Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Faculty Posted On: Tue Feb 25 2020 Job Description:
The Special Education Program at WKU is responsible for the overall leadership, administration and operation of undergraduate and graduate programs in Special Education. Special Education faculty members work collaboratively to maintain the rigor of the programs and foster community engagement to provide students with opportunities to have an impact in their communities while they are students. The Special Education program (School of Teacher Education) in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Western Kentucky University is accepting applications for a full-time, Tenure-Track eligible Assistant or Associate Professor.
Teach courses at the undergraduate/graduate level in mild/moderate and/or moderate/severe disabilities
Board Certified Behavior Analyst or BCBA-eligible are encouraged to apply
Provide effective leadership and supervision of field experiences
Conduct research and scholarly activities
Work collaboratively with other faculty to develop and implement effective and appropriate programs and policies
Serve on university, college and program committees
Demonstrate an active commitment to diversity within the Special Education program including faculty, staff, and students
Serve as faculty advisor to undergraduate and graduate students.
Support student engagement in community service learning activities.
Utilize alternative methods of delivery or web-based instruction or strong desire to gain experience with alternative methods of delivery
Potential to attract external funding
Earned doctorate in special education
Areas of focus include LBD and/or MSD
Demonstrated ability to conduct quantitative and/or qualitative research in special education
Demonstrated capacity for excellence in teaching, outreach and service at the University level
Experience teaching special education in elementary and/or secondary schools
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all candidates. Western Kentucky University will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) at (270) 745-5121.
Western Kentucky University is committed to the promotion of regional stewardship and student engagement. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply including women, minorities, persons with disabilities and disabled veterans.
Western Kentucky University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society. The University provides research, service and lifelong learning opportunities for its students, faculty, and other constituents. WKU enriches the quality of life for those within its reach.