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Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education: Deaf and Hard of Hearing,Tenure Track

Company: University of Northern Colorado
Location: Greeley
Posted on: March 11, 2023

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education: Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Tenure Track

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UNC Background
The School of Special Education in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor of Special Education with expertise in the Education of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (d/Dhh).

About the Institution
Founded in 1889, UNC is a public doctoral research university committed to student success. We have a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in five colleges: Education and Behavioral Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Monfort College of Business, Natural and Health Sciences, and Performing and Visual Arts.

The University of Northern Colorado is Colorado's leader in education. One of the major priorities of the campus is the implementation of the University strategic plan: Rowing not Drifting 2030 guides our direction and aspirations for the next decade. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution, the University of Northern Colorado strives to be the institution the state looks to as the future of higher education. Our students experience a personalized education grounded in the liberal arts and infused with the critical and creative inquiry; establish relationships with faculty and staff that nurture individual development; gain the skills and knowledge that promote upward mobility; and share a commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

About the College
The College of Education and Behavioral Sciences is at the center of excellence in professional preparation, research, and global educational leadership. Demonstrating our commitment to the University's state-mandated mission to prepare education professionals, we offer high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs on our main Greeley campus, our Denver/Lowry campus, as well as various locations across the state and online. For example, the Center for Urban Education in Denver uses innovative strategies to prepare early childhood, elementary and special education teachers for work in urban classrooms.

About the School of Special Education
The School of Special Education offers a comprehensive array of degrees, including seven graduate degree/licensure programs recognized by U.S. News & World Report as "best online graduate programs", a nationally recognized Ph.D. program, two graduate certificate programs, and two undergraduate degree/licensure program.

Founded in 1954, UNC's School of Special Education is committed to excellence in basic and advanced teacher preparation in special education. Our expert, experienced faculty work to develop educators who advocate for children and youth with exceptionalities and their families.In keeping with UNC's institutional values, the School of Special Education believes children and youth with exceptionalities, their families, and those who work to support them, inclusive of university faculty, are part of a larger diverse community. These views on diversity include race, ethnicity, culture, language, age, (dis)abilities, family status/composition, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religious and spiritual values, geographic location, country of origin and professional role (CEC, 2021).

Institutional Values
As you consider joining our community, it is important to know that UNC is dedicated to strengthening and advancing our collective work related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We develop and learn more together with a diverse team. To achieve this, diversity for us represents differing perspectives, thoughts, and experiences. We value the individuality of the human distinctions of our staff because these distinctions benefit students, our community, and each other. We expect members of our community to stretch their learning edges about race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion, or physical ability. This is a significant way to honor the intersectionality of our university community. We appreciate the diverse contributions every individual makes to the UNC community. When you join the UNC community, you can expect to be part of a growing inclusive, innovative, and equity-minded community that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students, and community partners.

Location and Community
The University of Northern Colorado is located in Greeley, Colorado. The city has a population of 110,000 and is perfectly situated on the high plains with panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains. One hour north of Denver and a little over an hour east of Rocky Mountain National Park, Greeley has a distinct small-town feel and a downtown that is designated as a Colorado Creative District. Further information can be found at Visit Greeley and U.S Census Quick Facts.

Additional Information:
This position is contingent on funding from the Colorado State Legislature and approval by the Board of Trustees, and is subject to the policies and regulations of the University of Northern Colorado. Federal regulations require that the University retain all documents submitted by applicants. Materials will not be returned or copied for applicants.

The University of Northern Colorado is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual preference or veteran status. For more information or issues of equity or fairness or claims of discrimination contact the UNC AA/EEO/Title IX Officer at UNC Human Resource Services, Campus Box 54, Carter Hall 2002, Greeley, CO 80639, or call 970-351-2718.

Physical Demands

Job Summary
The Special Education Deaf and Hard of Hearing program is a comprehensive program that provides for the initial preparation of special educators in the area of deaf and hard of hearing and leads to a Master's Degree and/or endorsement in this specialization. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain scholarly activities, teach courses in Special Education: Deaf and Hard of Hearing, General Special Education, and the Doctoral program, and engage in school, college, university, and national service. Also associated with the position is an expectation to collaborate with other departments in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences and the Colorado Department of Education.

Minimum Qualifications
* An earned doctorate in Deaf Education or related field. ABD may be considered.* Demonstrated excellence or potential for excellence in scholarship* Demonstrated excellence or potential for excellence in university level teaching* Three years minimum successful teaching in P-12 educational settings with children and youth who are deaf or hard of hearing.* Evidence of a comprehensive d/Dhh teaching philosophy

Preferred Qualifications
* Experience teaching graduate students in online distance modalities.* Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities.* Ability to communicate in American Sign Language at an intermediate or higher level.

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Special Instructions to Applicants
Contact: Dr. Sandy Bowen at Until Filled: Screening of applications will begin on 1/30/2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy for children and youth who are d/Dhh, unofficial transcripts, and a list of three references with contact information online at:

Salary and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Compensation for this position includes an approximate salary of $53,612 - $62,385 depending on rank. Benefits available include health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement plans. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed at 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.

Additional Requirements and Information
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.

Required Notice: In compliance with the Clery Act, the most recent University of Northern Colorado Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online ( and a paper copy can be requested at the UNC Police Department. This report contains crime statistics and policy statements related to safety, conduct processes and Title IX investigations.

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  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • List of References

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Keywords: University of Northern Colorado, Greeley , Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education: Deaf and Hard of Hearing,Tenure Track, Education / Teaching , Greeley, Colorado

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