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Associate Professor of Special Education

Date 2012-12-12 03:12:15 Location : North America

Employment Level:Tenured, tenure track
Category: Special education
Employment Status:Full-time
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Company Description:

Bellarmine University is a dynamic, growing university with a strong liberal arts focus in the Catholic tradition and a bold vision for the future. By 2020, Bellarmine intends to significantly increase undergraduate and graduate enrollment (currently approximately 3,400 students) and add several new graduate programs, while maintaining small class sizes and personal attention to students. Bellarmine is a top university in Forbes' list of America's best colleges, is listed in the Princeton Review's 373 Best Colleges, and is ranked 11th among Southern universities in the 2013 U.S. News and World Report. Bellarmine is located on a scenic 144-acre campus in the Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, KY, which was named one of the Top 10 "Best Cities for Families" by Parenting Magazine.
Job Description:

Join an innovative and energized faculty dedicated to the preparation of teacher leaders and change agents focused on school reform and social justice. Due to the rapid growth in our undergraduate, masterís, and doctoral degree programs, the Annsley Frazier Thornton School of Education at Bellarmine University in Louisville (KY) invites applications for a tenure-track position (3-4 teaching load and 9 month contract) to begin August 2013. Rank is commensurate with qualifications. In addition to continuing evidence of scholarly research and publication, responsibilities include teaching in our undergraduate, masterís, and doctoral programs, academic advising, serving on or chairing doctoral committees, and service to the school of education, university and community.

Qualifications include an earned doctorate in special education or closely related field from a regionally and nationally accredited university (ABD considered), a minimum of three years P-12 teaching experience in special education and special education certification/licensure. Experience in one or more of the following: literacy education, early childhood education, and/or ESL education, and five years or more of P-12 experience are all highly desirable. Candidates having experience serving on/chairing doctoral committees and working with students of diverse backgrounds, including those living in high poverty circumstances, are strongly preferred. To qualify for appointment as an Associate Professor, candidates must currently hold, or have held, that rank at a comparable institution.
Additional Information:

Bellarmine University is an equal opportunity employer. Persons of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Application Instructions:

Applications are being accepted and review will begin January 21, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, copy of unofficial transcripts from institutions which have awarded you a degree, a copy of your current teaching certification and the contact information for three professional references to Dr. Kevin Thomas, Search Committee Chair, by clicking on the link contained in this posting.