboratively in the development, evaluation, and growth of the
special education programs, and provide service to the department,
college, university, state, and to the field.

Special Education at UD: Special education faculty
in the School of Education (SOE) teach undergraduates pursuing a
major in elementary teacher education with additional certification
in special education. The faculty also teach secondary education
majors in an introductory special education course and
undergraduates from across UD in interdisciplinary disability
studies courses. At the graduate level, special education faculty
coordinate and teach courses in the M.Ed. Exceptional Children and
Youth program, which has several tracks including a traditional
masters, an alternate route initial certification program, and a
4+1 joint bachelors/masters program. Special education faculty are
also involved in the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Ph.D. in
Education programs with opportunities to teach and advise doctoral
students. We are currently searching for three (3) faculty
positions in special education and/or disability studies. More
information can be found at UD Careers (https://careers.udel.edu/).

About SOE: The School of Education, housed within the
College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) has over 60
full-time and jointly appointed faculty, nearly 600 students
pursuing undergraduate majors and minors, and 360 graduate
students. In addition to the elementary and special education
programs, the SOE offers an undergraduate concentration in teaching
English as a second language and minors in educational studies,
educational technology, and race, culture, and equity in education.
The department also supports multiple robust graduate programs at
both the master’s and doctoral level. a Ph.D. in education, a Ph.D.
in educational statistics and research methods, an Ed.D. in
educational leadership, an Ed.S. in school psychology and
interdisciplinary, joint programs with other University of Delaware
colleges, including a Ph.D. in education and social policy, an M.S.
in evaluation science and an M.S. in environmental education.

Supported by the National Science Foundation, the Institute of
Education Sciences and other foundations and federal agencies, SOE
faculty contribute rigorous and methodologically diverse research
that addresses critical issues in education. Their research
programs contribute to many areas, including educational policy,
educational leadership and administration, language and literacy,
mathematics education, the science of learning, sociocultural and
community-based approaches, special education and disability
studies and teacher preparation, among others. SOE faculty are
recognized for their contributions to national and international
conversations about critical educational issues, lead organizations
working to address those issues and provide a range of supports to
the agencies at the front lines of improving educational
opportunities and outcomes.

About CEHD: The College of Education and Human
Development (CEHD) comprises two academic departments, the SOE and
Human Development and Family Sciences. Additionally, the
CEHD hosts several centers and resources, such as the Center for
Disabilities Studies (CDS), which promotes increased access,
opportunity, and accomplishment among people with
disabilities—across ages and life domains—through its multifaceted
research, training and service portfolio. CDS partners with
academic units to support the undergraduate interdisciplinary
Disability Studies Minor and the Access:Ability Scholars course of
study. CDS affords access to a fertile environment for applied
research, community engagement, and program development.

About UD: Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware
(UD) combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich
heritage along with the latest in instructional and research
technology. Located in Newark, Delaware, within two hours of New
York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University
is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research
University. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the
University enrolls more than 18,000 undergraduates and 4,500
graduate students.

The University of Delaware strongly believes that our future
success is firmly predicated on our steadfast commitment to
diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Diversity is a core
value and guiding principle for our School and College’s
educational mission to prepare future scholars, educators, and
leaders to educate and lead in increasingly diverse schools and
communities. A

recipient of the NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award,
UD has a service to

assist dual-career couples and supports work-life balance
through family-friendly policies.

Applications: Applicants must submit 1) a cover letter in
which they specify the specific position of interest, and outline
their area of expertise including contributions to promoting
diversity, equity, and inclusiveness in teaching and service; 2) a
current CV; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy, including
evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 4) contact information for
at least three references. Candidates will be notified before
references are contacted.

Applications received by December 1, 2023 will receive first
consideration, and applications received subsequently may be
reviewed on a rolling basis. Questions should be directed to Dr.
Laura Eisenman, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected]

Applicants who also have an interest in other special education
faculty positions must apply separately to those positions.

The School of Education is responsive to the needs of working
parents and families, welcomes applicants who may have
nontraditional career paths or who may have taken time off for
personal reasons (e.g., children, elderly family), and is committed
to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty. UD is an
affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. UD is dedicated to
building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff
committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment, and
strongly encourages applications from women, people who identify
with minoritized groups, individuals with disabilities, and
veterans.

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and
Affirmative Action

The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person
on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity
or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital
status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other
characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment,
educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and
scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the
Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act
of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII
of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and
University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits
unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual
violence.

Applications close: Open until filled

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative
Action

The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person
on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity
or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital
status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other
characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment,
educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and
scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the
Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act
of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII
of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and
University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits
unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual
violence.

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