Affiliate Faculty of Instruction - Special Education (College of Education)
Job no: 493631
Position type: FAC - Affiliate Faculty of Instruction - One year/Academic Year
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: College of Education
Summary: Grand Valley State University seeks an Affiliate Professor in Special Education beginning August 2021. This non-tenure track faculty member will help serve graduate and undergraduate students pursuing careers in special education.
Required Qualifications and Education:
- A master’s degree in Special Education or closely related field
- Specialized knowledge of one, or more, of the following: autism spectrum disorder, emotional disturbance, intellectual disability, and/or learning disability
- Record of successful teaching or school-based experience at the K-12 level with students with disabilities and delivering individualized services in inclusive settings
- Strong interpersonal communication skills when collaborating, participating in teamwork, and delivering high quality and engaging instruction to adult learners
- Record of or demonstrated leadership, curriculum development and program support.
- The ability to engage with a variety of technologies to deliver instruction in synchronous, asynchronous, and other hybrid classroom environments
- A passion for teaching culturally relevant, responsive, and sustaining pedagogies and preparing teachers to work with diverse populations. The capacity to travel to provide clinical supervision in diverse settings
Preferred Qualifications and Education:
- A terminal degree in Special Education or closely related field
- Possession of license or eligibility for teaching licensure
- Record of successful university teaching
- Experience with program leadership and curriculum development
Responsibilities – Essential Functions:
- Teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in special education, both in person and using online synchronous and asynchronous modalities (four courses in the fall semester, four courses in the winter semester, with the option of teaching two courses in the summer)
- Supervising teaching candidates in diverse field placements and using online tools
- Advising students in undergraduate and graduate special education programs
Department/Division: College of Education
Campus: Grand Rapids
How To Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now". Please include a cover letter and CV. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail address for three professional references (to be used only in the final stage of consideration). Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215
Application Deadline: Consideration of applications will begin immediately and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.
Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to Theresa Rowland, Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org, (616) 331-9530.
The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
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