Assistant Professor in Special Education
DEPARTMENT: Teaching Learning & Leadership (TLL)
ANTICIPATED START DATE: August 2021
University of Wisconsin-Stout School of Education seeks an emerging or established scholar with expertise to fill a tenure-track position in Special Education at the Assistant level. The successful candidate will work in a collaborative and supportive environment to maintain an active research agenda, including the pursuit of external funding. The candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate level courses (face-to-face and online), including teacher preparation, supervise students and be involved in course and program assessment of student learning.
- Doctorate or currently enrolled in a doctoral program in Special Education or a closely related field with completion of doctorate one year from contract start date
- Graduate degree in Special Education or closely related field
- 3 years of full-time teaching experience within the PK-12 schools
- Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong collegial and collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.
- Experience working with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
- Interest in advancing student learning in the area of Special Education
- Doctorate or ABD in Special Education or closely related field
- Certifiable/Licensable in Special Education
- Teaching experience in Special Education within the US PK-12 Schools
- A history of leadership, scholarly publications, and service in higher education
- Demonstrated ability to teach using distance education strategies via different formats (synchronous & asynchronous online, hybrid)
The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic, and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the University of Wisconsin System--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences, and an integrated liberal arts foundation.
UW-Stout offers 49 undergraduate and 22 graduate degrees, including three terminal degrees. The current enrollment is approximately 8,000 students.
The UW-Stout campus community enjoys opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and encourages collaboration within and across disciplines and professions.
The university is on a beautiful campus in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94. Located in the scenic Chippewa Valley region with a population base of more than 200,000, Menomonie is a city of more than 16,400, surrounded by lakes, streams, and woodlands. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/our-community
Facts and data about the university: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/meet-our-leadership/institutional-accreditation/fact-book
Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.
- Benefit Details: http://www.uwsa.edu/ohrwd/benefits/summaries/fasl.pdf
- Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/
As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities.
An offer of employment is contingent upon the final candidate passing a criminal background check and a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.
A successful candidate must have authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/police-and-parking/clery-information
Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application. Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.
Required application materials:
1. Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the required and preferred qualifications
2. Current Vita
3. A copy of teaching licenses
4. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
5. Unofficial copies of transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hire
6. Inclusivity statement: Separate one-page or less document demonstrating your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion that supports student success
To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by Sunday, March 21, 2021. Screening of applications may continue until the position is filled.
It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.
For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Chair: Sharon Becker
If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:
TA Coordinator: Shanna Hoffman
Job Family: Teaching