The Augsburg University Education Department invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position beginning August 15, 2021. The Education Department prepares teachers and educators to start and advance their career through offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in BS completion, Elementary Education, Special Education, Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language; Masters of Teaching (MAT) and Masters of Arts in Education (MAE), including a licensure-only pathway.
Our goal is to set our teacher candidates on career-long paths to purposeful, reflective, creative, and meaningful careers. Addressing issues such as inequities and racial injustice is a thread that runs through our majors and programs while focusing on critical and effective pedagogies. Candidates with demonstrated commitments to equity and inclusion and effectiveness in serving diverse learners and students from diverse communities are especially encouraged to apply.
A successful candidate will have opportunities to teach and develop special education courses across Augsburg's various education programs. The Education Department invites candidates to apply that are particularly poised to dismantle the institutionalized forms of bias and racism within the field. Our Special Education Courses are offered in a variety of formats: face-to-face, blended, and online. Priority will be given to a candidate demonstrating interest and strength in teaching with an emphasis on academic behavioral strategies, equity and inclusivity, and social justice issues in the discipline.
Primary responsibilities include teaching, scholarship, service, and academic mentoring. Teaching requirements include facilitation of undergraduate and graduate special education courses with adult students in a hybrid format that may include travel between the Twin Cities and Rochester, MN. Student advising is expected along with committee assignments within the Department and participation in the larger University community. Maintaining an innovative program of scholarship that complements teaching is essential to fulfilling tenure requirements.
The successful candidate for this position will possess an earned doctorate in Special Education or related field with at least 18 graduate credits of Special Education instruction. Doctoral candidates, with a documented plan for completion by August 15, 2021, will be considered. Experience as a licensed Special Education teacher of record for at least three years with experience working across a continuum of services and experience of inclusive practices.
Peer-reviewed research in the field of Special Education
Successful experience working with students in federal disability categories: OHD, ASD, EBD, SLD and DD
Record of successful teaching in higher education
Knowledge of Special Education licensure requirements
Experience teaching in online and blended classroom environments
We believe that education is the key to healthy, meaningful and productive lives for individuals, as well as to the vibrancy of our democracy. Augsburg University is dedicated to achieving an educational experience free from the barriers of poverty, racism, and discrimination so that students can fully realize their unique gifts. Recognizing that higher education's democratic promise is compromised by systemic and systematic barriers to college access and completion, Augsburg is called to stand for equity in everything we do to fulfill our academic mission, serve our students and engage our fellow citizens.
Augsburg University has approximately 2,000 traditional undergraduate students, 400 adult undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students. The University's commitment to intentional diversity is reflected in the student body: For the past two years, students of color represented more than 50% of the incoming first-year undergraduate class. Augsburg's commitment to an intentionally diverse community goes beyond race and ethnicity and includes programs for first-generation students; non-traditional-age students; students from a broad array of faith backgrounds, cultures and nationalities; students of various gender and sexual orientation identities; students in recovery; and students with disabilities.
Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and 11 graduate degrees to approximately 3,400 students of diverse backgrounds. With a student/faculty ratio of 12:1, the University focuses on close personal interaction with faculty and experiential education opportunities on campus and in the community. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings. See more information about Augsburg University below.
At both undergraduate and graduate levels, students actively engage in international travel and intercultural experiences that broaden their view of the world and deepen their engagement in it. Augsburg University values the diversity of persons, perspectives, and convictions. Critical thinking, rigorous analysis, and open discussion across a full range of ideas lie at the heart of the University's mission as an institution of higher learning. Essential to the University in living out its mission of educating students to be "informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders" is that our foundation be one of diversity, inclusion, equity, and intercultural competency.
Augsburg's main campus is located in the vibrant Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, one of the most diverse areas in the Twin Cities. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and one of the city's largest medical complexes are adjacent to Augsburg; the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners Theatre district are just a few blocks away. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a site in Rochester, the fastest growing city in Minnesota and headquarters of the Mayo Health System. In addition to these locations, Augsburg owns and operates international sites in Central America and southern Africa.
Augsburg University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, familial status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or public assistance status.
To apply for this position, please upload a cover letter and CV at https://www.augsburg.edu/hr/.
In the cover letter, candidates should address their ability to educate and mentor diverse students and/or contribute to a diverse community. As part of the online application process, you will be required to provide the names of three professional references. If your application advances in this search, you will be notified prior to Augsburg contacting your references. Application review will begin on March 22: the position will remain open until filled.
Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to more than 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1 and is characterized by strong teaching in small classes.
The University's Mission
Augsburg University educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community that is committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.
Located in the heart of the Twin Cities, Augsburg’s main campus surrounds Murphy Square, the oldest park in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and the University of Minnesota Fairview Medical Center are across the street from Augsburg, with the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners theatre district just a few blocks away.
The 23-acre campus consists of a mix of historic and newer buildings that reflect the contemporary needs of the academic pr...ograms. Augsburg’s newest signature academic building, the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion, opened for classes January 8, 2018. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a location in Rochester, Minnesota, and maintains international sites and staff in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Namibia.