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University of Oregon — Lecturer and Practicum Coordinator

Lecturer and Practicum Coordinator

Job no: 531678
Work type: Faculty – Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Child Development, Student Life/Services, Instruction, Psychology
Department: Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences
Rank: Lecturer
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins
May 15, 2022; 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 a CV and a letter of interest. Your letter of interest (2-3 pages) should include:

  • Your professional experience in early intervention/early childhood special education
  • Your experience teaching adults (including online instruction), supervising, and advising students
  • 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 the 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
This position will provide instruction and academic support to graduate-level students in the College of Education, primarily in the Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences (SPECS). Course content areas will focus on Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education Methods and clinical supervision. Additionally, this position will be responsible for advising, mentoring, and chairing student masters applied project committees. Other duties include departmental, college, and university service; collaborative curriculum and academic program leadership; and engaging in key state and national professional societies related to the field to further the mission of the program. All faculty are expected to contribute to the equity and inclusion goals of the college and to incorporate the best inclusive practices indicated in their field of expertise.

All faculty are expected to contribute to the equity and inclusion goals of the college and to incorporate the best inclusive practices indicated in their field of expertise. Addressing issues such as inequities and racial injustice is a thread that runs through our majors and programs while focusing on critical and effective pedagogies. We are committed to enhancing the culture of the College of Education (COE) by continuing to increase the diversity of our people, programs, and curricula.

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 Lecturer position reports to the Special Education and Clinical Sciences department head.

Minimum Requirements
To qualify for the rank of Lecturer:

  • Doctoral degree in Special Education, School Psychology, other areas of Psychology, or related field with an emphasis in early intervention (at the time of hire)
  • Documents expertise in one or more curricular areas aligned with this position (i.e., assessment and teaching methods in early EI/ECSE, family-centered relationships and capacity building)
  • Documents experience in EI/ECSE advising and clinical supervision
  • Graduation from an EI/ECSE teacher licensure/certification program and licensed, or license eligible in Oregon 

To be considered for the rank of Senior Lecturer I, successful candidates must meet all the requirements of the Lecturer rank plus six years of post-terminal degree experience including the following:

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

To be considered for the rank of Senior Lecturer II, successful candidates must meet all the requirements of the Senior Instructor I rank plus an additional six years of post-terminal degree experience (twelve years total) including the following:

  • Active leadership responsibilities in a variety of areas including but not limited to, curriculum development, program development, and program evaluation of the graduate education
  • 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 interpersonal 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 development and 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 and/or consultation experience in EI and/or an EI/ECSE classroom
  • A record of quality mentoring, teaching, and advising in an EI/ECSE degree program students and/or staff therapists from a broad range of diverse backgrounds
  • A record of multidisciplinary collaboration in assessment and intervention for young children with disabilities
  • Experience creating and delivering online/remote instruction 

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