The Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Iowa (UI) invites applications for an academic-year clinical-track faculty position at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor in the Special Education program. We seek an individual with broad experience in Special Education, including demonstrated proficiency in both academic and behavioral intervention. The successful candidate will demonstrate active engagement in equity, inclusivity, and anti-racist education, which are critical practices within our department and the College of Education.
This is a full-time academic-year (9 month) clinical track faculty position with an initial three-year appointment beginning August 16, 2023 with possibility of renewal. The clinical track at the University of Iowa has a career progression that includes promotion (assistant, associate, full professor). The College of Education provides support for clinical faculty in professional development, conference travel, and scholarship related to clinical faculty members' areas of work. Clinical faculty are expected to teach the equivalent of 3-4 courses per semester and engage in other program-related responsibilities such as curriculum development and student advising.
Responsibilities involve teaching special education courses as well as introductory teacher education coursework; coordinating and supervising field placements for candidates for teacher licensure and/or candidates for our applied behavior analysis certificate program; advising undergraduate and graduate students seeking teaching licensure and/or behavior analysis certificate; participating in grant activities to secure funding for professional productivity and curriculum development; and establishing connections with departments across the UI campus, local schools, and communities. Faculty are required to engage in at least 4 hours per semester of collaboration with teachers in contributing to instruction in K-12 classrooms. The successful candidate will be involved with local, state, and national activities that support Special Education as well as equity in teacher education. They will also participate in service activities to the program, department, college, and university.
Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
About the University and Surrounding Community
The University of Iowa (UI) is a world-renowned institution located in Iowa City, a UNESCO City of Literature that is recognized as one of the country's most livable communities. With more than 70,000 residents, Iowa City is an attractive haven for scholars, scientists, artists, writers, and professionals of all kinds. Highlights of living in Iowa City include outstanding schools and libraries, a lively downtown offering an array of events focused on arts, learning, and cultural development, and the unique charm of a vibrant college town connected by easy travel to larger cities like Chicago, Minneapolis, and St. Louis. Iowa City and UI are intertwined for the betterment of the university and the surrounding communities.
We are committed to recruiting and retaining innovative and diverse faculty and staff, which involves providing opportunities for employees to "Build a Career and Build a Life" in the Iowa City area. The University offers several benefits to support faculty in achieving a healthy work/life balance including domestic partner benefits, family caregiving leave, flexible spending accounts for dependent care and health care, and an automatic tenure clock extension when a minor child is added to the family. For more information about local work/life resources, including dual-career support, please see: worklife.uiowa.edu.
About the Department and Special Education
The Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Iowa includes over 35 faculty members and 900 students. The Elementary Education Program provides instruction to over 400 students each year. The Special Education program includes 17 courses and a practicum. The Teacher Education Program implements Core Principles that focus on equity and justice. The Department has an active Solidarity Committee to support and guide work on equity and anti-racist education in the Teacher Education Program.
About the College
The College of Education offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including licensure, endorsement, and certificate programs, many of which are regularly ranked among the best in the nation. Students study with our world-renowned faculty who are leaders in their fields. Our college is comprised of four departments: Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, Counselor Education, and Teaching and Learning. The College houses several Centers that support work in critical areas of education, including UI REACH, Iowa Reading Research Center, Scanlan Center for School Mental Health, and the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development. The College is guided by a Strategic Plan which includes actively engaging with diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. The College works intentionally through our Anti-Racism Collaborative.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.