Asst Prof in Teacher Evaluation and Special Education at University of New Mexico–search cancelled

This search was cancelled due to budget cuts as of 6 October 2016.

The Department of Special Education in the College of Education at the University of New Mexico is soliciting applications for an assistant professorship that will begin in August of 2017. The position will focus on teacher evaluation and accountability, including preparation of educators to work with students with high-incidence disabilities. Read on or download the complete accompanying PDF for a complete version of the announcement.

The University of New Mexico, College of Education, Department of Special Education, invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Special Education, with experience and expertise in special education teacher evaluation and accountability, including preparation of educators to work with students with high incidence disabilities. This tenure track, probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision, begins August 2017. This new UNM Special Education faculty member will have opportunities to work in an academic climate of great vitality with committed colleagues to enhance collaborations with school districts, recruit outstanding graduate students, pursue exciting research and grants, and synergistically build on existing strong programs in the Special Education program and the College of Education.
Minimum Qualifications:
1) Doctorate in Special Education, Educational Psychology or closely related field by August 11, 2017, and
2) Minimum of three years’ experience teaching students with high incidence disabilities.
Preferred Qualifications:
1) Robust and current formal academic preparation in evidence-based practices for teaching and assessing students with high incidence disabilities (e.g., instructional technologies, applied behavior analysis, curriculum based measurement, literacy instruction, strategy instruction), including those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
2) Robust and current academic preparation in theories of child development and learning, including application to a wide variety of student populations, including those with disabilities.
3) Thorough formal preparation and current involvement in research activities, such that the successful candidate will be able to establish an agenda of active research in the area of special education and teacher evaluation and accountability.
4) Clinical/professional experience in teaching students with high incidence disabilities with a variety of cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
5) Potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduates and graduate students in the Special Education Program in the area of high incidence disabilities, in both on-line and face-to-face instructional environments.
6) Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
7) A demonstrated and clearly articulated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses and conduct scholarly work related to the education of students with disabilities, their families, and the preparation of educators to serve these students. The assistant professor will collaborate with colleagues and be a part of the cutting edge Special Education program. In addition, the successful candidate will advise undergraduate and graduate students, serve on certificate and dissertation committees, and maintain an active research agenda. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to diversity through their teaching, research, and service. Successful candidates must be committed to working with broadly diverse student and community populations.
A complete application will include:
1) A signed letter of application, including detailed statement of qualifications in relation to the minimum and preferred qualifications listed above. Because the University is committed to a broadly diverse educational environment that fosters multicultural skills, applicants should include in their cover letter information about how they will further this objective.
2) A complete and up-to-date curriculum vitae.
3) Transcripts of all graduate coursework (readable, UNOFFICIAL copies will be accepted).
4) The names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three to five professional references.
5) One professional publication or presentation.
6) Samples of teaching materials and/or evidence of teaching excellence.
Applications will be accepted through UNMJobs (http://www.unm.edu/jobs). Please refer to posting #0836073.
For best consideration, complete applications must be received by 10pm (MDT) on Sunday, October 23, 2016. Consideration and review will not take place until all required documents are received.
Qualified applicants from all underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply by the best consideration date; however, this position will remain open until filled. Any offer of employment for this position is contingent on successful completion of a background check.
The University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the diversity of our campuses. The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.