Special Education in Generalist (Mild/Moderate), Assistant Professor, Department of Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education [R0125233]

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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a tenure-track Special Education in Generalist (Mild/Moderate), Assistant Professor, Department of Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education [R0125233]

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV   is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.  For more information, visit us on line at:  http://www.unlv.edu

COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.

ROLE of the POSITION

The Department of Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education seeks applicants for an advanced, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Special Education with an emphasis in Generalist (Mild/Moderate) Special Education to begin fall semester 2022. This position offers candidates a unique opportunity to engage in collaborative research, teacher preparation, and innovation across vibrant programs in special education, early childhood education, and multilingual education in a diverse university, local, and regional context. Programs in the Department of Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education partner closely with inclusive special education programs in public school and community settings and the selected candidate would have opportunities to engage in research, teacher preparation, and service within this environment. The selected candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an active research and scholarship agenda, with expectations to seek external funding to support that agenda. Additionally, the selected candidate will be required to maintain an active program of teaching (e.g., advising, recruiting, and mentoring students; developing and teaching courses) and service, with interdisciplinary collaboration across early childhood, multilingual, and special education faculty in the department. The selected candidate will teach and advise students in undergraduate and graduate degree teacher preparation programs leading to licensure in special education, as well as endorsement in English Language Acquisition and Development. Additionally, the selected candidate will have the opportunity to teach, mentor, and advise students in an inclusive, interdisciplinary, and dynamic doctoral program.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires: an earned doctoral degree in Special Education or related field from a regionally accredited college or university; experience working with diverse individuals with disabilities in school settings; evidence of an emerging scholarship record commensurate with an advanced assistant professor level; and potential for securing and managing externally-funded projects to support research and scholarship. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Expertise in teacher education and experience teaching in higher education.
  • Expertise in evidence-based practices to support the academic, behavioral, and/or social-emotional outcomes of diverse students with disabilities in Generalist settings (e.g., inclusive classrooms, resource rooms).
  • Evidence of applying for, or successfully securing, external funding related to research or teaching.
  • Experience with interdisciplinary collaboration (e.g., early childhood, general, or multilingual education) within scholarly or teacher education settings.
  • Experience in the development of innovative programs in special education and the development of coursework or curriculum in special education teacher education.
  • Experience monitoring and coordinating data related to the effectiveness of teacher education programs and making recommendations for program revision and improvement.

The department of Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education is committed to diversity on its faculty and encourages individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse groups to apply.

SALARY RANGE

Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding. 

APPLICATION DETAILS

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on September 24, 2021, and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Monica Brown, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or UNLVJobs@unlv.edu .

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EEO/AA STATEMENT

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

TITLE IX STATEMENT

UNLV does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities, including admissions, on the basis of sex/gender pursuant to Title IX, or on the basis of age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, color or religion pursuant to Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13 of the NSHE Handbook. Reports of discriminatory misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and/or concerns about noncompliance with Title IX or any other anti-discrimination laws or policies should be directed to UNLV's Title IX Coordinator Michelle Sposito. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached through the online reporting form, by email at titleixcoordinator@unlv.edu , by phone at (702) 895-4055, by mail at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV, 89154-1062, or in person at Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 555.

Job Category

Academic Faculty

Required Attachment(s)

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted.


UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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