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Assistant Professor Specializing in Special Education

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Work Type: Faculty Full Time
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Faculty
Department: Teacher Education - 210420
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Position Summary:

Are you looking for a university that will support your commitment to preparing the next generation of special education teachers; where you will work with highly-motivated students in and out of the classroom; you can contribute to a thriving academic program; where you will be a member of a mission-driven institution and you can live affordably in a central location with easy access to both recreation and urban amenities? The University of Dayton, Department of Teacher Education is seeking a dynamic faculty member with a specialization in special education at the rank of assistant professor to begin August 16, 2023.

This is a tenure-track, nine month appointment that requires teaching in-person and online; advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate education majors; maintaining an ongoing program of research in special education; and providing service to the department, university and broader community. Presence on campus for in-person teaching, student mentoring, and department meetings is an essential requirement of the position.

The successful candidate will teach three undergraduate and/or post-baccalaureate courses per semester in the PK-12 mild-moderate/moderate intensive Intervention Specialist (special education) program. The 3-3 course load may include courses in early intervention and/or other areas of specialization as assigned. The candidate will collaborate with program faculty in curricular development, professional standards alignment, state report writing, and CAEP accreditation work.

The mission of the School of Education and Health Sciences, whose work is grounded in Marianist values of community-building, service to others, and the common good, is to educate leaders in education and health care who transform society through faith, community building, service, wellness and scholarship. The School’s vision is advancing social justice, equity, and community through learning and health worldwide.

In pursuit of the mission and vision of the School, the Department of Teacher Education offers eight undergraduate degree programs, seven graduate degree concentrations, and a variety of certificates and endorsements. The Department is also engaged in initiatives in social and emotional learning; diversity, equity, and inclusion in education; and scientifically-based reading instruction. We have established partnerships with area schools and faculty regularly collaborate for program and research initiatives. We look forward to welcoming a collaborative and forward-thinking colleague who shares our values for community, leadership, service, and continual learning in pursuit of the common good.

At the University of Dayton, we value inclusive excellence because we recognize that diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to academic and institutional excellence. Inclusive excellence requires a comprehensive, cohesive and collaborative alignment of infrastructure, resources and actions. We strive to be active, intentional, and sustain engagement with and celebration of diversity in every dimension of institutional life. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage all candidates to apply.

The University’s 382-acre campus is located at the southern edge of Dayton, Ohio, which has a metropolitan area population of approximately one million. It is the location of the largest Air Force R&D Center in the country, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park. The Dayton area boasts the nation's largest paved bike trail network and an excellent metroparks system. It is home to various arts and cultural attractions. In addition, Dayton offers great schools, manageable traffic, and a low cost of living. Go to daytoncvb.com daytoncvb.com for more information about the area.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • ABD nearing completion in Special Education or closely related field (for which the candidate must have at least 18 graduate credit hours in Special Education);
  • 3 years experience teaching in an Intervention Specialist capacity in a PK-12 school setting in the United States;
  • Promise of excellence in:
    • conducting research in the field of Special Education;
    • teaching and course development in Special Education at the college level; and
  • Excellent written communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may meet all preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

  • Ph.D./Ed.D in Special Education;
  • Successful experience teaching PK-12 students with disabilities in any or all of the following:
    • culturally and linguistically diverse settings;
    • administering and analyzing assessment data to determine eligibility for special education services in PK-12 settings;
    • teaching PK-12 students with reading disabilities, including dyslexia;
  • Successful experience in any or all of the following within the United States system of higher education:
    • teaching culturally and linguistically diverse communities;
    • employing active and inclusive learning strategies to foster and maintain student engagement;
    • using instructional technology within both face-to-face and online teaching;
    • record of mentoring pre-service teachers and clinical educators in field experiences/student teaching internships;
  • Record of peer-reviewed scholarly activity relevant to special education;
  • Working knowledge of professional standards for special education and teacher preparation, including those set forth by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and the International Dyslexia Association (IDA);
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills;
  • Effective oral communication skills;
  • Effective classroom management skills;
  • Expressed willingness to engage with Marianist educational values that build community across diversity, promote inclusive excellence, and contribute to the common good.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested persons should submit the following materials: 

  • A letter of application addressing your interest in the position, your accomplishments, and how you meet all minimum and any preferred qualifications;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A teaching philosophy statement and/or sample special education course syllabus that illustrates how your teaching employs your qualifications for this position;
  • A description of your scholarly agenda;
  • If ABD, a letter from your advisor attesting to anticipated date of completion;
  • Informal/unofficial transcripts of all coursework; and
  • Contact information for three current professional references.

Posting closes at 11:55 PM EST

Questions about this position can be emailed to: TeacherEdSearch@udayton.edu

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. We will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status. The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

Closing Statement:

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php


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