The Education Department at Colorado College, a selective private liberal arts institution, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Special Education beginning fall 2021. Recognized as a state leader in preparing culturally responsive educators, the Education Department at Colorado College has a focus on social justice and the examination of education as a civic institution. We take seriously Colorado College’s commitment to becoming an anti-racist institution as reflected in our curriculum, our pedagogy, and our values. Among one of the most demographically diverse majors on campus, over 50% of our undergraduate students do not plan to become classroom teachers and instead use their training to work in non-profits, policy, research, alternative education settings, and more. We offer an undergraduate minor and major with concentrations in teaching and learning, social foundations of education, and environmental education, through which undergraduates may participate in a live-and-learn semester at the Catamount Center in Woodland Park, Colorado in our Teaching and Research in Environmental Education (TREE) program. Graduate students may choose between a 5th year Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with initial licensure program, and an award-winning Literacy Specialist program with the option to earn a Masters degree. We seek a colleague with expertise in special education, broadly construed. The position requires teaching six courses each academic year across our undergraduate Education major and Teacher Preparation Programs. Specific courses include Introduction to the K-12 Classroom (includes school practicum), Data Driven Instruction for Diverse Learners in the 21st Century (graduate course with school practicum), Classroom Management, a course related to the sociocultural/sociopolitical context of disability, and a course that is broadly situated within a framework of multicultural education and/or diversity. The successful candidate will also be expected to advise undergraduate and graduate theses, and help expand the curriculum through a concentration in special education.
Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices
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