The University of New Mexico, College of Education, Department of Special Education, invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Special Education, with experience and expertise in educational/ diagnostic assessment. This tenure track, probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision, begins August 2018. This new UNM Special Education faculty member will have opportunities to work in an academic climate of great vitality with committed colleagues to enhance collaborations with school districts, recruit outstanding graduate students, pursue exciting research and grants, and synergistically build on existing strong programs in the Special Education Department and the College of Education. The Department of Special Education is committed to working collaboratively with faculty from many different UNM departments on both main and north campuses and the surrounding community of school districts, community programs, and researchers in local programs throughout the state of New Mexico.
The goals of the Educational Diagnostician Preparation Program (EDPP) address the need for Educational Diagnosticians in our state, with a particular emphasis on recruiting from the state’s underrepresented populations. This program reflects efforts at UNM to create a diverse university community so that we can prepare tomorrow’s professionals who can work to make a difference in their home state. The EDPP is committed to reaching out to all potential students throughout the state, including students who live in remote areas, to make our first-class education accessible to everyone. There is a critical shortage across NM of Educational Diagnosticians trained to evaluate students with disabilities in order to document eligibility for special education and inform instruction and intervention for students with disabilities. Two central foci of the EDPP are 1) creating and sustaining collaborative partnerships across the UNM campus and within the surrounding community of schools, service agencies, programs, and families we serve, and 2) reaching out to rural and culturally diverse communities.
Terminal degree in educational psychology, school psychology, educational diagnosis, or closely related field by completed by start date of faculty contract, and
Minimum of two years’ experience conducting diagnostic evaluations to individuals with disabilities
Robust and current academic preparation in academic assessment/diagnostics.
Thorough formal preparation and current involvement in research activities, such that the successful candidate will be able to establish an agenda of active research in the area of assessment and evaluation.
Clinical/professional experience in administering diagnostic assessments to students/children with disabilities with a variety of cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in the Special Education Department in the area of educational diagnostics.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
A demonstrated and clearly articulated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
A complete application will include:
A signed letter of application, including detailed statement of qualifications in relation to the minimum and preferred qualifications listed above. Because the University is committed to a broadly diverse educational environment that fosters multicultural skills, applicants should include in their cover letter information about how they will further this objective.
A complete and up-to-date curriculum vitae.
Transcripts of all graduate coursework (readable, UNOFFICIAL copies will be accepted).
The names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three to five professional references.
One professional publication or presentation.
Samples of teaching materials and/or evidence of teaching excellence.
In addition to all the University of New Mexico has to offer, you have the added benefit of living in New Mexico, a land rich with art, history, culture, and outdoor activities, all with a very affordable cost of living. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.