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Assistant Professor of Special Education 108180
University of West Florida

Date Posted Feb. 18, 2022
Title Assistant Professor of Special Education 108180
University University of West Florida
Pensacola, FL, United States
Department School of Education
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Special Education

University of West Florida

Assistant Professor of Special Education 108180

Job Summary:

The University of West Florida School of Education (SOE) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Special Education. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) nine-month, tenure-earning position.

Candidates will be expected to teach classes in both online and face-to-face formats in the undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs; serve on university, college, and school committees, and participate in community engagement activities aligned to the school’s priorities and consistent with

partnership of local school districts.



Position Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Special Education or closely related doctoral degree/discipline from an accredited institution with documented expertise in special education, hold or have held state certification/licensure in special education, and have a minimum of three years of experience as a K-12 teacher serving students with disabilities. The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to quality teaching with the ability to conduct research and publish consistently with an identifiable emerging or established research agenda.

  • Note: ABDs will be considered if all requirements for the doctorate degree are completed by the start date. Required Qualifications:

  • Record of, or potential for, excellence in university teaching, service, and scholarship including

  • publications, presentations, and grants

  • In-depth knowledge of High Impact Practices (HIPs) in special education, evidence-based instruction, strength-based philosophical orientation to teaching students with disabilities, inclusion, diverse populations, and research methods as well as knowledge of issues in special education literature

  • Competencies necessary to design, develop, and teach innovative online and face to face courses for teaching students with high and low incidence disabilities

  • Experience or evidence of potential to support and mentor doctoral candidates by serving as a committee

  • member and/or committee chair on doctoral dissertation committees

  • Commitment to purposeful mentoring of students.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with on campus colleagues as well as within professional groups nationally and within the state/region to promote the development of school excellence and personal professional growth

  • Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • In-depth knowledge of multi-tiered systems of support with respect to students who exhibit challenging classroom behaviors

  • Potential for leadership in program planning and accreditation responsibilities

  • Experience with distance or online course delivery

  • Success with grant funding and/or grant-funded projects

  • Special Requirements or Considerations of the Job:

  • This position requires a criminal background screen

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Preferred Response Date: 3/30/2022

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website:

Applicants are required to attach a letter of application/interest including a statement on teaching philosophy and research interests, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and the name and contact information (email and phone numbers) for at least three professional references to provide letters of recommendation. *References will be contacted upon submission of this application. An opportunity to upload these documents will be provided during the application process.

For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email Starting date is August 8th, 2022.

The University of West Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Disabled/Veteran employer. Any individual requiring special accommodation to apply is requested to advise UWF by contacting UWF Human Resources at 1-850-474-2694 (voice) or 1-850-857-6158 (TTY). E-Verify is required for employment. All applications for employment at the University are subject to Florida public records law.

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