Ed Department at Augsburg College Seeks Special Ed Position

The Education Department at Augsburg College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in special education, to begin August 15, 2016. 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.

Augsburg College offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to approximately 4,000 students of diverse backgrounds. With a student/faculty ratio of 15:1, the college focuses on close personal interaction with faculty and experiential education opportunities on campus and in the community. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings. Visit www.augsburg.edu for more information.

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.

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 here.

To apply, please go to www.augsburg.edu/hr to submit cover letter, curriculum vitae and evidence of teaching quality (syllabi and evaluations) to. As part of the online application process, you will be required to provide the names of three professional references. If your application advances in this search, you will be notified prior to Augsburg contacting your references. Application review will begin October 12th; position open until filled.

Among the distinctive features of the college are its deep dedication to civic and community engagement, robust undergraduate research programs, and a strong belief in the integration of liberal arts and professional studies across all programs. Augsburg’s commitment to diversity is reflected in the student body: for the past four years, students of color comprised nearly 40 percent of the incoming first-year class. With approximately 1,000 students living on campus, Augsburg engages students in a wide range of co-curricular activities, including NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics. At both undergraduate and graduate levels, students actively engage in international travel and intercultural experiences that broaden their view of the world and deepen their engagement in it.

Augsburg’s main campus is located in the vibrant Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, one of the most diverse areas in the Twin Cities. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and one of the city’s largest medical complexes are adjacent to Augsburg; the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners Theatre district are just a few blocks away. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a vibrant branch campus in Rochester, the fastest growing city in Minnesota and headquarters of the Mayo Health System. In addition to these locations, Augsburg owns and operates international sites in Mexico, Guatemala, and Namibia.

Augsburg is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities working in an academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates are thus encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate these competencies.