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Assistant Professor, Special Education

Wednesday, November 13, 2013  
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Tenure-track position in the Education Department; teach undergraduate and graduate courses in teacher preparation program; Assistant Professor rank; day and evening courses.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

-Teach full-time load of classes in special education area, day and evening classes on campus and possibly future off-campus sites

-Serve as advisor for undergraduate and master level graduate students

- Assist in maintaining program professional accreditation through ISBE, as well as academic accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission

- Work as part of the Education Unit with the guidance of the Unit Head to coordinate and manage curriculum, courses, texts, and standard assessments

- Coordinate instruction and clinical experiences in accordance with special education standards

-Demonstrate knowledge, values, and skills in working with faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds including academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, and disabilities

Education and Experience:

-Master's degree in Education with five years classroom experience

- PhD or EdD preferred

-Licensed to teach courses in Special Education

-Classroom teacher experiences in special education

-Active involvement in professional organizations

-College level teaching experience preferred

-Must be able to attend meetings and events outside normal working hours


-Evidence of strong verbal and written communication skills

-Demonstration of teaching effectiveness

-Understanding of diverse populations

-Evidence of scholarly abilities

- Evidence of professional development

Physical Demands:

- Ability to travel to off-campus sites for supervision and community outreach

How to Apply/Contact:

Application materials must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, official transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Send complete applications to Professor Jean Harezlak, Unit Head and Chair, Education Department, Rockford University, 5050 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108 or Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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