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Clinical Instructor/Assistant Professor, Special Education (002769-2012)

The Department of Educational Studies at Purdue University invites applications for a 10-month Clinical Assistant Professor position in Special Education to begin August 2013. The ideal candidate will have scholarly and applied interests in the area of teacher quality and special education and/or students with disabilities. We are seeking a faculty member with expertise in the following areas:

Requirements:
  • Exemplary teacher practices and instructional programs in specific content areas (e.g., reading, mathematics) as they relate to learner development and outcomes for students with disabilities;
  • Innovative programs and practices for teacher professional development, with a focus on how specific practices strengthen student development and learning in specific contexts and content areas.
The successful candidate is expected to:
  • contribute expertise to undergraduate teaching efforts in a required foundational course (i.e., The Inclusive Classroom) offered by the special education section.
  • participate in the coordination and teaching of undergraduate courses offered by the Special Education section.
  • supervise student teachers and practicum undergraduate and graduate special education students.
  • participate in the special education graduate program by teaching courses appropriate to his/her area of expertise.
  • work synergistically with special education faculty, faculty and staff in Purdue’s teacher education program, and P-12 educators, to enhance strategic efforts in learning, discovery, and engagement.
  • demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or engagement.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include an advanced degree in special education or a related area, demonstrated evidence of ability to teach, and PK-12 classroom or related experience. A PhD in special education or related area is preferred.

Applications: Applicants should submit the following: statement of interest, vita, graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness and contributions to teacher education, and three letters of recommendation. Please send all materials to Professor Emily Bouck, Chair, Special Education Clinical Search Committee, Department of Educational Studies, BRNG, 100 North University Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907. Questions about the position should be directed to Professor Bouck (bouck@purdue.edu). Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position.

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