Faculty Search: Assistant/Associate Professor - Special Education

Vacancy #13F038-1
Position #6977

Opportunity to join a 60-member faculty in a growing College of Education recognized for quality and leadership at the local, state, regional and national levels. All programs in the Watson College of Education (WCE - are accredited by NCATE and approved by the state of North Carolina. The WCE is housed in a new state-of-the-art education building and we enjoy strong support from our Chancellor, Provost and the school systems in our 12-district university/school partnership. UNCW and the Watson College value and reward teaching, encourage and support faculty research and sustain a high level of service to public education and the profession. UNCW is a dynamic and growing university in the 16-campus UNC system situated on 640 acres in historic Wilmington and only five miles from beautiful beaches. The University is rated as one of the top 10 public universities in the south by US News and World Report. Current enrollment is 13,000 – approximately 10,800 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students.

The Dept. of Early Childhood and Special Education has a new, tenure-track position, Assistant or Associate Professor,  in the Special Education Program (6 full-time faculty).  In addition to two undergraduate licensure tracks, General Curriculum and Adapted Curriculum, the Program is responsible for required courses taken by students majoring in elementary and middle level education and for two Special Education graduate courses (master’s and doctoral).  For program details, please see the following link:

Responsibilities of the position include:

Requirements include: Doctorate in appropriate field (or must be obtained within the first academic year of employment); at least three years of public school teaching experience P-12; promise for productive scholarship; evidence of successful college teaching and experience with blended and/or online instruction; eligibility for North Carolina licensure in Special Education; and commitment to field-based based, multicultural teacher preparation and collaborative university and school partnerships.  Candidates must exemplify commitment to teaching, service, and research.  The generalist position requires expertise in: evidence-based practices in inclusive K-12 settings for students with high-incidence disabilities or at-risk for academic and/or behavioral difficulties; implementation of Response to Intervention and Positive Behavior Supports; differentiation of instruction, including the principles of Universal Design for Learning; effective classroom management; assessment; and culturally responsive teaching and testing practices.

Application: To complete the requisite online application, go to and attach the following: letter of application (addressed to Special Education Search Committee), curriculum vitae, copy of doctoral transcript, and contact information for 3 professional references.  MS Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required.  For questions regarding the online application process, contact Ms. Lesley McCoy at 910-962-4172.  Priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 12, 2012 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Under North Carolina law, applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and are not subject to public release.

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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