The School of Education of the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota invites applications for a Tenure Track Faculty position at the assistant/associate level in the Department of Special Education in the area of Early Childhood Special Education beginning in September of 2019.
The person selected will teach, supervise and advise graduate students in programs that lead to a state license in ECSE and an MA degree. S/he will have primary responsibility for teaching methodology courses in ECSE (B-6) and supervising clinical practice experiences in ECSE but may also teach/supervise in other special education areas as needed programmatically.
Located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, the School of Education offers preparation for Minnesota's teachers and leaders. Our students are exposed to real-world problems and solutions, and the opportunity to develop skills across disciplines.
Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate in ECSE/closely aligned area (or evidence that it will be completed by 12/31/19); experience and expertise providing evidence-based instructional practices for infants, toddlers, and young children with special needs and their families in home, school and community settings; demonstrated excellence in teaching in higher education; demonstrated ability to build networks and relationships with school communities in diverse urban settings ; strong content knowledge of early/childhood/special education and early intervention standards, recommended practices, and trends in the field; scholarly research agenda.
Preferred Qualifications: Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Expertise in effective early childhood inclusion practices and procedures; experience with and knowledge of family-centered approaches to planning, implementing and evaluating service delivery programs across students ages birth to 6 ; proficiency in working with diverse populations and a broad range of disabilities; program leadership: experience with alternative course delivery systems and online instruction; experience with university assessment systems and meeting accreditation standards; understanding of local, state, and national ECSE/EI workforce needs and experience with marketing and recruitment for ECSE programs; a record of securing external funds and coordinating grant-related activities.
Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is Minnesota’s largest private university with an enrollment of 10,000 students studying in a wide range of liberal arts, professional and graduate programs. The University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul. It is within this context of Catholic intellectual tradition and the rich resources of the Twin Cities that St. Thomas seeks to accomplish our mission of developing individuals who combine career competency with cultural awareness and intellectual curiosity.
Inspired by Catholic tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.
The University of St. Thomas is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and the goals of affirmative action/equal opportunity. The University welcomes nominations and applications from a diverse applicant pool.
The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.
Applicants should submit an application online at www.stthomas.edu/jobs which should include a cover letter indicating interest, a writing sample, curriculum vitae or resume, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the contact information for three professional references.