University of Oregon — Lecturer / Senior Lecturer and Practicum Coordinator in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer and Practicum Coordinator in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education

Job no: 530067
Work type: Faculty – Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Education, Instruction

Department: Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences
Rank: Lecturer, Senior Lecturer I, Senior Lecturer II
Annual Basis: 9 Month
Review of Applications Begins

February 1, 2023 (updated); position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with an online application, including names and contact information for at least three professional references, applicants should submit the following:
– A CV
– A letter of interest (2 -3 pages) that describes:

  • Your professional experience in early intervention/early childhood special education
  • Your experience teaching adults (including online instruction), supervising, and advising students in a higher education teacher preparation program
  • Your approach to providing clinical supervision for early intervention/early childhood special education students
  • Your experience working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and embedding equity and inclusion content/practices into your teaching/supervision
    Department Summary

    The College of Education (COE) is home to 3 academic departments, 14 academic degree programs, 14 research and outreach units, the HEDCO Institute, and the HEDCO Clinic. All academic departments house both graduate and undergraduate programs addressing the full range of issues present in educational and social systems. Our tenure and career non-tenure-track faculty in each department are devoted to inspiring and mentoring the approximately 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students in the COE who will be the next generation of educational and social science leaders. The COE has a long record of developing widely adopted, evidence-based assessments and interventions used in both clinical settings and in-school programs that serve millions of children in thousands of schools across the country and world. Our faculty, staff, and students have one thing in common: A spirit of discovery and dedication to creating positive change with the goal of a more equitable, educated, and healthy tomorrow.

    The Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences is one of three academic departments in the College of Education. It is comprised of three major programs: Communication Disorders and Sciences (CDS), School Psychology (SPSY), and Special Education (SPED). The Department offers degrees from undergraduate to masters and doctoral, as well as licensure and endorsement programs. The Special Education and Clinical Sciences Department is involved in collaborative efforts among all COE departments and institutes to support research across the College, outreach activities, and core requirements for the masters and doctoral programs.
    Position Summary

    The College of Education is seeking to hire a prominent educator to collaborate with members of the Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences, and across the faculty of the college and university, to provide instruction and supervision to students in the Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education program. Lecturer/Senior Lecturers are expected to teach graduate-level courses, supervise students in fieldwork and clinical settings, advise students, and serve on department, major, and/or program committee(s). Faculty will have a commitment to excellence in teaching, mentoring, scholarship, working with underrepresented populations, and creating an inclusive environment for our increasingly diverse student body.

    Our goal in the SPECS Department is to set our candidates on career-long paths to purposeful, reflective, creative, and meaningful careers. Addressing issues such as inequities and racial injustice is the central thread for our majors and programs with a focus on critical and effective pedagogies. The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer and Practicum Coordinator will advise and mentor licensure/graduate students in our Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education program. Through teaching, advising, mentoring, and intellectual contributions to academic program design, this position has the potential to guide and shape the next generation of educational leaders in Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, and the Nation.

    Typical duties of the Lecturer/Senior Lecturer are providing clinical instruction as well as coordinating and delivering supervision for teaching candidates. This position will also assist in maintaining state and national accreditation and assist in ongoing program development and improvement. Opportunities are also available for existing academic program redesign, including online instruction, and academic program coordination.

    Instructional assignments for this position will focus on Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education Methods and clinical supervision.

    This position is a nine-month Career Faculty position in the Lecturer classification series. The position's responsibilities are guided by the COE's Non-Tenure Track Professional Responsibilities Policy, United Academics' Collective Bargaining Agreement, and the COE's NTTF Policy for Promotion and Review.

    This position's start date would be 9/16/2023 with the possibility of an earlier start date depending on candidate availability.
    Minimum Requirements

    To qualify for the rank of Lecturer:

  • Doctoral degree in Special Education, School Psychology, other areas of Psychology, or related field
  • Documents expertise in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE) teaching methods
  • Documents expertise in EI/ECSE advising and clinical supervision
  • Graduation from an EI/ECSE teacher licensure/certification program and licensed, or license eligible in Oregon

    To qualify for the rank of Senior Lecturer I successful candidates must meet all the requirements of Lecturer Rank plus an additional 6 years of post-terminal experience including the following:

  • Evidence of high-quality teaching and professional expertise in the field as related to the position (e.g., teaching courses, presentations)
  • Experience participating in graduate education (e.g., doctoral committees, research supervision, advising)
  • Demonstrated service and/or leadership in the field, department, college, and/or university
  • Documented program coordination or comparable leadership responsibilities and contributions to the graduate education program
  • Scholarly contributions to the field (e.g., develop and publish teaching or clinical materials, publications in the practice literature; presentations)

    To qualify for the rank of Senior Lecturer II successful candidates must meet all the requirements of Senior Lecturer I Rank plus an additional 12 years of post-terminal experience including the following:

  • Demonstrated leadership with expanded responsibilities in a variety of areas including but not limited to, curriculum development, program development, and program evaluation of the graduate education program
  • Demonstrated broad scope of impact and audience of your scholarly activities (e.g., having a state or national office develop and publish teaching or clinical materials, publish in the practice literature, write grant applications)
    Professional Competencies
  • Demonstrated potential to contribute positively to our diverse community and to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills that will enhance community relations and support graduate student training
  • Ability to teach a broad array of applied leadership courses on topics such as early intervention/early childhood special education methods
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Evidence of management of community collaborations/partnerships
  • Evidence of commitment to engagement in DEI initiatives within instruction, supervision, or community engagement
  • Three or more years of teaching experience in EI and/or an EI/ECSE classroom
  • Expertise/Experience in online/remote instruction

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    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

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    To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/530067/lecturersenior-lecturer-and-practicum-coordinator-in-early-intervention-and-early-childhood-special-education

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