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Assistant Professor of Special Education: Learning Disabilities

University of South Carolina Columbia, SC
  • Expired: August 25, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Classification Title: Assistant Professor
College/Division: USC Upstate College/Division Level
Department: UPS Dept of Human Perform and Hlth
Advertised Job Summary:
The University of South Carolina Upstate
Assistant Professor of Special Education: Learning Disabilities
Spartanburg, SC
Faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus.
The School of Education, Human Performance, and Health seeks a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant level to teach undergraduate courses focused on special education (Learning Disability emphasis) in a collegial and cooperative environment. The successful candidate will have a record of successful teaching, as well as an active research agenda in special education. In addition to advisement and field-based supervision responsibilities, the successful candidate will prepare future teachers in obtaining K-12 certification in Learning Disabilities through coursework that aligns with the CEC Core and LD Standards. Teaching responsibilities may include content delivery in the areas of Reading Disorders and Reading Methods, Language Disorders and Language Arts Methods, Behavior Management in Special Education, Assessment of Students with Disabilities, and/or Introduction to Exceptional Learners.
The University of South Carolina Upstate is a comprehensive public university, a senior institution of the University of South Carolina and is among the fastest growing universities in the State. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked USC Upstate No. 2 among Top Public Regional Colleges in the South. USC Upstate has been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars. In addition, students and faculty from over 25 nations reflect the university's international character. Located between Charlotte and Atlanta along the I-85 corridor, one of the fastest growing business and high-tech regions in the country, the campus is within easy driving distance of the Appalachian mountains and the Atlantic Ocean beaches. The University has an enrollment of approximately 6000 students and employs approximately 650 full and part-time faculty and staff, reflecting the diversity of Upstate South Carolina. USC Upstate is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for faculty, staff, and administrators. We are an EOE/AA employer and are strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.
USC Upstate is seeking teacher-scholars who (i) have a commitment to excellence in teaching and working with a diverse student population and (ii) show clear potential for scholarly research and publication. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in student and civic engagement and active learning pedagogies, (e.g. service-learning, mentoring undergraduate research, and the scholarship of teaching, learning and application). Experience with teaching online or hybrid courses is a plus. USC Upstate provides extensive support for junior faculty including competitive professional-development funding, opportunities for student-faculty research collaboration, and a range of workshops and mentoring programs to develop our strengths as teacher-scholars.
The School of Education, Human Performance, and Health (SoEHPH) at the University of South Carolina Upstate is transforming the upstate region of South Carolina, training exceptional teachers, human services and exercise science professionals. Our programs focus on developing skills and abilities among our students to ensure Upstate graduates positively impact the health and educational outcomes of individuals and our community. As part of our mission as a regional public institution, we seek colleagues whose public scholarship targets meaningful community engagement and whose research and teaching includes partnerships with public and private sectors aimed at the public good through teaching, research and service. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues and community stakeholders on initiatives targeting education across our region, as well as health indicators and initiatives. Candidates should share our commitment to creating educational experiences that are deeply meaningful. With enrollments approaching one thousand students and a new M.Ed. program in Applied Learning and Instruction, the School of Education, Human Performance and Health is focused on engaged, experiential learning in partnership with dedicated faculty in small class settings. Our emphasis on student and regional needs creates an innovative organization that actively pursues student success and retention, inclusion, diversity and community involvement. SoEHPH is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP). We seek colleagues for whom student success, diversity and inclusion are also a priority.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
The successful candidate will possess an earned doctorate in special education, with a focus on Learning Disabilities or closely related field; ABD Candidates with planned completion dates by August 15, 2020 will be considered. A minimum of three (3) years successful teaching experience in PK-12 classrooms in a Mild Disability area is required. A demonstrated interest in teaching at the undergraduate level and an emerging research agenda, with presentations and/or publications in special education or related fields are necessary qualifications. A successful background check is required.
Full/Part Time: Full Time

University of South Carolina


Columbia, SC
29240 USA