This is a tenure-track, 9-month position at either the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. Expected begin work date is August 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been selected for hire.
The successful applicant will join a strong faculty in the Inclusive and Special Education Programs within the School of Teaching and Learning at one of the nation’s most beautiful and dynamic universities.
The undergraduate Inclusive Education Program leads to dual North Carolina licensure in K-12 General Curriculum Special Education and K-6 Elementary Education. The Graduate Special Education M.A.T. program leads to initial and advanced licensure in General Curriculum or Adapted Curriculum. The M.A.Ed. program leads to advanced licensure in Special Education with concentrations in Mild to Moderate Disabilities, Severe Disabilities, or Gifted, Creative, & Innovative Education.
In a program that highly values collaboration and diversity, the successful candidate will be expected to teach in the Inclusive Education Program and Special Education Program; strongly engage in research, and provide service to P-12 schools, to the profession, and to the university.
The successful candidate should document:
an earned Ph.D. or Ed.D. in special education from an accredited institution, or a closely related field from an accredited institution. (ABD applicants with completion by hire date will be considered)
expertise in and three years of demonstrated experience working with children and youth with mild to moderate disabilities including learning, intellectual, and emotional and/or behavioral disabilities.
eligibility for North Carolina licensure and a minimum of three years of full time K-12 teaching experience in special education mild to moderate disabilities
Preference will be given to the candidate with:
experience teaching courses in instructional methods and supervision of preservice teachers with edTPA.
experience with inclusive education teacher preparation (dual preparation and licensure in special and elementary education)
collaborative work across disciplines; support of underrepresented multilingual, culturally diverse students; and implementation of culturally responsive practices
evidence of or potential for excellence in university teaching, including face to face and online formats.
demonstrated knowledge of inclusive practices and current research in teaching students with disabilities in the general curriculum.
demonstrated record of or potential for research in special education leading to a sustained record of scholarship.
evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills, effective collaboration, and collegiality.
a productive research agenda or demonstrated line of research in special education in conjunction with the Boyer Model of Scholarship including conference presentations, peer reviewed scholarship, and external funding opportunities.
experience and expertise in any of the following: oUniversal Design for Learning and differentiated instruction oco-teaching models and best practice omethods of teaching across content areas including: oreading development and instruction omathematics development and instruction owriting development and instruction othe Council for Exceptional Children's High Leverage Practices opreparing preservice candidates for edTPA success oexpertise in and experience working with children and youth with severe disabilities including: otransition and community-based services ocollaboration with families oassistive technologies oexpertise in and experience working with children and youth who are academically and intellectually gifted oinstructional methods ostrategies for supporting twice-exceptional learners
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Application must be made online. Hard copy materials will not be accepted for review.
Please submit a CV, letter of application, unofficial transcripts from terminal degree, and a list of at least three professional references to include their complete contact information.
For more information, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Kelly R. Kelley, 828-227-3298, email@example.com
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.