Regis University — Assistant Professor of Education, Special Education

The Education Department at Regis College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Education at the rank of assistant professor, beginning August 1, 2018. The area of specialization is Special Education and the position will contribute to all areas of our teacher education program. Our department offers a wide range of teaching licensure options to our undergraduate and post baccalaureate licensure students: Elementary Education, Secondary Education with licensure areas of science, math, social studies, language arts, business, or K-12 Art, Music, or World Language Education. Each student has the option to add a Special Education Endorsement. All of our teacher candidates earn a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) endorsement as part of our inclusive program. Our program is situated within the liberal arts college, and our students work closely with members of their content-area departments as well as the Education faculty members.

We are seeking a colleague who will work collaboratively with fellow faculty members in the education department, departments across campus, and professionals in local schools to ensure program quality. The successful candidate must be able to teach upper-level courses in Special Education, along with courses in education foundations and/or assessment. In addition, faculty members across the disciplines in Regis College are expected to develop and teach interdisciplinary, integrative core courses with themes such as justice and the common good, the search for meaning, diversity and cultural traditions, and global environmental awareness. Candidates should also demonstrate potential for an active scholarly program.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A conferred Ph.D. in special education or related field
  • Commitment to diversity and equity in education
  • At least 3 years of successful teaching experience at the K-12 level
  • Experience teaching diverse student populations
  • Experience with and understanding of state and national standards
  • A record of collaborative activity
  • Record of (or potential for) scholarly productivity

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 or more years of successful teaching experience in special education at the elementary and/or secondary level
  • Demonstrated understanding of current education trends, challenges, and legislation
  • Successful teaching experience in higher education
  • Experience integrating technology into teaching and learning
  • An ongoing program of scholarly research and publications

In accordance with its Jesuit Catholic mission, Regis University is committed to maintaining a humane atmosphere in which the civil rights of every individual are recognized and respected. At Regis the word diversity conveys our commitment to create and maintain an inclusive community where people of different religions, gender, sexual orientation, races, classes, and any other social distinctions can thrive in a learning environment characterized by mutual respect and the pursuit of justice. Within this context, we encourage application from historically underrepresented groups and seek applicants who demonstrate a commitment to the university’s mission.

A complete application must include: letter of application, vita, all university-level academic transcripts, three letters of recommendation (one of which addresses the candidate’s demonstrated abilities and/or potential as an undergraduate teacher), and a statement of teaching philosophy.

Review of applications will begin October 2, 2017. Applicants must submit all materials electronically to: https://jobs.regis.edu. Letters of recommendation and transcripts can be sent to: Dr. Elizabeth Grassi c/o Dean’s Office – E-24, Regis University, 3333 Regis Blvd., Denver, CO 80221 or electronically to egrassi@regis.edu. This position is conditional upon final budget approval.

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