The Special Education Program at the University of Maryland is seeking applications for an Assistant Clinical Professor with an emphasis in severe disabilities. The position is clinical track (with a renewable contract contingent upon funding and performance) and is scheduled to begin August 2020, or as soon as feasible.
The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of severe disabilities, including instructional practices, and high impact evidence-based practices to teach special education courses to undergraduate students, elementary special education teacher candidates, and special education graduate students. Courses focus on beginning and advanced instruction of students with severe disabilities, teacher candidate research projects, and observation of fieldwork.
The person who fills this position will work collaboratively with faculty and personnel from the Special Education Program, Maryland School Districts, the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Maryland State Department of Education. Specifically, duties include program review, student advisement, coordination of field placement settings designed for children with severe disabilities, attendance at Institute of Higher Education meetings with the Maryland State Department of Education, online course development, alignment of core standards, as well as mentoring adjunct faculty, and co-teaching within the program.
Applicants should have experience and skill in teaching undergraduate or graduate students.
Minimum of a doctoral degree in the area of special education
Evidence of excellence teaching for 2 or more semesters in a university setting
2 or more years of working with children with severe disabilities
Evidence of the ability to multi-task and work with an array of stakeholders
Excellent oral and written communication skills
2 or more years of experience working in public school settings with children with severe disabilities
Knowledge of teacher preparation standards (e.g., CEC Standards, InTASC, CAEP)
Experience in advising graduate students.
An established record of supervision and collaboration in professional development public school communities
The Special Education Program was ranked 12th by U.S. News and World Report in 2020 and is housed in the Department of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education (CHSE) within the College of Education. The Special Education program is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus 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 encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. In accordance with the UMD College of Education Strategic Plan (https://education.umd.edu/about-college/action-impact-2022-strategic-plan-u…) the candidate will contribute to a culture of scholarship within and outside of the College, innovative instructional programs, and strategic partnerships through research, teaching, and service.
Located just seven miles from the heart of the nation’s capital, the University of Maryland is the flagship campus of the state’s higher education system and a land grant institution committed to rigorous research, quality teaching, and informed public service. The University is a diverse community of 38,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and 352,000 alumni.
Applicants should upload the following materials electronically via the University of Maryland Jobs Portal (http://www.ejobs.umd.edu) for position #115077: (1) cover letter summarizing qualifications related to the expectations noted above; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three individuals who may be contacted by the committee as references; and (4) evidence of excellence in teaching for 2 or more semesters in a university setting.. The review will begin on July 20, 2020. Review of application will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All inquiries and nominations should be forwarded to:
Susan De La Paz, Severe Disabilities Search Committee Chair Professor and Director, Special Education Program Department of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education (CHSE) College of Education 3942 Campus Drive (postal address) University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 Fax: 301-405-9995 Email: email@example.com