The Education Department at Augsburg College invites applications for two full-time, tenure track positions in special education, to begin August 15, 2017. Program faculty teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in special education mainly using adult learning formats. Other responsibilities include advising students, supervising student teachers, serving on department and college committees, conducting active scholarly engagement, and serving the professional/K-12 community.
We seek a colleague to work with us on a variety of contemporary issues in education, including understanding and challenging the ways in which systems of privilege and oppression operate in the field of education and teacher education. We are especially interested in candidates who explicitly take a critical and responsive stance toward improving the schooling experiences and life outcomes of traditionally underserved and marginalized youth. A description of current funded and program efforts toward this focus can be found at http://www.augsburg.edu/ais/degree-requirements/tribal-special-education-cohort/ www.augsburg.edu/education.
For this position, a doctorate in special education or related field is required; ABD applicants will be considered. Also desired is some combination of the following: background or experience in disability studies; license in Special Education (EBD, ASD or DCD preferred); three or more years of experience teaching in a special education K-12 school setting; experience in special education (in areas of curriculum and instructional strategies and a strong background in inclusion and community engagement; experience working with diverse populations and experience teaching in higher education). The candidate should be current in on-line and hybrid instruction; instructional technologies and other recent changes in K-12 education.
Augsburg College educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community that is committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, a...nd shaped by its urban and global settings.Set in a vibrant neighborhood at the heart of the Twin Cities, Augsburg College offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and seven graduate degrees to more than 4,000 students of diverse backgrounds. The trademark of an Augsburg education is its emphasis on direct, personal experience. Augsburg educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders.Augsburg's undergraduate program of liberal arts and sciences is offered on both a traditional weekday schedule and a non-traditional weekend and evening schedule. Augsburg offers master's degree programs in business, education, leadership, nursing, physician assistant studies, and social work, and a doctoral program in nursing practice. Augsburg's 4,000 students come from diverse religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, representing 43 states, 40 foreign countries, and 24 tribal nations/reservations. The College also is a nationally recognized leader in providing services to students with physical or learning disabilities. This on-campus diversity is enhanced by Augsburg's location at the crossroads of the Twin Cities' most diverse neighborhoods. The College's location also provides access for all of Augsburg's students to participate in community service and internship experiences that not only enhance their classroom learning but also prepare them for life's work in a multi-cultural society.