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Assistant Professor of Special Education (Moderate/Severe Disability)

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Recruitment Details

Position Details and Department Information

Recruitment Number FA0113
Posting Period

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017. Applications submitted after this date may be considered.

Working Title Assistant Professor of Special Education (Moderate/Severe Disability)
Class Title Instructional Faculty
Level/Range/Grade 3
Salary Range (From $ to $) Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Department Education
Number of Positions 1
FLSA Code Exempt
Status Tenure-Track
Full-time/part-time (if part-time, indicate time base) Full-Time
Shift Varies
Pay Plan Academic Year
CBU/MOU R03 - CFA Faculty
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Position Summary

Postion Information

CSU, Chico and the College of Communication & Education seek candidates whose teaching, research, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. We hold HSI designation. EO/M/F/Vet/Dis

The School of Education is searching for a tenure track assistant professors to start August, 2018. California State University, Chico is seeking faculty who are competent in their field, collaborative with colleagues and staff, and committed to student success. Position is contingent on funding.

Minimum Education and Experience

• Earned doctorate in Special Education or a closely related field. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered; however, all requirements for conferral of the doctorate must be completed by August 1, 2018.
• Background in general education K-8 and/or 7-12 pedagogy, with an emphasis in moderate-severe disabilities in Special Education.
• Evidence of scholarship commensurate with academic experience.
• A minimum of three years grades K-12 classroom-based experience teaching students served on IEPs
• Holds a special education teaching license or credential (any state)
• Demonstrated potential for special education grant writing, research and/or scholarly activity.
• Commitment to social justice in education.
• The successful candidate should also demonstrate a commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Additional Requirements and Responsibilities for this position

• Teach undergraduate pre-requisites, credential and graduate teacher preparation courses related to the teacher preparation program for teachers of pupils with mild to severe disabilities.
• Conduct original research and contribute to related research in the area of Special Education.
• Contribute to the school mission in preparing educators and in ongoing program improvement.
• Collaborate with public school and university constituencies.
• Supervise student teachers and graduate field experiences in the rural/suburban service area of CSU, Chico.
• Advise credential and graduate students and serve on graduate thesis/project committees.
• Other assignments as necessary to meet programmatic and departmental needs.

Recruitment Preferences

• Expertise in delivering instruction in teacher preparation courses, including using distance education, online technologies, and learning management systems such as Blackboard.
• Expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorder, math, or assessment for students with various disabilities.
• Experience in teaching general education content areas with an emphasis in inclusive settings.
• Ability to collaborate in studies relevant to professional programs in the School of Education, such as teacher education, and with colleagues across campus and within the community.
• Experience in higher education teaching and clinical supervision.
• Academic knowledge of teaching English Learners and culturally diverse populations.
• Experience with integrating assistive technology into the K-12 classroom.

Contact & Special Recruitment Information

Job-Related Questions should be directed to:
Mimi Miller, Search Committee Chair
School of Education

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CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.

Eligibility for Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits is based on an appointment of at least three-quarter time, hired to work a minimum of 130 hours per month over the course of the appointment or works an average of 130 hours or more per month during the measurement period. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage.

Benefits Information

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

About the University, Hiring Department and Community

The School of Education is accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). We are a member of the National Network of Educational Renewal (NNER), and a collaborator with regional teacher induction and California subject-matter projects. Three overarching purposes guide the programs of the School of Education. Our programs prepare teachers and other school personnel for: Effective Practice – to provide meaningful educational experiences to promote achievement of learning objectives for all learners, based on knowledge of content, of learners, and of pedagogy and informed by appropriate assessment and analysis; Reflective Practice – to continuously reflect on and improve their own professional practice, based on information gleaned from data analysis, experts, peers and research; Engaged Practice – to collaborate with others; to serve as instructional leaders and team members in their schools, districts, and professional organizations; and to be advocates for students, families, schools, communities and the education professions. The School of Education is a recognized leader in preparing educators to meet the needs of a diverse, democratic, and sustainable society through inquiry, collaboration, and service toward a socially and ecologically just world. Get information here about Credential and MA in Education Programs

Detailed information is available the following website.

As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment. We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the University’s 6th Strategic Priority that focuses on sustainability, stewardship, and the environment. Here is information about sustainability at CSU, Chico.

California State University, Chico is committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. It strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students, faculty, and staff.

CSU, Chico is an EOE/Minority/Females/Vet/Disability and only employs individuals authorized to work in the U.S. We also do not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Posting Details

Open Date 09/22/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Information

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae or Résumé
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Complete Set of Transcripts (unofficial acceptable)
Optional Documents