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

September 16, 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 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.


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