Assistant Professor in Special Education Intellectual Disability and Severe Disabilities
University of New Mexico-Special Education
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Type: Full Time
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: req17492
The University of New Mexico, College of Education & Human Sciences, Department of Special Education, invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Special Education, with experience and expertise in intellectual disability and severe disabilities. This tenure track, probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision, begins August 2022. This new UNM Special Education faculty member will have opportunities to work in an academic climate of great vitality with committed colleagues to enhance collaborations with school districts, recruit outstanding graduate students, pursue exciting research and grants, and synergistically build on existing strong programs in the Special Education Department and the College of Education & Human Sciences.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses specific to preparation of educators to serve students with intellectual disability and severe disabilities in inclusive settings and conduct scholarly work related to the education of students with intellectual disability and severe disabilities, their families, and the preparation of educators to serve these students. The assistant professor will collaborate with colleagues and be a part of the cutting-edge Special Education Department. In addition, the successful candidate will advise graduate students, serve on transcripted graduate certificate and dissertation committees, and maintain an active research agenda. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to diversity through their teaching, research, and service. Successful candidates must be committed to working with broadly diverse student and community populations.
1) Terminal degree in Special Education or closely related field by August 15, 2022, and
2) Minimum of three years’ experience working with students with intellectual disability and severe disabilities.
1) Robust and current academic preparation in teaching students with intellectual disability and severe disabilities in inclusive settings;
2) Thorough formal preparation and current involvement in research activities, such that the successful candidate will be able to establish an agenda of active research in the area of intellectual disability and severe disabilities;
3) Clinical/professional experience with students with intellectual disability and severe disabilities with a variety of cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds in inclusive settings;
4) Potential for teaching graduate education preparation/methods courses in the Special Education Department to teach students with intellectual disability and severe disabilities in inclusive settings;
5) Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
6) A demonstrated and clearly articulated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
In addition to all the University of New Mexico has to offer, you have the added benefit of living in New Mexico, a land rich with art, history, culture, and outdoor activities, all with a very affordable cost of living. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.