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Assistant Professor of Special Education (Mild Disabilities) - 6329
Northern Illinois University

Date Posted Feb. 26, 2020
Title Assistant Professor of Special Education (Mild Disabilities) - 6329
University Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL, United States
Department Special and Early Education
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Special Education
    Elementary Education

The Department of Special and Early Education (SEED) provides undergraduate and graduate coursework and teacher licensure in special education and early childhood. We offer graduate and undergraduate programs in cross-categorical special education, visual disabilities, and graduate-level specializations in Director of Special Education and Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a special education minor. We are seeking a qualified individual to join the highly collaborative, growing, and innovative department.

Northern Illinois University (NIU) is a comprehensive research university offering programs leading to degrees from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Colleges include Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. On-campus enrollment is approximately 18,000 students. The university also offers more than 200 extension courses each semester to students in communities throughout northern Illinois.

The main campus is located in DeKalb, IL, 65 miles west of Chicago’s "Loop" and 40 miles southeast of Rockford. NIU also has education centers in Hoffman Estates, Rockford, and Naperville. The DeKalb/Sycamore area provides an enjoyable environment in which to live with a population of approximately 50,000 and easy access to Chicago, its suburbs, and Rockford.

Position Summary
The department is seeking an Assistant Professor with specialization in mild disabilities focusing on effective instruction for the elementary grades. This is a nine-month appointment on a tenure track.

Effective Date of Employment: August 16, 2020. Summer school employment is available dependent upon program needs and personnel considerations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaching graduate and/or undergraduate courses such as literacy methods, math methods, inclusion, and/or introductory special education;
  • Serving on department, college, and university committees;
  • Conducting research in one’s area of specialty;
  • Advancing the goals of the department.
  • Participating in student recruitment and retention initiatives and support innovative program and curricular developments.

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