The Special Education Program at the University of Maryland is seeking applications for an Assistant Clinical Professor of early childhood special education, with an emphasis on birthkindergarten early intervention. The position is clinical track (with a renewable contract contingent upon funding and performance) and is scheduled to begin August 2020, or as soon as feasible
The successful candidate will teach undergraduates who pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education (Pre-K to 3rd)/Early Childhood Special Education (birth through age 8), or EC/ECSE, which is an intensive, cross-departmental teacher education program housed in the Departments of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education (CHSE) and Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM). Courses focus on early intervention, family partnerships, assessment, and strategies to meet the needs of young learners.
The person who fills this position will work collaboratively with faculty and personnel from the Special Education Program, Maryland School Districts, and Maryland State Department of Education. Specifically, duties include program review, online course development, aligning core standards, mentoring adjunct faculty, and co-teaching across both departments.
Applicants should have experience teaching undergraduate or graduate students in one or more of the following areas: early childhood special education’ assessment and evidence-based interventions for early childhood populations, those who are at-risk, and/or early childhood special education curriculum (birth through third grade) and working with families with infants and toddlers with disabilities.
Minimum of a doctoral degree in the area of special education
Evidence of excellence teaching for 2 or more semesters in a university setting
2 or more years of working with children with disabilities
Evidence of the ability to multi-task and work with an array of stakeholders
Excellent oral and written communication skills
2 or more years of experience working in public school settings with children with disabilities
Experience implementing early intervention for children aged birth-3 years
Highly knowledgeable of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C
Knowledge of teacher preparation standards (e.g., NAECY Standards, InTASC)
Experience working in systems for assessment of teacher preparation candidates, such as edTPA
An established record of supervision and collaboration in professional development public school communities
The Special Education Program was ranked 12th by U.S. News and World Report in 2020 and is housed in the Department of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education (CHSE) within the College of Education. The Special Education program is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. In accordance with the UMD College of Education Strategic Plan (https://education.umd.edu/about-college/action-impact-2022-strategic-plan-u…) the candidate will contribute to a culture of scholarship within and outside of the College, innovative instructional programs, and strategic partnerships through research, teaching, and service.
Located just seven miles from the heart of the nation’s capital, the University of Maryland is the flagship campus of the state’s higher education system and a land grant institution committed to rigorous research, quality teaching, and informed public service. The University is a diverse community of 38,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and 352,000 alumni.
Applicants should upload the following materials electronically via the University of Maryland Jobs Portal (http://www.ejobs.umd.edu) for position #115265: (1) cover letter summarizing qualifications related to the expectations noted above; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three individuals who may be contacted by the committee as references; and (4) evidence of excellence in teaching for 2 or more semesters in a university setting. The review will begin on July 20, 2020. Review of application will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All inquiries and nominations should be forwarded to:
Dawn Jacobs Martin, EC/ECSE Search Committee Chair Assistant Clinical Professor Director of Special Education Teacher Certification Programs Special Education Program, 3214 Benjamin Building University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 Fax: 301-405-9995 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org