Work Schedule: Full-time Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor position available September 1, 2019. Academic year is September to May. Monday-Friday, most classes are held between 8am-5pm. Evening and weekend teaching may be required. Additional summer teaching may be available.
General Description: The Department of Education is seeking to hire a full time Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor with a specialization in Special Education. The selected individual will teach EDUC and SPED courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Supervision of Junior practicum experiences is also expected. Courses to be taught include: SPED 335, 404, 520, 377 EDUC 205, 334, 371, 460, 374
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
-Teach undergraduate and graduate students in teacher preparation programs.
-Teaching courses in assessment and evaluation, inclusive classroom and collaboration and team work.
-Provide service to the department as requested, including regular participation in department meetings.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
-Knowledge of effective teaching and learning strategies for creating and sustaining positive learning communities for diverse learners.
-Knowledge of specific assessment and evaluation procedures (CBA, CBM, formative, summative assessment etc).
-Knowledge of classroom and behavioral management and engagement of all learners.
-Knowledge of processes for collaboration and teaming.
-Strong organizational skills.
-Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral forms.
-Knowledge of the needs of Special Education in the K-12 setting.
-Commitment to continued growth and professional development.
-A commitment to high quality teaching in a private, liberal arts based university.
-A commitment to working effectively with a diverse faculty and student body.
-A team player who can work collaboratively with others.
-PhD in Education or a closely related field must be in hand by September 1, 2019 for appointment at the Visiting Assistant Professor level. Master’s degree is required by September 1, 2019 for appointment at the Instructor level.
-Teaching experience in K-12 schools.
-Earned doctorate in Education or a closely related field.
-Teaching experience in higher education teacher preparation.
-Knowledge of K-12 teaching standards for Washington State.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should submit an application including: cover letter, CV, and a list of three references. For questions or more information, please contact Jan Weiss, email@example.com.
Other Information: Pacific Lutheran University purposefully integrates the liberal arts, professional studies and civic engagement in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. PLU continues the transformational tradition of Lutheran higher education through its commitment to the advancement of knowledge, freedom of expression, and critical questioning. Offering distinctive opportunities for global engagement, collaborative student-faculty research and purposeful learning, PLU guides 3,100 students from all faiths and backgrounds discern their vocation through coursework, mentorship and internships at world-class Puget Sound-area businesses and institutions.
PLU is located on a 156-acre woodland campus in the Parkland neighborhood of Tacoma, Washington and about 40 minutes south of downtown Seattle. The campus reflects consciously green practices and is in proximity to the natural beauty of Mount Rainier, the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges, and the Puget Sound.
PLU administration supports and respects the strong culture of faculty-shared governance by working closely and collaboratively with faculty leadership to sustain and strengthen existing structures and procedures while working together on key institutional, academic and curricular decisions.
The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff and student body from all religions, races, socioeconomic groups, sexual orientations, and gender expressions and from all over the world. For the 2017-18 academic year, 42 percent of incoming first-year students are the first generation in their families to attend college; 37.8 percent self-identify as students of color; and 31.8 percent are Pell Grant-eligible. PLU is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from members of historically underrepresented and minoritized groups, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities.
Pacific Lutheran University is a private university located in Tacoma, Washington. The university is home to approximately 3,200 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. Through its seven schools: Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts& Communication, Business, Education and Kinesiology, and Nursing, Pacific Lutheran offers more classes and more opportunities than most liberal arts colleges. Students have the opportunity to work close-up and hands –on with professors and classmates. Professors at Pacific Lutheran not only serve as mentors who help students discover the professional opportunities in academic fields, but as colleagues who work side- by -side with students on research and creative projects. Pacific Lutheran seeks to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care- for other people, for their communities, and for the earth.