Assistant Professor or Special Instructor of Special Education
Location: Rochester, Michigan
Internal Number: 29357
Job Description Summary:
The Department of Human Development and Child Studies (HDCS) invites applications for a tenure-track, benefits-eligible faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Special Instructor to begin in August 2024.
Candidates will contribute to the education and training of undergraduate and graduate students across the four programs within the Special Education area: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Emotional Impairment (EI), Specific Learning Disability (SLD), and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Candidates will also contribute to the strong service reputation of HDCS.
Duties will include teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses across the four programs within Special Education. Candidates must demonstrate potential for teaching across and supporting all four areas. Further, the successful candidate will be able to teach courses within ASD, SLD, and EI within the context of teacher preparation programs. Candidates must also demonstrate potential for scholarly productivity, as well as a commitment to or experience with diversity initiatives.
The successful candidate is expected to contribute to programs supported by HDCS in conjunction with other Departments in the School of Education and Human Services (e.g., Master of Arts in Teaching in K–12 Special Education).
Please note, for candidates applying to enter as a Special Instructor, more emphasis is placed on teaching and service responsibilities compared to research (e.g., increased teaching load compared to Assistant Professor). Candidates should clearly indicate in their cover letter their desired position (i.e., Assistant Professor or Special Instructor).
Review of applications will begin on November 6 and continue until the position is filled.
For further information, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee:
· Research interests that compliment those of the current faculty
· Potential to contribute to service initiatives (e.g., department, school, and university committees)
Candidates who are ABD with expected degree completion by the start date of employment will be considered. Those applicants must include an attestation from their primary dissertation advisor attesting they are on track and will complete all degree requirements by the start date.
· State certified/licensed teacher with K–12 teaching experience (general and/or special education)
· Strong evidence of scholarly productivity in special education or a related area
· Potential for extramural funding (e.g., grants and contracts)
· Potential to serve as Verified Course Sequence (VCS) Coordinator for BCaBA and BCBA programs
· Demonstrated effectiveness at delivering university-level instruction through in-person and online modalities, as well as synchronous and asynchronous online formats
Special Instructions to Applicants::
Applications will be accepted only online through the Oakland University HR System portal. Upload the following documents for application: A cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching philosophy, a statement on your contributions to diversity and social justice, a statement on research along with a publication, and unofficial transcripts. Contact information for references will be requested in the online application, and a link will be provided through which those writing recommendations can submit letters. The diversity statement describes interests or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, activism, faculty recruitment/retention, or research on issues related to diversity and social inequality.
Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral university of high research activity located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 142 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing. As an anchor institution in southeastern Michigan, Oakland University is committed to building ongoing and collaborative relationships with the surrounding communities. Community and civic engagement enhances the lives of our students and has a positive impact on our broader community.