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Job Title: Assistant Professor in Secondary Special Education/STEM
Location: Normal, IL United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 10/14/2019
Expire Date: 12/14/2019
Job Categories: Education
Job Description
Assistant Professor in Secondary Special Education/STEM
The Department of Special Education at Illinois State University Seeks
Assistant Professor in Secondary Special Education/STEM

The Department of Special Education at Illinois State University (ISU) in Normal, IL, invites applications for a tenure-track position to be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Secondary Special Education with expertise in STEM.

Position: This tenure-track position, to start on August 16, 2020, is a nine-month position with the opportunity for summer employment. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses, producing peer-reviewed written works and other types of scholarly products, and providing service to the university and the profession. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Department website: https://education.illinoisstate.edu/about/departments/sed/

Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in special education or related field with expertise in special education at the secondary level and experience teaching STEM to diverse learners (grades 6-12) (advanced ABD considered). State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position. This position is security sensitive and employment is contingent upon passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources. Applicants are expected to show promise of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.

Desired Qualifications: Priority will be given to applicants who have experience teaching STEM-related subjects to students with disabilities in grades 6-12. This experience should reflect evidence-based teaching pedagogy, such as co-teaching models, inclusive environments, and culturally responsive practices to meet the needs of a diverse student population. Additionally, experience teaching STEM education courses at the university level is desirable along with an understanding of the current landscape of STEM education, including standards and key challenges.

Application Procedure: Initial review of candidates will begin November 14, 2019 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, please use the application portal at Jobs.IllinoisState.edu and submit
• the faculty employment application (posting #0712587).
• a letter of application addressing your teaching philosophy, research agenda, and experiences and ongoing commitment to working with under-represented groups in academic settings
• a curriculum vitae
• a writing sample
• contact information for three professional references (name, phone number, email).

Department of Special Education: ISU is a large public university with state and nationally recognized teacher preparation programs. We offer undergraduate programs leading to licensure as a specialist in learning and behavior (LBS), low vision/blindness (LVB), and deaf/hard of hearing (DHH). Our LBS program is among the largest undergraduate programs in the country and our undergraduate programs have established connections with school partners. The Department is an ideal choice for an individual seeking a balanced professional life where contributions in teaching, research, and service are valued.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Illinois State University recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are especially welcomed. People from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law, you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383 or visit http://equalopportunity.illinoisstate.edu/ada/.

Questions regarding this position should be referred to:
Mindy Ely, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair
E-mail: msely@ilstu.edu | Phone: 309-438-7875
Department of Special Education, Illinois State University | Normal, Illinois 61790-5910
Qualifications & Requirements
Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in special education or related field with expertise in special education at the secondary level and experience teaching STEM to diverse learners (grades 6-12) (advanced ABD considered). State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position. This position is security sensitive and employment is contingent upon passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources. Applicants are expected to show promise of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.

Desired Qualifications: Priority will be given to applicants who have experience teaching STEM-related subjects to students with disabilities in grades 6-12. This experience should reflect evidence-based teaching pedagogy, such as co-teaching models, inclusive environments, and culturally responsive practices to meet the needs of a diverse student population. Additionally, experience teaching STEM education courses at the university level is desirable along with an understanding of the current landscape of STEM education, including standards and key challenges.
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Contact Information
Contact Name:Abby Bertrand
Contact Email:ajbertr@ilstu.edu
Website:www.jobs.ilstu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=78407
Company Description:
Founded in 1857, Illinois State is a coeducational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study. Its six colleges offer approximately 160 undergraduate majors, 91 master’s programs, 14 doctoral degrees, and 30 certificate options. Illinois State was named a 2018 Top 100 Public University based on U.S. News & World Report rankings and has repeatedly been named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Illinois State works as a diverse community of scholars, educators, and staff to support our commitment to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. We promote the highest academic standards in our teaching, scholarship, public service, and the connections we build among them. We devote all of our resources and energies to creating the most supportive and productive community possible to serve the citizens of Illinois and beyond. Bloomington-Normal Community: Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 125,000 and conveniently located approximately two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis. The community is home to GROWMARK, Illinois Farm Bureau, State Farm Insurance International Headquarters, Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, and Heartland Community College. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and educational attainment, parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime. Forbes magazine, in a review of the best places for business, ranked Bloomington-Normal the 15th best place for business out of 168 small metros listed. Bloomington was also recently placed on CNNMoney's list of the 100 Best Places to Live. Expansion Management Magazine rated Bloomington-Normal as one of two metro areas with a five-star quality of life, giving the community high rankings in such areas as standard of living, quality of schools, traffic and commute. Please visit the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website at www.bloomingtonnormalcvb.org for more information. Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
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