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Augsburg University Assistant Professor of Special Education, Tenure-Track Position in Minneapolis, Minnesota

About Augsburg University: offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and 11 graduate degrees to approximately 3,400 students of diverse backgrounds. The trademark of an Augsburg education is its emphasis on direct, personal experience. Guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, Augsburg educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. Job Description: The Augsburg University Education Department invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position beginning August 15, 2021. The Education Department prepares teachers and educators to start and advance their career through offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in BS completion, Elementary Education, Special Education, Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language; Masters of Teaching (MAT) and Masters of Arts in Education (MAE), including a licensure-only pathway. Our goal is to set our teacher candidates on career-long paths to purposeful, reflective, creative, and meaningful careers. Addressing issues such as inequities and racial injustice is a thread that runs through our majors and programs while focusing on critical and effective pedagogies. Candidates with demonstrated commitments to equity and inclusion and effectiveness in serving diverse learners and students from diverse communities are especially encouraged to apply. A successful candidate will have opportunities to teach and develop special education courses across Augsburg's various education programs. The Education Department invites candidates to apply that are particularly poised to dismantle the institutionalized forms of bias and racism within the field. Our Special Education Courses are offered in a variety of formats: face-to-face, blended, and online. Priority will be given to a candidate demonstrating interest and strength in teaching with an emphasis on academic behavioral strategies, equity and inclusivity, and social justice issues in the discipline. Primary responsibilities include teaching, scholarship, service, and academic mentoring. Teaching requirements include facilitation of undergraduate and graduate special education courses with adult students in a hybrid format that may include travel between the Twin Cities and Rochester, MN. Student advising is expected along with committee assignments within the Department and participation in the larger University community. Maintaining an innovative program of scholarship that complements teaching is essential to fulfilling tenure requirements. Requirements: Required Qualifications: The successful candidate for this position will possess an earned doctorate in Special Education or related field with at least 18 graduate credits aligned to Special Education instruction. Doctoral candidates, with a documented plan for completion by August 15, 2021, will be considered. Experience as a licensed K-12 Special Education teacher of record for at least three years with at least one year in Federal Setting Code 02 or 03 is required. Preferred Qualifications: Peer-reviewed research in the field of Special Education Successful experience in ASD settings or EBD settings Record of successful teaching in higher education Knowledge of licensure requirements Experience teaching in online and blended classroom environments Additional Information: We believe that education is the key to healthy, meaningful and productive lives for individuals, as well as to the vibrancy of our democracy. Augsburg University is dedicated to achieving an educational experience free from the barriers of poverty, racism, and discrimination so that students can fully realize their unique gifts. Recognizing that higher education's democratic promise is compromised by systemic and systematic barriers to college access and completion, Augsburg is called to stand for equity in everything we do to fulfill our academic mission, serve our students and engage our fellow c