Assistant or Associate Professor of Special Needs Education - Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus in Columbus Indiana

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Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus

Columbus, Indiana 47203

United States

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Assistant or Associate Professor of Special Needs Education

IUPUC—Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus—has delivered high-quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs aligned with and responsive to regional educational needs since 1970. Enjoy interacting with students, faculty, and staff who are committed to making a difference in the future of our region and become part of an exciting opportunity to build the range of teacher preparation and teacher professional development opportunities available at IUPUC.

A tenure-track or clinical appointment in Education at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor is available on August 1, 2015, in the Indiana University Division of Education at IUPUC.  Rank will be dependent on qualifications and evidence of scholarship.  The position is a ten-month teaching assignment with expectations of teaching a variety of courses within Education and at various academic levels, disseminating scholarship, and engaging in service.  Strong oral and written communication skills are a must.  Successful teaching at the university level is very important as are appropriate scholarship, service, and civic engagement related to teaching and learning.

REQUIREMENTS:  An earned doctorate, Ph.D. or Ed.D., in Special Needs Education or equivalent field is required.  The successful candidate will be able to teach a variety of education courses, primarily in the elementary education and special needs dual license programs.  Other requirements include experience teaching at the K-12 and university levels, experience with program assessment, and evidence of ability to establish and maintain an active program of scholarship leading to publications in peer-reviewed journals.

PREFERENCES:  Experience in the following areas is preferred: K-12 school partnerships, program/ curriculum development, and expertise in Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and psycho-educational assessment.  Applicants should be able to evidence a record of effectiveness and innovation in university teaching and a demonstrated capacity to collaborate with faculty across disciplines.  Preference will be given to applicants who have a record of teaching and serving first generation college students, as well as applicants who have a background in early language education.

IUPUC is a growing institution committed to increasing access to post-secondary opportunities while meeting the needs of local and regional stakeholders.  A strong collaborative partnership among Ivy Tech Community College, Purdue University College of Technology, and IUPUC exists and is expected to be enriched.  The Columbus Learning Center incorporates resources from IUPUC, Ivy Tech Community College, and Purdue University College of Technology to provide a focal point for community learning.  This partnership is the result of a community initiative to expand postsecondary degree and professional development opportunities for the local workforce, resulting in a seamless continuation of educational opportunities for area residents.

IUPUC is located one hour south of Indianapolis, 1¼ hours from Louisville, and 1½ hours from Cincinnati. Columbus is known for its world class architecture, wonderful programs for young children, many parks, excellent philharmonic orchestra, and people trails.  IUPUC has a staff of 62 full-time faculty with excellent credentials and enrolls 2,000 students annually. 

APPLICATIONS:  Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until a candidate is selected. E-mail letter of application, CV, and contact information (including e-mail address) for three references to Dr. Crystal Walcott at  Applications may also be mailed to Special Needs Education Search and Screen, Office of the Vice Chancellor and Dean, IUPUC, 4601 Central Avenue, CC 255, Columbus, IN 47203. Questions or requests for additional information should be directed to Dr. Catherine Brown at 812.348.7275 or

Diversity is a core value at IUPUC. Our goal is to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity. IUPUC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Keyword Phrases

  • Education Faculty
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Special Needs Education Faculty
  • Psycho-Educational Assessment
  • Special Education
  • Early Language Education
  • K-12 School Partnerships
  • Program/Curriculum Development
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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