THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
The Department of Specialized Education Services, School of Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro announces the availability of a tenure-track position in Special Education with a focus on deaf education at the associate or assistant rank. The individual will teach within a Professions in Deafness major with a concentration in Birth-12 D/deaf and hard of hearing teacher licensure with a comprehensive inclusive communication philosophy. Strong applicants will have a well-established record of research, show potential or a history of securing external funding and demonstrate excellence in college teaching and advising or strong potential for success in these areas.
Qualifications: Applicants should: (1) have an earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D) in special education, deaf education/Deaf Studies or a closely related related discipline; (2) have a strong record of research and grant-writing (or show strong potential) with preference for expertise in language development and deafness; (3) have at least three years of teaching experience with students with hearing loss in Birth-12 settings; (4) have knowledge of and support for multiple communication modalities used by individuals with hearing loss; (5) have a record of or show potential for doctoral level teaching and advising; and (6) be committed to field-based and collaborative teacher preparation. Applicants seeking appointment at the Associate Professor rank must meet UNCG criteria for tenure.
- Meet expectations for research, including grant writing, appropriate for a doctoral institution.
- Teach primarily undergraduate courses in D/deaf and hard of hearing teacher licensure and in the SES doctoral program, including coursework in language development, language facilitation, issues in deaf education, and instructional methods with students who are D/deaf or hard of hearing.
- Coordinate the Birth-12 D/deaf and hard of hearing teacher licensure program.
- Provide leadership of the Professions in Deafness concentrations.
- Contribute to the instructional, research, and service mission of the Department of Specialized Education Services, School of Education, and University.
Context: The Department of Specialized Education Services is housed within the School of Education at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. UNCG is part of the University of North Carolina, 16-campus system and it enrolls nearly 18,500 students, including 3,600 graduate students. UNCG is classified as a high research activity university with a community engagement distinction by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The UNCG campus is located near the center of Greensboro, the state’s third largest city. Greensboro has a population of 257,997, while the greater Triad area has a population approaching 1,600,100. Located midway between Washington and Atlanta, Greensboro is less than two hours from the Blue Ridge Mountains, about three hours from the Atlantic coast, and is served by Piedmont Triad International Airport. Greensboro is a dynamic city, offering a splendid setting for a university. In return, for more than a century, UNCG has enriched Greensboro with its widely diversified academic community.
The Department of Specialized Education Services offers NCATE accredited teacher education programs in Special Education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Bachelor’s degrees are offered in Professions in Deafness with concentrations in Birth-12 D/deaf and hard of hearing Teacher Licensure, Advocacy and Support Services, American Sign Language Teacher Licensure and Interpreting. The SES department has undergraduate degree programs in Special Education: General Curriculum and dual majors in Special Education and Elementary Education. Undergraduate degrees in early childhood are co-coordinated and implemented with the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. Two M.Ed. programs are offered: Special Education: General Curriculum and Birth-Kindergarten: Interdisciplinary Studies in Education and Development (a collaborative program offered with the Department of Human Development and Family Studies). A Ph.D. program in Specialized Education is also offered.
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Starting date: August 1, 2013
Application deadline: Review of applications will begin on October 15 and will continue until the position is filled.
Application Procedure: Applicants should send a letter of interest in the position that includes: (a) a description of their research interests and productivity,(b) philosophy of teaching, (c) a curriculum vitae and (d) two representative publications. Applicants should arrange for their graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation to be sent to:
Dr.Mary V. Compton, CCC/SLP, Chair
Department of Specialized Education Services
430 School of Education Building
1300 Spring Garden Street
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
Phone: 336.334.3771 Fax: 336.256.0185