The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Department of Educational Studies seeks to hire an Assistant Professor with expertise in K-12 special education for a full-time tenure-track position, to begin January 17, 2023, or August 30, 2023, pending the successful candidate’s availability. The successful candidate will be a member of a diverse department that serves early childhood education, elementary/middle education, special education (K-12), and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL, K-12) programs. Currently, the department prepares candidates for a K-12 cross-categorical special education licensure via a blended dual certification major with Elementary/Middle Education (grades K-9).
Instructional responsibilities include teaching advanced special education coursework to teacher candidates seeking a dual teacher license (K-9 general education and K-12 special education), and supervising teacher candidates in the field and/or student teaching experiences. Courses taught will include, but are not limited to Collaborative Partnerships and Transitions for Students with Disabilities, Advanced Literacy and Math Practices for K-12 Students with Persistent Academic Challenges, and Special Education Assessments.
Candidates who are at or near completion of a doctorate degree by August 2023 will be considered. Candidates must have an earned doctorate by May 2024. The review of applications will begin on October 3, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.
Earned doctorate from an accredited university in Special Education (or closely related field); ABD will be considered. The degree must be earned by the personnel review held in the spring of the first year.
Minimum 3 years of K-12 teaching as the teacher of record, with at least 1 year in US K-12 schools
Evidence of an emerging research agenda related to special education
Evidence of integrating social justice, educational equity, multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusion into teaching, research, and/or service
At least 3 years of teaching/administrative/pupil services experience in US K-12 schools
Reading specialist license or doctoral preparation with a literacy emphasis
Evidence of ongoing assessment and instructional design experiences within the areas of numeracy and literacy with diverse learners in inclusive settings across various developmental levels
Experience with co-teaching/collaboration
Evidence of successful university-level teaching in teacher education courses
Experience with supervision of pre-service teachers in inclusive educational settings
The Department of Educational Studies (DES), housed in the School of Education, is committed to advancing teaching and learning while preparing teacher leaders for a global society. DES strives to prepare teachers who ground curriculum in the lives of students; embrace multicultural perspectives and uphold inclusive teaching practices; value academically rigorous curricula, and demonstrate culturally sensitive dispositions. DES offers teacher education majors in Early Childhood Education (birth-grade 3), Elementary/Middle Education (grades K-9), Elementary/Middle Education (grades K-9) & Special Education (grades K-12), Elementary/Middle Education (grades K-9) & TESOL (grades K-12), Elementary/Middle Education (grades K-9) & French Education (grades K-12) and Elementary/Middle Education (grades K-9) & Spanish Education (grades K-12). The dual certification majors with French or Spanish are offered in collaboration with the Global Cultures & Languages Department in the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities.
The School of Education focuses its programming on ensuring that all teacher candidates demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions consistent with exemplary profe...ssional practice. Through partnerships with our regional school districts and outstanding veteran educators, the School of Education provides teacher candidates with high-quality experiences in schools as a means to advance the teaching profession. Finally, the School of Education and the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse are committed to inclusive excellence, and value diversity in both its faculty and student populations.
UW-La Crosse’s School of Education is committed to principles of equity, inclusion, and social justice. We seek to advance UW-La Crosse’s strategic planning goal, “Achieving Excellence through Diversity and Equity” by increasing the retention of diverse students, faculty, and staff; teaching with identity inclusive and responsive pedagogies; and ensuring that everyone—regardless of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual identity, citizenship, first language, religion, ability and other identities—is included and welcomed on campus.