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Instructor, Special Education

University of Northern Iowa
Job Location:
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Special Education
Job Category: Faculty

Type of Position: Term

Full Consideration Date: Friday, September 30, 2022

Advertising Started on: Friday, September 16, 2022

College of Education

Department: Special Education

Full/Part Time Status: Full Time

Service Schedule: Academic Year

Position Description:
The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Special Education seeks applicants for a full-time two-year term Instructor position with expertise in mild-moderate disabilities, with the possibility of renewal, starting in January 2023. This position supports two programs: (1) One for nontraditional undergraduate students preparing to be teachers, and so includes synchronous distance/online instruction; and (2) our on-campus face-to-face undergraduate program. The nontraditional students are place-bound and work in communities distant from UNI. They study at a distance from Cedar Falls via synchronous online learning. These students also complete practicum experiences in their local schools. The on-campus students complete their practicum experiences in schools in the Cedar Valley. Teaching content responsibilities may include: assessment, instructional methods, and/or social-emotional behavioral support for K-12 students with disabilities. In addition, this position will be expected to collaborate with their UNI team, assist with the supervision of field-based practicum experiences, and provide service to the department.

The University of Northern Iowa provides a high-quality education, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. We have a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. As we advance our work to become an equity-oriented institution and realize our vision, we seek to elevate the diversity of our faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges and to build an inclusive teaching and learning environment. Equity vision hires will be supported by faculty on campus who are working to reimagine our curriculum and pedagogy and to build equitable practices for tenure and promotion; policy review, development and implementation; and student retention, persistence, and success. They will be welcomed to join these efforts.

Education Requirements:
Master's degree in Special Education, Disability Studies in Education or related field plus a Strategist 1 (mild-moderate) endorsement or related endorsement required.

Required Qualifications:
Required qualifications include at least three years of experience working with students receiving special education services in K-8 school settings; experiences that maximize the strengths of all learners; integrating developmentally appropriate practices; ability to work in a team environment; use of culturally responsive evidence-based practices to support the child and/or adolescent development and learning, especially for Black, Indigenous, and Youth of Color (BIYOC) and their families; demonstrated experience and expertise in special and inclusive education for students with mild-moderate disabilities and a commitment to diversity, inclusion, access and social justice; and a strong knowledge base of current best practices and experience with leading professional development, preservice, and/or inservice education.

Desirable Qualifications:
Preference will be given to candidates with a doctoral degree in Special Education or Disability Studies in Education or a related field; successful teaching experience in a teacher preparation program at the undergraduate level; successful experience teaching in face-to-face and online formats; experience working with teachers or providers in a coaching or professional development environment; knowledge of special education and/or Disability Studies in Education professional standards and inclusive, developmentally appropriate practices, including in natural settings and competence in interdisciplinary collaboration; and demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following: linguistically and culturally diverse populations, assistive technology or community engagement.

Required Documents:
Curriculum Vita

Professional References:
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Cover Letter:
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Phone: 319-273-2167

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