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Assistant Professor in Special Education

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Submit a letter of application, vitae, names and contact information of three professional references, and transcripts (electronic submission required for all materials)

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Number 014094
Functional Title Assistant Professor in Special Education
Position Type Tenure Stream
Position Eclass FC - Faculty 9 month Non Leave earn
University Information

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a world-class, research intensive, regional University with a diverse portfolio of expertise and a particular focus on fostering healthy lives, vibrant communities and global connections.

UNCG is a leading institution within the 17-campus University of North Carolina System. Recognized for its programs in the Music, Theater and Dance; Nursing; Business; Education; Life and Physical Sciences; and Health and Human Sciences, UNCG continues to grow its enrollment and enjoys the most diverse student populations of all the UNC system universities. With more than 20,000 students, UNCG has a significant and positive impact in North Carolina and the Greensboro/Triad area in particular. UNCG is nationally recognized for its distance learning initiative and serves many rural areas of North Carolina with its highly rated online educational programs.

Established in 1892, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro was founded as the first public university in North Carolina for women. In 1963 the school became co-educational, but the legacy of providing both opportunity and excellence continues today.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

The Department of Specialized Education Services values and supports the dignity and rights of all individuals — especially children and adults with disabilities, and those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. We are driven by the belief that all people deserve the support systems to live, learn and work as independently as possible. Our bachelor, master’s and Ph.D. programs chart a course for meaningful career paths with this as a central purpose. Through community-engaged teaching, research, and service, students gain the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience necessary to make valuable contributions in institutions of higher education, state education systems, school systems, and community services. Our graduates are leaders in their roles as teachers, professors, interpreters, administrators, advocates, and researchers in early childhood services, special education, and deaf-related fields

Position Summary

The Department of Specialized Education Services, School of Education, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro announces the availability of a tenure-track position in Special Education at the Assistant Professor level. The successful applicant will be an individual committed to working with key stakeholders and colleagues in preparing special and general educators to work with students with disabilities in inclusive environments.

UNCG is part of the University of North Carolina 17-campus system, and it enrolls nearly 20,000 students, including 3,500 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 Department of Specialized Education Services offers NCATE-accredited teacher education and related programs in specialized education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Bachelor’s degrees are offered in Professions in Deafness; Special Education: General Curriculum; and dual major 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 (HDFS). Two M.Ed. programs are offered: Special Education: General Curriculum and Birth-Kindergarten: Interdisciplinary Studies in Education and Development (in collaboration with HDFS). Notably, a Ph.D. program in Special Education is also offered.


1. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in special and general education teacher preparation and doctoral programs.
2. Participate in program development in the area of K-12 special education in high and/or low incidence disabilities.
3. Meet expectations for research and other scholarly activities appropriate for a doctoral degree granting institution, including peer reviewed publications and conference presentations, and interest and potential for securing external funds.
4. Contribute to the teaching, research, and service mission of the Department of Specialized Education Services, School of Education, and university.

The 9-month academic appointment start date is August 2018.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Earned doctorate in special education or related field with an emphasis in inclusive education and dual licensure teacher preparation, with knowledge and skills in appropriate methodologies that support access, progress, and achievement in the general education curriculum for students with high and/or low incidence disabilities.
2. ABD with a graduation date no later than August 1, 2018 is acceptable.
3. Preferred: A second related area of expertise (e.g., instructional technology, assessment, progress monitoring, evidence-based practices, high-leverage practices, positive behavioral support and intervention).
4. At least three years of teaching or equivalent experience with students with disabilities in K-12 environments.
5. Established or emerging record of scholarly productivity in relevant area(s).
6. Commitment to practice-based teacher preparation in high needs schools premised on content that supports access, equity, and inclusion delivered in face–to-face and online courses.

Preferred Qualifications
Special Instructions to Applicants

Submit a letter of application, vitae, names and contact information of three professional references, and transcripts (electronic submission required for all materials)

Recruitment Range Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Org #-Department Specialized Education Services - 12017
Job Open Date 10/04/2017
For Best Consideration Date 11/15/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
FTE 1.0 (Full-Time)
Type of Appointment Permanent
If time-limited, please specify end date for appointment.
Number of Months per Year 9
FLSA Exempt

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ADA Checklist

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R for Rare (0-30%), O for Occasional (30-60%), F for Frequent (60-90%), C for Constant (90-100%).

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
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  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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