Western Carolina University invites applications for the Adelaide Worth Daniels Distinguished Professor of Special Education at the level of full professor. As the first distinguished professor position at WCU this position was endowed with a generous gift from the Adelaide Worth Daniels Foundation to the University. This is a 9-month tenure track appointment. The Adelaide Worth Daniels Distinguished Professor must demonstrate a genuine commitment to the field of Special Education and the research, teaching and engagement goals of Western Carolina University's Inclusive and Special Education Programs. We seek a nationally renowned scholar with a unique and promising approach to the challenges in Special Education and who is collaborative in their work to increase educational impact by linking research, policy and practice. We welcome interest from scholars in moderate to severe disabilities with notable work established through leadership, grant writing, research, and instruction. The Adelaide Worth Daniels Distinguished Professor will serve as a key full time faculty member of the Inclusive and Special Education Programs and will be expected to teach 2 undergraduate or graduate courses in one semester and one undergraduate or graduate course in the other semester, for a 2/1 teaching load. The teaching will be on campus and/or online. The successful applicant will be expected to bring innovation to the program through collaborative efforts in service, scholarship, and grants. The Adelaide Worth Daniels Distinguished Professor will be tenured at the rank of professor in special education.
1. Have the rank of professor and a doctoral degree in special education from an accredited institution. 2. Teaching experience in K-12 settings with eligibility for NC licensure. 3. Broad experience in inclusive and special education, with expertise in curriculum for students with moderate to severe disabilities. 4. An outstanding record of teaching special education courses. 5. An exemplary record of the successful acquisition of grants and ongoing research. 6. National recognition for their work in the field of special education. 7. Excellent leadership and service in the field of special education.
Candidates who can enhance the School of Teaching and Learning's commitment to diversity, equity, social justice, and global education through teaching, research, and service are encouraged to apply.
1. Preference will be given to the candidate with expertise in Inclusive Education to facilitate the advancement of inclusive practices with students, faculty, programs, P-12 school partners and our Western North Carolina communities. 2. Experience teaching in distance and online environments.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Application must be made online. Please submit a CV, letter of application, unofficial transcripts and a list of three references with complete contact information. For more information, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dan Grube, 828-227-3322, firstname.lastname@example.org
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.