Essential Functions: The College of Education at Wayne State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor in Special Education. To begin in August 2020, the successful candidate will join the Division of Teacher Education (TED) that attracts faculty, staff, and students who are committed to urban education and social justice. TED's Special Education program prepares teachers of students with moderate to significant support needs (i.e., students with intellectual disability and autism) within a program framework built around disability studies and social interpretations of disability, inclusive teaching philosophy and strategies, and the right to equitable educational opportunities and outcomes for all students.
The successful candidate will contribute to a strong tradition of conducting substantial research in special education and/or disability studies; secure external research funding; teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; mentoring and advising students; and providing university and professional service. Our TED faculty is actively involved in grant-funded projects for research and program development, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, Michigan Department of Education, and other agencies. We collaborate in research and teaching partnerships with school districts and communities in the metropolitan Detroit area and beyond.
Located in the cultural center of Detroit midtown, Wayne State University (WSU) is within walking distance of major museums, theaters, and music venues. It is one of only two public urban universities with the highest possible designation for both Research and Community Engagement from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. WSU's 200-acre campus is home to 13 schools and colleges and nearly 28,000 students. WSU offers over 350 academic programs across the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels.
Conduct scholarly research leading to publication.
Obtain external funding to support research.
Teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses, and in-service initiatives for educators.
Advise, mentor, and help recruit and retain undergraduate and graduate students.Contribute to the ongoing innovation and assessment of impactful undergraduate and graduate programs.
Provide leadership and service within the university (division and college) and externally at the national, state, and local levels.
Qualifications: Earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in Special Education or Disability Studies, or in Teacher Education or in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on critical Special Education or Disability Studies.
Commitment to inclusive education for all students, including students with significant support needs.
Minimum of three years of experience working with special education students in PK-12 school contexts.
Internal Number: 76_207769
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.