Special Education Faculty (Assistant/Associate Professor)

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
May 22, 2023
Jun 11, 2023
Full Time
Special Education Faculty (Assistant/Associate Professor)The George Mason University College of Education and Human Development invites applications for a full-time tenure line Assistant/Associate Professor faculty position in the Division of Special Education and disAbility Research for the Students with Disabilities who Access the General Curriculum (i.e., high incidence/mild to moderate disabilities) program to begin Fall 2023. The General Curriculum program at GMU is a state-approved initial licensure program and provides coursework at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Mason's Special Education program is a research-intensive environment, with robust undergraduate and graduate programs and outstanding scholars across the full range of academic ranks. In an effort to continue the growth trajectory established by these scholars, we seek to hire a tenure-line scholar who can serve as a catalyst for externally funded research based upon an aggressive and consequential research agenda.George Mason University is one of the top research universities in the nation, holding an R1 designation from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. We are the largest public research university in Virginia, with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among our faculty and staff. We seek candidates who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.The College of Education and Human Development's Special Education program is ranked 15th nationally by U.S. News & World Report. Additional recognition was given to the online graduate program, which U.S. News & World Report has ranked 5th in the country. The mission of Mason's Special Education program is to improve the lives, productivity, and education of persons with disabilities. The Division strives to reach this goal by producing passionate, world-class special educators who elevate the profession of special education.Responsibilities:Tenure-line faculty are expected to maintain an active line of research and external funding and provide expertise and scholarly leadership in an area related to high incidence disabilities, with an emphasis on bridging research and practice.Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching general curriculum undergraduate and graduate-level special education courses during the day and in the evening both face-to-face and online, supervising student field work, practicum and internship experiences, participating in curriculum and accreditation activities to enhance the student learning experience, engaging with faculty and staff colleagues to advance program initiatives, supporting adjunct faculty, and participating in service at the division and college level.Required Qualifications:Applicants must have earned a doctoral degree in Special Education from an accredited institution with a dissertation emphasis specific to students with high incidence disabilities. Successful candidates must have a publication record reflective of research in support of students with high incidence disabilities and demonstrated efforts to obtain funding in support of research and/or training initiatives. Successful candidates must demonstrate instructional versatility specific to students with high incidence disabilities in such areas as research, teaching methods and curriculum, assessment, transition, and collaboration. A minimum of three years of K-12 teaching experience in high incidence disabilities is required as is alignment with the college's core values focused on diversity, collaboration, and innovation.Preferred Qualifications:Preference will be given to those who demonstrate evidence of successful teaching in higher education as well as the ability and willingness to use technology effectively to deliver instruction and manage multiple tasks in a highly organized manner. Preference will be given to those who hold a valid teaching license in special education, with specialization in high incidence/mild to moderate disabilities.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.Review of applications will begin on February 23, and will continue until the position is filled. George Mason University is an equal opportunity employer committed to meeting the needs of its increasingly diverse student body through appropriate personnel selection practices and procedures.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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